- Features 50 case studies providing comprehensive coverage of all areas of cardiology
- Based around the specialist trainee curriculum and the latest ESC guidelines
- Contains numerous clinical images to assist in interpreting medical images, including an 8-page colour plate section
Based around the core curriculum for specialist trainees in cardiology, Oxford Case Histories in Cardiology contains 50 well-structured, peer-reviewed cases gathered from the Oxford Hospitals, comprehensively covering the various disorders of the cardiac system. Each case history is followed by questions on important aspects of the diagnosis, interpretation of investigations, and management. The answers are accompanied by a detailed discussion, including the differential diagnosis where relevant and other clinically important aspects of the condition. The book contains numerous illustrations of echocardiographic, radiographic and electrocardiographic data. The list of cases by diagnosis and category according to the cardiology curriculum from the JRCPTB and the extensive index allows the book to be used for revision and reference.
The book will be of particular use to post-membership trainees who are preparing for specialty knowledge based assessments in cardiology and acute general medicine in the UK and Europe, and will also be of interest to those who wish to improve their skills in diagnosis and management of a broad range of cardiac diseases.
Readership: Specialist registrars in cardiology, general medicine and emergency medicine, as well as consultant physicians, and general practitioners with a special interest in cardiology.
Rajkumar Rajendram, Specialist Registrar in General Medicine and Intensive Care, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, Javed Ehtisham, Consultant Cardiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK, and Colin Forfar, Consultant Cardiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
Dr Rajendram is a specialist registrar in general medicine and intensive care in the Oxford Deanery. He is currently a specialty registrar in anaesthesia and intensive care at the University College Hospital, London. Prior to this he was a specialist registrar in general medicine and cardiology at the Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals. As a visiting research fellow in the nutritional sciences research division, King's College London, he is actively involved in research into alcohol-related diseases.