Lee Goldman, MD, Chairman, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA Eugene Braunwald, MD, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Partners Health Care System, Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Faculty Dean for Academic Programs, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
This authoritative, practical, and user-friendly presentation helps the non-specialist meet the health care system's evolving need for the management of heart disease by primary care providers. Useful diagrams, flow charts, and algorithms guide the diagnosis, treatment of presenting complaints, and established conditions typical to primary care.
* The Approaches to Patient section addresses common symptoms and signs, providing an authoritative approach to diagnosis and a firm understanding of the underlying pathophysiology. * Numerous colour-coded diagrams, flow charts, and algorithms provide easy-to-follow guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of common cardiac signs and symptoms, and summarize the text's detailed discussions of pathophysiology, anatomy, and pharmacology. * Encompasses the expertise of well-known authorities in the specialty. * Easy-to-follow three-part format organizes topics: * Part I presents the editor's approaches to cardiology, discussing evidence-based medicine, clinical decision-making, and more. * Part II discusses approaches to patients, emphasizing presenting symptoms, explanations of the differential diagnosis, and work up of chest pain, dyspnea, edema, and other problems. * Part III covers the common diseases managed in a primary care setting and describes how to recognize and manage the patient afflicted with stable angina pectoris, unstable angina hypertension, pericardial disease, lipid disorders, and other conditions.
- Part I: Approaches to Cardiology. Evidence-based Medicine. Clinical Decision-making. The Clinical Examination. Noninvasive Cardiac Testing. Screening for Coronary Artery Disease and Its Risk Factors. Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly and in Women.
- Part II: Approaches to Patients. Chest Pain. Dyspnea. Edema. Palpitations. Hypertension. Syncope. A Heart Murmur. Cardiac Enlargement. The Cardiac Patient Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery. Infective Endocarditis. Cardiovascular Emergencies.
- Part III: Recognition and Management of Patients. Stable Angina Pectoris. Acute Myocardial Infarction. Unstable Angina. Hypertension. Heart Failure. Tachyarrhythmias. Bradyarrhythmias and Pacemakers. Valvular Heart Disease. Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult. Diseases of the Aorta: Aneurysms & Dissection. Pericardial Disease. Lipid Disorders. Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Venous Thrombosis and Cor Pulmonale. The Cardiomyopathies.