About this encyclopedia
- Strengthens the information provided in the first edition
- Offers new chapters that discuss recent controversies in therapeutics
- Provides relevant cardiovascular core knowledge that will assist medical graduates, biologists, physicists, biomedical engineers, biochemists, pharmacologists and allied health personnel in pursuing cardiovascular research
- Contains a format and style that allow for easy reading and rapid extraction of information
- Includes historical information to motivate and awaken new interests in the solving of the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of strategies of a variety of heart diseases
The fully revised second edition of the Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is an ideal resource for practicing clinicians and researchers. Available in print, online, and with dual access, it is a clear and comprehensive aggregation of the most crucial information and essential data on cardiovascular diseases and therapeutics.
Comprised of over 95 entries with regular online updates, the Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is fully referenced, and major points of interests are hyperlinked to complementary sections. Each entry is logically and superbly written, providing accurate core knowledge of pathogenesis, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnostic techniques, and management strategies. Specific detail is paid to technological advances in imaging and diagnostics. Therapy focused entries give powerful insights into not only prescribing drug regimens, but also into the controversies surrounding their use.
This major reference work is invaluable for all those involved in the care of cardiovascular patients. From the front-line practitioner to the basic science researcher to the student in training, the Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases offers an astute authoritative guide to navigating an immense body of fascinating information. From the trainee to the internist and cardiologist, all will find it useful. It is an essential resource for medical libraries and academic institutions worldwide.
From the Foreword:
So, what would we want from an encyclopedia on heart disease? Ideally, a book would be comprehensive, yet concise, and be practically oriented, and explain pathophysiology and treatment. In addition, it should be accessible online so that it can be accessed at the bedside or anywhere.
Dr. Khan has written exactly such a book. Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is comprehensive, yet concise, and very practically oriented. Importantly, it takes a step-by-step approach, walking the reader through a thorough pathophysiology of conditions, their evaluation and treatment. For therapies, he provides the mechanism of the drug, its doses, side effects and clinical efficacy.
...A terrific online resource with all the information you need!
- Christopher P. Cannon, MD, TIMI Study Group, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Content Level » Research
Keywords » angina pectoris - antihypertensive drugs - blood pressure regulation - cardiovascular disease in children - congestive heart failure - echocardiography - end-stage renal disease - hypertension - metabolic syndrome - myocardial infarction - type 2 diabetes - valvular heart disease
Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Internal Medicine - Surgery
Table of contents
Over 95 entries, including entries such as
• ACE Inhibitors
• Beta Blockers Hypertension Controversy
• Blood Pressure
• Clinical Trials
• Diabetes Caused by Diuretics and Beta Blockers
• Erectile Dysfunction and the Heart
• Marfan Syndrome
• Murmurs and Heart Disease
• Pulmonary Hypertension
• Women and Heart Disease
With over 255 figures, including echocardiographic animations
Authors & Editors
Dr. M. Gabriel Khan is a cardiologist at the Ottawa Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He graduated MB, BCh, with First-Class Honors at The Queen’s University of Belfast, was appointed Staff Physician in charge of a Clinical Teaching Unit at the Ottawa General Hospital and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, and the Royal College of Physicians of London and Canada. His books include On Call Cardiology, 3rd edition (2006), Heart Disease Diagnosis and Therapy, 2nd edition (2006), Rapid ECG Interpretation, 2nd edition (2003), Cardiac and Pulmonary Management (1993), Medical Diagnosis and Therapy (1994), Heart Attacks, Hypertension and Heart Drugs (1986), and Heart Trouble Encyclopedia (1996).
Dr. Khan’s books have been translated into numerous languages. He has built a reputation as a clinician-teacher and has become an internationally acclaimed cardiologist through his writings.