Chapter 1. Aneurysms
Chapter 2. Atherosclerosis
Chapter 3. Endocarditis
Chapter 4. Heart Failure
Chapter 5. Hypertension
Chapter 6. Ischemic Heart Disease
Chapter 7. Murmurs
Chapter 8. Pericarditis
Chapter 9. Peripheral Vascular Disease
Chapter 10. Pulse
Chapter 11. Reflexes
Chapter 12. Sounds
Chapter 13. Sternal, Suprasternal, Intrathoracic and Right Atrium
Chapter 14. Venothromboembolism
Chapter 15. Vitals
This book proposes a novel learning approach that complements and augments the prevailing method of case-based learning. Learning these signs requires the application and integration of the fundamental skills of observation, palpation, percussion, and auscultation, and in more advanced cases, the use of maneuvers performed at the patient's bedside. The book provides a discussion of the utility of the signs and reviews the mechanism and pathophysiology of related cardiovascular diseases. Each chapter discusses eponymic signs for a variety of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, heart failure, hypertension, venothromboembolism, ischemic heart disease, pericarditis, and peripheral vascular disease. Finding a particular sign during the physical examination enhances clinical suspicion for a specific cardiovascular disease, directing physicians to obtain more specific studies to confirm a diagnosis. This should lead to the delivery of more efficient care with the potential benefit of lowering health care costs.
Cardiovascular Eponymic Signs: Diagnostic Skills Applied During the Physical Examination is an essential resource for physicians and related professionals, residents, fellows, and graduate students in cardiology, primary care, and internal medicine.
Steven H. Yale M.D., MACPProfessor of Internal Medicine
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Halil Tekiner Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medical History and Ethics
Erciyes University School of Medicine
Eileen S. Yale M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Florida
Division of General Internal Medicine
Joseph J. Mazza
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Ryan C. Yale
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10003 New York