List books in category Medicine / Cardiology

  • Pocket Reference for ECGs Made Easy - E-Book: Edition 5

    Pocket Reference for ECGs Made Easy – E-Book: Edition 5
    Barbara J Aehlert

    This full-color pocket reference puts essential ECG information at your fingertips! Based on Barbara Aehlert’s ECGs Made Easy, 4th Edition, this handy, easy-to-use guide includes a brief description of each rhythm accompanied by a summary of the characteristics of the rhythm and a sample rhythm strip. A compact size makes this reference ideal for use in the field!Numerous tables, boxes, and illustrations are used to summarize key information. Updates reflect current changes to the fourth edition of ECGs Made Easy. UPDATED content and illustrations reflect changes to ECGs Made Easy, 5th Edition.

  • Feigenbaum s Echocardiography: Ebook without Multimedia: Edition 8

    Feigenbaum’s Echocardiography: Ebook without Multimedia: Edition 8
    William F. Armstrong

    Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Continuing the long-standing Feigenbaum tradition as an authoritative, comprehensive echocardiography resource, the thoroughly revised Feigenbaum's Echocardiography, Eighth Edition, helps echocardiographers, fellows, clinicians, and sonographers master the art and science of echocardiography and stay current with all that’s new in the field. Written by William F. Armstrong and Thomas Ryan, it guides you through pertinent physics, technology, clinical applications, and new developments in the field. As in the past, the book is written primarily for the practitioner who uses echocardiographic methods to care for and manage patients, with a focus on appropriate clinical applications.

  • Pocket Cardiology

    Pocket Cardiology
    Marc S. Sabatine

    Be prepared for the challenges of patients with complex cardiovascular disease! Prepared by cardiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, this supplement to the bestselling Pocket Medicine internal medicine handbook uses bulleted lists, tables, and algorithms to put key clinical information about a broad range of problems in cardiovascular medicine at your fingertips. In-depth coverage of an extensive array of cardiovascular conditions beyond what it is Pocket Medicine, including comprehensive discussions of cardiomyopathies, advanced heart failure, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, peripheral artery, renovascular, and cerebrovascular disease, wide complex tachycardias, sudden cardiac death, and electrophysiology studies. Applythe latest treatment options for major cardiovascular diseases with incorporation of more detailed diagnostic testing and sophisticated treatment algorithms. Provide informed, effective patient care with current, evidence-based clinical recommendations, supported by key references to the most recent practice guidelines, high-tier reviews and important clinical trials. Enjoy this portable, user-friendly reference by adding Pocket Cardiology to your Pocket Medicine.

  • RAPID ACLS - Revised Reprint - E-Book: Edition 2

    RAPID ACLS – Revised Reprint – E-Book: Edition 2
    Barbara J Aehlert

    Full-color illustrations show clear, vivid presentations of essential concepts and common cardiac rhythms for clear and easy interpretation.Concise, accessible bullet points and numbered lists make key information easy to find, read, and understand.Over 70 tables throughout the text including dysrhythmias and cardiac medications provide the basics of dysrhythmias and medications at a glance.Commonly used but rarely memorized information broken down into tables, algorithms, and acronyms help in locating essential information.Reflects the 2010 emergency cardiovascular care guidelines.

  • Critical Care Medicine: The Essentials

    Critical Care Medicine: The Essentials
    John J. Marini

    Ideally suited for students in critical care rotations and residents, this concise, practical handbook presents the essentials of medical and surgical critical care in an easy-to-read format. The authors succinctly explain the pathophysiology underlying clinical disorders and the key principles of diagnosis and patient management, emphasizing cost-effective approaches. The Fourth Edition includes Controversies in Critical Care boxes in many chapters, which briefly summarize opposing arguments on controversial points. Other highlights include enhanced discussion of CT for abdominal disorders, new ACLS guidelines, and new material on removable IVC filters, interventional radiologic techniques for GI bleeding, and use of vascular ultrasound.

  • The ECG Criteria Book: Edition 2

    The ECG Criteria Book: Edition 2
    James H. O’Keefe Jr.

    Shirt Pocket Companion to The Complete Guide to ECGsThe ECG Criteria Book provides ECG criteria for 125 ECG diagnoses, including arrhythmias and conduction disturbances; chamber enlargement and hypertrophy; ischemic syndromes; pacemakers; and drug, electrolyte and medical disorders. Also includes sections on approach to ECG interpretation, differential diagnosis of ECG abnormalities, and ACLS algorithms.

  • Braunwald s Heart Disease E-Book: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Edition 11

    Braunwald’s Heart Disease E-Book: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Edition 11
    Douglas P. Zipes

    Trusted by generations of cardiologists for the latest, most reliable guidance in the field, Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 11th Edition, remains your #1 source of information on rapidly changing clinical science, clinical and translational research, and evidence-based medicine. This award-winning text has been completely updated, providing a superior multimedia reference for every aspect of this fast-changing field, including new material about almost every topic in cardiology.

  • State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease

    State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease
    Haider Warraich

    In State of the Heart, Dr. Haider Warraich takes readers inside the ER, inside patients' rooms, and inside the history and science of cardiac disease.State of the Heart traces the entire arc of the heart, from the very first time it was depicted on stone tablets, to a future in which it may very well become redundant. While heart disease has been around for a while, the type of heart disease people have, why they have it, and how it’s treated is changing. Yet, the golden age of heart science is only just beginning. And with treatments of heart disease altering the very definitions of human life and death, there is no better time to look at the present and future of heart disease, the doctors and nurses who treat it, the patients and caregivers who live with it, and the stories they hold close to their chests.More people die of heart disease than any other disease in the world and when any form of heart disease progresses, it can result in the development of heart failure. Heart failure affects millions and can affect anyone at anytime, a child recovering from a viral infection, a woman who has just given birth or a cancer patient receiving chemotherapy. Yet new technology to treat heart failure is fundamentally changing just what it means to be human. Mechanical pumps can be surgically sown into patients’ hearts and when patients with these pumps get really sick, sometimes they don’t need a doctor or a surgeon—they need a mechanic. In State of the Heart, the journey to rid the world of heart disease is shown to be reflective of the journey of medical science at large. We are learning not only that women have as much heart disease as men, but that the type of heart disease women experience is diametrically different from that in men. We are learning that heart disease and cancer may have more in common than we could have imagined. And we are learning how human evolution itself may have led to the epidemic of heart disease. In understanding how our knowledge of the heart evolved, State of the Heart traces the twisting and turning road that science has taken—filled with potholes and blind turns—all the way back to its very origin.

  • Nuclear Cardiology Review: A Self-Assessment Tool

    Nuclear Cardiology Review: A Self-Assessment Tool
    Wael A. Jaber

    Employing a question and answer style format, Nuclear Cardiology Review prepares you for the certification exam of Nuclear Cardiology . Nuclear Cardiology Review has over 200 questions covering nuclear imaging basic sciences, maintenance of safety and quality, study interpretation and appropriately applying test results for accurately diagnosing and managing patients. Other sections include physics, artifacts, prognostic data, anomalies, and non-coronary testing. Test questions are annotated with discussion on image interpretation and technical aspects that may lead to image artifacts. Features 200 questions and answers that duplicate the breakdown of the CBNC test Questions on noncoronary use of SPECT Procedural planning questions to test your knowledge Prepared by respected Cleveland Clinic staff Plus, you have access to a free companion website with questions and answers so you have access anytime, anywhere.

  • Electrophysiology of Arrhythmias: Practical Images for Diagnosis and Ablation, Edition 2

    Electrophysiology of Arrhythmias: Practical Images for Diagnosis and Ablation, Edition 2
    Reginald T. Ho

    Concise yet comprehensive, this practical guide to the diagnosis and ablation of cardiac arrhythmias in the electrophysiology laboratory is an indispensable resource for electrophysiologists and general cardiologists. It contains an extensive, unmatched collection of intracardiac recordings, fluoroscopic and ICE images, and 3D color-coded electroanatomic maps (EAMs), making it the premier electrophysiology reference for gaining a better understanding of cardiac arrhythmias. Each chapter focuses on a specific arrhythmia and presents a systematic discussion of diagnostic and ablation criteria, followed by an atlas of electrophysiologic recordings. These illustrations demonstrate all key aspects of the arrhythmia: electrophysiologic features, mode of induction and termination, response to diagnostic pacing maneuvers, classic presentations, unusual manifestations, mapping techniques, and target site criteria for ablation.

  • Transcranial Doppler Sonography

    Transcranial Doppler Sonography
    Rune Aaslid

    Every few years a dissertation comes to the area of clinical application of medical technology which carries us forward as on a magic carpet into new regions of understanding and patient care. This book is such a magic carpet. It brings together, in a clear and incisive fashion, important hemodynamic principles with a simple noninvasive method of application to a part of the cerebral vasculature which has been relatively inaccessible. To the lucky and perceptive person who reads this book, a feeling of excitement and hope for progress is engendered. The diligent application of the potentials of transcranial Doppler ultrasound brings new power to our efforts in understanding the cerebral circulation and the causes, treatment and prevention of cerebrovascular disorders. Merrill P. Spencer, M. D. Director Institute of Applied Physiology and Medicine Seattle, Wash. , July 1986 Acknowledgements I am greatly indebted to Prof. He1ge Nornes, Oslo, who introduced me to the fascinating study of cerebral hemodynamics in the early 1970's and since then continually encouraged my interest in this field. It was through his pioneering work on the cerebral circulation-using peroperative electromagnetic flowmetry and Doppler techniques-that the basis was laid for the noninvasive trans cranial approach to the circle of Willis described in this book. I also gratefully acknowledge the stimulating case discussions with Prof. Peter Huber, Berne, at the very early introduction of trans cranial Doppler, the inspiring exchange of ideas with Dr. Merrill P.

  • Heal Your Heart: How You Can Prevent Or Reverse Heart Disease

    Heal Your Heart: How You Can Prevent Or Reverse Heart Disease
    K. Lance Gould

    In Heal Your Heart, Dr. K. Lance Gould's goals are better survival and improved health through the prevention and reversal of heart and vascular disease. His program provides practical, do-it-yourself steps and explores options beyond traditional invasive medical procedures for more definitive solutions. Designed for the general reader, Heal Your Heart can be used by anyone. Scientific information and practical guidelines are presented in simple, full-color illustrations, summary graphs or tables with brief, nontechnical text that incorporate the most recent medical knowledge. Dr. Gould introduces readers to new non-invasive medical imaging technologies such as cardiac PET that may potentially provide early diagnoses for people who may be at risk. Dr. Gould demonstrates how patients and physicians can work together to conquer one of the relentless causes of disability and death. He outlines what questions to ask medical staff and how to manage your own reversal program including your doctors, whether specialists or general practitioners. The principles of reversing cardiovascular disease in this program may be adapted to various lifestyles, habits, tastes, time constraints, and personalities. Dr. Gould's program avoids multiple medical consultations and special facilities or equipment. The essentials are healthy living habits combined with medical management at home and work. This reversal program may replace surgical or catheter procedures for treating cardiovascular disease in most patients. In some specific cases, some people may also need balloon dilation or bypass surgery. Dr. Gould furnishes the criteria used to identify the minority of patients who need them. For this minority, Dr. Gould's reversal program in addition to surgical treatment will provide optimal outcome by dramatically lowering further risk. For most people, this program produces a sense of well-being and reduces or eliminates symptoms.

  • Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography E-Book: Edition 6

    Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography E-Book: Edition 6
    John Pellerito

    Now in its 6th edition, Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography, by Drs. John Pellerito and Joseph Polak, provides an easily accessible, concise overview of arterial and venous ultrasound. A new co-editor and new contributors have updated this classic with cutting-edge diagnostic procedures as well as new chapters on evaluating organ transplants, screening for vascular disease, correlative imaging, and more. High-quality images, videos, and online access make this an ideal introduction to this complex and rapidly evolving technique. Find information quickly with sections organized by clinical rationale, anatomy, examination technique, findings, and interpretation. Get a thorough review of ultrasound vascular diagnosis, including peripheral veins and arteries, carotid and vertebral arteries, abdominal vessels, and transcranial Doppler. Quickly reference numerous tables for examination protocols, normal values, diagnostic parameters, and ultrasound findings for selected conditions. Visualize important techniques with hundreds of lavish line drawings and clinical ultrasound examples. Stay current with trending topics through new chapters on evaluation of organ transplants, screening for vascular disease, correlative imaging, and accreditation and the vascular lab. Experience clinical scenarios with vivid clarity through new color ultrasound images. Watch vascular ultrasound videos and access the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com. Benefit from the fresh perspective and insight of a new co-editor, Dr. Joseph Polak. Improve your understanding of the correlation of imaging results with treatment goals in venous and arterial disease. Learn the principles of vascular ultrasonography from the most trusted reference in the field.

  • ECGs Made Easy - E-Book: Edition 5

    ECGs Made Easy – E-Book: Edition 5
    Barbara J Aehlert

    Now it’s easier than ever to understand and interpret basic dysrhythmias! Barbara J. Aehlert’s ECGs Made Easy, 5th Edition uses a clear, conversational approach and plenty of practice exercises to help you learn ECG recognition. Add the practice rhythm strips in the book with those on the Evolve companion website, and you have more than 500 practice strips for ECG interpretation. Each ECG rhythm includes a sample rhythm strip and a discussion of possible patient symptoms and general treatment guidelines. Also included are ECG Pearls with insights based on real-world experience, Drug Pearls highlighting medications used to treat dysrhythmias, and a handy plastic heart rate calculator ruler for fast interpretation of rhythms.Clear ECG discussions highlight what you need to know about ECG mechanisms, rhythms, and heart blocks, such as: How Do I Recognize It? What Causes It? What Do I Do About It?ECG Pearl boxes offer useful hints for interpreting ECGs, such as the importance of the escape pacemaker.Drug Pearl boxes highlight various medications used to treat dysrhythmias.Introduction to the 12-Lead ECG chapter provides all the basics for this advanced skill, including determining electrical axis, ECG changes associated with myocardial ischemia and infarction, bundle branch block, and other conditions.A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book measures your understanding.A heart rate calculator ruler is included with each textbook, so you can measure heart rates while practicing ECG recognition. Chapter objectives and key terms focus your attention on the most important information. Updated content includes 25 new photos and drawings, for a total of almost 500 illustrations — all in full color.NEW! 10 practice rhythm strips and 65 replacement rhythms are added to the Stop and Review chapter quizzes for a total of 215 practice strips in the book. NEW Animation boxes indicate when you can view animations of key material on the Evolve companion website. NEW! 20 replacement rhythm strips are added to the Evolve site for a total of 100 practice strips online — together with the book, there are now 315 workable practice strips available.

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    Clive Handler

    Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a high blood pressure in the arteries that supply the lungs with blood. Patients with mild PAH, particularly young patients, may feel quite well and get breathless or tired only with vigorous exertion. Those with severe PAH may get breathless on minimal exertion and feel tired, exhausted and experience chest pain, forceful heart beats, dizzy turns, loss of appetite, and have swelling of the legs due to fluid retention. This book will help patients and their families understand what PAH is, and advise them on how to cope with their illness. In the UK patients with PAH are referred to one of the eight National Pulmonary Hypertension centres staffed by a team of specialist doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other staff who are experienced and expert in managing all aspects of the condition. Currently, the drugs used to treat the condition can be prescribed only by these specialists. The book will explain what the illness is and how it is treated in a reassuring and understandable way. The book will also be of interest to GPs, nurses and other related healthcare professionals.

  • Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor’s Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

    Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor’s Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
    Thomas Cowan

    Thomas Cowan was a 20-year-old Duke grad—bright, skeptical, and already disillusioned with industrial capitalism—when he joined the Peace Corps in the mid-1970s for a two-year tour in Swaziland. There, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and Weston A. Price—two men whose ideas would fascinate and challenge him for decades to come. Both drawn to the art of healing and repelled by the way medicine was—and continues to be—practiced in the United States, Cowan returned from Swaziland, went to medical school, and established a practice in New Hampshire and, later, San Francisco. For years, as he raised his three children, suffered the setback of divorce, and struggled with a heart condition, he remained intrigued by the work of Price and Steiner and, in particular, with Steiner’s provocative claim that the heart is not a pump. Determined to practice medicine in a way that promoted healing rather than compounded ailments, Cowan dedicated himself to understanding whether Steiner’s claim could possibly be true. And if Steiner was correct, what, then, is the heart? What is its true role in the human body? In this deeply personal, rigorous, and riveting account, Dr. Cowan offers up a daring claim: Not only was Steiner correct that the heart is not a pump, but our understanding of heart disease—with its origins in the blood vessels—is completely wrong. And this gross misunderstanding, with its attendant medications and risky surgeries, is the reason heart disease remains the most common cause of death worldwide. In Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, Dr. Thomas Cowan presents a new way of understanding the body’s most central organ. He offers a new look at what it means to be human and how we can best care for ourselves—and one another.

  • Pocket Guide for Huszar s Basic Dysrhythmias and Acute Coronary Syndromes - E-Book: Interpretation and Management, Edition 4

    Pocket Guide for Huszar’s Basic Dysrhythmias and Acute Coronary Syndromes – E-Book: Interpretation and Management, Edition 4
    Keith Wesley

    Updated to reflect the 2010 ECC guidelines, Pocket Guide for Huszar’s Basic Dysrhythmias and Acute Coronary Syndromes, 4th Edition includes ECG components followed by information on how to interpret ECGs to arrive at a diagnosis.

  • Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery: Edition 4

    Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery: Edition 4
    Robert M. Bojar

    Extensively revised to cover recent advances in cardiac surgery, the fourth edition of Bojar's Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery remains the gold standard for management of adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The easily referenced outline format allows health practitioners of all levels to understand and apply basic concepts to patient care—perfect for cardiothoracic and general surgery residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, cardiologists, medical students, and critical care nurses involved in the care of both routine and complex cardiac surgery patients. This comprehensive guide features: Detailed presentation addressing all aspects of perioperative care for adult cardiac surgery patients Outline format allowing quick access to information Chronological approach to patient care starting with diagnostic tests then covering preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care issues Additional chapters discussing bleeding, the respiratory, cardiac, and renal subsystems in depth, and aspects of care specific to recovery on the postoperative floor Completely updated references Extensive illustrations, including NEW figures depicting operative techniques 14 helpful appendices covering order and flow sheets, protocols, commonly used drug dosages, and procedures Practical and accessible, the Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery is the essential reference guide to cardiac surgical patient care.

  • The ECG Made Easy E-Book: Edition 8

    The ECG Made Easy E-Book: Edition 8
    John Hampton

    For forty years The ECG Made Easy has been regarded as the best introductory guide to the ECG, with sales of over half a million copies as well as being translated into a dozen languages. Hailed by the British Medical Journal as a "medical classic", it has been a favourite of generations of medical and health care staff who require clear, basic knowledge about the ECG. This famous book encourages the reader to accept that the ECG is easy to understand and that its use is just a natural extension of taking the patient’s history and performing a physical examination. It directs users of the electrocardiogram to straightforward and accurate identification of normal and abnormal ECG patterns. A practical and highly informative guide to a difficult subject. Provides a full understanding of the ECG in the diagnosis and management of abnormal cardiac rhythms. Emphasises the role of the full 12 lead ECG with realistic reproduction of recordings. The unique page size allows presentation of all 12-lead ECGs across a single page for clarity. Restructured into two clear sections, the first ‘The Basics’ explains the ECG in the simplest possible terms. The new second section, ‘Making the most of the ECG’, has separate chapters on the ECG patterns that might be seen in healthy subjects and in patients presenting with chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations or syncope.

  • Family Medicine Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Fourth Edition: Edition 4

    Family Medicine Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Fourth Edition: Edition 4
    Cynthia M. Waickus

    An intense Q&A review for the Family Medicine Board Exams Market: Family Medicine residents (3,500 per year), Family practitioners preparing for recertification (10,000 every seven years) 4,700+ Q&As with only the correct answer provided Certification and recertification exams are given in late July/end of August; written exam in early December William A. Schwer, M.D. and Cynthia M. Waickus, M.D., Ph.D. (Chicago, IL) are both affiliated with Rush Medical College. Scott Plantz, M.D. (Chicago, IL) is affiliated with Chicago Medical School, Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

  • Invasive Cardiology: A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel: Edition 3

    Invasive Cardiology: A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel: Edition 3
    Sandy Watson

    Invasive Cardiology: A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel, Third Edition was recently honored with 4 Stars from Doody's Book Review!Completely revised and updated, the Third Edition of Invasive Cardiology: A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel, is written specifically for nurses, technologists, and allied health personnel working in the catheterization laboratory. Topics cover all aspects of the catheterization laboratory including cardiovascular anatomy, radiography, angiography, technical duties of the staff, right and left heart catheterization, PCI, invasive ultrasound, valvuloplasty, hemostasis, pediatric interventions, pharmacology, emergency procedures, and many others.

  • Rapid Review of ECG Interpretation

    Rapid Review of ECG Interpretation
    Tariq Azeem

    The authors aim to provide a comprehensive review of ECG interpretation in a case presentation format. The book begins with the basic principles of electrocardiography and provides comprehensive tables listing differential diagnoses of all the major ECG abnormalities. The 50 cases illustrated by large format ECG traces in colour have been chosen to

  • Huszar s ECG and 12-Lead Interpretation - E-Book: Edition 5

    Huszar’s ECG and 12-Lead Interpretation – E-Book: Edition 5
    Keith Wesley

    Huzar's ECG and 12-Lead Interpretation, 5th Edition, by Keith Wesley, M.D., helps you correlate ECG interpretation with clinical findings to identify and address selected heart rhythms. The text is structured to match the order in which you learn specific skills: ECG components are presented first, followed by rhythm interpretation and clinical implications. Take-Home Points, key definitions, chapter review questions, and practice strips help you understand and retain complex informationNEW! Discusses the difference between sinus arrest and SA block to help clarify concepts that learners often find confusing.UPDATED! STEMI and NSTEMI treatment guidelines updated to the latest standards.Coverage of both basic and advanced concepts incorporates the latest research developments and provides material pertinent to both beginning and experienced prehospital care providers.UPDATED and EXPANDED! Key characteristics of each heart rhythm are summarized to allow you to learn or review each rhythm at a glance.Patient care algorithms outline step-by-step management and treatment, correlating ECG interpretation with history and exam findings.Advanced treatment content, such as complete coverage of thrombus formation, treatment, and management, offers critical information for both hospital and prehospital settings.UPDATED AND EXPANDED! Key definitions define important terms right on the page, near relevant content, making it unnecessary to flip to the back-of-book glossary while reading or studying.Key definitions, chapter review questions, and glossary updated to reflect new content.Chapter review questions (with answers in an appendix) test your understanding of key topics.Appendix with 200+ practice strips, questions, and answer keys reinforces major concepts and ties information together.UPDATED! Glossary defines key terms, supplementing the on-page Key Definitions.Expert authorship from Dr. Keith Wesley, who has been involved in EMS since 1989 and is a board-certified emergency medicine physician.Self-assessment answer key allows you to check their own work for self-evaluation.Chapter outlines offer a quick overview of each chapter’s content.

  • Marriott s Practical Electrocardiography: Edition 12

    Marriott’s Practical Electrocardiography: Edition 12
    Galen S. Wagner

    This 12th edition of Marriott's Practical Electrocardiography offers residents and fellows the resources they need to quickly build up their ECG interpretive skills. Completely updated and revised to reflect the latest advances in ECG technology as well as the newest diagnostic applications, this edition also features a fully searchable website that includes animations and video clips illustrating cardiovascular disease processes and key correlations between ECG results and the heart muscle. Smartphone users will appreciate the QR codes that are placed throughout the text to instantly take the reader to the relevant electronic content. Residents and fellows will have all the resources they need to quickly build their ECG interpretive skills.

  • Flip and See ECG - E-Book: Edition 4

    Flip and See ECG – E-Book: Edition 4
    Elizabeth Gross Cohn

    When it comes to learning ECG interpretation, there's simply no faster or easier way to master basic rhythms than this unique book. Using a fun and easy-to-understand writing style, this updated new edition uses humor, cartoons, and personal stories to walk you through the entire ECG process: from finding a heartbeat, to monitoring an electrocardiogram, to interpreting the heart rhythm. A unique Flip and See section allows you to view normal ECGs on one side of the page and abnormal ECGs on the other, along with concise text that clearly explains the differences between them. Plus, the completely redesigned Cohn's Pocket Guide for ECG Interpretation aids both students and practitioners in rhythm interpretation.Lay-flat spiral binding makes it easy to use anywhere, and the small size fits into a lab coat pocket. Unique Flip and See section at the end of the book allows you to see each rhythm side-by-side with a normal ECG rhythm, while a written walkthrough explains the important differences between the rhythms. Excuse Me! features highlight frequently asked student questions with easy-to-understand answers. Conversational language and clear illustrations and cartoons make the information easy to remember and fun to learn. New and updated information across the entire book includes coverage of new pacemaker strips and now includes 12-lead interpretation and 12-lead axis identification. New cartoons have been added to make key points memorable and entertaining. Updated algorithms reflect the new 2010 ECC Guidelines. Completely redesigned Cohn's Pocket Guide for ECG Interpretation, a plastic heart rate ruler, aids both students and practitioners in rhythm interpretation. Expanded appendix provides illustrations of ECG complexes as they relate to heart damage.

  • Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You ll Ever Need

    Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You’ll Ever Need
    Marc Gillinov, M.D.

    The definitive guide to heart health from two of America's most respected doctors at Cleveland Clinic, the #1 hospital for heart health in America.Are you one of the eighty-two million Americans currently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease—or one of the millions more who think they are healthy but are at risk? Whether your goal is to get the best treatment or stay out of the cardiologist’s office, your heart's health depends upon accurate information and correct answers to key questions. In Heart 411, two renowned experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, tackle the questions their patients have raised over their decades of practice: Can the stress of my job really lead to a heart attack? How does exercise help my heart, and what is the right amount and type of exercise? What are the most important tests for my heart, and when do I need them? How do symptoms and treatments differ among men, women, and children?Backed by decades of clinical experience and up-to-the-minute research, yet written in the accessible, down-to-earth tone of your trusted family doctor, Heart 411 cuts through the confusion to give you the knowledge and tools you need to live a long and heart-healthy life.

  • ECGs Made Easy - E-Book: Edition 6

    ECGs Made Easy – E-Book: Edition 6
    Barbara J Aehlert

    Understanding ECGs has never been easier than with ECGs Made Easy, 6th Edition! In compliance with the American Heart Association’s 2015 ECC resuscitation guidelines, Barbara Aehlert’s new edition offers clear explanations, a conversational tone, and a wealth of practice exercises to help students and professionals from a variety of medical fields learn how to accurately recognize and interpret basic dysrhythmias. Each heart rhythm covered in the book includes a sample ECG rhythm strip and a discussion of possible patient symptoms and general treatment guidelines. Other user-friendly features include: ECG Pearls with insights based on real-world experience, Drug Pearls highlighting the medications used to treat dysrhythmias, Clinical Correlation call-outs, Lead In applicatinos, Stop & Review questions, a comprehensive post-test with answers, and more. It’s everything you need to master ECG interpretation with ease!Clear ECG discussions highlight what you need to know about ECG mechanisms, rhythms, and heart blocks, such as: How Do I Recognize It? What Causes It? What Do I Do About It?Introduction to the 12-Lead ECG chapter provides all the basics for this advanced skill, including determining electrical axis, ECG changes associated with myocardial ischemia and infarction, bundle branch block, and other conditions.A comprehensive post-test with answers at the end of the book measures your understanding.ECG Pearl boxes offer useful hints for interpreting ECGs, such as the importance of the escape pacemaker.Drug Pearl boxes highlight various medications used to treat dysrhythmias.Chapter key terms focus your attention on the most important information.Chapter objectives tied to chapter text enable you to quickly review content that satisfies specific learning objectives.NEW! 38 New cardiac rhythm strips have been added to the book for a total of 0 practice strips.NEW! AHA compliance ensures the book reflects the American Heart Association’s 2015 ECC resuscitation guidelines. NEW! Lead In boxes cover ECG principles, practical applications, indications, techniques, and interpretation.NEW! Expanded coverage of ambulatory monitoring provides more in-depth guidance in this critical area.

  • Mayo Clinic Cardiology: Board Review Questions and Answers

    Mayo Clinic Cardiology: Board Review Questions and Answers
    Margaret A. Lloyd

    Focus on the right questions for the cardiology boards and recertification exam with the latest addition to the popular Mayo Clinic board review collection. Easy-to-use and organized by sections, this book includes more than 650 board-focused questions, full-color illustrations and explained answers focused on cutting-edge knowledge of accepted dia

  • Cardiac Intensive Care - E-Book: Edition 3

    Cardiac Intensive Care – E-Book: Edition 3
    David L. Brown

    Using a multidisciplinary, team-oriented approach, this unique title expertly covers all the latest approaches to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with critical cardiac illness. Led by Dr David L. Brown, a stellar team of authoritative writers guides you through cardiac pathophysiology, disease states presenting in the CICU, and state-of-the-art advanced diagnosis and therapeutic techniques. A visually appealing format, new chapters, and thorough updates ensure that you stay on the cutting edge of this rapidly advancing field.Discusses recent changes in cardiac intensive care, including new care paradigms, new mechanical support modalities, and new therapies and interventions. Contains 11 new chapters: Palliative Care, Temporary Pacemaker Insertion, Pericardiocentesis, Distributive Shock, Electrical Storm, Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation after Cardiac Arrest, Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices, Cardiorenal Syndrome, Fulminant Myocarditis, Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy, Diagnosis and Treatment of Unstable Supraventricular Tachycardia.Concisely yet thoroughly covers acute and severe heart failure, chronic pulmonary hypertension, life-threatening dysrhythmias, aortic dissection, and other cardiac conditions as they relate to intensive care. Explains drug therapy for key cardiac drugs, such as inotropes, vasodilators, anti-arrhythmics, diuretics, anticoagulants, and anti-platelets, and discusses important drug interactions.Ideal for all healthcare professionals involved in cardiac intensive care, including intensivists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, residents, fellows, cardiac nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and nutritionists.

  • Cardiology: A Practical Handbook

    Cardiology: A Practical Handbook
    David Laflamme

    There has been an exponential increase in the amount of information available on the pathophysiology and management of heart diseases. Meanwhile, understanding of the underlying pathology and physiology has deepened and broadened with new methodologies to monitor cardiac structure and function. These developments have led to an overwhelming amount of information available to students, trainees, and physicians. What is in short supply is a comprehensive yet concise and clear description of the important cardiac conditions and disorders, an approach to their management, and an easily consulted and well-indexed summary to be used at the bedside or in the clinic. This book addresses that need.

  • Heart: A History

    Heart: A History
    Sandeep Jauhar

    The bestselling author of Intern and Doctored tells the story of the thing that makes us tickFor centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in Heart: A History, it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and devised the transformative procedures that have changed the way we live.Deftly alternating between key historical episodes and his own work, Jauhar tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ. He introduces us to Daniel Hale Williams, the African American doctor who performed the world’s first open heart surgery in Gilded Age Chicago. We meet C. Walton Lillehei, who connected a patient’s circulatory system to a healthy donor’s, paving the way for the heart-lung machine. And we encounter Wilson Greatbatch, who saved millions by inventing the pacemaker—by accident. Jauhar deftly braids these tales of discovery, hubris, and sorrow with moving accounts of his family’s history of heart ailments and the patients he’s treated over many years. He also confronts the limits of medical technology, arguing that future progress will depend more on how we choose to live than on the devices we invent. Affecting, engaging, and beautifully written, Heart: A History takes the full measure of the only organ that can move itself.

  • 150 ECG Problems E-Book: Edition 4

    150 ECG Problems E-Book: Edition 4
    John Hampton

    This book offers 150 12-lead ECGs and rhythm strips, each with a clinical case history and question. The full ECG is reproduced and a study of it with the case history should be enough to give an answer. On the back the case is examined, with a description of the main features of the ECG along with a clinical interpretation and a "what to do" section. The cases are graded in difficulty.The unique page size allows presentation of all 12-lead ECGs across a single page for clarity. Several of the cases incorporate chest X-rays and coronary angiograms illustrating the appearances that are associated with various cardiac conditions. All the cases are graded in difficulty and are cross-referenced to the new editions of ECG Made Easy and ECG in Practice for further information. For this Fourth Edition over 30 new ECGs have been included, mainly to provide clearer examples, though the book deliberately retains some technically poor records to maintain a ’real-world’ perspective.

  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine: Edition 10

    Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine: Edition 10
    Ian B. Wilkinson

    Now in its tenth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine has been fully revised, with five new authors on the writing team bringing content fresh from the bedside. Space has been breathed into the design, with more core material at your fingertips in quick-reference lists and flow diagrams, and key references have been honed to the most up-to-date and relevant. Each page has been updated to reflect the latest changes in practice and best management, and the chapters on gastroenterology, history and examination, infectious disease, neurology, and radiology have been extensively revised. Unique among medical texts, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine is a complete and concise guide to the core areas of medicine that also encourages thinking about the world from the patient's perspective, offering a holistic, patient-centred approach. Loved and trusted by millions for over three decades, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine continues to be a truly indispensable companion for the practice of modern medicine.

  • Cardiac Catheterization Handbook E-Book: Edition 6

    Cardiac Catheterization Handbook E-Book: Edition 6
    Morton J. Kern

    This unique, easy-to-access handbook returns with enhanced coverage and clear instructions on what to expect, what to avoid, and how to manage complications in the cath lab. Ideal for cardiologists who need a quick clinical primer on cardiac catheterization, it offers easy access to information on the latest diagnostic and treatment advances necessary for optimal patient care. Straightforward, easy-to-understand approach for an ideal reference on the go.Covers vascular closure devices, radial artery catheterization, congenital heart disease, and drug-coated, carotid, and renal stenting.Focused update covers treatment protocols for every procedure you'll encounter, as well as the latest knowledge and clinical trials regarding recent scientific breakthroughs.Highlights the newest catheterization techniques, including new-generation stents, guidance devices, and closure devices, to ensure you're completely up to date.Discusses the management of common patient problems, focusing on cautions and outcomes to help you make informed decisions.Includes discussions on structural heart disease and new developments in heart valve disease. Brand-new illustrations – 40 in total – enhance your visual understanding of the material.Medicine eBook is accessible on a variety of devices.

  • Practical Intracardiac Echocardiography in Electrophysiology

    Practical Intracardiac Echocardiography in Electrophysiology
    Jian-Fang Ren

    Tremendous advances in intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) have coincided with the evolution of interventional electrophysiology. This book is designed to provide both the electrophysiologist and echocardiographer with an in-depth view of the role and value of ICE during electrophysiologic procedures. A guide to techniques used for optimal ICE imaging in cardiac electrophysiology is provided. In addition, new and less-recognized uses of ICE in electrophysiological procedures are described and their clinical applications are presented. Illustrated with over 500 images, many of which are in color, the book can also be used as a practical atlas. Readers need not be experts in the field of echocardiography to benefit from this practical approach to intracardiac imaging in electrophysiology.

  • Echocardiography Board Review: 500 Multiple Choice Questions with Discussion, Edition 2

    Echocardiography Board Review: 500 Multiple Choice Questions with Discussion, Edition 2
    Ramdas G. Pai

    Echocardiography Board Review, 2nd Edition 500 Multiple Choice Questions with Discussion Ramdas G. Pai, MD, Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University, CA, USA Padmini Varadarajan, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University, CA, USA Echocardiography is an essential tool for the modern-day cardiologist and routinely used in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of patients with suspected or known heart diseases. This best-selling book now returns in a fully revised new edition, once again providing cardiologists and cardiology/echocardiography trainees with a rapid reference, self-assessment question and answer guide to all aspects of echocardiography. Packed with full-color images and written by experienced echocardiographers, the book covers: applied ultrasound physics practical hydrodynamics valvular heart disease myocardial diseases congenital heart disease non-invasive hemodynamics surgical echocardiography Containing 500 case-based questions, including clear explanations and discussions for every question, Echocardiography Board Review, 2nd Edition, is the perfect preparation guide for all those about to take the National Board of Echocardiography’s Board exam, including cardiology and echocardiography trainees and specialist physicians preparing for re-certification. Sonographers planning to take RDCS or RDMS certification examinations should find this book very helpful as well. Of related interest Practical Manual of Echocardiography in the Urgent Setting Fridman, ISBN 978-0-470-65997-7 Successful Accreditation in Echocardiography: A Self-Assessment Guide Banypersad, ISBN 978-0-470-65692-1 Website www.wiley.com/go/cardiology

  • ACLS Study Guide - E-Book: Edition 4

    ACLS Study Guide – E-Book: Edition 4
    Barbara J Aehlert

    Reflecting the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines, ACLS Study Guide, 4th Edition offers a complete, full-color overview of advanced cardiovascular life support. An easy-to-read approach covers everything from airway management and rhythms and their management to electrical therapy, acute coronary syndromes, and acute stroke. In addition to the latest ACLS treatment algorithms, this edition includes new case studies, new photos and illustrations, a heart rate ruler, and a handy ACLS quick-reference card for use in the field. Written by Barbara Aehlert, ACLS Study Guide is the official textbook for the American Safety & Health Institute ACLS certification course.A pretest and posttest — each containing 50 questions with answers and rationales — allow you to check your knowledge prior to and after your study. Chapter objectives preview the main points in each chapter. Stop and Review sections at the end of the chapters help you remember the most important information. ACLS Pearls boxes offer key points and useful tips for clinical practice. Keeping it Simple boxes provide essential information in a clear and concise manner. Ten case studies present real-life clinical situations, allowing you to make decisions based on information in the Preparatory section. Consistent format of case studies includes Objective, Skills to Master, Rhythms to Master, Medications to Master, Related Text Chapters, Essential Actions, and Unacceptable Actions. A heart rate ruler is included to help you interpret ECGs. 4 x 6 pocket-size quick-reference card contains key ACLS algorithms for field use. 100 new and updated photos and illustrations show key ACLS procedures and equipment. Pharmacological interventions are integrated into the chapters for a more cohesive learning experience. New streamlined approach reduces the number of pages and simplifies the information you need to know.

  • EKGS and ECGS (Speedy Study Guides)

    EKGS and ECGS (Speedy Study Guides)
    MDK Publishing

    Anxious for your first ECG? Know everything that you need to know in this quick study guide. Whether you are the patient or the professional conducting the test, this guide will serve as a valuable resource for you. It lists down the essentials of reading the results, what factors to watch out for, and what the different monitors mean and so on. Buy a copy now.

  • Medical Device Materials: Proceedings from the Materials & Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2003, 8-10 September 2003, Anaheim, California

    Medical Device Materials: Proceedings from the Materials & Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2003, 8-10 September 2003, Anaheim, California
    Sanjay Shrivastava

    In this proceedings volume, professionals from the medical device industry and their suppliers share technological and scientific knowledge, as well as insights into the latest innovations. The focus is on metallic materials, such as titanium alloys, Nitinol, cobalt-chromium alloys, stainless steels and noble metals, as applied in various medical devices. Topics range from orthopedics to orthodontics, materials selection to materials characterization. —

  • Cardiac Catheterization Handbook E-Book: Expert Consult, Edition 5

    Cardiac Catheterization Handbook E-Book: Expert Consult, Edition 5
    Morton J. Kern

    This one-of-a-kind handbook again provides step-by-step instructions on what to expect, what to avoid, and how to manage complications in the cath lab, with valuable updates on safety requirements, new technology, and new techniques. It takes you through a detailed review of equipment, specific laboratory techniques, and lab safety, as well as the limitations, complications, and medical-surgical implications of cardiac catheterization and angiography findings. The book's portable size make it the preferred pocket reference!Presents clear instructions on what to expect, what to avoid, and how to manage complications.Features a straightforward, easy-to-understand approach and a pocket-sized format that are ideal for reference by practitioners on the go.Covers all of the newest interventional techniques, including the use of drug-coated stents, carotid stenting, and renal stenting.Presents brand-new coverage of vascular closure devices and radial artery catheterization. Features an increased emphasis on congenital heart disease.Incorporates new material on patient preparation, laboratory setup, and the digital lab.

  • Critical Care Secrets E-Book: Edition 5

    Critical Care Secrets E-Book: Edition 5
    Polly E. Parsons

    This best-selling volume in The Secrets Series® is back in an exciting, fully updated 4th Edition! You'll find all of the features you rely on the Secrets for—such as a question-and-answer format · bulleted lists · mnemonics · "Key Points" boxes · and tips from the authors.Equips you with the evidence-based guidance you need to provide optima care for the critically ill.Expedites reference and review with a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and practical tips from the authors.Features a two-color page layout, "Key Points" boxes, and lists of useful web sites to enhance your reference power.Presents a chapter containing "Top Secrets", providing you with an overview of essential material for last-minute study or self-assessmentProvides coverage of the principles of gas and fluid flow · pulmonary mechanics · and electronic circuitry.Discusses protocols and guidelines.Offers effective solutions to patients' medical and ethical problems from a wide range of specialists such as pulmonologists · surgeons · anesthesiologists · psychiatrists · pharmacists · and infectious disease experts.

  • The Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook E-Book: Edition 3

    The Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook E-Book: Edition 3
    Morton J. Kern

    The newly updated Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook helps you to effectively perform common therapeutic interventions. This convenient handbook provides full-color illustrations and videos showcasing up-to-date, step-by-step methods for the most widely practiced interventional cardiology procedures! Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices.Review traditional procedures as well as more specialized interventions, including laser angioplasty, atherectomy, and stent implantation.Quickly access the information you need with the help of an easy-to-read outline format, which includes helpful tables and boldfaced key terms.An excellent complement to the 5th Edition of Kern's Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, the Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook is also an ideal review tool for the boards.Make optimal use of the latest techniques with coverage of coronary interventions using radial access; advances in femoral closure devices; avoidance of restenosis; interventions for peripheral vascular disease; LV support devices for high-risk PCI; indications and potential pitfalls of new stents and approach to failing dialysis shunts.Effectively evaluate coronary and peripheral vascular disease with full coverage of non-angiographic imaging techniques including FFR, OCT, IVUS and the new tools to assess intravascular plaque composition.View online videos demonstrating Radial Access, Tandem Heart for High-Risk PCI, FFR for Serial Lesions, Thromboaspiration for STEMI, Management of Coronary Perforation, and more at www.expertconsult.com!

  • Electrophysiologic Testing: Edition 5

    Electrophysiologic Testing: Edition 5
    Richard N. Fogoros, MD

    When you need to know how to order, perform and evaluate core EP tests and optimize patient care, turn to the one, updated resource you can count on for clear and accessible guidance: Electrophysiologic Testing, 5th Edition. Electrophysiological Testing has become the most trusted resource for those learning or mastering EP testing, from students, nurse and technicians to residents, cardiology fellows, primary care physicians and cardiologists. Dr Fogoros's singular approach clarifies the role of electrophysiology in the evaluation of cardiac arrhythmias and provides clear, easy-to-understand summaries of complex topics. The result is a book that provides just what you need – not more – to successfully test for abnormal heart rhythms using today’s most common devices and techniques. What's new? Completely revised to update the data from recent randomized trials on ablation, ICDs and CRT Expanded information on the CARTO system A chapter on dysautomia Plus an all-new section of self-assessment questions to help you master essential concepts and test your recall of key information

  • The HeartMath Solution: The Institute of HeartMath s Revolutionary Program for Engaging the Power of the Heart s Intelligence

    The HeartMath Solution: The Institute of HeartMath’s Revolutionary Program for Engaging the Power of the Heart’s Intelligence
    Doc Childre

    The Intelligent HeartAccess the power of your heart's intelligence to improve your focus and creativity, elevate your emotional clarity, lower your stress and anxiety levels, strengthen your immune system, promote your body's optimal performance, and slow the aging process.

  • Pocket Guide for ECGs Made Easy - E-Book: Edition 6

    Pocket Guide for ECGs Made Easy – E-Book: Edition 6
    Barbara J Aehlert

    Get quick access to essential ECG information with the Pocket Guide for ECGs Made Easy, 6th Edition. Reflecting the American Heart Association’s 2015 ECC resuscitation guidelines, this full-color guide contains key points and selected ECG rhythm strips to help you correctly identify ECG rhythms whether you’re in the classroom or in the field. Each rhythm covered in the guide includes a brief description, a summary of heart rhythm characteristics, and a sample ECG rhythm strip. And with its numerous illustrations, call-out boxes, full-color layout, and easy-to-read, conversational style, this portable reference makes essential information not only easy to find, but also easy to understand.Easy-to-read, conversational tone makes understanding the information quick and easy.Brief description of each dysrhythmia is accompanied by a summary of heart rhythm characteristics and a sample ECG rhythm strip.Numerous tables, boxes, and full-color illustrations highlight and summarize key information. ECG Pearl boxes offer useful hints for interpreting ECGs, such as the importance of the escape pacemaker. NEW! Expanded coverage of ambulatory monitoring provides more in-depth guidance in this critical area.NEW! AHA compliance ensures information reflects the American Heart Association’s 2015 ECC resuscitation guidelines. NEW! Updated content mirrors the updates in the core text, ECGs Made Easy, 6th Edition.

  • Vascular Neurology Board Review: An Essential Study Guide

    Vascular Neurology Board Review: An Essential Study Guide
    Hardik P. Amin

    This concise, yet comprehensive review covers the diagnostic and treatment information needed for the vascular neurology board exam. The assembled material is easy-to-read with chapters emphasizing clinically relevant scientific principles that must be mastered by the stroke clinician. Neurology, vascular neurology and neuro-critical care residents and fellows will find this text to be an invaluable preparation guide and a succinct source to complement treatment guidelines and protocols.

  • The Complete Guide to ECGs: Edition 3

    The Complete Guide to ECGs: Edition 3
    James H. O’Keefe Jr.

    The Study Guide of Choice for Cardiology Programs Around the Nation! The Complete Guide to ECGs has been developed as a unique and practical means for physicians, physicians-in-training, and other medical professionals to improve their ECG interpretation skills. The highly interactive format and comprehensive scope of information are also ideally suited for physicians preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Cardiovascular Disease or Internal Medicine Board Exams, the American College of Cardiology ECG proficiency test, and other exams requiring ECG interpretation. The Complete Guide to ECGs is simply the best book on the subject I have ever seen! It is a superb addition to the library of every intern, resident, and fellow, and a uniquely practical and comprehensive study guide for physicians interested in improving their interpretation of ECGs and preparing for board examinations. Features of the Third Edition:Includes a total of 89 ECG cases; of which are new to this editionEntirely new section of self test quizzes called Find the ImposterMore than 1000 questions and answers related to ECG interpretationExpanded final section of ECG CriteriaFeatured sections on approach to ECG interpretation and ECG differential diagnosis

  • The Simple Heart Cure: The 90 Day Program to Stop and Reverse Heart Disease

    The Simple Heart Cure: The 90 Day Program to Stop and Reverse Heart Disease
    Chauncey Crandall, M.D.

    Heart disease kills more people than any other medical condition,and no one is more aware of this than renowned cardiologist Dr. ChaunceyCrandall. In addition to having performed over 40,000 heart procedures duringhis career, Dr. Crandall has experienced this deadly disease on the mostpersonal level — as a patient.At the age of 48, and with no major risk factors, he found himselfin the ER with a blockage of his main coronary artery. After emergencyintervention, he recovered from heart disease using the same course oftreatment he recommends to his thousands of patients, making him living proofof his program’s success. In his new book, The SimpleHeart Cure: The 90-Day Program to Stop and Reverse Heart Disease, you’llfind this top doc’s groundbreaking, three-pronged approach to prevent andreverse heart disease — an approach honed by his study of cultures free ofheart disease, and his decades of experience helping thousands of patientsachieve a healthier heart at any age.So if you’re recovering from a heart attack or concerned withpreventive maintenance, you’ll find the help you need in The Simple Heart Cure, includinggreat, heart-healthy menus, and a 90-day, week-by-week plan to help you starttaking action immediately.Hereare just a few of the potentially life-saving gems you’ll discover in TheSimple Heart Cure: The 90-Day Program to Stop and Reverse Heart Disease: How to slash your risk of a deadly heartattack by 61%… Proven ways to banish your “bad” cholesterol… 8 easy steps to head off high blood pressure… How you can safeguard against lethal stroke… Simple strategies to unclog your arteries — withoutsurgery… What your belly says about your heart health… Must-have heart tests for every person over50… Easy solutions to steer clear of statin drugs… Special advice for women, diabetics, thevery stressed, and much more… “By following the advice in Dr.Chauncey Crandall’s new book The Simple Heart Cure, you cansurmount the biggest challenge of all and win your battle against heartdisease.” — Scott Carpenter, Astronaut, NASA’s MercuryProject When it comes to your heart health, The Simple Heart Curecould be the most important book you’ll ever read!

  • 12-Lead EKG Confidence, Second Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide, Edition 2

    12-Lead EKG Confidence, Second Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide, Edition 2
    Ms. Jacqueline M. Green, MS, RN, APN-C, CNS, CCRN

    "This is an excellent workbook for students or healthcare professionals who are just beginning to interpret 12-lead EKGs. The book covers what is expected, but the manner in which it presents the material brings much clarity to the topic."–Doody's Medical ReviewsThis practical, comprehensive text serves as a step-by-step, hands-on workbook for those learning to interpret 12-Lead EKGs. With over 45 years of experience in cardiac care, authors Green and Chiaramida present the content and technical understanding students need to accurately analyze, interpret, and comprehend the variety of rhythm strips that make up 12-lead EKGs. This book introduces basic principles of anatomy and physiology, including a review of the heart's electrical system. The chapters discuss vital elements of cardiology, such as atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities and heart block, ischemic and nonischemic disorders, and more. Explanations of terms and concepts are concise and to the point, allowing students to focus on the most important information. With this guide, medical and nursing students will gain the confidence they need to accurately interpret 12-lead EKGs. Key Features: Self-Study Objectives listed at the start of each chapterEnlarged segments of the 12-Lead EKG rhythm strips to ensure that the student views the appropriate lead, and sees the entire 12-lead stripWorksheets at the end of each chapter, allowing students to practice measurement, evaluate and interpret rhythms, and develop diagnostic reasoning skillsA self assessment section for students at the end of the book

  • The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

    The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care
    Eric Topol

    How genomics, big data, and digital technology are revolutionizing every aspect of medicine, from physical exams to drug prescriptions to organ transplantsMobile technology has transformed our lives, and personal genomics is revolutionizing biology. But despite the availability of technologies that can provide wireless, personalized health care at lower cost, the medical community has resisted change. In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Eric Topol-one of the nation's top physicians-calls for consumer activism to demand innovation and the democratization of medical care. The Creative Destruction of Medicine is the definitive account of the coming disruption of medicine, written by the field's leading voice.

  • Pediatric Cardiology Board Review: Edition 2

    Pediatric Cardiology Board Review: Edition 2
    Benjamin W. Eidem

    More than 900 board-style questions prepare you for certification and recertification! Based on the popular Mayo Clinic Pediatric Cardiology Review course, this highly regarded testing resource provides easy access to more than 900 questions and answers on every aspect of pediatric cardiology. Full explanations are provided for every question, helping you focus your areas for review and make the most of your study time.

  • Emergency Medicine Q&A: Pearls of Wisdom, Third Edition: Pearls of Wisdom, Third Edition (eBook), Edition 3

    Emergency Medicine Q&A: Pearls of Wisdom, Third Edition: Pearls of Wisdom, Third Edition (eBook), Edition 3
    Joseph R. Lex

    Market: emergency medicine residents and recertifying physicians Uses 750+ board-formatted questions to familiarize students with the actual test Enables students to quickly self-evaluate their knowledge of the subject Design has been updated to make reading easier and quicker

  • The Only EKG Book You ll Ever Need

    The Only EKG Book You’ll Ever Need
    Malcolm S. Thaler

    Now in its Sixth Edition, this popular, practical text presents all the information clinicians need to use the EKG in everyday practice and interpret hypertrophy and enlargement, arrhythmias, conduction blocks, pre-excitation syndromes, and myocardial infarction. It is an ideal reference for medical students in ICM courses, house officers, or anyone directly involved in patient care, whether student, teacher, or practitioner. The book includes more than 200 facsimiles of EKG strips and numerous clinical cases. This edition features new and updated clinical cases, more clinically oriented discussions of EKG findings, and expanded coverage of important topics such as the long QT syndrome and sudden cardiac death. A companion Website will include the fully searchable text, an image bank, an interactive question bank, and an EKG image with explanation test bank.

  • Put Your Heart in Your Mouth: Natural Treatment for Atherosclerosis, Angina, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Arrhythmia, Peripheral Vascular Disease

    Put Your Heart in Your Mouth: Natural Treatment for Atherosclerosis, Angina, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Arrhythmia, Peripheral Vascular Disease
    Natasha Campbell-McBride, M.D.

    If you stop any person on the street and ask them what causes heart disease, you know what their answer will be: butter and eggs, meat and fat. This infamous Diet-Heart Hypothesis was proposed in 1953, and it took scientists all over the world a few decades to prove it wrong. The trouble is that while science was beginning to cast doubt upon its basic tenets, the Diet-Heart Hypothesis was giving rise to a powerful and wealthy political and commercial machine with a vested interest in promoting it—by means of anti-fat and anti-cholesterol propaganda presented relentlessly and with increasing intensity. In this book Dr. Campbell-McBride tackles the subject of CHD (Coronary Heart Disease), caused by atherosclerosis, a disease of the arterial wall that leads to narrowing and obstruction of the arteries. She maintains that conventional medicine does not actually know the cause of atherosclerosis or how to cure it, and explores in this book what it is, what causes it, and how to prevent and reverse it. She dispels the myth of the Diet-Heart Hypothesis, and explains that cholesterol is not the enemy but an integral and important part of our cell membranes.

  • Heart: An American Medical Odyssey

    Heart: An American Medical Odyssey
    Dick Cheney

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his longtime cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, share the story of Cheney’s thirty-five-year battle with heart disease—providing insight into the incredible medical breakthroughs that have changed cardiac care over the last four decades.For as long as he has served at the highest levels of business and government, Vice President Dick Cheney has also been one of the world’s most prominent heart patients. Now, for the first time ever, Cheney, together with his longtime cardiologist, Jonathan Reiner, MD, shares the very personal story of his courageous thirty-five-year battle with heart disease, from his first heart attack in 1978 to the heart transplant he received in 2012. In 1978, when Cheney suffered his first heart attack, he received essentially the same treatment President Eisenhower had had in 1955. Since then, cardiac medicine has been revolutionized, and Cheney has benefitted from nearly every medical breakthrough. At each juncture, when Cheney faced a new health challenge, the technology was one step ahead of his disease. Cheney’s story is in many ways the story of the evolution of modern cardiac care. Heart is the riveting, singular memoir of both doctor and patient. Like no US politician has before him, Cheney opens up about his health struggles, sharing harrowing, never-before-told stories about the challenges he faced during a perilous time in our nation’s history. Dr. Reiner provides his perspective on Cheney’s case and also gives readers a fascinating glimpse into his own education as a doctor and the history of our understanding of the human heart. He masterfully chronicles the important discoveries, radical innovations, and cutting-edge science that have changed the face of medicine and saved countless lives. Powerfully braiding science with story and the personal with the political, Heart is a sweeping, inspiring, and ultimately optimistic book that will give hope to the millions of Americans affected by heart disease.

  • Transcatheter Closure of ASDs and PFOs: A Comprehensive Assessment

    Transcatheter Closure of ASDs and PFOs: A Comprehensive Assessment
    Ziyad M. Hijazi

    This volume covers everything you need to know about atrial communications; the pathology, anatomy, physiology, and natural history of treated and untreated patients; indications for intervention; surgical techniques currently used to close such defects; and transcatheter closure of these defects using approved and investigational devices. It also presents imaging techniques for guiding such proceduresincluding transthoracic echo, transesophageal echo, intracardiac echo, and 2-D and 3-D technology–and using MRI to evaluate patients. Every device currently available, both approved and nonapproved, is discussed in detail along with technical analyses of how to close defects. In addition to addressing the association between PFOs and strokes and migraines, the contributors examine the status of all trials addressing transcatheter closure of ASDs and PFOs

  • ACLS Study Guide - E-Book: Edition 5

    ACLS Study Guide – E-Book: Edition 5
    Barbara J Aehlert

    Awarded second place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Critical Care-Emergency Nursing category. Provide the best possible emergency cardiovascular care — using the newest ECC guidelines! ACLS Study Guide, 5th Edition offers a complete, full-color overview of advanced cardiovascular life support. An easy-to-read approach covers everything from airway management to cardiac arrest rhythms and their management, electrical therapy, acute coronary syndromes, and acute stroke. In addition to the latest ACLS treatment algorithms, this edition includes case studies and hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations. Case studies present common, realistic clinical situations, helping you learn and apply skills in cardiac rhythm interpretation, medication administration, and other essential interventions. ACLS Pearls boxes offer brief explanations of complex topics and useful tips for clinical practice. End-of-chapter quizzes include answers and rationales, helping you learn and remember the most important information. Easy-to-understand approach simplifies your study of advanced cardiac life support, thanks to Barbara Aehlert’s unique, conversational writing style. NEW! UPDATED content centers on evidence-based practice recommendations, including the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and the 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. NEW! Improved format integrates all case studies into the appropriate chapters, so that you can apply concepts immediately to real-world situations.

  • Cardiovascular Physiology 8/E: Edition 8

    Cardiovascular Physiology 8/E: Edition 8
    David E. Mohrman

    The best cardiovascular physiology text for USMLE and exam review Cardiovascular Physiology is a concise and enjoyable way for you to gain a fundamental knowledge of the basic operating principles of the intact cardiovascular system and how those principles apply to clinical medicine. Succinct but thorough, it focuses on the facts and concepts you must know to get a solid "big picture" overview of how the cardiovascular system operates in normal and abnormal situations. No other text will prove more valuable in enhancing your ability to evaluate the myriad new information you will be exposed to throughout your career, than Cardiovascular Physiology. FEATURES NEW Includes a "Perspectives" section in each chapter that identifies important unresolved issues Clarifies the details of physiologic mechanisms and their role in pathologic states Links cardiovascular physiology to diagnosis and treatment Summarizes key concepts at the end of each chapter Highlights must-know information with chapter objectives Reinforces learning with study questions at the end of each chapter

  • Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery: Edition 5

    Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery: Edition 5
    Robert M. Bojar

    The fifth edition of Bojar's Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery remains the gold standard for management of adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The easily referenced outline format allows health practitioners of all levels to understand and apply basic concepts to patient care–perfect for cardiothoracic and general surgery residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, cardiologists, medical students, and critical care nurses involved in the care of both routine and complex cardiac surgery patients. This comprehensive guide features: Detailed presentation addressing all aspects of perioperative care for adult cardiac surgery patients Outline format allowing quick access to information Chronological approach to patient care starting with diagnostic tests then covering preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care issues Additional chapters discuss bleeding, the respiratory, cardiac, and renal subsystems as well as aspects of care specific to recovery on the postoperative floor Updated references, information on new drug indications and new evidence to support various treatment/management options. Practical and accessible, this new edition of Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery is the essential reference guide to cardiac surgical patient care.

  • Pocket Reference for The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes - E-Book: Edition 3

    Pocket Reference for The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes – E-Book: Edition 3
    Tim Phalen

    This handy reference puts essential information at your fingertips! Pocket Reference for the 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes, 3rd Edition helps you recognize ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) by introducing the 5-step approach to 12-lead analysis, making it faster and easier to learn 12-lead interpretation. Clear and concise, this book provides a simple, step-by-step approach along with tables, illustrations, and practice 12-lead ECGs to help you determine the likelihood of the presence of STEMI versus imposters or other causes of ST elevation. Written by two well-known educators, Tim Phalen, a paramedic, and Barbara J. Aehlert, a nurse, this pocket reference is available separately or as a package with its corresponding textbook, The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes Text, 3rd Edition.A clear, succinct, pocket-sized approach makes it easy to identify possible ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, determine the likelihood of the top STEMI imposters, and confidently categorize the ECG.Streamlined explanation of STEMI recognition includes an emphasis on STEMI imposters (non-infarct causes of ST elevation).Full-color illustrations clearly depict concepts and skills. Updated approach to ECG interpretation helps you determine STEMI versus other causes of ST elevation.NEW 5-step approach simplifies how to determine non-infarct causes of ST elevation, whether STEMI or STEMI imposter(s).NEW content in Suspecting STEMI chapter includes identifying the J-Point, determining ST elevation, Lead "Views," suspecting STEMI, and additional STEMI ECG changes.NEW content in STEMI Imposters chapter includes the top 5 STEMI imposters, ruling out the top STEMI imposters, and a 5-step analysis.NEW content in STEMI Imposters chapter includes the coronary artery anatomy, right ventricular infarction, posterior infarction, and obtaining additional leads.NEW Practice ECGs chapter is devoted to practicing the 5-step approach.NEW Practice ECGs chapter and 23 new 12-lead practice ECGs help you develop skills in 12-lead ECG recognition.NEW Key Point! boxes call attention to essential information.