This straightforward guide to the recognition and management of ischemic heart disease provides clinically relevant information needed by today's medical practitioners. The book covers the disease's epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Topics include detection of myocardial ischemia/infarction, silent myocardial ischemia, chronic arrythmias and conduction disorders, left ventricular dysfunction, percutaneous coronary intervention, and coronary artery bypass surgery. The authors also discuss primary prevention and management strategies. High-quality color photographs, line diagrams, and radiographs enhance the text.
Erling Falk, MD, PhD Professor of Cardiovascular Research, Department of Interventional Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital (Skejby), Denmark. P. K. Shah, MD, FACC Division of Cardiology and Artherosclerosis Research Center. Professor of Medicine UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles, California, USA. Pim J. de Feyter, MD Director, Thorax Center Cath. Lab. University Hospital Dijkzigt, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Introduction Anatomy of the heart Physiology of the heart Pathophysiology of myocardial ischemia Supply-related myocardial ischemia Myocardial ischemia: morbid demand Detection of coronary artery disease Detection of myocardial ischemia/infarction Stable ischemic syndromes Acute coronary syndromes Acute myocardial infarction: Complications Acute myocardial infarction: Special problems Heart attack: Management strategy Silent myocardial ischemia Chronic arrythmias and conduction disorders Left ventricular dysfunction Percutaneous coronary intervention Coronary artery bypass surgery Ischemic heart disease: Special problems Primary prevention Genetics of IHD Guidelines and recommendations