MGH Cardiology Board Review is intended for physicians studying for the Cardiology Board Examination (Initial Certification or Re-certification) and for any busy practitioners who would like to review high-yield cardiology such as those in cardiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, family practice, or even surgery. Designed for those on the go, each section is meant to be completed in 30 minutes; and at 30 minutes a day, the reader will have a complete overview of up-to-date information in 30 days. Each section has a concise didactic followed by a questions section with an identical format to the Cardiovascular Board Examination of the American Board of Internal Medicine.This book is from the Massachusetts General Hospital's Cardiology Division, one of the most respected cardiology programs in the world and is its first Cardiology review book.
Dr. Hanna K. Gaggin is a cardiologist, educator and clinical research scientist specializing in the application of biology-based science and evidence-based medicine in the comprehensive risk assessment and risk reduction of patients with a broad array of cardiovascular diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), Boston, MA. Dr. Gaggin received her medical degree from the Eastern Virginia Medical School and received her clinical training at the University of Virginia Health System for her Internal Medicine residency and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for her cardiology fellowship, where she served as Associate Chief Fellow for Education and the Director of the Cardiology Board Review Conference. She completed an MPH with a concentration in Quantitative Methods at the Harvard School of Public Health to focus on evidence-based research methods and clinical practice. During her clinical research fellowship at MGH, she received the Ruth and James Clark Fund for Cardiac Research Innovation award, an award to advance novel approaches in the evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular patients. Since joining the faculty at MGH and HMS, Dr. Gaggin has provided wide-ranging cardiovascular care and quality education material for physicians and patients. She is the lead co-editor of the MGH Cardiology Board Review book, which features the expertise of over 70 faculty members and fellows at MGH and HMS. In addition, she has authored numerous review articles and book chapters for high-tier journals and preeminent textbooks. Dr. Gaggin is an expert in the field of cardiac biomarkers, focusing on the use of biomarkers in heart failure patients. Her expertise and innovations in clinical research have garnered her national and international recognition for excellence.
History and Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach.- Electrocardiography.- Exercise Stress Testing and Nuclear Cardiology.- Echocardiography.- Cardiac Noninvasive Imaging: Chest Radiography, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance & Computed Tomography of the Heart.- Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Arteriography and Intravascular Imaging.- Diagnosis and Management of Acute Heart Failure.- Chronic and End-Stage Heart Failure.- Supraventricular Arrhythmias.- Ventricular Arrhythmias.- Bradycardia.- Syncope.- Acute Coronary Syndrome.- Chronic Coronary Artery Disease.- Peripheral Arterial Disease & Diseases of the Aorta.- Congenital Heart Disease.- Valvular Heart Disease.- Infective Endocarditis.- Dilated, Restrictive, Infiltrative and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies.- Myocarditis.- Pericardial Disease.- Cardiovascular Abnormalities in HIV-Infected Individuals & Toxins and the Heart.- Primary Tumors of the Heart.- Pulmonary Hypertension.- Cardiovascular Disease in Women & Pregnancy and Heart Disease.- Medical Consultation.- Systemic Hypertension.- Lipoprotein Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease.- Diabetes Mellitus, the Metabolic Syndrome, and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease.- Rheumatic Diseases and the Cardiovascular System.- Neurological Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease.