Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Cardiovascular Disorders

Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Cardiovascular Disorders

By: John D. Firth (editor), Jeremy Dwight (editor), Timothy Cox (editor), David A. Warrell (editor)Paperback

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The Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Cardiovascular Disorders is selected from the cardiology section of the renowned Oxford Textbook of Medicine. An authoritative resource on heart disease and beautifully illustrated in full colour, it is an essential guide to best practice in managing and preventing a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders. Chapters on arrhythmias, acute coronary syndromes and cardiac surgery have been completely revised and updated, together with new chapters on blood vessels and the endothelium, cardiac physiology, syncope and palpitations, and cardio-renal syndrome. Heart failure and heart disease in pregnancy are thoroughly treated, while imaging chapters evaluate the latest techniques and illustrate all clinical features with detailed images. In 46 finely crafted chapters with clear essentials, experts in cardiovascular disease review the essentials of diagnosis, guidelines and practice and provide a wealth of practical advice for use in clinical situations. In addition, background information on epidemiology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology encourages a fuller understanding of conditions, and more than 350 full colour images help with diagnosis. This essential reference tool supports all medical professionals seeking a general outline of treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disorders, and fills the gap between undergraduate teaching texts and specialist texts for cardiologists. Cardiologists and general physicians will find it immensely valuable when diagnosing and managing heart disease in their day-to-day practice. It is also of usefor trainees in cardiology and general medicine, especiallythose interested in applied cardiovascular pathophysiology.

About Author

Professor David Warrell is one of the world's leading figures in tropical medicine, and is the founding director of the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme, Thailand. He has advised, among others, the British Army, the Foreign Office, the Royal Geographic Society and the World Health Organisation, on tropical medicine. Professor Cox is Professor of Medicine at the University of Cambridge, with clinical responsibility in acute internal medicine and metabolic diseases at Addenbrooke's Hospital. He qualified in medicine in 1971 and has conducted scientific investigations principally on inborn errors of metabolism. Dr Firth is a deputy medical directors of Cambridge University Hospitals. He qualified in medicine from University of Cambridge (pre-clinical) and University of Oxford (clinical), trained in general medicine and nephrology in London and Oxford, and first worked as a consultant (supported by the Wellcome Trust) in Oxford before moving to Cambridge as an NHS consultant physician in 1996. He is a Council member and Trustee of the Royal College of Physicians. Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford. Clinical Lecturer Keble college Oxford. Subspecialty interests: Heart Failure and pulmonary hypertension. Thames Valley Network Lead for Heart failure. Previously: Consultant Cardiologist North Bristol Trust 1994 - 2001. BHF research Fellow 1989 -1992 Oxford.


16.01.01 Blood vessels and the endothelium ; 16.01.02 Clinical physiology of the normal heart ; 16.02.01 Chest pain, breathlessness and fatigue ; 16.02.02 Syncope and palpitation ; 16.03.01 Electrocardiography ; 16.03.02 Echocardiography ; 16.03.03 Cardiac investigations: nuclear and other imaging techniques ; 16.03.04 Cardiac catheterisation and angiography ; 16.04 Cardiac arrhythmias ; 16.05.01 Cardiac failure - epidemiology & physiology ; 16.05.02 Acute cardiac failure & pulmonary oedema ; 16.05.03 Chronic cardiac failure - investigation & management ; 16.05.04 Cardiorenal syndrome ; 16.05.05 Cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support ; 16.06 Heart valve disease ; 16.07.01 Acute myocarditis ; 16.07.02 The cardiomyopathies: hypertrophic, dilated, restrictive and right ventricular ; 16.07.03 Secondary to systemic disorders ; 16.08 Pericardial disease ; 16.09.01 Acute rheumatic fever ; 16.09.02 Infective endocarditis ; 16.09.03 Cardiac disease in HIV infection ; 16.09.04 Cardiovascular syphilis ; 16.10 Tumours of the heart ; 16.11 Cardiac involvement in genetic disease ; 16.12 Congenital heart disease in the adult ; 16.13.01 Biology & pathology of atherosclerosis ; 16.13.02 Coronary heart disease: epidemiology and prevention ; 16.13.03 Management of stable angina ; 16.13.04 Management of acute coronary syndromes ; 16.13.05 Percutaneous interventional cardiac procedures ; 16.13.06 Coronary artery bypass surgery ; 16.14.01 Thoracic aortic dissection - rename acute aortic syndromes ; 16.14.02 Peripheral arterial disease ; 16.14.03 Cholesterol embolism ; 16.14.04 Takayasu arteritis ; 16.15.01 Structure and function ; 16.15.02 Pulmonary hypertension ; 16.16.01 Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism ; 16.16.02 Therapeutic anticoagulation ; 16.17.01 Essential hypertension: definition, epidemiology and pathophysiology ; 16.17.02 Diagnosis, assessment and treatment of essential hypertension ; 16.17.03 Secondary hypertension ; 16.17.04 Mendelian disorders causing hypertension ; 16.17.05 Hypertensive urgencies and emergencies ; 16.18 Chronic peripheral oedema and lymphoedema ; 16.19 Idiopathic oedema of women

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  • ISBN13: 9780198717027
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 686
  • ID: 9780198717027
  • weight: 1666
  • ISBN10: 0198717024

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