Challenging Concepts in Cardiovascular Medicine: A Case-Based Approach with Expert Commentary

Paperback | October 18, 2011

EditorAung Myat, Shouvik Haldar, Simon Redwood

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A comprehensive guide to the assessment, diagnosis, investigation and management of complex clinical scenarios in cardiovascular medicine. This book contains 25 challenging concepts in cardiovascular medicine covering all subspecialty areas including general cardiology, intervention, cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, cardiac devices, transplant medicine, epidemiology, heart disease in pregnancyand congenital heart disease. Each case provides an in-depth review of current practice, the application of national and international guidelines and a summary of evidence from the medical literature. Data sets, investigation results and cardiac imaging give the reader a 'real-life' sense of being in the outpatient clinic,emergency room, coronary care unit or cardiac catheterisation laboratory. Each case is punctuated by 'Clinical Tips', 'Learning Points' and 'Landmark Trial Summaries' to enhance the learning process alongside an 'Expert Commentary' written by internationally-renowned leaders in the field ofcardiology.

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A comprehensive guide to the assessment, diagnosis, investigation and management of complex clinical scenarios in cardiovascular medicine. This book contains 25 challenging concepts in cardiovascular medicine covering all subspecialty areas including general cardiology, intervention, cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, heart failure...

Dr. Aung Myat is currently an NIHR Clinical Research Fellow in Coronary Physiology working in The Rayne Institute at St Thomas's Hospital, King's College London. He is a Specialist Registrar in the West Midlands Deanery Cardiology Training Programme but has taken time out of programme to complete a Ph.D. in Coronary Physiology. Dr. Sh...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.7 inPublished:October 18, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Coronary heart disease1. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery versus percutaneous coronary intervention2. Can a rash cause stent thrombosis?3. Triple antithrombotic therapy after coronary stenting for chronically anticoagulated patients: too much of a good thing?4. A closer look at lipid management following an acute coronary syndromeThe endocardium and valvular heart diease5. Management of prosthetic heart valves in pregnancy6. Symptomatic aortic stenosis - New horizons in management7. Assessment and management of mitral regurgitation8. Streptococcus mutans endocarditis - A cautionary tale9. A word to the wise - Not all chest pain is ischaemicThe myocardium and cardiomyopathy10. Assessment and management of the breathless patient11. Cardiac transplantation12. Young Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: how to decide on implantable defibrillators13. Myocarditis - An inflammatory cardiomyopathy14. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy15. The sparkly heartHeart rhythm disturbances16. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation17. Ventricular tachycardia in a 'normal' heart18. Dual-chamber versus single-chamber pacing: the debate continues19. Reflex syncope: to pace or not to paceAdult congenital heart disease20. Cryptogenic stroke21. Surgically-corrected tetralogyGeneral cardiovascular medicine22. A case of refractory systemic hypertension23. Syncope secondary to pulmonary arterial hypertension: an ominous sign?24. Cardiovascular pre-operative risk assessment: a calculated gamble?25. The role of cardiac rehabilitation following cardiac surgery