Heart Disease

Paperback | September 26, 2010

byAdrian Chenzbraun

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Despite great advances in prevention and in improving outcomes, heart disease remains a major source of morbidity and mortality in the Western world and, increasingly, in developing countries. The emotional impact of a diagnosis of heart disease can be significant, often increasing cardiacsymptoms such as chest pain or palpitations. This addition to The Facts series stresses the importance and feasibility of primary prevention by appropriate life-style changes, whilst helping the reader to understand and cope with existing heart disease.The book is structured to provide information on topics ranging from basic cardiovascular anatomy and physiology - as needed to understand the various pathologies discussed - to symptoms, clinical situations, investigations and available treatments. Beside medical information, the reader will findpractical advice on how to communicate with the cardiologist, and how to prepare for certain tests. A glossary with commonly encountered medical terms is also included.Although targeted mainly at cardiac patients with heart disease and their families, this book will also be useful for paramedics, specialist nurses, support groups, GPs and all those involved in treating heart patients in the community.

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Despite great advances in prevention and in improving outcomes, heart disease remains a major source of morbidity and mortality in the Western world and, increasingly, in developing countries. The emotional impact of a diagnosis of heart disease can be significant, often increasing cardiacsymptoms such as chest pain or palpitations. Th...

Adrian Chenzbraun was a Consultant Cardiologist in Jerusalem and a Senior Lecturer at the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School. He specialized in echocardiography at Stanford University Medical School. Dr Chenzbraun has published numerous papers in leading scientific journals, and is the author of Emergency Echocardiography.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.07 inPublished:September 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199582815

ISBN - 13:9780199582815

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Section 1 - The facts about Heart Disease1. How does the Cardiovascular System work?2. What are the symptoms of Heart Disease?3. Cardiac tests4. The risk factors that can lead to Heart Disease5. Obstruction of the arteries (Atherosclerosis)Section Two - Types of Heart Disease and other problems6. Coronary Artery Disease7. Rhythm Disturbances8. Congestive Heart Failure9. Congenital Heart Disease10. Cardiomyopathies (CMP) and arrhythmogenic syndromes11. Pericarditis and Myocarditis12. Valvular Heart Disease13. Sudden cardiac deathSection 3 - Treatment14. Cardiovascular Drugs15. Pacemakers and Related DevicesAppendix 1 - When to treat hypertension and hypecholesterolaemiaAppendix 2 - Some Practical Advice for the Cardiac PatientAppendix 3 - Other sources of informationGlossary of medical terms