This new edition of the ABC of Heart Failure provides coherent and concise information relating to the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features, aiding the diagnosis and treatment of this life threatening condition. Fully updated to cover all the latest advances, the ABC of Heart Failure is an invaluable reference for general practitioners, hospital doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and prevention of heart failure.
This ABC provides a comprehensive overview of this condition which affects a great many of the population It describes the features associated with heart failure and how these patients should be investigated and treated. Covers information on the latest advances and trials and gives detailed information on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features and management of this condition. Making this a valuable resource in the management of heart failure for GPs and hospital doctors.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes severe disability and more death than any other disease in affluent societies, including cancer. The medical conditions associated with it are angina, ischaemia, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden death. Choosing the appropriate investigation to confirm a diagnosis helps to assess risk and determine the correct treatment path. GPs also need to know the effective life-style and risk-factor modifications in addition to advocating the best medical therapy.
This title provides a guide to the diseases, developmental disorders and emotional problems of early childhood. Each chapter contains concise advice on the child health problems most frequently encountered by primary health care workers.
Hypertension is a condition which affects millions of peopleworldwide and its treatment greatly reduces the risk of strokes andheart attacks. This fully revised and updated edition of the ABCof Hypertension is an established guide providing all thenon-specialist needs to know about the measurement of bloodpressure and the investigation and management of hypertensivepatients. This new edition provides comprehensively updated andrevised information on how and whom to treat. The ABC of Hypertension will prove invaluable to generalpractitioners who may be screening large numbers of patients forhypertension, as well as nurse practitioners, midwives and otherhealthcare professionals.
Coronary heart disease is the most common type of cardiovascular disease. An individual is about three times more likely to die from a cardiovascular disease than from any form of cancer. Addressing one of the fastest-advancing medical research areas, The ABC's of Coronary Heart Disease succinctly explains the dramatic changes that have occurred in recent years and describes the latest discoveries and breakthrough treatments. However, many patients, medical students, and physicians as well continue to have misconceptions about this complex and insidious disease. Unlike any other current heart disease book, The ABC's of Coronary Heart Disease discusses major misconceptions of the disease such as the perception of coronary heart disease as a predominantly male disease, the belief that heart bypass surgery and angioplasty completely cure the patient, and the notion that the severity of a blockage is a good indicator of the likelihood of a heart attack. Patients must take an active role in their understanding and treatment of this widespread and deadly disease. The ABC's of Coronary Heart Disease provides you with uncomplicated, thorough information and guidance, making it the ideal book toward broadening your knowledge.
This well established ABC has been updated with new charts, illustrations and guidelines on aspects of nutrition which affect heart disease, blood pressure, chronic diseases such as diabetes and some types of cancer. The book also contains the most current nutritional recommendations for pregnancy and infant feeding as well as advice for children and adults young and old. With chapters covering nutritional deficiencies in both developing and affluent countries as well as eating disorders and obesity, this latest edition has worldwide relevance.
Over 5.7 million people in America carry a diagnosis of heart failure, the incidence of which approaches 1 in 100 people over the age of 65. The cost to society is estimated at $29 billion annually and over 1.1 million hospital admissions. For hospitalized heart failure patients, the 30-day readmission rate approaches 25%. As our population ages these numbers are expected to grow. This issue of Cardiology Clinics helps practitioners to manage patients at all ACC/AHA stages of heart failure and addresses key issues that include sudden cardiac death, arrhythmias, acute decompensated heart failure, and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
Electrocardiography is an essential tool in diagnosing cardiacdisorders. This second edition of the ABC of ClinicalElectrocardiography allows readers to become familiar with the widerange of patterns seen in the electrocardiogram in clinicalpractice and covers the fundamentals of ECG interpretation andanalysis. Fully revised and updated, this edition includes a self-assessmentsection to aid revision and check comprehension, clear anatomicaldiagrams to illustrate key points and a larger format to show12-lead ECGs clearly and without truncation. Edited and written by leading experts, the ABC of ClinicalElectrocardiography is a valuable text for anyone managing patientswith heart disorders, both in general practice and in hospitals.Junior doctors and nurses, especially those working in cardiologyand emergency departments, as well as medical students, will findthis a vaulable introduction to the understanding of this keyclinical tool.
This textbook is alone in focusing on the subject of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in pediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease. The topic of congenital heart disease imaging is usually relegated to a single chapter in most general CMR texts. The expanding scope of CHD warrants a text dedicated to covering CHD and CMR imaging in detail. Our proposed book aims to be a comprehensive and authoritative text on this subject. This book is be a multi-authored, illustrated text that includes supplementary access to a number of clinical videos. Authors have been selected from imaging experts in the most medically advanced areas of the world, heavily weighted by experts in the US and Europe to produce the quintessential reference in this topic.