Cardiology in a Heartbeat

Cardiology in a Heartbeat

Cardiology in a Heartbeat


Second Edition

by Ahmed El-Medany (Author), Amar Vaswani (Editor), Hwan Juet Khaw (Editor), Scott Dougherty (Editor)

This new edition has been completely revised to take in all the NICE, ESC and ESVS guidelines that have been updated over the last 5 years . It continues to couple a comprehensive overview with an attractive design and student-friendly layout to produce a book that is accessible, relevant and current. Written by an experienced author team, it covers all the cardiology a medical student should know . Each section of the book starts with an ‘In a Heartbeat’ box which provides a useful summary of what you need to learn; these also act as excellent exam revision tools. The book is interspersed with a variety of additional features to help you understand the subject: Exam Essentials boxes tell you what you must know about the topic Pro-tips give you key extra knowledge to further improve your understanding New What’s the Evidence? boxes describe the key trials influencing practice Why? boxes explain the pathophysiology and rationale behind certain decisions and processes Guidelines summarise the recent recommendations from key bodies to ensure you are up to date with best practice. Cardiology in a Heartbeat will help you understand and appreciate the subject, succeed in your exams, and serve your patients to the best of your ability.

Five-star reviews of the first edition:
“An excellent guide to cardiology. Full of concise up-to-date information , in a very practical and easy to read format.”

“This book outlines the key details that every medical student should know, but also explains some of the more detailed aspects of each topic.”
“Great simple, easy-to-read and user-friendly layout. Love the 'pro-tip' and 'why' sections. Overall a great book for your cardiology rotation!”
“Love it. Wonderful resource.”


List of Contributors; Preface to the Second Edition; Foreword to the First Edition; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; How to Use this Book
1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
2. History Taking and Physical Examination
3. Cardiovascular Medicine: an Investigative Approach
4. The Electrocardiogram
5. Cardiac Pharmacology
6. Infection and Pericardial Disease
7. Atherosclerosis
8. Ischaemic Heart Disease
9. Acute Coronary Syndrome
10. Heart Failure
11. Arrhythmias
12. Valvular Heart Disease
13. Hypertension
14. Cardiomyopathy
15. Peripheral Vascular Disease
16. Congenital Heart Disease
17. Cardiovascular Emergencies

References; Appendix A Pharmacology Rapid Review; Appendix B Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain; Appendix C Figure Acknowledgements; Index

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