Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases, 2nd Edition

  • M. Gabriel Khan
  • Published By: Humana Press
  • ISBN-10: 1607612194
  • ISBN-13: 9781607612193
  • DDC: 616.12003
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 894 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released September 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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The fully revised second edition of the Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is an ideal resource for practicing clinicians and researchers. Comprised of over 95 entries with regular online updates, the Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is fully referenced, and major points of interests are hyperlinked to complementary sections. Each entry is logically and superbly written, providing accurate core knowledge of pathogenesis, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnostic techniques, and management strategies. Specific detail is paid to technological advances in imaging and diagnostics. Therapy focused entries give powerful insights into not only prescribing drug regimens, but also into the controversies surrounding their use. This major reference work is invaluable for all those involved in the care of cardiovascular patients. From the front-line practitioner to the basic science researcher to the student in training, the Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases offers an astute authoritative guide to navigating an immense body of fascinating information. From the trainee to the internist and cardiologist, all will find it useful. It is an essential resource for medical libraries and academic institutions worldwide.

Features and Benefits

  • Fully revised, with over 80% new and updated material.
  • Includes 255 figures, with echocardiographic animations.
  • Each insightful entry is fully referenced for advanced study.
  • Precisely written and clearly formatted for rapid extraction of information.
  • Provides accurate core knowledge essential to those at all levels of training.
  • Contains an abundance of information on indications and controversies of specific therapies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
About the Author.
List of Abbreviations.
1: ACE Inhibitors/Angiotensin Receptor Blockers.
2: Aging and the Heart.
3: Alcohol and the Heart.
4: Altitude and Pulmonary Edema.
5: Amyloid.
6: Anatomy of the Heart.
7: Anderson-Fabry Disease.
8: Anemia and the Heart.
9: Aneurysms.
10: Angina.
11: Anticoagulants.
12: Antihistamines.
13: Antioxidants.
14: Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.
15: Antiplatelet Agents.
16: Arrhythmias.
17: Arteriosclerosis.
18: Artificial Heart.
19: Aspirin for Heart Disease.
20: Atherosclerosis/Atheroma.
21: Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Death.
22: Atrial Fibrillation.
23: Beta Blockers.
24: Beta Blockers Hypertension Controversy.
25: Blood Pressure.
26: Brugada Syndrome.
27: Bundle Branch Block.
28: Caffeine and the Heart.
29: Calcium Antagonists.
30: Carcinoid Heart Disease.
31: Cardiac Arrest.
32: Cardiogenic Shock.
33: Cardiomyopathy.
34: Chagas Disease.
35: Chelation and Heart Disease.
36: Chemotherapy-Induced Heart Disease.
37: Cholesterol.
38: Clinical Trials.
39: Coenzyme Q10.
40: Congenital Heart Disease.
41: Cor Pulmonale.
42: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.
43: C-Reactive Protein.
44: Deep Vein Thrombosis.
45: Depression and the Heart.
46: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.
47: Diabetes Caused by Diuretics and Beta Blockers.
48: Diuretics.
49: Down Syndrome.
50: Dyslipidemia.
1: Echocardiography.
2: Electrocardiography.
3: Embryology.
4: Endocarditis.
5: Endocrine Disorders and the Heart.
6: Erectile Dysfunction and the Heart.
7: Exercise and the Heart.
8: Heart Failure.
9: Hemochromatosis.
10: Herbal Remedies.
11: HIV and the Heart.
12: Homocysteine and Cardiovascular Disease.
13: Hypertension.
14: Hypertrophy of the Heart.
15: Interactions of Cardiac Drugs.
16: Kawasaki Heart Disease.
17: Linolenic Acid.
18: Lyme Carditis.
19: Marfan Syndrome.
20: Murmurs and Heart Disease.
21: Myocardial Infarction.
22: Myocardial Infarction Complications.
23: Myocarditis.
24: Natriuretic Peptides.
25: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.
26: Obesity Diets and Heart Disease.
27: Pacemakers.
28: Patent Foramen Ovale.
29: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
30: Pericarditis.
31: Pulmonary Embolism.
32: Pulmonary Hypertension.
33: Race and Cardiovascular Disease.
34: Sleep and the Heart.
35: Smoking and Heart Disease.
36: Statins.
37: Stress and Heart Disease.
38: Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident.
39: Syncope.
40: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.
41: Tests for Heart Diseases.
42: Thyroid Heart Disease.
43: Valve Diseases.
44: Ventricular Fibrillation.
45: Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome.
46: Women and Heart Disease.
Appendix: Drug Index.