Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases, 1st Edition

  • M. Gabriel Khan
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  • ISBN-10: 008045481X
  • ISBN-13: 9780080454818
  • DDC: 616.12003
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 653 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is an accurate and reliable source of in-depth information on the diseases that kill more than 12 million individuals worldwide each year. In fact, cardiovascular diseases are more prevalent than the combined incidence of all forms of cancer, diabetes, asthma and leukemia. In one volume, this encyclopedia thoroughly covers these ailments and also includes in-depth analyses of less common and rare heart conditions to round out the volume's scope. Researchers, clinicians and students alike will find this resource an invaluable tool for quick reference before approaching the primary literature.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
About the Author.
1: Aging and the Heart.
2: Alcohol and the Heart.
3: Altitude and Pulmonary Edema.
4: Anatomy of the Heart and Circulation.
Anderson-Fabry Disease.
5: Anemia and the Heart.
6: Aneurysm.
7: Angina.
8: Angioplasty/Coronary Balloon.
9: Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/Angiotensin Receptor Blockers.
10: Antihistamines.
11: Antioxidants.
12: Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.
13: Antiplatelet Agents.
14: Arginine and the Heart.
15: Arrhythmias/Palpitations.
16: Arteriosclerosis.
17: Artificial Heart.
Aspirin for Heart Disease.
18: Atherosclerosis/Atheroma.
19: Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Death.
20: Atrial Fibrillation.
21: Atrial Septal Defect.
22: B-Type Natriuretic Peptide.
Beriberi Heart Disease.
23: Beta-Blockers.
24: Blood Clots.
25: Blood Pressure.
26: Brugada Syndrome.
27: Bundle Branch Block.
28: Caffeine and the Heart.
29: Calcium Antagonists.
Carcinoid Heart Disease.
30: Cardiogenic Shock.
31: Cardiomyopathy.
32: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Chagas Disease.
Chelation and Heart Disease.
Chemotherapy-Induced Heart Disease.
33: Cholesterol.
34: Coenzyme Q10.
Congenital Heart Disease.
Contraception and Cardiovascular Disease.
35: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.
36: C-Reactive Protein and the Heart.
37: Cytochrome P-450.
38: Deep Vein Thrombosis.
39: Depression and the Heart.
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.
Diets and Heart Disease.
40: Diuretics.
41: Down Syndrome.
42: Dyslipidemia.
43: Echocardiography.
Effects of Smoking and Heart Disease.
44: Electrocardiography.
45: Embryology.
46: Endocarditis.
47: Endocrine Disorders and the Heart.
48: Erectile Dysfunction and the Heart.
49: Exercise and the Heart.
50: Gene Therapy.
51: Heart Attacks.
52: Heart Failure.
53: Hemochromatosis.
Herbal, Dietary Supplements, and Cardiovascular Disease.
54: HIV and the Heart.
Homocysteine and Cardiovascular Disease.
55: Hypertension.
56: Hypertrophy of the Heart.
Kawasaki Heart Disease.
57: Miscellaneous Disorders.
Murmurs and Heart Disease.
58: Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.
Obesity and Heart Disease.
59: Pacemakers.
60: Patent Foramen Ovale.
61: Pericarditis and Myocarditis.
62: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
63: Pulmonary Embolism.
Race and Cardiovascular Disease.
64: Sleep and the Heart.
65: Stents.
Stress and Heart Disease.
66: Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident.
67: Syncope.
Tests for Heart Diseases.
68: Thyroid Heart Disease.
Valve Diseases.
69: Ventricular Fibrillation.
Women and Heart Disease.
Appendix A.
Appendix B.