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Cardiac Surgery: A Commitment to Science, Technology and CreativityCardiac Surgery: A Commitment to Science, Technology and Creativity
by Miguel Angel Maluf (ed.) - InTech , 2014
It is shown how the specialty has evolved over the past 20 years, with advances in diagnosis and palliative techniques for correction of cardiovascular diseases. The book contains 10 chapters on classical adult and pediatric cardiac surgery.
(1252 views)

Carotid Artery Disease: From Bench to Bedside and BeyondCarotid Artery Disease: From Bench to Bedside and Beyond
by Rita Rezzani (ed.) - InTech , 2014
The state of art of carotid stenosis in the basic and clinical approaches for better understanding of the mechanisms and useful therapies. We hope that would be a new current trend understanding new aspects regarding this scientific problematic.
(1457 views)

CardiologyCardiology
- Wikipedia , 2014
Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology.
(1246 views)

Cardiac ElectrophysiologyCardiac Electrophysiology
- Wikipedia , 2014
Cardiac electrophysiology is the science of elucidating, diagnosing, and treating the electrical activities of the heart. The studies are performed to assess complex arrhythmias, elucidate symptoms, evaluate electrocardiograms, and design treatment.
(1278 views)

Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation ManualBasic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Manual
by Jose A. Morales Gonzalez (ed.) - InTech , 2013
This publication systematizes the knowledge necessary to make Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or Cardiorespiratory Resuscitation known to nursing health specialists, which translates as a set of temporary and internationally standardized maneuvers...
(1026 views)

Stroke Prevention in Atrial FibrillationStroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation
by Renato D Lopes, et al. - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality , 2013
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common type of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia. While a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia is a tachycardic rhythm originating above the ventricular tissue, AF is characterized by uncoordinated atrial activation ...
(949 views)

Mechanisms of Vascular Disease: A Reference Book for Vascular SpecialistsMechanisms of Vascular Disease: A Reference Book for Vascular Specialists
by Robert Fitridge, Matthew Thompson - University of Adelaide Press , 2011
New updated edition first published with Cambridge University Press. This edition includes 29 chapters on topics as diverse as pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, vascular haemodynamics, haemostasis, thrombophilia and post-amputation pain syndromes.
(1179 views)

Treatment of Atrial FibrillationTreatment of Atrial Fibrillation
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality , 2013
There are two generally accepted strategies for managing atrial fibrillation (AF): rate control and rhythm control. However, within each strategic approach there are a large number of potential pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies...
(756 views)

Treatment Strategies for Patients With Peripheral Artery DiseaseTreatment Strategies for Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease
by W Schuyler Jones, et al. - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality , 2013
This review assessed the comparative effectiveness of antiplatelet therapy, medical therapy, exercise, and endovascular and surgical revascularization in PAD patients with intermittent claudication (IC) or critical limb ischemia (CLI).
(929 views)

What Should We Know About Prevented, Diagnostic, and Interventional Therapy in Coronary Artery DiseaseWhat Should We Know About Prevented, Diagnostic, and Interventional Therapy in Coronary Artery Disease
by Branislav G. Baskot (ed.) - InTech , 2013
The better understanding of risk factors associated with development of coronary artery disease has significantly contributed to this decline. Improvements in medical and interventional therapy have reduced the complications...
(1205 views)

Artery BypassArtery Bypass
by Wilbert S. Aronow (ed.) - InTech , 2013
The latest diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in the management of coronary artery disease by coronary artery bypass graft surgery and by percutaneous coronary intervention with stenting have led to a reduction in cardiovascular mortality.
(902 views)

Hyperglycaemia in Acute Coronary SyndromesHyperglycaemia in Acute Coronary Syndromes
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence , 2011
This guideline covers the role of intensive insulin therapy in managing hyperglycaemia within the first 48 hours in people admitted to hospital for acute coronary syndromes. ACS encompass a spectrum of unstable coronary artery disease...
(931 views)

Chronic Heart FailureChronic Heart Failure
- Royal College of Physicians , 2003
This guideline offers advice on the care of adult patients who have symptoms or a diagnosis of chronic heart failure. It aims to define the most effective combination of symptoms, signs and investigations required to establish a diagnosis.
(1814 views)

TachycardiaTachycardia
by Takumi Yamada - InTech , 2012
Tachycardias can be treated by pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. This book covers concerns from basic and clinical points of view and will lead to a further understanding and improvement in the clinical outcomes of tachycardias.
(2481 views)

Stable Angina: Methods, Evidence and GuidanceStable Angina: Methods, Evidence and Guidance
- Royal College of Physicians , 2011
Angina is pain that typically occurs in the front of the chest and is brought on by physical exertion or emotional stress. It is the main symptomatic manifestation of myocardial ischaemia and is usually caused by obstructive coronary artery disease.
(1964 views)

TSRA Review of Cardiothoracic SurgeryTSRA Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery
by Carlos M. Mery, Joseph W. Turek - Feedbooks , 2011
This review book is a summary of information that a cardiothoracic surgeon needs to be familiar with. It includes topics on General Thoracic Surgery, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Trauma and Critical Care.
(3094 views)

Aortic Valve SurgeryAortic Valve Surgery
by Noboru Motomura - InTech , 2011
The aortic valve is located at the center of the heart. This book describes all aspects of aortic valve surgery and clarifies daily questions regarding the clinical practice in aortic valve surgery and gives new insights into this field.
(3128 views)

MyocarditisMyocarditis
by Daniela Cihakova - InTech , 2011
Myocarditis, the inflammation of the heart muscle, could be in some cases serious and potentially fatal disease. This book is a comprehensive compilation of studies from leading international experts on various aspects of myocarditis.
(2574 views)

Capillary Fluid Exchange: Regulation, Functions, and PathologyCapillary Fluid Exchange: Regulation, Functions, and Pathology
by J. Scallan, V. H. Huxley, R. J. Korthuis - Morgan & Claypool Life Sciences , 2010
The book summarizes our current understanding of the factors involved in the regulation of transcapillary fluid movement, how fluid movements across the endothelial barrier and through the interstitium and lymphatic vessels influence cell function.
(3537 views)

Establishing Better Standards of Care in Doppler Echocardiography, Computed Tomography and Nuclear CardiologyEstablishing Better Standards of Care in Doppler Echocardiography, Computed Tomography and Nuclear Cardiology
by Richard M. Fleming - InTech , 2011
Since the introduction of Doppler Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Coronary CT imaging, clinicians have been searching for ways to improve the use of these tools. This book explains how, why and when these imaging tools should be used.
(2531 views)

Regulation of Cardiac ContractilityRegulation of Cardiac Contractility
by R. John Solaro - Morgan & Claypool Life Sciences , 2011
Contractility describes the relative ability of the heart to eject a stroke volume at a given prevailing afterload and preload. Various measures of contractility are related to the fraction as the SV/EDV or the ejection fraction.
(2432 views)

Ventricular Assist DevicesVentricular Assist Devices
by Jeffrey Shuhaiber - InTech , 2011
The assist devices will continue adding a large number of years of life to humans and empower the medical society to optimize heart failure therapy. This book reflects the contemporary research from a multitude of different experts in the field.
(2412 views)

Inflammation and the MicrocirculationInflammation and the Microcirculation
by D. Neil Granger, Elena Senchenkova - Morgan & Claypool Publishers , 2010
The microcirculation is highly responsive to the inflammatory response. All segments of the microvasculature exhibit phenotypic changes during inflammation that are directed toward enhancing the delivery of inflammatory cells to the injured tissue.
(2765 views)

Post Myocardial InfarctionPost Myocardial Infarction
- Royal College of General Practitioners , 2007
This guideline gives recommendations to clinicians and others about lifestyle modification, cardiac rehabilitation, drug therapy and advice about which patients to refer for further assessment for possible coronary revascularisation.
(3748 views)

Atrial FibrillationAtrial Fibrillation
- Royal College of Physicians , 2006
The guideline covers aspects of diagnosis and the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a number of different circumstances. It covers paroxysmal, persistent and permanent AF, and considers AF developing after surgical procedures.
(3233 views)

Understanding Heart DiseaseUnderstanding Heart Disease
by Arthur Selzer - University of California Press , 1992
Written in clear, accessible language, this book presents a balanced picture of how heart diseases are recognized and managed. Dr. Selzer's book includes information vital to anyone confronting heart problems and cardiac emergencies.
(8071 views)

The Gross Physiology of the Cardiovascular SystemThe Gross Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
by Robert M. Anderson - Racquet Press , 1993
Written by Robert Anderson, a pioneer cardiac surgeon and inventor of cardiovascular bypass equipment. The website includes a 20 minute video, that presents a clear and intuitive overview of the concepts included in the text.
(5284 views)

Introduction to Cardiothoracic ImagingIntroduction to Cardiothoracic Imaging
by Patrick J. Lynch, C. Carl Jaffe - Yale University , 2006
Comprehensive overview of cardiothoracic imaging and major diseases, including over 700 diagnostic images, 100 original medical illustrations, and many animations and audiovisuals. Designed primarily for second-year medical students at Yale.
(5159 views)

Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke CareCanadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care
by the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party - Royal College of Physicians , 2006
High quality treatment may save a patient's life or result in reduced disability. These guidelines provide a framework for such care and are intended to be just as practical and relevant for non-specialists as for specialists.
(5140 views)

The HeartThe Heart
by Matthias Rath - MR Publishing , 2001
Heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular conditions can be eradicated. The time is now. The discovery that heart attacks and strokes are the result of long-term vitamin deficiencies lead to the control of the cardiovascular epidemic.
(9053 views)

Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood PressurePrevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
by National Institutes of Health - International Medical publishing , 2003
Clinical practice guidelines for hypertension for the busy primary care clinician. The report focuses on practical applications of the new evidence, including a revised treatment algorithm, drug tables, and convenient references.
(33428 views)

Yale University School of Medicine Heart BookYale University School of Medicine Heart Book
by Barry L. Zaret, Marvin Moser, Lawrence S. Cohen - William Morrow & Co , 1992
Comprehensive and user-friendly look at cardiovascular health. The book contains easy-to-understand descriptions of heart disease and other cardiovascular maladies - heart attacks, hypertension, strokes, cardiac arrhythmias, rheumatic heart disease.
(11092 views)

Handbook of Contrast EchocardiographyHandbook of Contrast Echocardiography
by Harold Becher, Peter Burns - Springer , 2000
This book is the result of the authors' combined experience in clinical application of contrast echocardiography. It provides the clinical echocardiographer with a complete guide and reference for performing and interpreting a contrast echo study.
(5265 views)

The Alan E. Lindsay ECG Learning CenterThe Alan E. Lindsay ECG Learning Center
by Frank G. Yanowitz , 2006
This interactive ECG tutorial represents an introduction to clinical electrocardiography. Each section provides some didactic teaching points and an interactive quiz. Written for medical students, nurses, cardiology fellows, and practicing physicians.
(6159 views)

Cardiac Surgery in the AdultCardiac Surgery in the Adult
by Lawrence H. Cohn - McGraw-Hill Professional , 2007
The next classic reference in cardiac surgery. This comprehensive book focuses on the cardiac surgery in the adult patient. Indications, pathophysiology, surgical decision making, complications, and results of surgical treatment are examined in depth.
(14167 views)

Inflammatory Atherosclerosis: Characteristics of the Injurious AgentInflammatory Atherosclerosis: Characteristics of the Injurious Agent
by Richard J. Frink - Heart Research Foundation Sacrament , 2002
The book on the nature and characteristics of the injurious agent through study of the microscopic changes taking place in the coronary arteries of patients with and without clinical coronary disease. Includes high-quality color photographs.
(4244 views)

Cardiology ExplainedCardiology Explained
by Euan Ashley, Josef Niebauer - Remedica Publishing , 2003
The book on physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease, gives guidelines as to when refer to specialist colleagues and explains what the specialist is likely to do. Aimed at the hospital doctor, generalist or student.
(8285 views)

Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in AdultsClinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
by National Institutes of Health - International Medical Publishing, Inc , 2003
Guidelines for health care practitioners which underline the importance of weight management and provide tools treat patients more effectively. The text helps understanding the obesity and support efforts of millions of people to lose weight.
(10327 views)