Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems: The Evidence-Based Medicine Approach

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Thach Nguyen, Dayi Hu, Moo-Hyun Kim, Cindy Grines
Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 464 pages
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What the practicing cardiologist really needs is a text that emphasizes unbiased, up to date information and that places this information into an appropriate context. The third edition of Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems: The Evidence-based Medicine Approach, carefully edited by Dr Thach N. Nguyen and his co-Editors, does precisely this”. From the Foreword by Eugene Braunwald, MD, Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Patients with complex cardiovascular problems pose a special management challenge for both the specialist and the non-specialist. To make the best treatment decisions and avoid potential problems, you need to stay on top of ever-changing standards of care. Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems: The Evidence-based Medicine Approach, Third Edition, supplies dependable information you can use in daily practice.

Conveniently boxed summaries give you immediate access to:


  • Critical thinking – presenting new concepts

  • Evidence-based medicine – the key results of important clinical trials

  • Emerging trends – how new information can be applied to improve practice

  • Clinical pearls – advice from master clinicians

  • Take home messages – succinct summaries of each chapter

This concise text offers candid advice on incorporating evidence-based data concerning:


  • Acute coronary syndrome

  • ST segment elevation myocardial infarction

  • Hypotension and shock in acute myocardial infarction

  • Care of the patient undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery

  • Care of the patient undergoing non-cardiac surgery

  • Pulmonary hypotension

  • Heart failure

  • Ventricular tachycardia

  • Atrial fibrillation

  • Mitral regurgitation

  • Ischemic stroke

  • Syncope

  • Congenital heart disease in adults

Keep Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems: The Evidence-based Medicine Approach, Third Edition, close at hand for the frequent consultation it is sure to receive.

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About the author (2008)

Thach N. Nguyen, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI
Director of Cardiology, Community Health System, St Mary Medical Center, Hobart, IN, USA
Dr Thach N. Nguyen, is director of cardiology at Community Health System, St Mary Medical Center, Hobart IN. Since 1992, he actively participated in the organization of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, the largest cardiology educational meeting for China. His major publications include Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems (second edition in English, Spanish and Vietnamese 2002. Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology (2nd edition Blackwell, Oxford UK, 2003, 3rd edition: 2007 in press). He has academic appointment at Indiana University School of Medicine, honorary professorship of medicine at the Capital University of Medical Sciences and the Institute of Geriatric Cardiology of The Central People Liberation Army Hospital 301, Beijing, China. He is editorial consultant for the Journal of Interventional Cardiology, co-editor of the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology.

Dayi Hu, MD
Dean of TongJi University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
Dr Dayi Hu is Dean of the Medical School of Shanghai Tongji University
and Chief of Cardiology Department, People’s Hospital of Peking University
Beijing, China. He is the founder of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, the largest cardiology educational meeting for China. His major publications include many Chinese cardiology books for today practice of cardiology in China. He was co-editor ofr the Maangement of Complex Cardiovascular Problems and Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology (Blackwell, Oxford UK). He was president of the Chinese Society of Electrophysiology and Pacing. He is currently president elect of the Chinese Society of Cardiology.

Moo-Hyun Kim, MD
Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories; and Vice Dean, Dong A University Medical School, Dong A University Medical Center, Busan, South Korea

Cindy L. Grines, MD
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Interventional Cardiology; and Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA

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