100 Questions & Answers About Valvular Heart Disease

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Oct 5, 2009 - Medical - 98 pages
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Empower Yourself! Whether you’re a newly diagnosed with a valvular heart disease, or have a friend or relative with valvular heart problems, this book offers help. The only text to provide the doctor’s and patient’s views, 100 Questions & Answers About Valvular Heart Disease gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, sources of support, and includes topics like improved surgical techniques, noninvasive techniques for surveillance of left ventricular function, guidelines for the timing of surgery, and the role of drug therapy in the management of valvular heart disease. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this frightening disease.
 

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Contents

The Basics
1
Causes Symptoms and Diagnosis
11
Treatment Decisions
41
Surgical Management
45
Specific Valve Problems
57
Glossary
87
Index
93
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