Blueprints Cardiology

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Eric Awtry, Cathy Jeon, Molly G. Ware
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006 - Medical - 256 pages
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The Second Edition of Blueprints Cardiology covers the essentials that students need to know on cardiology and internal medicine rotations and while preparing for the USMLE. The thoroughly updated Second Edition features coverage of the most common conditions encountered on the wards.

This edition includes a new chapter on pre-operative evaluation of the cardiac patient, plus two new appendices with common cardiac drugs and sample ECGs. The revised and expanded Q&A section presents 75 board-format questions with detailed answer explanations. Evidence-based resources are also included in this edition.

 

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Contents

History
2
Physical Examination of the Cardiovascular System
9
DIAGNOSTIC MODALITIES
15
The Electrocardiogram
16
Stress Testing
21
Echocardiography
26
Cardiac Catheterization
29
Diagnostic Modalities for Arrhythmias
34
Rheumatic Fever
114
Disorders of the Aortic Valve
119
Disorders of the Mitral Valve
121
Infective Endocarditis
125
Prosthetic Heart Valves
130
PERICARDIAL DISEASES
135
Pericarditis
136
Cardiac Tamponade
139

Other Imaging Modalities
39
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
41
Coronary Artery DiseasePathophysiology
42
Dyslipidemia
46
Chronic Stable Angina
51
Unstable Angina and NonSTElevation Myocardial Infarction
55
STElevation Myocardial Infarction
59
Complications of Myocardial Infarction
64
HEART FAILURE
69
Cardiovascular Hemodynamics
71
Mechanisms of Heart Failure
73
Clinical Manifestations and Treatment of Heart Failure
77
Myocarditis
83
The Cardiomyopathies
85
ARRHYTHMIAS
89
Mechanisms of Arrhythmogenesis
90
Tachyarrhythmias
93
Bradyarrhythmias Bradycardia and Heart Block
99
Syncope
103
Sudden Cardiac Death
107
Pacemakers and Implantable CardioverterDefibrillators
110
VALVULAR HEART DISEASE
113
Constrictive Pericarditis
142
WASCULAR DISEASES
145
Hypertension
146
Peripheral Arterial Disorders
150
Diseases of the Aorta
154
Carotid Arterial Disease
160
Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolic Disease
163
Pulmonary Hypertension
167
OTHER IMPORTANT CARDIAC CONDITIONS
171
Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation
172
Congenital Heart Disease
176
Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Disease
181
Traumatic Heart Disease
184
Cardiac Tumors
187
Questions
189
Answers
205
EvidenceBased Resources
219
Appendix B Electrocardiograms
224
Commonly Used Cardiovascular Medications
244
Index
247
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