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The Thieme Q&A Specialty Reviews come in a question and answer format: thought provoking questions on the right and detailed answers on the following left page, with superb color illustrations throughout.

Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the western world, and cardiovascular research had led to new perspectives and techniques in managing this significant helathcare concern. Now in an updated second edition, CARDIOLOGY covers all new diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms, as well as the latest MRI and echocardiographic techniques.

The convenient-sized book presents 225 short cases, in the form of multi-part questions with detailed integrated answers, plus photographs of clinical conditions, gross and microscopic pathology, anatomical and functional cardiac imaging, electrocardiography, pressure traces and line drawings.

This book will appeal to a wide range of readers from young hospital doctors preparing for higher qualifications in cardiology and internal medicine, to established physicians stimulated by a problem-oriented review of their subjects.


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Page 38 - Origin of the right coronary artery from the left sinus of Valsalva and its functional consequences: analysis of 10 necropsy patients.
Page 4 - Although declining, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western world and is rapidly accelerating in the developing world.
Page 146 - Echocardiography can identify any associated lesions, such as atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, or patent ductus arteriosus.
Page 166 - PP interval and a progressive increase in the PR interval until a P wave fails to conduct.
Page 158 - II, III, and aVf, and ST segment depression and T wave inversion in leads I and aVL.
Page 38 - A number of congenital abnormalities of the coronary arteries are recognized, including anomalous origin of a coronary artery (usually the left) from the pulmonary artery...
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Page 172 - The pre-excitation is usually mediated by a right-sided accessory pathway and is potentially dangerous because of the tendency of the dilated right atrium to develop flutter, with the risk of 1:1 atrioventricular conduction which may be followed by cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation.
Page 168 - Left ventricular damage causes the initial outward movement during systole to be slower and less forceful, causing a reduction in the E wave.

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Professor emeritus and Former Chairman, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Hellerup, Denmark; and Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical Faculty, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia

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