Cardiology Essentials offers practical advice from a seasoned cardiology physician assistant on how to be an efficient, competent member of the cardiology team. This handbook will provide the basics of how to care for the most common cardiac conditions encountered in clinical practice. Oftentimes, the supervising physician is inaccessible during a medical crisis. This handbook supplies the practicing PA/NP with the critical information and confidence they need to handle such crises when they arise. Written in an easy-to-read format, this book allows the PA/NP or student to read the book and immediately feel at home in the world of cardiology.
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