Cardiology in Primary Care

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2004 - Medical - 337 pages
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Increasingly, those working in primary care are expected to provide a more specialised cardiovascular prevention, diagnostic and follow-up service rather than a referral service. This comprehensive textbook of cardiology provides clear and concise information on the modern and evolving methods of diagnosis relevant to primary care, as well as risk assessment and approaches to treatment. It uses a practical symptom-based approach and addresses the common and important cardiovascular problems encountered in the GP surgery, providing the information and approach to enable the primary care team to understand and manage them.

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Diabetes and the heart
Peripheral arterial disease
Heart failure
Management of angina
Myocardial infarction and other acute coronary syndromes
Myocardial revascularisation
Management of valve disease
Coronary heart disease in women
Management of heart disease in pregnancy
Management of sexual problems in male patients with cardiac
Congenital heart disease
Heart disease in the elderly
Perioperative risk assessment in cardiac patients
Cardiac tests and procedures

Management of arrhythmias

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Dr Clive Handler BSc, MD, MRCP, FACC, FESC is an Honorary Consultant in the National Pulmonary Hypertension Unit at The Royal Free Hospital, London and Consultant Cardiologist at Highgate Hospital, London. He was previously Consultant Cardiologist at Northwick Park and St Marys Hospitals, London. He trained at Guys Hospital Medical School and at St Lukes Hospital Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin. His textbook "Cardiology in Primary Care," was published by Radcliffe Publishing in 2004. He co-edited "Classic Papers in Coronary Angioplasty" with Dr Michael Cleman from Yale University Medical School (Springer) and edited "Guys Hospital 250 years" in 1975. His forthcoming books include "Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Primary Care" and Management of Cardiac Problems in Primary Care" (both written with Dr Gerry Coghlan and published by Radcliffe Publishing) and is co-editor of "Vascular Complications in Human Disease: mechanisms and consequences" (Springer). His has written numerous scientific papers.

Dr Gerry Coghlan MD, FRCP is Consultant Cardiologist and Director of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Unit at the Royal Free Hospital. He trained in Dublin and at Harefield and the Royal Free Hospitals. He is an international authority on Pulmonary Hypertension but has wide interests in all aspects of the management of coronary heart disease and angioplasty. He has written several books with Dr Clive Handler as well as scientific papers on pulmonary hypertension and other aspects of cardiology.

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