Cardiology in Primary Care
William T. Branch
McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division, 2000 - Medical - 940 pages
Designed from the ground up to answer these fundamental questions abou t cardiac care for the primary care practitioner: How do I diagnose? H ow can I help my patients prevent heart disease? Which diseases should Imanage and what are the steps to take? When do I consult with or ref er to a cardiologist? What should I watch for if my patient has a card iovascular condition? How do I educate my patients? What is the most e ffective and economical course of action? Each chapter is co-authored by a generalists and a cardiologist to ensure the primarycare focus is fused with the latest scientific breakthroughs.
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THE PREVALENCE OF CARDIOVASCULAR
EVALUATION OF SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS
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