Cardiovascular English

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 26, 2008 - Medical - 308 pages
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After the successful publication of Medical English, Radiological English and Primary Care English by Springer, I considered it a top priority to keep on writing medical English books by specialties, which could become useful tools for health care professionals and medical students all over the world. Being a cardiovascular radiologist myself, Cardiovascular English was one of the first titles that came to my mind when I began to think about a series of medical English books by specialties. In spite of the fact that c- diovascular diseases are my main area of interest, I would not have dared co-write a book on cardiovascular English without the enthusiastic support of Dr. Mejía. This book project started in Benalmadena when, during the dinner after a 1-day course on cardiovascular imaging, Dr. Manuel Concha, a pro- nent figure in cardiac surgery and one of the pioneers of cardiac tra- plants in my country, and who was aware of my idea of writing a card- vascular English book, introduced Dr. Mejía to me saying “Ramón, Sergio is the person you are looking for.” He was absolutely right. Sergio Mejía has been enthusiastically c- mitted to the book project since its inception. Like its predecessors, Cardiovascular English is not written by English teachers and aimed at English students, but it is written by doctors and aimed at doctors.
 

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Contents

Methodological Approach to Cardiovascular English
4
Cardiovascular Grammar
9
Tenses
10
Modal Verbs
22
Conditionals
27
Passive Voice
31
Passive Forms of Present and Past Tenses
32
Reported Speech
34
Abbreviation Lists
182
Common Sentences Containing Abbreviations
203
Cardiovascular Clinical History
207
At the Cardiology Ward
217
Cardiovascular Examination
220
Cardiovascular Examination
222
No Treatment
224
Prescribing Medication
227

Questions
38
Infinitiveing
40
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
44
AAn and The
45
Word Order
47
Adjectives
51
Prepositions
57
Cardiovascular Scientific Literature Writing an Article
61
Main Text
67
References
74
Additional Material
80
Final Tips
82
Letters to Editors of Cardiovascular Journals
85
Submission Letters
86
Resubmission Letters
87
Reconfiguration Letters
88
Letters of Thanks for an Invitation to Publish an Article in a Journal
91
Asking about the Status of a Paper
92
In Summary
94
Attending an International Cardiovascular Course
96
Travel and Hotel Arrangements
98
Course Example
106
Giving a Cardiological Talk
113
Useful Sentences for Cardiological Talks
116
The Dreaded QuestionsandComments Section
119
Chairing a Cardiovascular Session
126
Should Chairpersons Ask Questions?
129
What the Chairperson Should Say When Something Is Going Wrong
130
Specific Cardiological Chairpersons Comments
132
Usual Mistakes Made by Cardiologists Speaking and Writing in English
135
Common Grammatical Mistakes
138
Common Spelling Mistakes
141
Common Pronunciation Mistakes
142
Latin and Greek Terminology
147
Plural Rules
151
List of Latin and Greek Terms and Their Plurals
152
Acronyms and Abbreviations
177
Prescribing Medication Safely
231
Orders for Nursing Units
232
Emergency DoNotResuscitate Orders
234
Echocardiography
237
Standard Reports
238
Teaching Residents
240
HeadUp Tilt Test
242
Invasive Cardiac Imaging the Cath Lab
244
Garments
246
Tools and Devices
247
Talking to the Patient
249
Teaching Residents
250
Talking to Nurses
251
Talking To Technologists
252
Postprocedure Management
253
Electrocardiogram Interpretation
255
EKG Jargon
260
Talking to Other Cardiologists about EKGs
261
Heart Transplantation
267
Talking about Brain Death to the Donors Family
269
Talking to the Patients Family
270
Clinical Session
275
On Call
283
Common OnCall Sentences
284
Additional Call Terms
286
Pain Scale
288
Conversation Survival Guide
290
Greetings
293
Courtesy Sentences
294
At the Restaurant
295
City Transportation
297
Cars
303
Having a Drink or Two
305
On the Phone
306
Emergency Situations
307
At the Police Station
308
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