Primary Care Provider's Guide to Cardiology
Glenn N. Levine, Do Mann
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000 - Medical - 204 pages
he Primary Care Provider's Guide to Cardiology serves as a quick, concise reference for health care professionals and primary care providers involved in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. The book takes a practical approach, providing clinically relevant information in a clear, easy to read format. Tables and flow charts are liberally used to summarise diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The book covers timely topics such as: Evaluation and management of patients with congestive heart failure. Care of the patient with chronic stable angina. Treatment guidelines for patients with hypercholesterolemia Current recommendations for the treatment and prophylaxis of infective endocarditis. Management of the pregnant patient with cardiovascular disease. Evaluation and management of the patient with valvular heart disease.
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Approach to the Patient with Syncope
Evaluation and Management of Patients
Care of the Patient with Chronic Stable Angina
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ACE inhibitors acute agents and/or antianginal antiarrhythmic antibiotic anticoagulation aortic valve arrhythmias aspirin asymptomatic atrial fibrillation beta blockers blood pressure Calcium channel blockers cardiac catheterization cardiac risk factors cardiac tamponade Cardiology cardiomyopathy cardiovascular cardioversion cholesterol chronic stable angina CLINICAL PEARLS congestive heart failure considered contraindications coronary artery disease decrease diagnosis diastolic digoxin diuretics dose drugs dysfunction echocardiogram echocardiography ejection fraction electrocardiographic elevated evaluation heart rate hemodynamic heparin Houston V. A. Medical hypertension hypotension ICDs implantation increased infective endocarditis infusion initial intravenous LDL levels medical therapy mg q.d. mg/dL mg/kg monitoring murmur myocardial infarction neurocardiogenic syncope nitroglycerin normal pacemaker patients with atrial pericardial effusions physical examination platelet pregnancy primary care provider procedure prophylaxis prosthetic valve PTCA pulmonary recommended regimens regurgitation renal revascularization sinus rhythm ST-segment stent stress test stroke surgery symptoms systolic tachycardia thromboembolism tion titrated treatment unstable angina V. A. Medical Center vasodilators ventricular response rate warfarin warfarin therapy