Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2-Volume Set

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Nov 21, 2007 - Medical - 2304 pages
Dr. Braunwald's masterwork returns ... bringing you the definitive guidance you need to overcome any challenge in clinical cardiology today, using the best approaches available! Hundreds of world authorities, many of them new to this edition, synthesize all of the recent developments that are revolutionizing practice - from the newest findings in molecular biology and genetics to the latest imaging modalities, interventional procedures, and medications. This multimedia e-dition includes not only the printed reference, but also access to the complete contents online, fully searchable, with regular updates and much more. The expertise of the contributors, the scope of the coverage, and the versatile, multimedia format all make this the ultimate reference for the practicing cardiologist.Locate the answers you need fast, thanks to a user-friendly, full-color design, complete with more than 1,500 color illustrations.
Glean clinically actionable information quickly with Clinical Practice Points in every chapter.
Access the complete contents of the 2-volume set online, fully searchable, plus regular updates to reflect the latest clinical developments Focused Reviews Commentaries Late-Breaking Trials and more.Apply the latest knowledge in your field with 7 new chapters on Acute Heart Failure Device Therapy of Heart Failure Emerging Therapies for Heart Failure Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Management Prevention and Management of Stroke Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Coronary Arteriography Guidelines.
Get fresh perspectives on your practice with contributions from more than 20 brand-new authors.
 

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Contents

The Epidemiological Transition in the United States 6
Instructions for online access
Current Worldwide Variations in the Global Burden
Global Trends in Cardiovascular Disease 14
Preface
Cardiovascular Care
Principles of Cardiovascular Molecular Biology
General Principles of Genetic Factors in Cardiovascular
Summary and Conclusions 21
ExerciseBased Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation
Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Management of Patients with Heart Disease
Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
Coronary Blood Flow and Myocardial Ischemia
Approach to the Patient with Chest Pain
STElevation Myocardial Infarction Pathology Pathophysiology and Clinical Features
STElevation Myocardial Infarction Management

Genetics of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Genetic Factors in Myocardial Disease
Evaluation of the Patient
The History and Physical Examination An Evidence Based Approach
Electrocardiography
Exercise Stress Testing
Echocardiography
The Chest Radiograph in Cardiovascular Disease
Nuclear Cardiology
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Computed Tomography of the Heart
Cardiac Catheterization
Coronary Arteriography and Intravascular Imaging
Heart Failure
Mechanisms of Cardiac Contraction and Relaxation
Pathophysiology of Heart Failure
Clinical Assessment of Heart Failure
Diagnosis and Management of Acute Heart Failure
Management of Heart Failure Patients with Reduced Ejection Fraction
Heart Failure with Normal Ejection Fraction
Surgical Management of Heart Failure
Assisted Circulation in the Treatment of Heart Failure
Emerging Therapies and Strategies in the Treatment of Heart Failure
Care of Patients with EndStage Heart Disease
Cardiovascular Disease 9
Arrhythmias Sudden Death and Syncope
Genesis of Cardiac Arrhythmias Electrophysiological Considerations
Diagnosis of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Therapy for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Cardiac Pacemakers and CardioverterDefibrillators
Specific Arrhythmias Diagnosis and Treatment
Cardiac Arrest and Sudden Cardiac Death
Hypotension and Syncope
Preventive Cardiology
The Vascular Biology of Atherosclerosis
Risk Factors for Atherothrombotic Disease
Systemic Hypertension Mechanisms and Diagnosis
Systemic Hypertension Therapy
Lipoprotein Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease
Diabetes Mellitus the Metabolic Syndrome and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease
Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease
Future Challenges 18
Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Unstable Angina and NonST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Chronic Coronary Artery Disease
Percutaneous Coronary and Valvular Intervention
Diseases of the Aorta
Peripheral Arterial Diseases
Prevention and Management of Stroke
Endovascular Treatment of Noncoronary Obstructive Vascular Disease
Diabetes and Heart Disease
Diseases of the Heart Pericardium and Pulmonary Vasculature
Congenital Heart Disease
Valvular Heart Disease
Infective Endocarditis
The Dilated Restrictive and Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Myocarditis
Cardiovascular Abnormalities in HIVInfected Individuals
Toxins and the Heart
Primary Tumors of the Heart
Pericardial Diseases
Traumatic Heart Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Hypertension
Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Disease in Special Populations
Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly
Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Pregnancy and Heart Disease
Exercise and Sports Cardiology
Medical Management of the Patient Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
Anesthesia and Noncardiac Surgery in Patients with Heart Disease
Cardiovascular Disease and Disorders of Other Organs
Endocrine Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease
Hemostasis Thrombosis Fibrinolysis and Cardiovascular Disease
Rheumatic Fever
Rheumatic Diseases and the Cardiovascular System
The Cancer Patient and Cardiovascular Disease
Psychiatric and Behavioral Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease
Neurological Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease
Illness
Cardiovascular Manifestations of Autonomic
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