Hurst's the Heart, 13th Edition: Two Volume Set

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 27, 2010 - Medical - 2500 pages

The trusted landmark cardiology resource—thoroughly updated to reflect the latest clinical perspectives

Includes DVD with image bank

A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!

"This is an outstanding choice for those who strive for a firm foundation in cardiovascular medicine, as well as an up-to-date and user-friendly source that addresses every discipline in the field. The updates and enhancements to this edition have made the book easier to use."--Doody's Review Service

Through thirteen editions, Hurst’s the Heart has always represented the cornerstone of current scholarship in the discipline. Cardiologists, cardiology fellows, and internists from across the globe have relied on its unmatched authority, breadth of coverage, and clinical relevance to help optimize patient outcomes. The thirteenth edition of Hurst’s the Heart continues this standard-setting tradition with 19 new chapters and 59 new authors, each of whom are internationally recognized as experts in their respective content areas.

Featuring an enhanced, reader-friendly design, the new edition covers need-to-know clinical advances, as well as issues that are becoming increasingly vital to cardiologists worldwide. As in previous editions, you will find the most complete overview of cardiology topics available—plus a timely new focus on evidence-based medicine, health outcomes, and health quality.

New Features

  • 1548 full-color illustrations and 578 tables
  • Companion DVD with image bank includes key figures and tables from the text
  • The Cardiovascular Disease: Past, Present, and Future section includes a new chapter on assessing and improving quality of care in cardiovascular medicine
  • The section on the scientific foundations of cardiovascular medicine has been thoroughly revised
  • 2 new chapters in the section on the evaluation of the patient detail the process of effective diagnostic decision making based on technology, clinical trials, and practice guidelines
  • A new chapter in the section on heart failure details cardiac transplantation
  • The sections on primary heart disease include new chapters on topics such as preventive strategies for coronary artery disease and updated pharmacologic strategies for acute coronary syndromes
  • The section on cardiopulmonary disease features new chapters on chronic cor pulmonale and sleep disorder breathing and its relationship to cardiovascular disease
  • The section on valvular heart disease has four of the six chapter completely rewritten by new authors who are authorities in the field
  • The final six sections feature new chapters on the environment and heart disease, surgical treatment of carotid and peripheral vascular disease and cost effective strategies in cardiology

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About the author (2010)

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, FAHA
Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation
Professor of Cardiology
Director, Mount Sinai Heart
Director, The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular
Institute and Marie-Jos e and Henry R. Kravis Center for
Cardiovascular Health
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
Richard A. Walsh, MD, FACC, FAHA
John H. Hord Professor and Chairman
Department of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
University Hospitals of of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
Robert A. Harrington, MD, FACC, FAHA
Richard Sean Stack, MD Distinguished Professor
Professor of Medicine
Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Associate Editors:
Sharon A. Hunt, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA
Spencer B. King III, MD, MACC
Saint Joseph's Heart and Vascular Institute
Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Chief Medical Officer
Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Evidence
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS
Consulting Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory
St. Vincent Hospital
Indianapolis, IN
Robert Roberts, MD, FRCP(C), MACC, FAHA
President and CEO
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Professor of Medicine and Director
The Ruddy Canadian Cardiovascular Genetics Centre
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
Eric Rose, MD
Edmond A. Guggenheim Professor and Chair
Department of Health Evidence and Policy
Professor, Departments of Medicine (Cardiology), Surgery,
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Associate Director for Clinical Outcomes, Mount Sinai Heart
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

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