Clinical Cardiology: Current Practice Guidelines

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Clinical Cardiology: Current Practice Guidelines is an essential tool for the busy clinician, providing succinct yet detailed access to the most recent trial and guideline data supporting practice and patient management in cardiology. ESC and ACC/AHA guidelines are continually being updated and often overlap in their advice, making it difficult for the cardiologist to obtain a clear picture of the right way to diagnose and treat disease according to the latest evidence base. Written by leading authorities in the field, this book, together with its twice yearly-updated online version, provides a solution. The authors have scrutinized all available guidelines and research, collating the results into over 600 easily-accessibletables which provide the most recent recommendation by both ACC/AHA and the ESC on every clinical issue. These recommendations are considered in the context of the latest research and evolving evidence most relevant to the clinician, to give detailed insights into how best to proceed with treatment.This is discussed as part of 84 comprehensive chapters on pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. Each chapter offers concise information on definition, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of the disease, reflecting the latest published research. Following this is clear and instructive discussion of possible presentations and all clinical investigations that may be necessary. The authors have rigorously examined the implications of published guidance, and where appropriate considered newevidence that questions the validity of specific recommendations, as well as the opinion of established experts and other data such as FDA alerts. This guidance is supported by over 140 full-colour images, which reinforce key points and clarify difficult concepts. The online version is updated twice ayear to ensure a continuously up-to-date reference source over time, which will establish itself as an essential part of everyday practice. Accompanied by a years free access to the online version and providing at-a-glance access to the best guidance in cardiology, Clinical Cardiology: Current Practice Guidelines offers a diagnosis and management toolkit which no cardiologist can afford to be without.

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Dr Katritsis is an interventional cardiologist and electrophysiologist, leading a multidisciplinary team of clinical and invasive cardiologists and basic scientists. He has a PhD on coronary angioplasty from the University of London, and has been Lecturer In Clinical Cardiology at St Georges Hospital, London. He performs all kinds of interventional cardiology procedures including complex coronary intervention and TAVR, ablation of complex arrhythmias, andimplantation of devices. Besides his clinical involvement, Dr Katritsis runs an active research program and has published over 250 original articles in international journals on most aspects of cardiology but mainly on coronary circulation, indications of intervention, and arrhythmias. He is on the editorialboard of several cardiology journals, and has participated in most European and American textbooks of cardiology with contribution of chapters.Professor John Camm qualified in 1971. He worked at Guys Hospital before working at St. Bartholomews Hospital, London. In 1986 he moved to St. Georges Hospital Medical School in London as Professor of Clinical Cardiology (British Heart Foundation). Professor Camm was elected the Chairman of Medicine in October 1990, a post rotated from in 1995. He is now the Chairman of the Division of Cardiac and Vascular Sciences at St. Georges University of London. His major speciality is cardiacarrhythmias but he is also much involved in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac pacemakers, risk stratification in post myocardial infarction, heart failure and cardiomyopathy patients. He has a major interest in cardiovascular safety of cardiac and non-cardiac drugs. John has given over 1500lectures to national and international audiences, written more than 1000 peer review papers and over 250 detailed reviews. He has authored and edited numerous books.Dr. Gershs wide interests include the natural history and therapy of acute and chronic coronary artery disease, clinical electrophysiology and in particular atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death, the cardiomyopathies and the clinical implications of molecular genetics in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiac stem cell therapy and the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the developing world. Dr. Gersh is the editor of 13 books and is on the editorial board of 25 journals includingCirculation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Senior Consulting Editor), Nature Cardiovascular Medicine,and The European Heart Journal (2009 Deputy Editor). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Reynolds Foundation, a Past Chairman of the Council of Clinical Cardiology of theAmerican Heart Association, an at large member of the World Heart Federations Scientific and Policy Initiatives Committee (SPIC).

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