Drugs in Cardiology: A Comprehensive Guide to Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

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Juan Carlos Kaski, Carl Hayward, Saagar Mahida, Stuart Baker, Teck Khong, Juan Tamargo
OUP Oxford, Nov 25, 2010 - Medical - 768 pages
Based on the most recent guidelines in cardiovascular pharmacology, and containing a comprehensive 350-page A-Z formulary of common and less commonly used cardiac drugs and drug groups, Drugs in Cardiology provides practical and accessible guidance on all areas of drug prescribing. Containing independently verified pharmacological data, up-to-date evidence for the clinical uses of specific drugs, and references to the most important clinical trials, it is written from both a clinical and pharmacological perspective, and has been thoroughly reviewed by a panel of consultant cardiologists, making it an essential reference tool for all healthcare professionals involved in cardiovascular pharmacology. Written in the popular Oxford Handbook style to allow quick access to information, the book contains chapters on major clinical conditions, including heart failure, hypertension and pregnancy, giving practical guidance on appropriate treatments in these areas. It also includes numerous flow charts for quick reference and contains an indispensable appendix of information on non-cardiac drugs which affect the heart.

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Professor Kaski was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and studied Medicine at the Universidad del Salvador, in Buenos Aires. He moved to London in where he completed his training in invasive and non-invasive cardiology. In 1986, he returned to Buenos Aires to take up a senior position at R.Mejia Hospital, but in 1988, he returned to London to direct a research section in the Cardiovascular Unit at Hammersmith Hospital, before joining the Department of Cardiological Sciences at St. George's Hospital Medical School to conduct research in the field of coronary artery disease. In 1995 he was appointed Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant and was made Reader in Cardiology in 1998. Professor Kaski is a Board Certified Cardiologist and a Certified Internal Medicine Physician. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology and several other scientific societies.

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