Inpatient Cardiovascular Medicine

Inpatient Cardiovascular Medicine

Editor(s): Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, Timir S. Baman

Published Online: 15 NOV 2013 09:52PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470610008

Online ISBN: 9781118484784

DOI: 10.1002/9781118484784

About this Book

The first book developed specifically for hospitalists managing the growing number of patients with cardiovascular disorders

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of hospitalization and mortality worldwide, and will account for approximately twenty million deaths in 2015. Due to this growing problem, many patients are being managed by non-cardiovascular physicians in the inpatient setting. As a result, hospitalists and other inpatient physicians without specialized training in cardiology are faced with uncertainty when contemplating the proper management of these patients.

This book focuses on inpatient cardiovascular medicine in a highly algorithmic and evidence-based approach, so that users will be able to care for their hospitalized patients directly, using the best contemporary evidence available. It emphasizes the practical, immediate application of principles and treatment recommendations into everyday clinical inpatient practice, while simplifying the approach to these patients by utilizing visual aids such as carefully designed charts, illustrations, and diagrams.

Inpatient Cardiovascular Medicine features thoughtful, comprehensive coverage by top experts in the field. Topics include:

  • Cardiovascular History and Physical Examination
  • Introduction to Electrocardiography
  • Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Stress Testing and the Evaluation of Chest Pain
  • Perioperative Cardiac Evaluation
  • Cardiac Resuscitation
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes: Unstable Angina and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
  • Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
  • Chronic Coronary Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Thoracic Aortic Disease
  • Systolic Heart Failure
  • Diastolic Heart Failure
  • Dilated and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Transplantation and Left Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Syncope
  • Approach to the Patient with a Narrow Complex Tachycardia
  • Approach to the Patient with a Wide Complex Tachycardia
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter
  • Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy
  • Cardiac Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Pericardial Diseases
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Cardiac Tumors

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: General Principles and Conditions in Cardiovascular Medicine

  2. Part 2: Ischemic Heart and Vascular Disease

    1. Chapter 10

      Peripheral Arterial Disease (pages 126–137)

      Yogendra M. Kanthi, Christos Kasapis and Hitinder S. Gurm

    1. Chapter 23

      Hypertension (pages 277–287)

      Sascha N. Goonewardena and Fareed U. Khaja

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