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Pathophysiology of Heart Disease : A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty,9780781763219

Pathophysiology of Heart Disease : A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty



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Completely rewritten and updated for its Fourth Edition, this best-selling text is a comprehensive, clear, concise, and easy-to-understand introduction to cardiovascular diseases. It is written by internationally recognized Harvard Medical School faculty and select medical students, and is the best text to bridge basic physiology with clinical care of patients. This edition provides updated coverage of pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes, mechanisms of heart failure, molecular mechanisms of dysrhythmias, the genomic basis of cardiomyopathies and congenital heart disease, and pharmacology. Numerous new illustrations are included. A companion Website on thePoint will include animations and audio heart sounds.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Basic Cardiac Structure and Functionp. 1
The Cardiac Cycle: Mechanisms of Heart Sounds and Murmurs 29p. 29
Diagnostic Imaging and Cardiac Catheterizationp. 46
The Electrocardiogramp. 80
Atherosclerosisp. 118
Ischemic Heart Diseasep. 141
Acute Coronary Syndromesp. 168
Valvular Heart Diseasep. 197
Heart Failurep. 225
The Cardiomyopathiesp. 252
Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmiasp. 269
Clinical Aspects of Cardiac Arrhythmiasp. 287
Hypertensionp. 311
Diseases of the Pericardiump. 334
Diseases of the Peripheral Vasculaturep. 349
Congenital Heart Diseasep. 371
Cardiovascular Drugsp. 397
Indexp. 450
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