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

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-10-16
  • Publisher: LWW
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Now in its Third Edition, Pathophysiology of Heart Disease is a concise introduction to diseases of the cardiovascular system. Introductory chapters review basic cardiac anatomy and physiology, heart sounds and murmurs, imaging and catheterization techniques, and the electrocardiogram. Early chapters review the structure and function of the heart. The main body of the book addresses the major groups of cardiovascular disease: atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, acute myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, mechanisms of arrhythmias and their diagnosis, hypertension, diseases of the pericardium, diseases of peripheral vasculature, and congenital heart disease. The last chapter of the book is devoted to cardiovascular drugs.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Basic Cardiac Structure and Functionp. 1
Heart Sounds and Murmursp. 29
Diagnostic Imaging and Cardiac Catheterizationp. 45
The Electrocardiogramp. 75
Atherosclerosisp. 111
Ischemic Heart Diseasep. 131
Acute Coronary Syndromesp. 157
Valvular Heart Diseasep. 185
Heart Failurep. 211
The Cardiomyopathiesp. 237
Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmiasp. 253
Clinical Aspects of Cardiac Arrhythmiasp. 269
Hypertensionp. 289
Diseases of the Pericardiump. 311
Diseases of the Peripheral Vasculaturep. 325
Congenital Heart Diseasep. 347
Cardiovascular Drugsp. 371
Indexp. 423
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