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Inpatient Cardiovascular Medicine. Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts

  • ID: 2330168
  • Book
  • August 2014
  • 384 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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
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Contributors viii

Preface xi

PART 1 General Principles and Conditions in Cardiovascular Medicine

1. Cardiovascular History and Physical Examination 1Melinda B. Davis and Michael J. Shea

2. Introduction to Electrocardiography 16Zachary D. Goldberger and Timir S. Baman

3. Non–invasive Cardiac Imaging 45Renuka Jain and William F. Armstrong

4. Cardiac Stress Testing and the Evaluation of Chest Pain 59Njeri Thande and Peter G. Hagan

5. Perioperative Cardiac Evaluation 71Adam M. Rogers and Kim A. Eagle

6. Cardiac Resuscitation 79Dana P. Edelson

PART 2 Ischemic Heart and Vascular Disease

7. Acute Coronary Syndromes: Unstable Angina and Non–ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction 89Gerald C. Koenig and Stanley J. Chetcuti

8. Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction 101Michael C. Reed and Brahmajee K. Nallamothu

9. Chronic Coronary Artery Disease 119Amir B. Rabbani and P. Michael Grossman

10. Peripheral Arterial Disease 126Yogendra M. Kanthi, Christos Kasapis, and Hitinder S. Gurm

11. Thoracic Aortic Diseases 138Anna M. Booher and Thomas T. Tsai

PART 3 Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy

12. Systolic Heart Failure 154Shea E. Hogan and Jennifer A. Cowger

13. Diastolic Heart Failure 166Anubhav Garg and Scott L. Hummel

14. Dilated and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy 178Brahmajee K. Nallamothu and Timir S. Baman

15. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 187Sara Saberi and Sharlene Day

16. Heart Transplantation and Left Ventricular Assist Devices 197Nicklaus K. Slocum, Francis D. Pagani, and Keith Aaronson

PART 4 Syncope and Arrhythmias

17. Syncope 206Sanders H. Chae

18. Approach to the Patient with a Narrow Complex Tachycardia 214Zachary D. Goldberger and Timir S. Baman

19. The Approach to the Patient with a Wide Complex Tachycardia 231Zachary D. Goldberger and Timir S. Baman

20. Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter 242Sanjaya Gupta and Hakan Oral

21. Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy 253Sanjaya Gupta and Thomas C. Crawford

22. Cardiac Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators 264Karl J. Ilg

PART 5 Special Topics for the Inpatient Practitioner

23. Hypertension 277Sascha N. Goonewardena and Fareed U. Khaja

24. Valvular Heart Disease 288Craig T. Alguire and David S. Bach

25. Infective Endocarditis 300Michael P. Thomas and Preeti N. Malani

26. Pericardial Diseases 314David C. Lange and Timir S. Baman

27. Pulmonary Hypertension 329Scott H. Visovatti and Vallerie V. McLaughlin

28. Cardiac Tumors 346Auroa Badin and Timir S. Baman

Index 356

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