The pace of therapeutic advances in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases is rapid, and new clinically–relevant information appears with such frequency that it can be extremely challenging for clinicians to keep up.
Still, knowledge and interpretation of major clinical trials is crucial for the range of clinicians who manage cardiovascular patients, especially since important trial evidence often needs to be implemented soon after it is published.
Confidently apply gold standard treatment for 10 of the most critical areas of cardiology
Written by an international team of experts, Cardiovascular Clinical Trials: Putting the Evidence into Practice:
- Provides a succinct overview of recent major clinical trials – the gold standard for all medical treatment – across all the major cardiovascular subspecialties, to ensure you re up–to–date on the most critical findings
- Guides cardiology trainees and clinicians on how cardiovascular clinical trials are designed and conducted, including statistical methodology, so you can conduct and/or appraise future trials yourself
- Addresses methodology as well as clinical effectiveness
- Offers evidence–based assessments on the most effective treatments and authoritative clinical information on management of the conditions so you can confidently apply what you learn
Physicians, surgeons, specialist nurses any clinician seeking an accessible resource for designing and conducting cardiovascular trials and then translating their results into practice will appreciate this book s clear guidance and succinct and practical approach.
List of contributors, viii
List of abbreviations, xi
1 Introduction to randomized clinical trials in cardiovascular disease, 1Tobias Geisler, Marcus D. Flather, Deepak L. Bhatt, and Ralph B. D Agostino, Sr
2 Publishing results of clinical trials and reviewing papers for publication, 44Tobias Geisler and Marcus D. Flather
3 Management of chronic coronary artery disease, 60Sabu Thomas and William E. Boden
4 Acute coronary syndromes (ST elevation and non–ST elevation), 86Tobias Geisler, Deepak L. Bhatt, and Marcus D. Flather
5 Heart failure, 117Christopher M. O Connor and Wendy Gattis Stough
6 Atrial fibrillation, 143Chee W. Khoo and Gregory Y.H. Lip
7 Electrophysiology and pacing, 174Irina Suman–Horduna and Sabine Ernst
8 Percutaneous coronary intervention, 205Dharam J. Kumbhani and Deepak L. Bhatt
9 Randomized controlled trials in cardiac surgery: is there any alternative?, 243Thanos Athanasiou, Amir Sepehripour, and John Pepper
10 Adult congenital heart disease, 274Cary Ward, J. Kevin Harrison, and Thomas M. Bashore
11 Cardiac imaging, 296Aiden Abidov and Daniel S. Berman
12 Prevention of cardiovascular disease, 345Alice J. Owen and Christopher M. Reid