Practical Cardiology. Edition No. 2

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  • Elsevier Health Science
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The original book Practical Cardiology was primarily designed as a reference for general practitioners in the fast growing area of cardiology. The book was published in 1999 into a market notorious for not purchasing books. The concept is to be rewritten to access a broader market of clinical medical students, GP registrars in training and cardiac nurses. Market conditions have changed at all levels - undergraduate/trainee and practising. The market has grown at undergraduate level, the trainee curriculum is undergoing significant change and practitioners are responding to new products following changes in healthcare levies. Examination Cardiology will use the same problem based approach but will be updated and redesigned. The table of contents is provisionally the same as the original book.
. Many of the drawings and diagrams which come from Clinical Examination, are vastly improved in their colour versions in CE5.
. An additional contributor will author a chapter on ECG interpretation
. This book will have a supplementary DVD of cardiac procedures.
. There will be general references and further reading at the end of each chapter
. There will be an appendix of websites which produce relevant guidelines - National Heart Foundation, European Society for Cardiology etc
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Preface to the first edition

List of Abbreviations

Important Cardiology Trials

Levels of Evidence and Grades of Recommendation

1. Cardiac Risk Factors

2. An Overview of Electrocardiography

3. Hypertension

4. The Patient with Chest Pain

5. The Cardiac Surgery or Angioplasty Patient

6. The Patient with Palpitations

7. The Patient with Dyspnoea

8. The Patient with a Cardiac Murmur

9. Other Problems
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Baker, Tracey General Practitioner, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Nikolic, George Intensivist and Cardiologist at Canberra Hospital.

O'Connor, Simon Cardiologist, Canberra Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
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