For more than 30 years, The Secrets Series® has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Cardiology Secrets, First South Asia Edition, features the Secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, and an easy-to-read style - making reference and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.
I. DIAGNOSTIC EXAMINATIONS AND PROCEDURES 1. Cardiovascular Physical Diagnosis 2. Cardiac Murmurs and Heart Sounds 3. Electrocardiography (ECGs) 4. Chest X-ray 5. Exercise Stress Testing 6. Ambulatory ECG monitors 7. Echocardiography 8. Nuclear Cardiology 9. Cardiac PET 10. Cardiac MRI 11. Cardiac CT 12. Swan-Ganz Catheters and Cardiac Hemodynamics 13. Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, FFR, IVUS and OCT
II. CHEST PAINS, CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES 14. Chest Pain and Angina 15. Chronic Stable Angina 16. Non-ST-Segment-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes 17. ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction 18. Cardiogenic Shock 19. Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Coronary Stents 20. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
III. HEART FAILURE AND CARDIOMYOPATHIES 21. Myocarditis 22. Dilated Cardiomyopathy 23. Diastolic Dysfunction (Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction) 24. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 25. Restrictive and Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy 26. Heart Failure: Acute (In-hospital) Management 27. Heart Failure: Long Term Management 28. Heart Transplantation
IV. VALVULAR HEART DISEASE 29. Aortic Stenosis 30. Aortic Regurgitation 31. Mitral Regurgitation and Mitral Valve Prolapse 32. Mitral Stenosis 33. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement 34. Endocarditis and Endocarditis Prophylaxis
V. ARRHYTHMIAS 35. Atrial Fibrillation 36. Supraventricular Tachycardia 37. Ventricular Arrhythmias 38. Cardiac Pacing for Bradycardia, Atrioventricular Block, and Heart Failure 39. Implanatable Cardiac Defibrillators 40. Cardiac Arrest
VI. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PREVENTION 41. Hypertension 42. Hyperlipidemia 43. Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease 44. Smoking Cessation 45. Exercise and the Heart
VII. THE HEART IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS AND CONDITIONS 46. Cardiac Manifestations of AIDS 47. Cardiac Manifestations of Rheumatologic Disorders 48. Cardio-Oncology 49. Cocaine and the Heart 50. Heart Disease in the Elderly 51. Heart Disease in Pregnancy 52. Heart Disease in Women 53. Sleep Apnea and the Heart
VIII. PERIPHERAL VASCULAR AND CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE 54. Peripheral Arterial Disease 55. Aortic Aneurysm 56. Aortic Dissection 57. Carotid Artery Disease 58. Ischemic Stroke 59. Hemorrhagic Stroke and Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis
IX. VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLIC DISEASE 60. DVT Prophylaxis and Treatment 61. Pulmonary Embolism 62. Hypercoagulability States
X. ADDITIONAL TOPICS IN CARDIOLOGY 63. Adult Congenital Heart Disease 64. Cardiac Tumors 65. Hypertensive Crisis 66. Oral Anticoagulation Therapy 67. Pericardits, Pericardial Constriction, and Pericardial Tamponade 68. Preoperative Evaluation for Cardiac Risk 69. Pulmonary Hypertension 70. Syncope 71. Traumatic Heart Disease
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US.
Brief Author Bio: (150 words limit per author/editor) Dr. Glenn N. Levine is Master Clinician and Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Levine is recognized locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for his teaching, lecturing, and educational abilities, and for his expertise in cardiovascular disease, including acute coronary syndromes (heart attack), acute and critical cardiac care, coronary revascularization (stenting) and guidelines on cardiovascular care.
Dr. Levine is the recipient of 6 Baylor College of Medicine Fulbright & Jaworski, and Norton Rose Fulbright, faculty excellence awards, including those in teaching, educational leadership, and enduring educational materials. He was awarded the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine Master Clinician Lifetime Award, recognizing his clinical skills and abilities to educate others on the management of patients with cardiovascular disease. In 2019, Dr. Levine was awarded the Robertson Presidential Award for Educational Excellence, Baylor College of Medicine's highest and most prestigious award. Dr. Levine's clinical and educational leadership have also been recognized by the American Heart Association, who awarded him their Distinguished Achievement Award, and by the American College of Cardiology, who selected him to receive the prestigious Gifted Educator Award, a national award bestowed upon only one cardiologist each year.
Dr. Levine has authored or edited a total of 13 educational textbooks and handbooks, including books on ECG and arrhythmia diagnosis and treatment, medical pharmacotherapy, evaluation and treatment of common cardiovascular conditions, and a 1000+ page textbook and atlas on cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Levine has led and first-authored six American Heart Association Scientific Statements, including the management of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (coronary stenting), sexual activity in patients with heart disease, mediation and cardiovascular risk reduction, and pet ownership and cardiovascular risk. (From https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/glenn-levine-m-d/b17f494c-ffed-11e2-be68-080027880ca6)