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Cardiology Secrets. Edition No. 6

  • Book

  • February 2022
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 5514706
For more than 30 years, the highly regarded 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, 6th Edition,�offers practical, up-to-date coverage of the full range of essential topics in this dynamic field. This highly regarded resource features the Secrets'�popular question-and-answer format�that also includes lists, tables, pearls, memory aids, and an easy-to-read style - making inquiry, reference, and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.
  • The�proven Secrets Series� format�gives you�the most return for your time� - succinct, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective.�

  • Fully revised and updated, including new information on peripheral vascular and cerebrovascular disease, direct oral anticoagulant agents, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).�

  • New chapter�on COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular System.�

  • Several hundred�illustrations, figures, and flow diagrams�clearly depict key topics.�

  • Top 100 Secrets�and�Key Points boxes�provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice and on exams.�

  • Bulleted lists, mnemonics, practical tips from global leaders in the field - all providing�a concise overview of important board-relevant content.�

  • Written by�global experts�and thought leaders in cardiovascular disease.�

  • Portable size�makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime.�

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase.�Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.�

Table of Contents

[Editor still reviewing TOC for new edition updates]

Top 100 Secrets

1.Cardiovascular Physical Examination

2.Heart Murmurs and Sounds


4.Chest X-Ray

5.Exercise Stress Testing

6.Ambulatory Electrocardiogram Monitoring


8.Nuclear Cardiology

9.Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography

10.Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

11.Cardiac Computed Tomography

12.Swan-Ganz Catheters and Cardiac Hemodynamics

13.Coronary Angiography and Intracoronary Imaging and Physiologic Assessment

14.Chest Pains and Angina

15.Chronic Stable Angina

16.Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome

17.ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

18.Cardiogenic Shock

19.Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

20.Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery


22.Dilated Cardiomyopathy

23.Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

24.Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

25.Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

26.Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

27.Heart Failure : Long-Term Management

28.Heart Transplantation

29.Aortic Stenosis

30.Aortic Regurgitation

31.Mitral Regurgitation

32.Mitral Stenosis

33.Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

34.Endocarditis and Endocarditis Prophylaxis

35.Atrial Fibrillation

36.Supraventricular Tachycardia

37.Ventricular Arrhythmias

38.Cardiac Pacing for Bradycardia, Heart Block, and Heart Failure

39.Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator

40.Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation



43.Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

44.Smoking Cessation

45.Physical Activity, Exercise, and the Heart

46.Cardiac Manifestations of HIV/AIDS

47.Cardiovascular Complications of Rheumatic Diseases


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

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

60.Deep Vein Thrombosis : Prophylaxis and Treatment

61.Pulmonary Embolism

62.Hypercoagulable States

63.Adult Congenital Heart Disease

64.Cardiac Tumors

65.Hypertensive Crisis

66.Oral Anticoagulation Therapy

67.Pericarditis, Pericardial Constriction, and Pericardial Tamponade

68.Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation

69.Pulmonary Hypertension


71.Traumatic Heart Disease



Glenn N. Levine Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US. ***