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cover image - Crash Course Cardiology,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780443115349
Copyright: 2025
Publication Date: 05-15-2024
Page Count: 328
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $40.99

Crash Course Cardiology, 6th Edition

by Jasmine Shen, MBChB and Thomas Foster, MBChB, BMedSci (Hons)

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cover image - Crash Course Cardiology,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780443115349
Copyright: 2025
Publication Date: 05-15-2024
Page Count: 328
Imprint: Elsevier
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  • Series editor’s foreword v
    Prefaces vi
    Acknowledgement vii
    Series editor’s acknowledgement viii
    Rapid UKMLA Index ix

    Section 1 The basics 1
    1 Cardiac anatomy, physiology and development 3

    Why do we need a cardiovascular system? 3
    Anatomy of the heart and great vessels 3
    Development of the heart and great vessels 11

    2 The cardiac cycle, control of cardiac output and
    haemodynamic regulation 15
    Cardiac electrophysiology 15
    The cardiac cycle 19
    Control of cardiac output 22
    Haemodynamics and vascular function 24
    Integrated control of the cardiovascular system
    and cardiovascular reflexes 27

    3 ECG interpretation 35
    The electrocardiogram 35
    Presenting an ECG 39

    4 Other cardiac investigations 41
    Common cardiac blood tests 41
    Exercise ECG 41
    Echocardiography 43
    Computed tomography coronary angiography 45
    Cardiac magnetic resonance 46
    Cardiac catheterization 46
    Radionuclide imaging 47

    Section 2 Presenting complaints 49

    5 History and examination of the cardiovascular system 51
    History 51
    Clinical examination 51
    Cardiovascular examination summary 57

    6 Chest pain 59
    Differential diagnosis 59
    History 59
    Examination 61
    Investigations 62
    New onset central chest pain at rest in an ill patient 64

    7 Breathlessness and peripheral oedema 67
    Differential diagnosis 67
    History 67
    Examination 69
    Investigation 70
    Recent onset dyspnoea at rest in an ill patient 72

    8 Palpitations 75
    Differential diagnosis 75
    History 75
    Examination 76
    Investigations 78
    Palpitations in the unwell patient 80

    9 Syncope 83
    Differential diagnosis of syncope 83
    History 83
    Examination 85
    Investigations 86
    Reflex (neurally mediated) syncope 87
    Syncope of recent onset in the unwell patient 87
    Driving regulations in syncopal patients 89

    10 Heart murmurs 91
    Differential diagnosis 91
    History 91
    Examination 93
    Investigations 95
    Presenting your findings 98

    Section 3 Clinical conditions 101

    11 Atherosclerosis and its risk factors 103
    Pathogenesis of atherosclerosis 103
    Classification of ischaemic heart disease 104
    Risk factors for atherosclerosis 107
    Risk prediction and primary prevention of ischaemic
    heart disease 107
    Lipids and the cardiovascular system 108
    Hypertension 111

    12 Stable angina and acute coronary syndromes 123
    Stable angina 123
    Acute coronary syndromes 129
    13 Heart failure 139
    Pathophysiology of heart failure 139
    Clinical features 141
    Investigations 143
    Management 145

    14 Arrhythmias 151
    Bradyarrhythmias 151
    Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias 156
    Ventricular arrhythmias 164
    Antiarrhythmic drugs 169
    Algorithms for management of arrhythmias 170
    Cardiac arrest and resuscitation 171

    15 Valvular disease 179
    Rheumatic heart disease 179
    Aortic stenosis 180
    Aortic regurgitation 183
    Mitral stenosis 185
    Mitral regurgitation 188
    Tricuspid disease 190
    Pulmonary disease 192
    Assessing the severity of a valve lesion 192
    Prosthetic heart valves 192
    Infective endocarditis 194

    16 Diseases of the myocardium and pericardium 203
    Diseases of the myocardium 203
    Diseases of the pericardium 208

    17 Congenital heart disease 213
    Causes of congenital heart disease 213
    Complications of congenital heart disease 214
    Pregnancy risk assessment 215
    Congenital defects with left-to-right shunts 215
    Congenital defects with right-to-left shunts 219
    Obstructive congenital defects 221
    Other lesions in congenital heart disease 222

    18 Vascular disease 225
    Arterial disease 225
    Venous disease 237

    Self-Assessment 241
    UKMLA High Yield Association Table 243
    UKMLA Single Best Answer (SBA) Questions 249
    UKMLA SBA Answers 263
    OSCEs and Short Clinical Cases 277
    Glossary 301
    Index
  • Jasmine Shen, MBChB, Junior Doctor, Edinburgh, UK and Thomas Foster, MBChB, BMedSci (Hons), Junior Doctor, Edinburgh, UK
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