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Cardiology is a vital and dynamic specialty that combines bedside history taking and clinical examination with a broad range of investigations and interventions. The specialty is constantly evolving and advances in diagnostics, technologies and therapeutics are reflected in this revised edition. In keeping with the rest of the series, the material is contemporary, the content accessible and the coverage comprehensive.
Part I The Patient Presents With 1. Chest pain 2. Dyspnoea 3. Syncope 4. Palpitations 5. Peripheral oedema 6. Heart murmur 7. High blood pressure 8. Fever associated With a cardiac symptom or sign
Part II: Diseases and disorders 9. Angina pectoris 10. Acute myocardial infarction 11. Supraventricular tachyarrythmias 12. Ventricular tachyarrythmias 13. Cardiac arrest and resuscitation 14. Bradyarrythmias 15. Cardiac failure 16. The cardiomyopathies 17. Pericarditis and pericardial effusion 18. Valvular heart disease 19. Infective endocarditis 20. Hypertension 21. Congenital heart disease
Part III: History, examination and investigations
22. History 23. Examination 24. How to write a clerking 25. Common investigations Part IV: Self assessment EMQs (with one-line answers) SAQs (with one-line answers)