Crash Course Cardiology Updated Print + eBook edition, 4th Edition
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A winning formula now for over 15 years, each volume has been fine tuned and fully updated, with an improved layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by junior doctors – those who understand what is essential for exam success – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result is a series of books which exactly meets your needs and you know you can trust.
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.
- More than 220 tables and illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
- Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
- Written by junior doctors for students - authors who understand exam pressures
- Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires
- Succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation
- Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing
- Self-assessment section fully updated to reflect current exam requirements
- Contains ‘common exam pitfalls’ as advised by faculty
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)
Antonia Churchhouse, BMedSci(Hons), MRCP, Core Medical Trainee, London Deanery, London, UK and Julian O. M. Ormerod, MA, PhD, MRCP, Cardiology Registrar, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK