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Hypertensive Heart Disease, An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics

Hypertensive Heart Disease, An Issue of Heart Failure Clinics

Author: George L. Bakris Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2019

This issue of Heart Failure Clinics, Guest Edited by Drs. George L. Bakris and Ragavendra R. Baliga, will focus on Hypertensive Heart Disease. Areas covered include Epidemiology and Natural History, Pathophysiology and Natural History, Special Populations, and Prognostic Markers and Management. Topics include, but are not limited to, Progression of Hypertensive Heart Disease, Diagnosis and Prevention of Hypertensive of Heart Failure, Evolution from Hypertension to Heart Failure, Changes in Kidney Function in Heart Failure, Implication of Acute Kidney Injury in heart failure, Myocardial fibrosis in hypertensive patients with heart failure, Hypertensive Heart Failure in the Very Old, Hypertension in the Cardio-Oncology Clinic, Hypertension after Cardiac Transplantation, Hypertensive Heart Failure in Women, Hypertensive Heart Failure in Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Hypertensive Heart Failure in African Americans, Reverse J-curve relationship between on-treatment blood pressure and mortality in patients with heart failure, Hypertension and Heart Failure with Ejection Fraction, Hypertension and Arrhythmias, Hypertension Treatment in Diabetes: Focus on Heart Failure Prevention, and Management of Acute Hypertensive Heart Failure.

The Microbiome and the Brain

The Microbiome and the Brain

Author: David Perlmutter Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2019

Brain related disorders are among the most challenging health issues of our time. The development of effective therapeutic and preventive strategies for these disorders relies on a comprehensive understanding of the underlying causative mechanisms. And, until recently, these mechanisms have remained somewhat elusive. The newly discovered pivotal role of the intestinal microbiome in brain health, functionality, and resistance to disease is revolutionizing neuroscience. The Microbiome and the Brain, through the contributions of some of the most forward thinking researchers and clinicians in the field, comprehensively reveals the leading edge of our understanding of the fundamental role of gut microbes and their metabolites in a wide array of seemingly diverse brain issues including Alzheimer's disease, autism, multiple sclerosis, and mood disorders. In addition, mechanisms defining these relationships are explored along with a presentation of the state-of-the-art as it relates to interpretation of relevant laboratory assessments. Finally, novel therapeutic opportunities, derived from this exciting science are presented. Readers will learn: The highly validated relationship between alterations of gut microbes and their metabolites, and risk for Alzheimer's disease. The important link between autism and intestinal dysbiosis. Appropriate interpretation of available laboratory assessments of the intestinal microbiome. The potential role of fecal microbial transplant in neurological diseases. The influence of diet and other lifestyle choices on the microbiome as it relates to brain health and functionality.

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

Author: Dr. Scott Dougherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease is a concise, yet comprehensive, clinical resource highlighting must-know information on rheumatic heart disease and acute rheumatic fever from a global perspective. Covering the major issues dominating the field, this practical resource presents sufficient detail for a deep and thorough understanding of the latest treatment options, potential complications, and disease management strategies to improve patient outcomes. Divided into four distinct sections for ease of navigation: Acute Rheumatic Fever, Rheumatic Heart Disease, Population-Based Strategies for Disease Control, and Acute and Emergency Presentations. International editors and chapter authors ensure a truly global perspective. Covers all clinical aspects, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnosis, management, and treatment. Includes key topics on population-based measures for disease control for effective primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Consolidates today's available information and guidance into a single, convenient resource.

Mastering the 12-Lead EKG

Mastering the 12-Lead EKG

Author: David Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Mastering the 12-Lead EKG, Second Edition is the only book to boil down the complexity of learning EKG interpretation into an engaging and approachable tool. This resource uses a step-by-step systematic method, real-world clinical applications, and abundant practice opportunities to teach you everything you need to know to provide expert, quality care. The second edition is greatly enhanced with abundant exercises that apply and reinforce chapter concepts.With a clear, approachable writing style, the book delivers extensive opportunities for learning, taking students from the beginning of their EKG journey through mastery of the 12 lead. Woven throughout each chapter is an algorithmic method for mastering EKG interpretation that fosters retention of the content. Engaging hand-drawn illustrations will keep you engaged as you learn everything you need to know about EKGs, beginning with anatomy and physiology and closing with the latest important 12-lead EKG topics. You will have hundreds of opportunities to practice and apply your knowledge through interpreting sample EKG strips, case studies, and fill-in-the-blank questions. New to the Second Edition: Incorporates exercises that apply and reinforce chapter concepts Offers hundreds of practice opportunities including EKG strip interpretation, case studies, and questions with detailed explanations Key Features: Conversational writing style and abundant images including EKG strips and illustrations Step-by-step algorithmic method for interpreting 12-lead EKGs For students with minimal or no EKG experience Real-world examples to connect complex clinical concepts Detailed answers with explanations of important concepts provided online Delivers both the breadth and depth that health care professionals need to provide quality patient care

Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy

Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy

Author: Uri Elkayam Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy offers clinicians the most detailed and comprehensive guide to diagnosing and managing pregnancy-associated cardiovascular diseases currently available. Covering a wide spectrum of congenital and acquired cardiovascular conditions, its extensive contents examine diseases of the heart with an expert awareness of the implications of pregnancy and the attendant physiological changes it brings. Such guidance is vitally required in an age in which congenital and acquired heart diseases are the leading causes of non-obstetrical maternal morbidity and mortality. Featuring 36 new or extensively revised chapters, this fourth edition of the book complements coverage of the latest research and clinical advances with a complete and up-to-date bibliography of literature on pregnancy in women with cardiovascular conditions. It also serves as a practical, step-by-step companion for those caring for heart disease patients during pregnancy, labor, and the post-partum period. Contents include: Coverage of all elements of maternal cardiology Newly written chapters featuring fresh research and data Guidance on performing risk assessments and interventions both prior to and during gestation Explanations of a range of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to cardiovascular disease in pregnant patients Drawing on expertise from across the fields of cardiovascular medicine, obstetrics, anesthesiology, cardiac surgery, pharmacology, and clinical science, Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy is designed to give invaluable support to all medical professionals involved in maximizing the safety and success of cardiologically complex pregnancies.

Clinician's Manual Treatment of Hypertension Fourth Edition

Clinician's Manual Treatment of Hypertension Fourth Edition

Author: Franz H. Messerli, Stefano Rimoldi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

This comprehensive pocketbook provides a foundation in best-practice guidance screening, assessing, treating, and monitoring patients with hypertension, with reference to up-to-date clinical guidelines. Prevention strategies and recent drug developments are also highlighted, including the most exciting and relevant treatment advances in the past 5 years. Hypertension is one of the most common medical conditions, with an estimated one billion people worldwide affected. Because hypertension affects so many and spans across all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic classes, nearly all clinicians encounter patients with hypertension on regular basis. The Clinician's Manual: Treating Hypertension, 4th edition provides a foundation in best-practice guidance screening, assessing, treating, and monitoring patients with hypertension, with reference to up-to-date clinical guidelines. Prevention strategies and recent drug developments are also highlighted, including the most exciting and relevant treatment advances in the past 5 years.

Advances in Cardiac Mapping and Catheter Ablation: Part I, An Issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics

Advances in Cardiac Mapping and Catheter Ablation: Part I, An Issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics

Author: Mohammad Shenasa, Amin Al-Ahmad Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2019

This issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, guest edited by Mohammad Shenasa and Amin Al-Ahmad, will focus on Advances in Cardiac Mapping and Catheter Ablation. This is part one of a two-part issue and will include articles centered around Basic Concepts in Cardiac Mapping, Novel Mapping & Imaging Systems & Technologies, and Catheter and Energy Sources. Topics include, but are not limited to, Embryology of the Cardiac Conduction System Relevant to Cardiac Arrhythmias; Anatomical Consideration Relevant to Atrial and Ventricular Arrhythmias; Fundamentals of Cardiac Mapping; Novel Cardiac Mapping Systems; Non-invasive Mapping & ECGI in Atrial and Ventricular Arrhythmias; Optical Mapping; Omnipolar Mapping; Cardiac CT, MRI, and Fibrosis Quantification; High resolution mapping in patients with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias; Contact Force and Ablation Index; and New Catheter Balloons Including Radiofrequency.

Cardiac Surgery A Complete Guide

Cardiac Surgery A Complete Guide

Author: Shahzad G. Raja Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2019

This textbook provides a succinct overview of cardiac surgery, with key concepts being emphasized throughout. An abundance of illustrations, intra-operative photographs, tables as well as information boxes, aids the reader to visualise, grasp and retain difficult concepts. The inclusion of evidence-based approaches to the management of a range of cardiac surgical conditions equips the reader with an understanding of how to overcome a variety of potentially tough clinical challenges. Concise Cardiac Surgery: A Complete Guide comprehensively covers a range of techniques used in cardiac surgery. It is therefore, an ideal resource for the trainee and practising cardiac surgeon seeking a practically focused text detailing how to apply the latest techniques and evidence-based approaches in their day-to-day practice.

Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts

Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts

Author: Ricardo Munoz Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

This extensively revised new edition comprehensively reviews the medical and surgical management of the acutely-ill child with congenital and acquired cardiac disease. It enables the reader to gain a thorough understanding of basic and practical concepts of anatomy, pathophysiology, surgical techniques and peri-operative management in this group of patients. Extensively revised chapters cover the management of cardiac patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, hemofiltration, and plasma exchange. New topics covered include the use of pharmaceuticals in cardiac intensive care, the implications of interventional cardiology in pediatric intensive care and ventricular assist devices. Practically relevant guidelines are also included for cardiovascular nurses. Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease presents a thorough review of the practical concepts, available treatment techniques, and the challenges associated with managing these patients in the critical care unit. It represents a timely and valuable textbook reference for students and practising healthcare professionals alike seeking to learn or further their understanding of the latest advances in this discipline.

Kern's Cardiac Catheterization Handbook

Kern's Cardiac Catheterization Handbook

Author: Paul Sorajja, Michael J, MD, Dr. Lim, Morton J., FSCAI, FAHA, FACC Kern Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

For portable, quick access to information needed at the point of care in today's cath lab, look no farther than Kern's Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, 7th Edition. This detailed, authoritative guide is ideal for cardiologists who need a quick clinical primer on cardiac catheterization, as well as for all members of the cardiac cath team. Highly readable and accessible, it helps you provide optimal patient care with reliable information on the latest diagnostic and treatment advances in this fast-paced field. Provides clear instructions on what to expect, what to avoid, and how to manage complications for every procedure you'll encounter - including coverage of new techniques and technologies that affect virtually all aspects of familiar procedures. Covers all the newest catheterization techniques for vascular closure and expansion of large-bore access procedures, including TAVR, ECMO, mitraclip, and TMVR. Features a new chapter on intracardiac echocardiography and intraprocedural imaging. Discusses key topics such as intra-procedural imaging, management of complications with algorithms that expedite the approach to these patients, adjunctive hemodynamic support, and maintaining quality in the laboratory. Incorporates an increased emphasis on indications and contraindications for procedures in the context of a multidisciplinary heart team approach. Includes numerous clear illustrations to enhance your understanding of the material, as well as videos of Dr. Kern demonstrating various procedures in the cath lab. 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.

Imaging in Peripheral Arterial Disease Clinical and Research Applications

Imaging in Peripheral Arterial Disease Clinical and Research Applications

Author: Christopher M. Kramer Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2019

This book presents up-to-date information on clinical and research applications of imaging in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). It provides high-quality images useful not only in the diagnosis of PAD but also for use in clinical trials aimed at the development of novel therapies such as angiogenic agents and stem cells. The book begins with coverage of the applications of the four major imaging modalities in a clinical setting: ultrasound, computed tomography angiography (CTA), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), and digital subtraction angiography (DSA). It also discusses the ankle brachial index (ABI) as a screening technique to establish the presence of PAD. Subsequent chapters focus on the advantages and limitations of various research applications of imaging in PAD including contrast ultrasound for measuring perfusion; MRI for assessing perfusion, energetics, plaque volume, and characteristics; and radionuclide imaging for perfusion and inflammation. Imaging in Peripheral Arterial Disease: Clinical and Research Applications is an essential resource for physicians, researchers, residents, and fellows in cardiology, radiology, imaging, nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and vascular surgery.

Making Sense of the ECG Fifth Edition

Making Sense of the ECG Fifth Edition

Interpreting an ECG correctly and working out what to do next can seem like a daunting task to the non-specialist, yet it is a skill that will be invaluable to any doctor, nurse or paramedic when evaluating the condition of a patient. Making Sense of the ECG has been written specifically with this in mind, and will help the student and more experienced healthcare practitioner to identify and answer crucial questions. This popular, easy-to-read and easy-to-remember guide to the ECG as a tool for diagnosis and management has been fully updated in its fifth edition to reflect the latest guidelines.