Practical Cardiology: Evaluation and Treatment of Common Cardiovascular Disorders
Kim A. Eagle, R. R. Baliga
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003 - Medical - 688 pages
This concise yet comprehensive text provides practical information on the common cardiovascular problems that clinicians encounter daily. Using the current American Heart Association guidelines as a framework, the book leads the clinician through the diagnostic workup and treatment/management decisions and provides cost-effective, evidence-based recommendations.
The first six chapters focus on evaluation of common symptoms; subsequent chapters cover evaluation and management of common diseases. Also included are chapters on perioperative cardiovascular care. Chapters follow a consistent structure covering differential diagnosis; general considerations; clinical, laboratory, and imaging findings; and treatment/management. Numerous tables and algorithms help readers find information quickly and aid in clinical decision-making.