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Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases
 
 

Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases, 1st Edition

 
Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases, 1st Edition,M. Gabriel Khan,ISBN9780080454818
 
 
 

  

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9780080454818

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Single-volume encyclopedia with exhaustive coverage of both common and rare forms of heart disease

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Key Features

* Coverage of more than 200 topics, including: applied pharmacology of current and experimental cardiac drugs, gene therapy, MRI, electron-beam CT, PET scan put in perspective, cardiac tests costs and justification, and new frontiers in cardiovascular research
* More than 150 helpful figures and illustrations!
* Dr. Khan is a well-published and respected expert in heart and heart diseases

Description

The Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is an accurate and reliable source of in-depth information on the diseases that kill more than 12 million individuals worldwide each year. In fact, cardiovascular diseases are more prevalent than the combined incidence of all forms of cancer, diabetes, asthma and leukemia. In one volume, this Encylopedia thoroughly covers these ailments and also includes in-depth analysis of less common and rare heart conditions to round out the volume's scope. Researchers, clinicians, and students alike will all find this resource an invaluable tool for quick reference before approaching the primary literature.

Readership

Cardiologists, pharmacologists, hematologists, geneticists, pathologists

M. Gabriel Khan

MD, FRCP(London), FRCP(C), FACP, FACC

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Cardiologist, Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Cardiologist at the Ottawa Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Canada

Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases, 1st Edition

Preface

Ageing Heart
Alcohol and the Heart
Altitute and Pulmonary Edema
Anatomy of the Heart and Circulation
Anderson Fabry Disease
Anemia
Aneurysm
Treatment
Angina
Causes
Pain Pattern
Stable and Unstable Angina
Case History: Patient with Angina
Weight Reduction Effects
Exercise
Smoking
Tests Required
Drug Treatment
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Angioplasty/Coronary Balloon
Procedure
Outcome of Angioplasty
Antihistamines
Histamine Antagonists
Antioxidants
Antiplatelet Agent
Arginine
Artificial Heart
Apririn for Heart Disease
Historical Review
Recognized Indications for Aspirin and Dose
Atherombosis/Atherosclerosis
Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Death
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Septal Defect
Arterosclerosis
Beriberi Heart Disease
Blood Clots
Causes
Nondrug Treatment
Drug Treatment/Blood Thinners
Blood Pressure
Brugada Syndrome
B-type Natriuretic Peptide
Bundle Branch Block
Right Bundle Branch Block (RBBB)
Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB)
Caffeine and the Heart
Calcium Antagonists
Carcinoid Heart Disease
Cardiogenic Shock
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiopulmonary Resucitation (CPR)
How to Recognize Cardiac Arrest
The A-B-C Steps of CPR
The Heimlich Maneuver
Conclusion
Chagas' Disease
Chelation and Heart Disease
Chemotherapy-Induced Heart Disease
Cholesterol
Types of Cholesterol
Genetic Defect and Cholesterol
Blood Tests
Saturated Fats
Polyunsaturates and Linolenic Acid
Cholesterol and Diets
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
Prevention Strategy
Cocaine and the Heart and Arteries
Coenzyme Q10
Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital Cyanotic Heart Disease
Fallot's Tetralogy
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
Coarctation of the Aorta
Contraception and Cardiovascular Disease
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
C-Reactive Protein and the Heart
Cytochrome P450
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Depression and the Heart
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Diets and Heart Disease
Diuretics
Down Syndrome
Dyslipidemia
Echocardiography
Electrocardiography and Heart Disease
Embryology
Endocrine Disorders
Erectile Dysfunction
Exercise and the Heart
Benefits of Exercise
Cardiovascular Conditioning-Training Effect
Weight Reduction and Exercise
Effects on Blood Pressure
Effects on the Blood
Exercise and Prevention of Heart Trouble
Risks of Exercise
How to Start and Exercise Program
Exercise Stress Test
Conclusion
Fish/Fish Oils
Heart Attacks
Causes
Signs and Symptoms
Mimics
Ambulance
Drugs to Dissolve Clots
Hospitalization
Heart Attack and Emotional Impact
Diet After a Heart Attack
Rehabilitation, Retirement and Travel
Sexual Activities
Beta-Blockers
Case History of Heart Patient
Risk Factors and Prevention
Heart Attack Prevention Diet
Heart Failure
Pathophysiology
Drug Treatment
Nondrug Therapy
What to Expect in the Hospital and on Discharge
Hemochromatosis
Herbal Products
HIV and the Heart
Homocysteine and Cardiovascular Disease
Hypertension
Measurement of Blood Pressure
Causes
Malignant Hypertension
Salt Hypothesis
Other Hypothesis
Effects on Arteries and Heart
Symptoms
Investigations
Nondrug Treatment
Drug Treatment
Hypertrophy
Kawasaki Disease
Miscellaneous Disorders
Murmurs
Questions Posed
Answered
Diagnosis of Heart Murmur and Tests Required
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Pacemakers
Permanent Pacemaker
What a Pacemaker Will Not Do
Types of Pacemakers
Activities
Arrhythmias/Palpitations
Palpitations, Premature Beats, Irregular Beats
Tachycardia
Drug Treatment
Patent Foramen Ovale
Pericarditis and Myocraditis
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Race and Cardiovascular Disease
Sleep and the Heart
Stents for Coronary Artery Disease
Stress and Heart Disease
Stress and Sports
The Symptoms and Signs of Stress
How to Handle Stress
Conclusion
Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident
Syncope
Takayasu Ateritis
Tests for Heart Disease
The Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Stress Test
Chest X-Ray
Nuclear Scans
Echocardiogram
Holter Monitor
Technique for Cardiac Catheterization
Coronary Arteriography
Thyroid Heart Disease
High Thyroid (Hyperthyroidism)
Low Thyroid (Hypothyroidism)
Type A Behavior
Valve Diseases
Murmurs
Causes of Valve Disease
Consequences of Valve Disease
Rheumatic Fever
Mitral Stenosis
Mitral Regurgitation
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Regurgitation
Case History
Calcific Aortic Sclerosis
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Bacterial Endrocarditis
Case History I
Case History II
Ventricular Fibrillation
Women and Heart Disease and Stroke
Strategies for Prevention

Bibliography
Glossary

Quotes and reviews

“The book is a great resource for medical students and persons with limited or no medical background who may have research interests in specific topics and wish to learn more. The entries are written in plain language, and the author explains complicated medical terms and concepts succinctly and thoroughly. …each chapter features an excellent bibliography for those seeking more detailed information. Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is well illustrated, with figures and tables that complement the text and clearly depict concepts that are complex for the novice. Khan’s vast experience and knowledge of the cardiovascular system are evident throughout. Overall, the book is a well-written, thoughtfully organized, comprehensive compendium that will serve readers well. Targeted towards non-medical professionals working in fields related to heart disease, it would also be useful for medical students and residents who wish to learn more about the cardiovascular system.”
- Ritesh Gupta, MD, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham for JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) 2006

"...a thorough and easy-to-navigate guide to the diseases that kill more than 12 million people worldwide each year. A valuable resource for sales teams, brand teams, and researchers alike, this text includes in-depth analysis of even the least common and rare heart conditions."
-PHARMAVOICE, Sept-Nov 2006
 
 
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