Practical Cardiology

by M Gabriel Khan

This book focuses on practical cardiology. Cardiology is a medical specialty and a branch of internal medicine concerned with disorders of the heart. This book consists of 22 chapters, which include symptoms and signs of heart diseases, stable and unstable angina, diabetes caused by beta-blockers diuretics and statins, drug treatment for hypertension, ECG interpretation made easy, chest x-ray interpretation, myocardial infarction, heart failure, endocarditis, drugs for the heart, pericarditis, aortic dissection, syncope, hyperlipidemia diagnosis and management, valve diseases, arrhythmias diagnosis and treatment, diabetes, new treatment includes reduction of blood sitosterol, cardiomyopathies, medicinal supplements, and cardiac arrest. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for more than 14 million deaths worldwide annually, and is estimated that this will increase to more than 25 million deaths in the year 2025, in a population of approximately 8 billion people. The ECG is the most commonly requested cardiac diagnostic test. Although there are sophisticated and extensive investigations available to the cardiologists, the ECG is the main diagnostic test for the rapid diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction that enables rapid thrombolysis or stent deployment. Hypertension affects more than one billion patients and most are managed by general practitioners and family physicians. This book describes the drugs, which are best for hypertensive therapy and major cardiovascular problems. This book is of value to absolutely anyone who prescribes for cardiac patients on day-to-day basis.

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