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TitleBritish Cardiology in the 20th Century [electronic resource] / edited by Mark E. Silverman, Peter R. Fleming, Arthur Hollman, Desmond G. Julian, Dennis M. Krikler
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 2000
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Cardiology as a medical specialty originated in the 20th century and Britain played an important role in its development. British Cardiology in the 20th Century provides the first comprehensive account of the British contributions to this exciting field as well as the interesting story of many of the people and institutions who were involved. Many of the key changes in the understanding of the physiology of the heart and their clinical implications were discovered by these individuals. This book will be of great interest to clinicians, students, and medical historians who wish to gain a historical understanding and appreciation of this dynamic clinical discipline that has improved the health and prognosis for so many


1 British Cardiology 1900โ{128}{147}50 -- Heart failure -- Cardiac arrhythmias -- Conduction defects -- Electrocardiography -- Ischaemic heart disease -- Angina -- Myocardial infarction -- Chronic rheumatic heart disease -- Infections of the heart -- Hypertensive heart disease -- Pulmonary heart disease -- Congenital heart disease -- Da Costaโ{128}{153}s syndrome and related conditions -- The Development of the Speciality -- 2 The Second World War and the NHS โ{128}{148} the Framework for the Development of Cardiology -- 3 The Training, Number, and Distribution of Cardiologists -- The Organisations Involved in the Growth of Cardiology -- 4 Societies, Journals, and Books -- 5 The British Heart Foundation -- 6 Part I. The National Heart Hospital: The First of its Kind -- II. The Institute of Cardiology and the National Heart and Lung Institute -- 7 The Hammersmith Hospital and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School -- Diagnosis and Treatment in Cardiology -- 8 Bedside Diagnosis -- 9 The Chest X Ray in Cardiac Diagnosis, 1930โ{128}{147}60 -- 10 Electrocardiography, Electrophysiology, and Arrhythmias -- 11 Cardiac Catheterisation -- 12 Nuclear Medicine and Cardiology -- 13 Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance -- 14 The Development of Cardiac Ultrasound -- 15 Prevention of Heart Disease -- 16 Cardiac Surgery -- 17 Cardiac Pacing -- 18 Cardiac Rehabilitation -- 19 Clinical Trials -- Selected Cardiac Disorders -- 20 Cardiovascular Pathology -- 21 Paediatric Cardiology -- 22 Grown Up Congenital Heart (GUCH) Services for Adolescents and Adults -- 23 Rheumatic Fever -- 24 Valvular Disease, Endocarditis, and Cardiomyopathy -- 25 Hypertension -- 26 Atherosclerosis Research after the Second World War -- 27 Clinical Coronary Heart Disease -- 28 Leaders of British Cardiology

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