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AuthorGorlin, Richard. author
TitleContemporary Concepts in Cardiology [electronic resource] : Pathophysiology and Clinical Management / by Richard Gorlin, George Dangas, Pavlos K. Toutouzas, M. M. Konstadoulakis
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1999
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Descript XXIII, 662 p. online resource


In the era of instant global communication, medicine is an international discipline characterized by a wide range of patient referral systems, world-wide discussion of clinical and research findings, and an explosion in the medical literature. Perhaps no field has progressed more than cardiology in the past few years. Contemporary Concepts in Cardiology has been conceived as a supplement to the classic cardiology textbooks for the use of practicing physicians, cardiologists-in-training, medical students, and research investigators. This volume focuses on associations between refinements in the understanding of disease and clinical applications. The material is presented in a way that limns the latest advances and focuses thinking towards future developments in cardiology. The Editors have assembled a respected international panel of contributors so that each chapter is authored by a well-known specialist in his or her field. Every attempt was made to avoid the fragmentation which often characterizes the digest approach. Because the constant flow of information makes it nearly impossible to construct a timely book on advances in cardiology, the chapters in this volume describe the current concepts in cardiology and their underlying rationale, rather than attempting a comprehensive review of the most recent papers in each discipline


Section A Coronary Artery Disease -- 1 Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis -- 2 Syndromes of Accelerated Atherosclerosis -- 3 Lipoproteins and Apoproteins -- 4 Lipid Lowering Therapy -- 5 Silent Myocardial Ischemia -- 6 Vasospastic Angina -- 7 The Role of Nitric Oxide In Coronary Disease -- 8 Thrombolytic and Antithrombotic Therapies for Acute Coronary Syndromes -- 9 Development of Collateral Coronary Circulation -- Section B Hypertension -- 10 Insulin Resistance, and Hypertension -- 11 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring -- 12 Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors -- 13 Distensibility of the Great Vessels and Hypertension -- Section C Cardiomyopathies -- 14 Pathophysiology and Management of Heart Failure -- 15 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy -- 16 Dilated Cardiomyopathy -- 17 Autoimmune Cardiac Diseases -- 18 Cardiac Transplantation -- Section D Cardiac Genetics -- 19 Differential Gene Expression in Muscle -- 20 Genetic Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease -- 21 Genetics of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy -- 22 Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases -- Section E Noninvasive Cardiology -- 23 Nuclear Imaging Techniques -- 24 Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease -- 25 Transesophageal Echocardiography -- 26 Duplex Vascular Ultrasonography -- Section F Interventional Cardiology -- 27 Treatment Options for Coronary Revascularization -- 28 Coronary Atherectomy -- 29 Excimer Laser Angioplasty -- 30 Novel Interventional Techniques for Acute Coronary Syndromes -- 31 Intracoronary Ultrasound -- 32 Restenosis -- 33 Balloon Mistral Valvuloplasty -- Section G Electrophysiology -- 34 Pharmacologic Therapy of Arrhythmias -- 35 Ablative Therapy for Arrhythmias -- 36 Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

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