Cardiovascular Therapeutics - A Companion to Braunwald

Cardiovascular Therapeutics - A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

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This companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease equips you with all of today's most effective therapeutic guidelines and management solutions for the full range of heart disease patients. It reflects the most recent standards for drug management as well as the latest in new technologies. Reorganized to mirror your changing practice, each cardiovascular-problem-based section offers a chapter on pharmacologic treatment (with a minimum of pathophysiology)...a chapter on catheter-based or minimally invasive interventions...and a discussion of surgical options. You'll also find a brand-new chapter on gene therapy and stem cell therapy, plus new chapters on many other rapidly developing areas of practice. The result is an outstanding single-volume source for state-of-the-art, clinically oriented guidance on both common and unusual areas of cardiovascular treatment.



Published: December 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-3358-5


  • I. Decision Making and Therapeutic Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine

    1. Tools for Assessment of Cardiovascular Tests and Therapies

    2. Pharmacologic Principles

    3. Gene Therapy/Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disorders

    4. The Process of Regulatory Approval of New Cardiovascular Drugs and Devices

    II. Ischemic Heart Disease

    5. Pharmacologic Options for Treatment of Ischemic Disease

    6. Mechanical Approaches to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

    7. DES, thrombus extraction, embolization protection devices

    8. Ischemic Heart Disease: Surgical Options-A Cardiology Perspective

    9. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Surgical Perspective

    10. Primary Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease
    11. Management of Unstable Angina and Non-ST- Elevation Myocardial Infarction

    12. ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

    13. Chronic Angina: Stable

    III. Heart Failure

    14. Principles of Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Heart Failure

    15. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

    16. Surgical Interventions for Heart Failure

    17. Ambulatory Management of Heart Failure

    18. Hospital Management of Heart Failure

    19. Cardiac Transplantation and Circulatory Support Devices

    IV. Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances

    20. Clinical Pharmacology of Antiarrhythmic Drugs

    21. Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Tachyarrhythmias

    22. Implantable Devices for the Electrical Management of Heart Disease: Overview of Indications for Therapy and Selected Advances

    23. Surgical Options for Treatment of Arrhythmias

    24. Acute and Chronic Pharmacologic Management of Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias

    25. AF - A Comprehensive Approach

    26. Malignant Ventricular Arrhythmias

    V. Dyslipoproteinemias/Atherosclerosis

    27. Dyslipoproteinemias/ Atherosclerosis: Overview of Pathology and Management Strategies

    28. Dyslipoproteinemias/ Atherosclerosis: Dietary Therapy

    29. Dyslipoproteinemias/ Atherosclerosis: Pharmacologic Therapy

    30. The Steps Beyond Diet and Drug Therapy for Severe Hypercholesterolemia

    VI. Hypertension

    31. Antihypertensive Therapy

    32. Lifestyle Modification in the Treatment of Hypertension

    33. Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension

    34. Secondary Hypertension: Endocrine Causes

    35. Secondary Hypertension: Renal Vascular Causes

    36. Treatment of Hypertension in the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease

    37. Treatment of Hypertension in Patients with Renal Disease

    38. Refractory Hypertension

    39. Hypertensive Emergencies

    40. Hypertension in Pregnancy and in Children

    VII. Other Cardiovascular Conditions

    41. Pharmacologic Options for Treating Cardiovascular Disease during Pregnancy

    42. Care for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

    43. Treatment of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension

    44. Prevention and Treatment of Infective Endocarditis

    45. Treatment of Pericardial Disease

    46. The Timing of Valve Surgery

    47. Surgical Therapy for Valvular Heart Disease

    48. Rehabilitation of the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease


    1. Cardiovascular Drugs

    2. Cardiovascular Devices


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