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Clinical Examinations in Cardiology

Systematically divided into six parts, this book presents a lucid and comprehensive exposition of Clinical Cardiology. The basic concepts and procedures have been explained in a simple and logical manner and a large number of illustrations and tables have been included throughout the text to facilitate understanding of the subject. In total, there are 749 figures, 245 tables, and 675 references. The book will serve as an ideal text for postgraduate students of General Medicine, Cardiology and Pediatrics. Also, it will be an extremely useful and reliable reference source for the practising physicians.

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Published: September 2007

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-81-312-3154-8

Contents

  • PART I BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

    Chapter 1 Anatomy of the heart

    Chapter 2 Lymphatic system of the heart

    Chapter 3 Venous drainage of the heart

    Chapter 4 Arterial supply of the heart

    Chapter 5 Nerve supply of the heart

    Chapter 6 The conduction system of the heart

    Chapter 7 Ultrastructure of the myocardium

    Chapter 8 Basic electrophysiological principles

    Chapter 9 Molecular basis of muscle contraction

    Chapter 10 The cardiac cycle

    PART 2 THE HISTORY AND SYMPTOMATOLOGY

    Chapter 11 Cardinal symptoms

    Chapter 12 Other symptoms

    PART 3 GENERAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

    Chapter 13 General examination

    Chapter 14 Arterial pulse

    Chapter 15 Measurement of the blood pressure

    PART 4 JUGULAR VENOUS PULSE

    Chapter 16 Introduction and jugular venous pulse waves

    Chapter 17 Estimation of venous pressure and JVP in diseased conditions

    PART 5 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM EXAMINATION

    Chapter 18 Inspection of the precordium

    Chapter 19 Palpation of the precordium

    Chapter 20 Percussion of the precordium and precordial findings in common heart diseases

    Chapter 21 Cardiac auscultation

    PART 6A BASIC INVESTIGATIONS: CLINICAL ELECTROCARDIOGRAM

    Chapter 22 Introduction and basic concepts

    Chapter 23 The normal electrocardiogram

    Chapter 24 Abnormal P, T and U waves

    Chapter 25 Ventricular hypertrophy

    Chapter 26 Intraventricular conduction defects

    Chapter 27 Myocardial infarction and ischemia

    Chapter 28 Pericarditis and myocarditis

    Chapter 29 Drug effects and electrolyte abnormalities

    Chapter 30 Arrhythmias

    PART 6B BASIC INVESTIGATIONS: RADIOLOGY OF THE HEART AND GREAT VESSELS

    Chapter 31 Introduction and evaluation of heart

    Chapter 32 The pulmonary vasculature

    Chapter 33 Cardiac calcification

    Chapter 34 Evaluation of extracardiac structures and chest X-ray in other views

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