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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Book information

  • Published: September 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-81-312-3154-8


Table of 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