Key Features

  • Presents more than 170 full-color and black-and-white images that depict the clinical appearance
    of disease, pathologic specimens, and major investigational procedures such as ECG, ultrasound, radiography, and modern nuclear scanning.
  • Examines a wide variety of issues, including cardiologic investigation, congenital disease, and principles of therapy.
  • Features a consistent chapter design, with summaries of each condition's incidence, clinical features, differential diagnosis, management, and prognosis on left-hand pages and 4 to 6 illustrations on the facing right-hand pages.
  • Offers a broad selection of review questions to help readers practice for exams and build confidence.
  • Delivers a convenient pocket size for instant reference anywhere.

Table of Contents

1. Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease
2. Coronary Heart Disease Syndromes
3. Coronary Heart Disease Syndromes: Angina Pectoris
4. Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome (NSTEACS)
5. Variant/Prinzmetal's Angina
6. ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)
7. Acute Heart Failure
8. Chronic Heart Failure
9. Dilated Cardiomyopathy
10. Myocarditis/Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
11. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
12. Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
13. Aortic Stenosis
14. Aortic Regurgitation
15. Mitral Regurgitation
16. Mitral Stenosis
17. Infective Endocarditis
18. Pericarditis/Pericardial Effusion
19. Constrictive Pericarditis
20. Premature Beats (Extrasystoles)
21. Atrial Fibrillation
22. Atrial Flutter
23. Junctional Tachycardia (AVNRT/AVRT)
24. Ventricular Tachycardia
25. Sudden Cardiac Death
26. Cardiac Syncope
27. Pacemakers
28. Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
29. Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
30. Pulmonary Stenosis/Peripheral Pulmonic Stenosis
31. Coarctation of the Aorta
32. Patent Ductus Arteriosus/Sinus of Valsalva Fistula
33. Eisenmenger's Syndrome
34. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm/Aortitis
35. Aortic Dissection
36. Pulmonary Embolism
37. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
38. Cardiac Tumours



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About the editors

Glyn Thomas

Glyn Thomas MD Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, Newham General Hospital, London, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, Newham General Hospital, London, UK

Andrew Grace

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Group Head, University of Cambridge, UK; Consultant Cardiologist, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK