Cardiology Secrets

4th Edition

Authors: Glenn Levine
Paperback ISBN: 9781455748150
eBook ISBN: 9781455748747
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 24th May 2013
Page Count: 496

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Section I: Physical Examination

Ch 1 CV Physical Exam

Ch 2 Heart Murmurs

Section II: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

Ch 3 Electrocardiogram

Ch 4 Chest Radiographs

Ch 5 Echocardiography

Ch 6 Exercise Stress Testing

Ch 7 Nuclear Cardiology

Ch 8 Holter Monitors, Event Monitors, Ambulatory Monitors and Implantable Loop Recorders

Ch 9 Cardiac CT Angiography

Ch 10 Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Ch 11 Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Ch 12 Bedside Hemodynamic Monitoring

Ch 13 Endomyocardial Biopsy

Ch 14 Catherization, Cardiac Angiography, IVUS and FFR

Section III: Chest Pains, Angina, CAD and Acute Coronary Symptoms

Ch 15 Chest Pains and Angina

Ch 16 Chronic Stable Angina

Ch 17 Non-ST-Segment-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes

Ch 18 ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Ch 19 Cardiogenic Shock

Ch 20 Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Ch 21 Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery


Ch 22 Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Ch 23 Congestive Heart Failure: Evaluation and Long Term Management

Ch 24 Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Ch 25 Myocarditis

Ch 26 Dilated Cardiomyopathy


Ch 27 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Ch 28 Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Ch 29 Cardiac Transplantation


Ch 30 Aortic Valve Disease



Get quick answers to the most important clinical questions with Cardiology Secrets! Using the popular and trusted Secret Series® Q&A format, this easy-to-read cardiology book provides rapid access to the practical, "in-the-trenches" know-how you need to succeed both in practice, and on cardiology board and recertification exams.

Key Features

  • Get the evidence-based guidance you need to provide optimal care for your patients with cardiac heart diseases.
  • Explore effective solutions to a full range of clinical issues including the general examination, diagnostic procedures, arrhythmias, symptoms and disease states, valvular heart disease, cardiovascular pharmacology, and other medical conditions with associated cardiac involvement.
  • Zero in on key information with bulleted lists, mnemonics, practical tips from the leading cardiologists, and "Key Points" boxes that provide a concise overview of important board-relevant content.
  • Review essential material efficiently with the "Top 100 Secrets in Cardiology" – perfect for last-minute study or self-assessment.


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"With chapters covering the latest advances in diagnostic and therapeutic areas, this is a very useful update of the previous edition." -- Surya M Artham, MD, MPH (Ochsner Clinic Foundation), Doody’s Review

"It is exceptionally easy reading, which, minding  the complexity of the issues addressed, is one of the major advantages of this book over many other 'overviews'. It is designed for juniored and middle grade doctors who wish to build their basic knowledge of clinical cardiology and cardiac investigations and other healthcare providers who wish to educate themselves in diagnosing and managing patients with cardiovascular disease. It may also serve as a refresher of 'common sense' knowledge to cardiology trainees and other senior specialists who may find some useful 'pearls' and forgotten tips... It was a great pleasure to review this book as it gave me some new insights into the cardiovascular field and presented an opportunity to enjoy the reading... I would recommend it to my junior colleagues as a fun and alternative option to the main clinical textbooks."

Perfusion, February 2014

About the Authors

Glenn Levine Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Cardiac Care Unit, Michael E. DeBakey Medical Center, Houston, Texas