1st Edition

Churchill's Ready Reference


  • Alexander Lyon
  • Glyn Thomas
  • Vanessa Cobb
  • Jamil Mayet
  • Key Features

    • Quick reference guide to laboratory and other test results with associated normal values
    • Includes guidance on equipment usage in the Coronary Care Unit
    • Includes the latest guidelines from the European Resuscitation Council
    • Abundant tables and artworks give rapid access to key information such as IV regimens and scoring systems
    • Includes current international guidelines

    Table of Contents

    1 Coronary Circulation

    2 Evaluation of Myocardial Ischaemia

    3 Preventative Cardiology

    4 Electrophysiology

    5 Ventricular Function

    6 Cardiac Valvular Structure and Function

    7 Pericardial Disease

    8 Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    9 Pulmonary Vascular Disease

    10 Systemic Vascular Disease

    Appendix 1 - Cardiac Pharmacology

    Appendix 2 – Driving Regulations and Cardiac Disease

    Appendix 3 – Bibliography


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    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the authors

    Alexander Lyon

    Alexander R. Lyon MA, BM, BCh, MRCP PhD Walport Clinical Lecturer and Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, Imperial College and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK Alexander Lyon is a Cardiology Specialist Registrar and Walport Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College London. Dr Lyon studied Medicine at Oxford University where he took a 1st Class degree in Physiological Sciences in 1995, achieving second place in the final honours school. After qualifying from the John Radcliffe Medical School in 1998, he trained as a junior doctor in Cardiology in Oxford, the Royal Brompton Hospital and Sydney, Australia. He joined the Cardiac Medicine research group of Professor Sian Harding and Professor Philip Poole-Wilson, where he studied the influence of cardiac gene therapy upon ventricular arrhythmia generation. He was awarded a MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship in 2005. He completed his PhD in 2008, and spent his first postdoctoral year studying the spatiotemporal patterns of mitochondrial function in the lab of Fadi Akar and Roger Hajjar at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He was appointed Walport Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology in October 2008. His main research interests include: 1. Abnormal calcium physiology in heart failure. 2. Mechansims of ventricular arrhythmias in heart failure. 3. Biological therapies for heart failure – these include gene therapy, stem cell therapy and myocardial tissue engineering. 4. Spatio-temporal patterns of mitochondrial dysfunction in the intact heart. 5. Influence of stress and high catecholamine levels on cardiac function. Recent academic awards include the Royal Society of Medicine Cardiology Section President’s Medal Winner (2007), Medical Research Society Raftery Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences winner (2008), European Meeting of International Society of Heart Research Best Scientific Poster Prize (2008). He has presented at numerous national and international meetings in the

    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

    Vanessa Cobb

    Vanessa Cobb, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, is a Specialist Registrar in Cardiology Specialist Registrar in Cardiology at The Heart Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK. She obtained a BSc in Immunology and Basic Medical Science in 1996 and qualified from Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1999.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, Barts and the London Trust, London, UK

    Jamil Mayet

    Jamil Mayet MBChB, MD, MBA, FESC, FACC, FRCP Chief of Service, Cardiovascular Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Chief of Service, Cardiovascular Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London