Cardiovascular Therapeutics - A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

3rd Edition

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Authors: Elliott Antman Elliott Antman
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416033585
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 14th December 2006
Page Count: 984

Table of Contents

I. Decision Making and Therapeutic Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine

1. Tools for Assessment of Cardiovascular Tests and Therapies

2. Pharmacologic Principles

3. Gene Therapy/Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disorders

4. The Process of Regulatory Approval of New Cardiovascular Drugs and Devices

II. Ischemic Heart Disease

5. Pharmacologic Options for Treatment of Ischemic Disease

6. Mechanical Approaches to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

7. DES, thrombus extraction, embolization protection devices

8. Ischemic Heart Disease: Surgical Options-A Cardiology Perspective

9. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Surgical Perspective

10. Primary Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease
11. Management of Unstable Angina and Non-ST- Elevation Myocardial Infarction

12. ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

13. Chronic Angina: Stable

III. Heart Failure

14. Principles of Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Heart Failure

15. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

16. Surgical Interventions for Heart Failure

17. Ambulatory Management of Heart Failure

18. Hospital Management of Heart Failure

19. Cardiac Transplantation and Circulatory Support Devices

IV. Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances

20. Clinical Pharmacology of Antiarrhythmic Drugs

21. Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Tachyarrhythmias

22. Implantable Devices for the Electrical Management of Heart Disease: Overview of Indications for Therapy and Selected Advances

23. Surgical Options for Treatment of Arrhythmias

24. Acute and Chronic Pharmacologic Management of Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias

25. AF - A Comprehensive Approach

26. Malignant Ventricular Arrhythmias

V. Dyslipoproteinemias/Atherosclerosis

27. Dyslipoproteinemias/ Atheros


This companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease equips you with all of today's most effective therapeutic guidelines and management solutions for the full range of heart disease patients. It reflects the most recent standards for drug management as well as the latest in new technologies. Reorganized to mirror your changing practice, each cardiovascular-problem-based section offers a chapter on pharmacologic treatment (with a minimum of pathophysiology)...a chapter on catheter-based or minimally invasive interventions...and a discussion of surgical options. You'll also find a brand-new chapter on gene therapy and stem cell therapy, plus new chapters on many other rapidly developing areas of practice. The result is an outstanding single-volume source for state-of-the-art, clinically oriented guidance on both common and unusual areas of cardiovascular treatment.

Key Features

  • Facilitates the decision-making process clinicians face when choosing among various cardiovascular therapeutic options.
  • covers the latest concepts in pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of patients with cardiovascular disorders


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About the Authors

Elliott Antman Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Elliott Antman Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA