Description

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.

Key Features

Beginning with a clear description of basic anatomy and physiology relating to cardiovascular medicine, the book explains cardiac history taking and symptomatology. It then describes general physical examination along with arterial pulse and blood pressure. This is followed by a detailed discussion of cardiovascular examination including inspection, palpation, percussion, precordium in common heart diseases and auscultation. Thereafter, basic investigations necessary for diagnosis and management are described. These feature clinical electrocardiography which includes normal ECG, common disease conditions, drug effects, arrhythmias and prediction of coronary artery occlusion. This section also discusses radiology of the heart describing introduction, technical facts, routine reporting of x-ray chest, calcifications and other views.

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

Details

No. of pages:
722
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier India
eBook ISBN:
9788131231548
Print ISBN:
9788131209646

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