Crash Course Cardiology - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780702073571, 9780702073588

Crash Course Cardiology

5th Edition

Authors: Thomas Foster Jasmine Shen
Editor: David E Newby
Series Editors: Shreelata Datta Philip Xiu
eBook ISBN: 9780702073588
Paperback ISBN: 9780702073571
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 8th November 2018
Page Count: 305

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Basics

Chapter 1. Cardiac anatomy, physiology and development

Chapter 2. The cardiac cycle, control of cardiac output, and haemodynamic regulation.  

Chapter 3. ECG interpretation

Chapter 4. Other common investigations


Part 2: Presenting complaints

Chapter 5. History and examination of the cardiovascular system  

Chapter 6. Chest pain  

Chapter 7. Breathlessness and peripheral oedema  

Chapter 8. Palpitations  

Chapter 9. Syncope  

Chapter 10. Heart murmurs


Part 3: Atherosclerosis and its risk factors

Chapter 11. Atherosclerosis  

Chapter 12. Risk factors


Part 4: Clinical conditions

Chapter 13. Stable angina and acute coronary syndromes

Chapter 14. Heart failure

Chapter 15. Arrhythmias 

Chapter 16. Valvular disease

Chapter 17. Diseases of the myocardium and pericardium 

Chapter 18. Congenital heart disease


E-only Chapter Clinical Cases


Crash Course – your effective every-day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have the essential information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success.

A winning formula now for over 20 years, each series volume has been fine-tuned and fully updated – with an improved full-colour layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by senior students or junior doctors – those who understand what is essential for exam success – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result are books which exactly meet your needs and you know you can trust.

Each chapter guides you succinctly through the full range of curriculum topics, integrating clinical considerations with the relevant basic science and avoiding unnecessary or confusing detail. A range of text boxes help you get to the hints, tips and key points you need fast! A fully revised self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats is included to check your understanding and aid exam preparation. The accompanying enhanced, downloadable eBook completes this invaluable learning package.

Series volumes have been honed to meet the requirements of today’s medical students, although the range of other health students and professionals who need rapid access to the essentials of cardiology will also love the unique approach of Crash Course. Whether you need to get out of a fix or aim for a distinction Crash Course is for you! 

  • Provides the exam syllabus in one place - saves valuable revision time
  • Written by senior students and recent graduates - those closest to what is essential for exam success
  • Quality assured by leading Faculty Advisors - ensures complete accuracy of information
  • Features the ever popular 'Hints and Tips' boxes and other useful aide-mémoires - distilled wisdom from those in the know
  • Updated self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats – confirm your understanding and improve exam technique fast


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About the Authors

Thomas Foster

Affiliations and Expertise

Junior Doctor, Edinburgh, UK

Jasmine Shen

Affiliations and Expertise

Junior Doctor, Edinburgh, UK

About the Editor

David E Newby

Affiliations and Expertise

British Heart Foundation John Wheatley Chair of Cardiology, University of Edinburgh, UK

About the Series Editors

Shreelata Datta

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Clinical Dean and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at King's College Hospital, London, UK

Philip Xiu

Affiliations and Expertise

GP Registrar, Yorkshire Deanery, Leeds, UK.