Crash Course Cardiology - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780723438038

Crash Course Cardiology

4th Edition

Authors: Antonia Churchhouse Julian Ormerod
eBook ISBN: 9780723438038
Imprint: Mosby Ltd.


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

A winning formula now for over 15 years, each volume has been fine tuned and fully updated, with an improved layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by junior doctors – those who understand what is essential for exam success – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisors, the result is a series of books which exactly meets your needs and you know you can trust.

Cardiology is a vital and dynamic specialty that combines bedside history taking and clinical examination with a broad range of investigations and interventions. The specialty is constantly evolving and advances in diagnostics, technologies and therapeutics are reflected in this revised edition. In keeping with the rest of the series, the material is contemporary, the content accessible and the coverage comprehensive.

Key Features

  • More than 220 tables and illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
  • Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
  • Written by junior doctors for students - authors who understand exam pressures
  • Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires
  • Succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation
  • Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing

Table of Contents

Part I The Patient Presents With

1. Chest pain

2. Dyspnoea

3. Syncope

4. Palpitations

5. Peripheral oedema

6. Heart murmur

7. High blood pressure

8. Fever associated With a cardiac symptom or sign

Part II: Diseases and disorders

9. Angina pectoris

10. Acute myocardial infarction

11. Supraventricular tachyarrythmias

12. Ventricular tachyarrythmias

13. Cardiac arrest and resuscitation

14. Bradyarrythmias

15. Cardiac failure

16. The cardiomyopathies

17. Pericarditis and pericardial effusion

18. Valvular heart disease

19. Infective endocarditis

20. Hypertension

21. Congenital heart disease

Part III: History, examination and investigations

22. History

23. Examination

24. How to write a clerking

25. Common investigations

Part IV: Self assessment

EMQs (with one-line answers)

SAQs (with one-line answers)


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About the Author

Antonia Churchhouse

Affiliations and Expertise

Core Medical Trainee, London Deanery, London, UK

Julian Ormerod

Affiliations and Expertise

Cardiology Registrar, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK