Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases

1st Edition

Authors: M. Gabriel Khan
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124060616
eBook ISBN: 9780080454818
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th December 2005
Page Count: 680
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The Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is an accurate and reliable source of in-depth information on the diseases that kill more than 12 million individuals worldwide each year. In fact, cardiovascular diseases are more prevalent than the combined incidence of all forms of cancer, diabetes, asthma and leukemia. In one volume, this Encylopedia thoroughly covers these ailments and also includes in-depth analysis of less common and rare heart conditions to round out the volume's scope. Researchers, clinicians, and students alike will all find this resource an invaluable tool for quick reference before approaching the primary literature.

Key Features

  • Coverage of more than 200 topics, including: applied pharmacology of current and experimental cardiac drugs, gene therapy, MRI, electron-beam CT, PET scan put in perspective, cardiac tests costs and justification, and new frontiers in cardiovascular research
  • More than 150 helpful figures and illustrations!
  • Dr. Khan is a well-published and respected expert in heart and heart diseases


Cardiologists, pharmacologists, hematologists, geneticists, pathologists

Table of Contents


Ageing Heart Alcohol and the Heart Altitute and Pulmonary Edema Anatomy of the Heart and Circulation Anderson Fabry Disease Anemia Aneurysm Treatment Angina Causes Pain Pattern Stable and Unstable Angina Case History: Patient with Angina Weight Reduction Effects Exercise Smoking Tests Required Drug Treatment Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors Angioplasty/Coronary Balloon Procedure Outcome of Angioplasty Antihistamines Histamine Antagonists Antioxidants Antiplatelet Agent Arginine Artificial Heart Apririn for Heart Disease Historical Review Recognized Indications for Aspirin and Dose Atherombosis/Atherosclerosis Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Death Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Septal Defect Arterosclerosis Beriberi Heart Disease Blood Clots Causes Nondrug Treatment Drug Treatment/Blood Thinners Blood Pressure Brugada Syndrome B-type Natriuretic Peptide Bundle Branch Block Right Bundle Branch Block (RBBB) Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB) Caffeine and the Heart Calcium Antagonists Carcinoid Heart Disease Cardiogenic Shock Cardiomyopathy Cardiopulmonary Resucitation (CPR) How to Recognize Cardiac Arrest The A-B-C Steps of CPR The Heimlich Maneuver Conclusion Chagas' Disease<BR id="CRLF


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About the Author

M. Gabriel Khan

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Cardiologist, Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Cardiologist at the Ottawa Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Canada


“The book is a great resource for medical students and persons with limited or no medical background who may have research interests in specific topics and wish to learn more. The entries are written in plain language, and the author explains complicated medical terms and concepts succinctly and thoroughly. …each chapter features an excellent bibliography for those seeking more detailed information. Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is well illustrated, with figures and tables that complement the text and clearly depict concepts that are complex for the novice. Khan’s vast experience and knowledge of the cardiovascular system are evident throughout. Overall, the book is a well-written, thoughtfully organized, comprehensive compendium that will serve readers well. Targeted towards non-medical professionals working in fields related to heart disease, it would also be useful for medical students and residents who wish to learn more about the cardiovascular system.” - Ritesh Gupta, MD, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham for JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) 2006 "...a thorough and easy-to-navigate guide to the diseases that kill more than 12 million people worldwide each year. A valuable resource for sales teams, brand teams, and researchers alike, this text includes in-depth analysis of even the least common and rare heart conditions." -PHARMAVOICE, Sept-Nov 2006