Frontline Cardiology

1st Edition

An off-the-fence guide for those who need a definitive answer to "What do I do next?"


  • Nicholas Fisher
    • Print ISBN 9780723434252

    Key Features

    • Written by a doctor involved in every day real life cardiology, designed for all junior doctors, primary care physicians and nursing staff involved with cardiological problems
    • Sorts the ‘wheat from the chaff' and says it how it really is
    • Designed to cure people who suffer from ‘evidence based paralysis'!
    • Content approved and adopted by two NHS Trusts
    • Material based on national and international guidelines
    • Deals not only with the prevailing evidence regarding ‘best practice', but highlights common misconceptions and well known ‘short-cuts' to try to resist!
    • Covers ACS and first line treatment for MI in the emergency room
    • Includes diagnostic angiography and angioplasty
    • Addresses the primary and secondary management of MI
    • Includes practical discussion of lipid disorders, hypertension and risk stratification
    • Addresses heart failure, chronic valve disease and cardiomyopathies
    • Discusses the use of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators, heart transplant and VAD
    • Includes common drug interactions
    • Addresses the management of adults with congenital heart disease

    Table of Contents

    1. Acute coronary syndromes
    2. Coronary angiography
    3. Angioplasty
    4. Myocardial infarction
    5. Heart failure
    6. Hypertension
    7. Hyperlipidaemia
    8. Chronic valvular heart disease
    9. Cardiomyopathies
    11. Common cardiac arrhythmias and implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    12. Heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices
    13. Adult congenital heart disease
    14. Important and common drug interactions
    15. Pre-operative cardiac evaluation for non-cardiac surgery
    Appendix 1:
    Keeping up to date


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    Mosby Ltd.
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    About the author

    Nicholas Fisher

    Dr Nick Fisher is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke having trained at Derriford Cardiothoracic Centre Plymouth, the University of Virginia Heart Centre and the Royal Brompton Hospital. He is also a Surgeon Commander in the Royal Navy, has served in the Falklands, Adriatic and Gulf and is currently the cardiologist for Her Majesties Armed Forces. During his time as the Senior Registrar at the Brompton he had become well known for his ability to distil complex guidelines into succinct common sense advice and was continuously asked to put his words of wisdom onto paper but never found the time to do so. Fate intervened and he was deployed as a doctor on a hospital ship in the Gulf war in 2003. He then found himself with long periods of time with little to do but write and the result is this book.