Key Features

  • Supplementary CD of cardiac conditions and procedures including echocardiograms, cardiac catheters and angioplasties
  • Dedicated ECG interpretation chapter
  • Emphasis on evidence-based medicine and clinical trials

The accompanying CD contains MRI, echocardiographic and angiographic images of the heart to complement the still images and illustrations throughout the text. They illustrate important cardiac abnormalities and show how cardiac procedures such as angioplasty and atrial septal defect closure are performed. Important complications of interventional procedures are also demonstrated. The CD will assist clinicians and their patients to understand the various interventions.

Table of Contents


Preface to the first edition

List of Abbreviations

Important Cardiology Trials

Levels of Evidence and Grades of Recommendation

1. Cardiac Risk Factors

2. An Overview of Electrocardiography

3. Hypertension

4. The Patient with Chest Pain

5. The Cardiac Surgery or Angioplasty Patient

6. The Patient with Palpitations

7. The Patient with Dyspnoea

8. The Patient with a Cardiac Murmur

9. Other Problems


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Churchill Livingstone Australia
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About the authors

Tracey Baker

Affiliations and Expertise

General Practitioner, Canberra, ACT, Australia

George Nikolic

Affiliations and Expertise

Intensivist and Cardiologist at Canberra Hospital

Simon O’Connor

Affiliations and Expertise

Cardiologist, Canberra Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, ACT, Australia