Practical Cardiology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780729538411, 9780729578417

Practical Cardiology

2nd Edition

Authors: Tracey Baker George Nikolic Simon O’Connor
Paperback ISBN: 9780729538411
eBook ISBN: 9780729578417
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 26th August 2008


Cardiology is one of the fastest changing medical specialties, and Practical Cardiology 2e is designed to help GPs, Fellowship trainees and medical students master this vital element of continuing medical education. This new edition retains the analytical and problem-based approach of the first, addressing

  • symptomatic problems such as chest pains and dyspnoea,
  • thorough history taking and examination techniques,
  • additional and extensive ECG interpretation, and
  • fully updated coverage of pharmacological management.

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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About the Author

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