Problem Based Cardiology Cases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729543750, 9780729588737

Problem Based Cardiology Cases

1st Edition

Authors: Atifur Rahman Simon O’Connor
Paperback ISBN: 9780729543750
eBook ISBN: 9780729588737
eBook ISBN: 9780729588942
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2020
Page Count: 186

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Presented in the context of clinical cases, this unique resource steps medical students through the most common cardiology problems encountered on the ward and discusses the evidence-based treatments used in practice. This problem-based learning mirrors clinical practice, providing a useful clinical approach for students to carry throughout their careers.

Written by Atifur Rahman and Simon O’Connor, Problem Based Cardiology Cases includes considered and wide-ranging coverage of everyday cardiology encounters – from basic bedside issues to controversial and advanced aspects of cardiology. The only local text of its kind is richly referenced with Australian guidelines, while at the same time incorporates a global element by summarising up-to-date literature and landmark clinical trials from around the world.

Key Features

• Cardiology cases, which include: treatment pathways and guidelines; summaries of symptoms, drugs and evidence; images taken from real patient cases

• Concisely conveys up-to-date information and findings from key clinical trials to give a clear understanding of the evidence behind optimal treatment

• Extensive coverage of everyday encounters – from basic bedside cardiology to controversial and advanced aspects of cardiology

• Review and revision of clinical examination techniques and the importance of getting these right

• Enhanced eBook version included with purchase

Table of Contents

  1. The Cardiovascular Examination
    2. Common Valvular Heart Disease
    3. ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
    4. Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
    5. Management of Acute Chest Pain
    6. Common Causes of ST Elevation in ECG
    7. Coronary Artery Disease
    8. Sudden Cardiac Death
    9. Pericarditis
    10. Cardiac Biomarker Troponin in Clinical Medicine
    11. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
    12. Atrial Fibrillation
    13. Perioperative Management of Anticoagulants / Antiplatelet Agents
    14. Hypertension
    15. Heart Failure
    16. Syncope
    17. Coronavirus Disease 2019


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About the Authors

Atifur Rahman

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Director-CCU, Gold Coast University Hospital, Australia. Associate Professor, Griffith University School of Medicine. Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.

Simon O’Connor

Simon O’Connor, FRACP DDU FCSANZ , Cardiologist, Canberra Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Affiliations and Expertise

FRACP, DDU, FCSANZ Cardiologist, Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT, Australia