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Clinical Guide to Cardiology


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Contributors, vii Acronyms and Abbreviations, viii About the Companion Website, xiv PART 1 Examination Techniques, 1 1. Examination Techniques, 3 PART 2 Approach to Presenting Complaints, 11 2. Chest Pain, 13 3. Shortness of Breath, 28 4. Loss of Consciousness, 47 5. Palpitations, 62 6. Cardiac Murmurs, 72 7. Shock, 92 8. Oedema, 106 PART 3 Conditions, 117 9. Acute Coronary Syndrome, 119 10. Stable Angina, 138 11. Heart Failure, 147 12. Infective Endocarditis, 160 13. Arrhythmias, 172 14. Valvular Heart Disease, 193 15. Cardiomyopathy, 214 16. Hypertension, 232 17. Pericardial Disease, 245 18. Congenital Heart Disease, 261 PART 4 Imaging, 277 19. Electrocardiogram, 279 20. Transoesophageal Echocardiogram, 293 21. Trans-Thoracic Echocardiogram, 299 22. Cardiac MRI, 306 23. Cardiac CT, 313 24. Cardiac Catheterization, 320 PART 5 Interventional Therapies, 327 25. Pacemakers and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators, 329 26. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Angioplasty, 338 27. Valvuloplasty, 348 28. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation, 352 29. Cardiac Ablation, 359 PART 6 Pharmacology, 365 30. Anti-Arrhythmic Agents, 367 31. Beta-Blockers, 375 32. Calcium-Channel Blockers, 380 33. Nitrates, 385 34. Drugs Targeting the Angiotensin Axis, 389 35. Diuretics, 393 36. Anticoagulants, 399 37. Antiplatelets, 409 38. Lipid Regulation, 414 Index, 417

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Christian Camm, Clinical Fellow of Cardiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK Christian Camm is a graduate from both the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford. Having successfully completed his examination for Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, he currently works as an Academic Clinical Fellow in Cardiology at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. A. John Camm, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, St George's Hospital, London, UK Professor Camm graduated from Guy's Hospital, London and went on to pursue his career in cardiology at St Bartholomew's Hospital and then St George's Hospital, London where he is currently Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and the Division of Cardiological Sciences. He is also Convenor of Medicine, University of London, Trustee of the International Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology and President of the Arrhythmia Alliance. Professor Camm is recognised at internationally for his excellent research and teaching, his particular interests being cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac arrhythmias and implantable devices for rhythm control.

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