by Euan Ashley, Josef Niebauer
Publisher: Remedica Publishing 2003
Number of pages: 243
This text explains basic physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in a straightforward and diagrammatic manner, giving guidelines as to when referral to specialist colleagues is appropriate while further offering explanation of what the specialist is likely to do. Specific sections focus on understanding cardiology specialist tests, conquering the ECG, cardiology acronyms, and explaining the basic science so often discussed without introduction in seminars and lectures. This work is designed to have wide appeal, aimed at the hosptal doctor, generalist or even senior medical student who may need a cardiology opinion.
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Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology.
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