Table of Contents

Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine
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Part I: General Considerations of Cardiovascular Disease

  1. Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease
  2. Economics and Cardiovascular Disease

Part II: Examination of the Patient

  1. The History
  2. Physical Examination of the Heart
  3. Electrocardiography
  4. Exercise Stress Testing
  5. Echocardiography
  6. Radiology of the Heart
  7. Nuclear Cardiology
  8. Newer Cardiac Imaging Modalities: Magnetic Resonanance Imaging and Computed Tomography
  9. Cardiac Catheterization
  10. Coronary Arteriography
  11. Relative Merits of Cardiovascular Diagnostic Techniques

Part III: Normal and Abnormal Cardiac Function: Heart Failure and Arrhythmias

  1. Mechanisms of Cardiac Contraction and Relaxation
  2. Assessment of Cardiac Function
  3. Pathophysiology of Heart Failure
  4. Clinical Aspects of Heart Failure
  5. Treatment of Heart Failure: Pharmacologic Methods
  6. Treatment of Heart Failure: Heart-Lung Transplantation
  7. Treatment of Heart Failure: Assisted Circulation
  8. Clinical Management of Heart Failure
  9. Genesis of Cardiac Arrhythmias: Electrophysiological Considerations
  10. Management of the Patient with Cardiac Arrhythmias
  11. Cardiac Pacemakers
  12. Specific Arrhythmias: Diagnosis and Treatment
  13. Cardiac Arrest and Sudden Cardiac Death
  14. Hypotension and Syncope

Part IV: Hypertensive and Atherosclerotic CV Disease

  1. Systemic Hypertension: Mechanisms and Diagnosis
  2. Systemic Hypertension: Therapy
  3. Vascular Biology of Atherosclerosis — sample available online in Adobe Acrobat Format!
  4. Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis Disease
  5. Primary and Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease
  6. Lipid Lowering Trials
  7. Coronary Blood Flow and Myocardial Ischemia
  8. Acute Myocardial Infarction
  9. Unstable Angina and Prinzmetal's Angina
  10. Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease
  11. Percutaneous Coronary and Vascular Intervention
  12. Comprehensive Rehabilitation in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
  13. Diseases of the Aorta
  14. Peripheral Vascular Disease
  15. Extracardiac Vascular Interventions

Part V: Diseases of the Heart, Pericardium, & Pulmonary Vascular Bed

  1. Congenital Heart Disease in Infancy and Childhood
  2. Congenital Heart Disease in Adults
  3. Acquired Heart Disease in Infancy and Childhood
  4. Valvular Heart Disease
  5. Infective Endocarditis
  6. Cardiomyopathies and Myocarditides
  7. Primary Tumors of the Heart
  8. Pericardial Disease
  9. Traumatic Heart Disease
  10. Pulmonary Embolism
  11. Pulmonary Hypertension
  12. Cor Pulmonale

Part VI: Molecular Biology and Genetics

  1. Principles of Cardiovascular Molecular Biology and Genetics
  2. Clinical Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease

Part VII: Cardiovascular Disease in Special Population

  1. Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly
  2. Cardiovascular Disease in Women
  3. Cardiovascular Disease in Athletes
  4. Medical Management of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
  5. General Anesthesia and Non-Cardiac Surgery in Patients with Heart Disease

Part VIII: Cardiovascular Disease and Disorders of Other Organ Systems

  1. Hemostasis, Thrombosis, Fibrinolysis and Cardiovascular Disease
  2. Diabetes Mellitus and the Cardiovascular System
  3. The Heart in Endocrine Disorders
  4. Pregnancy and Heart Disease
  5. Rheumatic Fever
  6. Rheumatic Diseases and the Cardiovascular System
  7. Cardiovascular Abnormalities in HIV-Infected Individuals
  8. Hematologic-Oncologic Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease
  9. Psychiatric and Behavioral Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease
  10. Neurologic Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease
  11. Renal Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease

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