A concise pictorial overview of cardiology, in the handy pocket-size Colour Guide format. Topics are presented in double-page spreads, with text on the left and illustrations on the right. High quality colour images, largely clinical photographs, demonstrate examples of the topic under discussion and the text provides a synoptic account to enhance the illustrations. The text is concise but relevant and wherever possible uses a standard set of headings (for example, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, clinical features, treatment, prognosis.) The impressive collection of colour images allows readers access to a range of clinical examples they might not otherwise see in everyday practice. The Colour Guides titles have no competition, with their combination of small size, concise text, and lavish use of colour images, they provide an inexpensive but invaluable pocket reference for students and doctors alike. Cardiology is one of the largest and most important of the major internal medicine specialties. This Colour Guide can be used by a variety of physicians who come into contact with patients suffering from the range of conditions discussed in the text. The authors have included some well chosen examples of congenital disease, concentrating on those lesions most likely to be encountered in the more general adult wards. The book features a range of visual material, including all major investigational procedures such as ECGs, ultrasound, radiography and modern nuclear scanning, as well as clinical photographs and pathological specimens. Features: * A concise pictorial overview of cardiology - a major internal medicine specialty * Presented in the handy pocket-size Colour Guide format * High quality colour images (improved for 2E) accompany synoptic text * Covers new topics including sudden cardiac death, coronary stents, atypical arrhythmias and lipid-lowering drugs * Double page spreads give fast access to vital information * A range of illustrations demonstrates all major investigational procedures * Gives reader access to a wide range of clinical examples at a low cost * New author joins team * Authorship centred in Papworth, one of the world's leading cardiac centres
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