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Crash Course Cardiology

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ISBN: 9780702073571

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Crash Course Cardiology , 5th Edition

By Thomas Foster, MBChB, BMedSci (Hons) and Jasmine Shen, MBChB

305 pages
Copyright 2019
$54.99, Paperback, Reference

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Crash Course – your effective every-day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have the essential information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success.

A winning formula now for over 20 years, each series volume has been fine-tuned and fully updated – with an improved full-colour layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by senior students or junior doctors – those who understand what is essential for exam success – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result are books which exactly meet your needs and you know you can trust.

Each chapter guides you succinctly through the full range of curriculum topics, integrating clinical considerations with the relevant basic science and avoiding unnecessary or confusing detail. A range of text boxes help you get to the hints, tips and key points you need fast! A fully revised self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats is included to check your understanding and aid exam preparation. The accompanying enhanced, downloadable eBook completes this invaluable learning package.

Series volumes have been honed to meet the requirements of today’s medical students, although the range of other health students and professionals who need rapid access to the essentials of cardiology will also love the unique approach of Crash Course. Whether you need to get out of a fix or aim for a distinction Crash Course is for you!

  • Provides the exam syllabus in one place - saves valuable revision time
  • Written by senior students and recent graduates - those closest to what is essential for exam success
  • Quality assured by leading Faculty Advisors - ensures complete accuracy of information
  • Features the ever popular 'Hints and Tips' boxes and other useful aide-mémoires - distilled wisdom from those in the know
  • Updated self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats – confirm your understanding and improve exam technique fast

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Basics

Chapter 1. Cardiac anatomy, physiology and development

Chapter 2. The cardiac cycle, control of cardiac output, and haemodynamic regulation.

Chapter 3. ECG interpretation

Chapter 4. Other common investigations

Part 2: Presenting complaints

Chapter 5. History and examination of the cardiovascular system

Chapter 6. Chest pain

Chapter 7. Breathlessness and peripheral oedema

Chapter 8. Palpitations

Chapter 9. Syncope

Chapter 10. Heart murmurs

Part 3: Atherosclerosis and its risk factors

Chapter 11. Atherosclerosis

Chapter 12. Risk factors

Part 4: Clinical conditions

Chapter 13. Stable angina and acute coronary syndromes

Chapter 14. Heart failure

Chapter 15. Arrhythmias

Chapter 16. Valvular disease

Chapter 17. Diseases of the myocardium and pericardium

Chapter 18. Congenital heart disease

Chapter Clinical Cases

Author Information

By Thomas Foster, MBChB, BMedSci (Hons), Junior Doctor, Edinburgh, UK and Jasmine Shen, MBChB, Junior Doctor, Edinburgh, UK

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