Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases

Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases

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The Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is an accurate and reliable source of in-depth information on the diseases that kill more than 12 million individuals worldwide each year. In fact, cardiovascular diseases are more prevalent than the combined incidence of all forms of cancer, diabetes, asthma and leukemia. In one volume, this Encylopedia thoroughly covers these ailments and also includes in-depth analysis of less common and rare heart conditions to round out the volume's scope. Researchers, clinicians, and students alike will all find this resource an invaluable tool for quick reference before approaching the primary literature.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 680 pages
  • 220 x 290 x 30mm | 1,651.09g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • ill
  • 0124060617
  • 9780124060616

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"...a great resource for medical students and persons with limited or no medical background who may have research interests in specific topics..."
- Ritesh Gupta, MD, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham for JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) 2006
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About M. Gabriel Khan

By M. Gabriel Khan
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Table of contents

Contents Include:
Ageing Heart
Alcohol and the Heart
Altitute and Pulmonary Edema
Anatomy of the Heart and Circulation
Anderson Fabry Disease
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Angioplasty/Coronary Balloon
Antiplatelet Agent
Artificial Heart
Aspririn for Heart Disease
Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Death
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Septal Defect
Beriberi Heart Disease
Blood Clots
Blood Pressure
Brugada Syndrome
B-type Natriuretic Peptide
Bundle Branch Block
Caffeine and the Heart
Calcium Antagonists
Carcinoid Heart Disease
Cardiogenic Shock
Cardiopulmonary Resucitation (CPR)
Chagas' Disease
Chelation and Heart Disease
Chemotherapy-Induced Heart Disease
Cocaine and the Heart and Arteries
Coenzyme Q10
Congenital Heart Disease
Contraception and Cardiovascular Disease
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
C-Reactive Protein and the Heart
Cytochrome P450
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Depression and the Heart
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Diets and Heart Disease
Down Syndrome
Electrocardiography and Heart Disease
Endocrine Disorders
Erectile Dysfunction
Exercise and the Heart
Fish/Fish Oils
Heart Attacks
Heart Failure
Herbal Products
HIV and the Heart
Homocysteine and Cardiovascular Disease
Kawasaki Disease
Miscellaneous Disorders
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Patent Foramen Ovale
Pericarditis and Myocraditis
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Race and Cardiovascular Disease
Sleep and the Heart
Stents for Coronary Artery Disease
Stress and Heart Disease
Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident
Takayasu Ateritis
Tests for Heart Disease
Thyroid Heart Disease
Type A Behavior
Valve Diseases
Ventricular Fibrillation
Women and Heart Disease and Stroke
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Review Text

"The book is a great resource for medical students and persons with limited or no medical background who may have research interests in specific topics and wish to learn more. The entries are written in plain language, and the author explains complicated medical terms and concepts succinctly and thoroughly. .each chapter features an excellent bibliography for those seeking more detailed information. Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases is well illustrated, with figures and tables that complement the text and clearly depict concepts that are complex for the novice. Khan's vast experience and knowledge of the cardiovascular system are evident throughout. Overall, the book is a well-written, thoughtfully organized, comprehensive compendium that will serve readers well. Targeted towards non-medical professionals working in fields related to heart disease, it would also be useful for medical students and residents who wish to learn more about the cardiovascular system.
- Ritesh Gupta, MD, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham for JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) 2006

"...a thorough and easy-to-navigate guide to the diseases that kill more than 12 million people worldwide each year. A valuable resource for sales teams, brand teams, and researchers alike, this text includes in-depth analysis of even the least common and rare heart conditions."
-PHARMAVOICE, Sept-Nov 2006
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