|ARRT Examination in Cardiovascular Interventional Technology (Admission Test Series)
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|Insulin Resistance: The Metabolic Syndrome X (Contemporary Endocrinology)
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Gerald Reaven, the discoverer of Syndrome X, and a panel of world-class investigators thoughtfully summarize our current understanding of how insulin resistance and its compensating hyperinsulinemia play a major role in the pathogenesis and clinical course of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease-the so-called diseases of Western civilization. These distinguished authorities detail, for the first time, the pathophysiological consequences and the clinical syndromes, excluding Type 2 diabetes, related to insulin resistance. They also examine the genetic and lifestyle factors that contribute to the wide differences in insulin action that exist in the population at large. Timely and authoritative, Insulin Resistance: The Metabolic Syndrome X illuminates the full importance of insulin resistance as a major cause of hypertension, heart disease, and polycystic ovary syndrome.
|Emergency Medicine Secrets: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 4e
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Author: Vincent J. Markovchick MD FAAEM FACEP
The Secrets Series® is breaking new ground again. This updated and expanded edition will cover all aspects of emergency medicine. Sections include decision making in emergency medicine, primary complaints, nontraumatic illness, central nervous system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract, hematology/oncology, metabolism and endocrinology, infectious disease, environmental emergencies, neonatal and childhood disorders, toxicologic emergencies, gynecology and obstetrics, trauma, behavioral emergencies, emergency medicine administration and risk management, and medical oversight and disaster management. A new, two-color page layout, a more portable size, and a list of the "Top 100 Secrets" in emergency medicine help readers to better meet the challenges they face today. And, at no extra charge, purchasers also receive online access to the complete contents of the text via Elsevier's innovative STUDENTConsult.com website. Readers will still find all of the features they rely on the Secret Series® for-a question- and -answer format, lists, mnemonics, and tables and an informal tone that make reference fast and easy. No matter what questions arise this updated 4th edition has the answers-in print and online.
Uses bulleted lists, tables, short answers, and a highly detailed index to expedite reference.
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|Manual of Perioperative Care in Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
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Author: Robert M. Bojar
The authors have written an easily accessible pocket manual for those of the "front lines" who must learn to assimilate data, interpret their significance and make critical decisions. The text is designed for those that must have instant access to information and know what to do, when, and why. The book is arranged in 3 sections.
The first deals with preoperative considerations and then discusses the management of problems in the intensive care unit. Important aspects of continuing care and complications of other organ systems are then discussed.
The second section is devoted to pediatric heart surgery, deliniating the unique aspects of the care of the pediatric patient. A brief discussion of operative procedures for a variety of defects is provided to facilitate understanding of concepts of care for patients with lesions of varying physiology.
The third section covers the assessment and care of patients undergoing non-cardiac thoracic surgery, discusses postoperative complications and the management of other general thoracic surgical problems.
|How to Protect Your Heart from Your Doctor
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Author: Howard H. Wayne
How To Protect Your Heart From Your Doctor was written to educate heart patients who have been told they must undergo angiograms followed by angioplasty or bypass surgery that there are other options for both the diagnosis and treatment of their heart conditions. Noninvasive tests can provide all the information that is needed about a patient's coronary artery disease while modern medications have revolutionized the treatment of coronary artery disease. All too often angioplasty and bypass surgery are recommended as the first and only treatment option because these procedures are so profitable. Typically patients are threatened that unless they undergo surgery, they will have a heart attack or die. These are tactics of medical terrorism. There are now a large number of studies on over 20,000 patients comparing surgery or angioplasty with conservative medical treatment. Not a single study shows any benefit of these interventions. Neither angioplasty or bypass surgery prevent heart attacks or premature death. In fact, patients undergoing these procedures are more likely to die, have heart attacks, or go into heart failure. Thus, this book was written to inform the public of the dangers of these interventions and that conservative treatment with modern medications is highly effective, safe, and will prevent heart attacks and premature death.
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Hopital Lariboisiere, Paris, France. Clinical research on the use of stentless bioprostheses in cardiac surgery, for clinicians. Based on an unidentified symposium held in Paris, France, in 1994. Color and halftone illustrations. 87 contributors, 12 U.S.
|Lung Transplantation (Postgraduate Medical Science)
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This book provides a detailed account of the principles and practice of contemporary lung transplantation. An accomplished, international team of contributing authors have combined their expertise to provide the latest scientific developments and clinical knowledge based on their extensive experience. The book covers pulmonary vascular and parenchymal lung disease, which necessitate transplantation, together with all aspects of the multidisciplinary management of lung transplant patients. It concludes by looking at future developments in the treatment of advanced respiratory failure.
|Explaining Cardiac Surgery
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Author: Tom Treasure
Illustrated with approximately 100 anatomical drawings, this work provides the information physicians need to make referral decisions and explain to their patients what surgery entails.
In addition, the chapters on patient assessment and post-operative care, based on the author's experience of patients' needs and concerns, give expert advice on the practice issues of preparation for surgery and post-operative care and rehabilitation.
Chapters include: pre-operative assessment; techniques; surgery for coronary artery disease; complications of ischaemic heart disease; valvular heart disease; heart and lung failure; emergencies; congenital heart disease; patient management in the early and long term postoperative stages.
|The Cath Lab: An Introduction
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Author: David L. Lubell
This text is intended to aid on-the-job training of non-physician cath lab personnel. There is a new chapter on "Pacemaker Implantation in the Cath Lab" and coverage of angiograms, interventional procedures (angioplasty), lab management, equipment, the history of cardiac catheterization, why the procedure is performed and the various forms it may take. It is designed for Cath lab technicians and cardio-pulmonary technicians.
|The Guide to Cardiology
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Author: MD, PhD, Robert A. Kloner
Clinical guide to the treatment of cardiovascular illnesses.