Sex differences in Cardiac Diseases

Sex differences in Cardiac Diseases
Author: Niti R. Aggarwal,Malissa J. Wood
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2021-01-29
ISBN: 0128193700
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex differences in Cardiac Diseases Book Excerpt:

Significant biological differences exist between men and women that contribute to sex-specific differences in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, pathophysiology, presentation, response to therapy, and prognosis. It is essential for clinicians to be cognizant of these sex-specific differences in order to reduce the disparity in diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases in both genders. Sex Differences in Cardiac Disease provides a timely review of the contemporary data on these sex-specific differences in pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and management of cardiovascular diseases that fills a void for clinicians in practice and training. With contributions from renowned experts in the field and guideline writers, the text provides a state-of-the-art review of each topic encompassing the full spectrum of CVD in men and women. Sex-specific guideline-based recommendations are highlighted when available. Tailored to meet the needs of the busy clinicians and researchers, this text provides concise practical data to care for men and women at risk for or with CVD. The book serves as an essential resource for researchers, cardiologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, family practitioners, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and respective trainees who treat men and women with CVD. Provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art text written by internationally renowned experts in the field of CVD disease, serving as an indispensable resource for clinicians and researchers Enables the reader to understand the sexual dimorphism in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and outcomes of the full spectrum of cardiovascular issues including ischemic heart disease, valvular disorders, arrhythmias, and heart failure Provides a concise evidence-based practical review of medical topics, with key points and eye-catching visual infographics to meet the needs of the busy clinicians, policy makers and researchers.

Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine

Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine
Author: Sabine Oertelt-Prigione,Vera Regitz-Zagrosek
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN: 9780857298324
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex and Gender Aspects in Clinical Medicine Book Excerpt:

This book is a concise, easy to read professional text with a focus on practical aspects. All chapters include tables on sex/gender differences in symptoms and management and a series of suggestions to the novice in the field. Chapters are specialty-specific. The focus is not on women’s health, but the presentation of differences in clinical symptoms, management and outcomes in women and men. Gender Medicine strives to employ the knowledge about these differences to improve diagnosis, better understand pathogenesis and advance patient-oriented therapy.

Color Atlas and Synopsis of Womens Cardiovascular Health

Color Atlas and Synopsis of Womens Cardiovascular Health
Author: Martha Gulati
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-07-22
ISBN: 0071786228
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Color Atlas and Synopsis of Womens Cardiovascular Health Book Excerpt:

A combination color atlas and synoptic text on the unique risk factors and cardiovascular issues specific to women Recent research has demonstrated important sex differences in the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of cardiovascular disease in women. There are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women that differ from men, and risk assessment tools that should be routinely incorporated into clinical practice by cardiologists treating women. Color Atlas and Synopsis of Women's Cardiovascular Health covers all of these topics and also provides concise, expert guidance on the diagnosis and management of the female cardiac patient. Enriched by more than 100 photographs (many in full color) and nearly 100 line drawings, Color Atlas and Synopsis of Women's Cardiovascular Health addresses many important issues related to women's cardiovascular health. With contributions from more than a dozen expert authors, Color Atlas and Synopsis of Women's Cardiovascular Health is destined to become a landmark reference on the issues of cardiac disease in women. TOPICS INCLUDE: Defining patterns of ischemic heart disease Cardiac surgery Noninvasive imaging as a tool for accurate diagnosis of cardiovascular disease in women Sex-specific issues in cardiac surgery Unique cardiac issues related to women with pulmonary hypertension Cardiac issues that can arise during pregnancy

Complications of Diabetes Mellitus

Complications of Diabetes Mellitus
Author: Jahangir Moini,Matthew Adams,Anthony LoGalbo
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-04-28
ISBN: 1000554961
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complications of Diabetes Mellitus Book Excerpt:

Diabetes mellitus is a global epidemic with severe complications that can be of great cost. This book focuses on the complications of hypertension, heart attack or heart failure, stroke, blindness, nephropathy, neuropathy, amputations, and death, along with the prevalence and prevention of disease development. It explains distribution of the disease by age and gender, such as the development of type II diabetes in relation to obesity, which is more prevalent in younger age groups. Global mortality and costs of complications are significant, as the disease affects all ages, races, and ethnicities, making this book an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals and students everywhere. Key Features A useful ready reference for students, physicians, and healthcare professionals detailing the latest diagnostic tests and treatments of diabetes and its complications Explains how heart failure and stroke are deadly complications of diabetes along with kidney failure and life-threatening infections Establishes how cancer is linked to diabetes – a fact many people are not aware of – this book details the six types of cancer that may result from the disease, along with an individualized focus on the different "areas" of issues that occur from diabetes Discusses the effect of diabetes on the minds of patients, in relation to depression, anxiety, panic, PTSD, eating disorders, delirium, and dementia

Gender Differences in the Pathogenesis and Management of Heart Disease

Gender Differences in the Pathogenesis and Management of Heart Disease
Author: Jawahar L. Mehta,Jean McSweeney
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2018-03-02
ISBN: 3319711350
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Differences in the Pathogenesis and Management of Heart Disease Book Excerpt:

This book reviews all aspects of the diagnosis and management of heart disease in women, covering areas such as gender differences in metabolic syndrome, hypertension and atherogenesis. Gender differences in cardiovascular diseases are widespread, but while gender medicine takes into account the effects of sex and gender on the health of women and men, traditionally, women have been underrepresented in cardiovascular clinical trials, in management of different cardiac diseases and drug use. Gender Differences in the Pathogenesis and Management of Heart Disease deals with the gender-specific differences in cardiac physiology and diseases and brings into perspective the critical significance of gender in management of cardiovascular disease presentations and management. As such it is of enormous use to all clinical staff who manage women with cardiovascular disease.

Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Author: Hanna Z. Mieszczanska,Gladys P. Velarde
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2014-03-24
ISBN: 1447155173
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women Book Excerpt:

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women in the US, with more women dying from heart disease than men. Women may have different presentation from men and often need a different approach to diagnosis and treatment. There are also unique topics of management of heart disease in women, including issues during pregnancy, lactation, and menopause. Many different health care providers, as well as cardiologists are involved in treating these patients. A manual reviewing diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease in women would help providers without specific cardiology training to deliver care with greater efficiency. A practical and comprehensive guide geared towards these providers would be a highly practical and valuable resource that would be utilized in everyday practice in offices that include urban clinics, general medicine offices, obstetrics and gynecology offices, as well as in the surgical subspecialties. This book will be a highly practical resource that can be directly applied to the issues that arise in everyday practice. There is no available book on the market that focuses on a broader approach to cardiac disease in women or focuses on non-cardiology providers (and their trainees) who have the need to know more about treatment of cardiovascular disease in women.​

How Sex and Gender Impact Clinical Practice

How Sex and Gender Impact Clinical Practice
Author: Marjorie Jenkins,Connie B. Newman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN: 0128167505
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Sex and Gender Impact Clinical Practice Book Excerpt:

How Sex and Gender Impact Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Guide to Patient Care enables primary care clinicians by providing a framework to understand differences and better care for patients in their practice. Each chapter covers a subspecialty in medicine and discusses the influence of sex hormones on disease, along with sex and gender-based differences in clinical presentation, physical examination, laboratory results, treatment regimens, comorbidities and prognosis. Illustrative case examples and practical practice points help each chapter come alive. A special chapter on communication differences between men and women assists clinicians in their conversations with patients. This book fills an important need by applying years of research findings to sex and gender specific medical care and demonstrating that an individualized approach to patient care will lead to improved detection, treatment and prevention of disease. Explores the effects of sex and gender on disease presentation, treatment and prognosis, and how these differences influence clinical decision-making Provides practical guidance that helps clinicians implement a more individualized approach to patient care Contains information on diseases in each major specialty, as well as chapters on communication, pharmacology and public health challenges

Evidence Based Cardiology Consult

Evidence Based Cardiology Consult
Author: Kathleen Stergiopoulos,David L. Brown
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN: 1447144414
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Cardiology Consult Book Excerpt:

The book will provide a detailed evidence-based approach to key issues in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of patients with concurrent medical issues. It will provide a clinical focus with practical advice on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease supported by an expert’s summary, without duplicating other texts. Each chapter will be structured similarly in the following sections: (1) Introduction, (2) Pathophysiology, (3) Diagnosis (4) Management (5) Key Points, (6) Summary of the key guidelines from professional societies where available. The recommendations will have a firm background in the AHA/ACC or ESC recommendations for the management of patients. The intention is to create a comprehensive book rather than a pocketbook or manual. We hope this book will serve as an up to date reference for the practicing clinician. Each of the approximately 40 chapters will have at most 5000 words and 5 -7 high quality figures or illustrations each. Only the highest quality authors will be recruited from the United States and Europe. The emphasis will be on depth of information yet ease of access. This necessitates an approach whereby not a single word, sentence or page of the book will be wasted. Brief where it needs to be brief, detailed where detail is required, this will be a true all-encompassing clinician reference.

Sex Differences in Heart Disease

Sex Differences in Heart Disease
Author: Bohuslav Ostadal,Naranjan S. Dhalla
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2020-11-15
ISBN: 3030586774
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Differences in Heart Disease Book Excerpt:

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality in men and women. Unfortunately, women have traditionally been excluded from clinical trials, and female animals have been used less or sex was not reported in basic research studies. Until recently, consideration of both sexes was not required in clinical and preclinical studies focusing on cardiovascular diseases. However, the number of clinical and experimental papers dealing with sex differences and heart disease significantly increases during the last years. This trend is obviously the result of at least two facts: the number of examples of different behavior of the male and female heart under physiological and pathological conditions is steadily increasing and there were controversial reports on the beneficial and adverse effect of hormonal replacement therapy. Detailed molecular and cellular mechanisms of these differences are still unknown but one is clear already today: sex differences are so important that they should be considered by the selection of optimum diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in clinical practice. The book presents 16 manuscripts on sex differences of heart disease, as developed by several investigators; the volume is organized in four parts. Part I, dealing with sex differences in cardiac ischemic injury, includes 5 chapters on experimental aspects of cardiac ischemia/reperfusion injury, the role of testosterone, and clinical aspects of ischemic heart disease. Part II is devoted to sex differences in heart failure and includes four chapters. Discussion in this part of the book is centered around the sex differences in heart failure due to volume overload. Part III of this volume includes four papers on risk factors of cardiovascular diseases, namely hypertension and obesity, and, finally, three chapters in part IV deal with sex differences of cardiac mitochondria under different pathological conditions. We believe this book will be very useful for cardiovascular scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other health professionals.

Professionalism in Medicine

Professionalism in Medicine
Author: John Spandorfer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0521879329
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professionalism in Medicine Book Excerpt:

This book highlights concepts of professionalism in medicine such as ethical issues and both clinical and non-clinical challenges in patient care.

Sex Specific Analysis of Cardiovascular Function

Sex Specific Analysis of Cardiovascular Function
Author: Peter L. M. Kerkhof,Virginia M. Miller
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 725
Release: 2018-07-26
ISBN: 331977932X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Specific Analysis of Cardiovascular Function Book Excerpt:

This book gathers together contributions from internationally renowned authors in the field of cardiovascular systems and provides crucial insight into the importance of sex- and gender-concepts during the analysis of patient data. This innovative title is the first to offer the elements necessary to consider sex-related properties in both clinical and basic studies regarding the heart and circulation on multiscale levels (i.e. molecular, cellular, electrophysiologically, neuroendocrine, immunoregulatory, organ, allometric, and modeling). Observed differences at (ultra)cellular and organ level are quantified, with focus on clinical relevance and implications for diagnosis and patient management. Since the cardiovascular system is of vital importance for all tissues, Sex-Specific Analysis of Cardiovascular Function is an essential source of information for clinicians, biologists, and biomedical investigators. The wide spectrum of differences described in this book will also act as an eye-opener and serve as a handbook for students, teachers, scientists and practitioners.

MGH Cardiology Board Review

MGH Cardiology Board Review
Author: Hanna K. Gaggin,James L. Januzzi Jr.
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 673
Release: 2020-11-11
ISBN: 3030457923
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MGH Cardiology Board Review Book Excerpt:

This comprehensively revised new edition prepares the reader for the cardiology board examination, as well as provide a concise review of the essentials of general cardiology and the less common but clinically relevant topics in a dynamic and time-efficient manner, augmenting existing learning. It uses board-style questions and answers at the end of each topic, enabling readers to test their learning and commit key concepts to long-term memory. Instructive figures and tables are used to consolidate teaching points. This book also contains practical tips from recent board exam takers and other resources in order to make best use of the reader’s limited time. In the MGH Cardiology Board Review, the Editors have compiled the expertise of over 60 experienced authors in a succinct volume, applying methods thoroughly tested in Board Review. In addition, two very important sections on ECGs and images are included, contents of which are derived from the board examination answer keys, the very ones that readers are expected to know. Plans on how to best approach board examination preparation and what additional resources to go to are provided. In short, this book has all the strengths to ensure your success on the boards exam.

Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology

Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology
Author: Babbette LaMarca,Barbara T. Alexander
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN: 0128131985
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology Book Excerpt:

Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology is a comprehensive look into the often overlooked and underappreciated fundamental sex differences between men and women and how those differences affect the cardiovascular system. It covers cardiovascular function, anatomy, cell signaling and the development of pathology. With contributions from world-renowned research investigators, this up-to-date reference compiles critical knowledge on cardiovascular sex differences, providing researchers and clinicians with a better understanding of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in both men and women. Identifies the fundamental sex differences in the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system Describes cell signaling pathways involved in sex-associated cardiovascular function and diseases Puts the sex differences in cardiovascular diseases in the forefront to improve cardiovascular prognoses

Vascular Disease in Women

Vascular Disease in Women
Author: Caitlin Hicks,Linda Harris
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2021-07-16
ISBN: 012823105X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vascular Disease in Women Book Excerpt:

Vascular Disease in Women highlights the epidemiology, natural history and treatment of vascular disease, specifically as it pertains to women. The book provides a thorough overview of what is known and waht is now known about vascular disease in women and highlights opportunities for further education and research on this topic. The book will serve as an essential reference for both clinicians and researchers, discussing the disease prevalence, treatment options, and treatment outcomes for vascular disease in women and explores the need for future research in vascular disease specifically as it pertains to women. Provides a comprehensive overview of vascular disease as it affects women Includes contributions from world-renowned vascular surgeons of both genders, who have a vested interest in women’s vascular health Covers what is known and not known about vascular disease in women, prompting further research in the area for what is still unknown

SCAI Interventional Cardiology Board Review Book

SCAI Interventional Cardiology Board Review Book
Author: Morton J. Kern,Peter B Berger,Peter C Block,Lloyd W. Klein
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2006-10
ISBN: 0781761972
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SCAI Interventional Cardiology Board Review Book Book Excerpt:

Written by members of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), this book is a comprehensive yet concise review for board certification and recertification exams in interventional cardiology. It covers all the topics that are on the interventional cardiology board examination, including important clinical trials likely to be tested on the exam. More than 180 illustrations and numerous tables for easy study are included.

Nuclear Cardiology and Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging E Book

Nuclear Cardiology and Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging  E Book
Author: Marcelo Fernando Di Carli
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-11-17
ISBN: 0323763049
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Cardiology and Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging E Book Book Excerpt:

Recent years have seen numerous advances in cardiovascular nuclear medicine technology, leading to more precise diagnoses and treatment and an expanded understanding of the molecular basis for cardiac disease. Nuclear Cardiology and Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging is a one-stop, comprehensive guide to the diagnostic and clinical implications of this complex and increasingly important technology. Part of the Braunwald family of renowned cardiology references, it provides cutting-edge coverage of multimodal cardiac imaging along with case vignettes and integrated teaching content—ideal for cardiologists, cardiology fellows, radiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians. Features all the latest cardiovascular nuclear medicine studies with practical, evidence-based implications for personalized patient evaluation and treatment. Presents a consistent, patient-centered approach using integrated case vignettes correlated with specific nuclear medicine imaging findings. Discusses patient assessment criteria, risk factor criteria, pathology, evaluation criteria, outcomes, and other clinical implications. Covers a full range of imaging technologies, including SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and CT/MR hybrid radionuclide cardiovascular imaging studies. Addresses emerging clinical applications of nuclear imaging techniques for precision-based medicine, including targeted molecular imaging and cell therapies. Includes sections on instrumentation/principles of imaging; protocols and interpretation; applications in coronary artery disease, special populations, and heart failure; artificial intelligence, and more. Contains guidelines and appropriate use documents to provide appropriate context for clinicians. Features hundreds of high-quality figures including multimodal cardiac imaging studies, anatomic illustrations, and graphs. Provides Key Point summaries, 50 procedural videos, and 100 multiple-choice questions and answers to reinforce understanding and facilitate review.

Women s Health in Clinical Practice

Women s Health in Clinical Practice
Author: Amy Lynn Clouse,Katherine Sherif
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 1597454699
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health in Clinical Practice Book Excerpt:

This book clearly elucidates many of the key issues found in the disparate literature on sex-based differences in health and illness. It provides primary care clinicians with a practical, up-to-date source of information that can lead to optimal, targeted care for women. Among the topics examined in this comprehensive volume are treating and preventing osteoporosis, diabetes, cervical cancer, eating disorders, and more.

Pain in Women

Pain in Women
Author: May L. Chin,Roger B. Fillingim,Timothy J. Ness
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-12-24
ISBN: 019979653X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pain in Women Book Excerpt:

As recently detailed in an Institute of Medicine Report, pain represents one of the most costly and prevalent public health conditions in the United States, and the burden of pain is substantially greater for women than men. Women make up half of the world's population. Yet, the overall treatment of pain in women remains challenging to this day. The differences between men and women are anatomical, physiological and psychosocial in nature. Consequently, several unique features come to mind when discussing pain as experienced by women, such as pain related to pregnancy, pain related specifically to female organs, and chronic painful conditions which have a higher prevalence in the female population. The purpose of this book is to address the current understanding of mechanisms related to sex differences, and the clinical management of common acute and chronic painful conditions in women, using up-to-date evidence-based information. The painful conditions discussed include those that are specific to female anatomy and physiology and conditions that have a higher female prevalence. The book is divided into three sections. The first section covers basic science topics related to sex differences in pain. The epidemiology of painful conditions with female prevalence; sex differences in response to pain, and to analgesics; the role of sex hormones and genotype in pain perception and analgesia; sex differences in cerebral responses to pain revealed by brain imaging ; and the role of psychosocial factors, including psychological interventions will be discussed in this section. The second and third sections are clinically directed. The second section focuses on pain specific to female patients. Topics include the management of labor pain; the management of painful conditions during pregnancy; and the management of pain in the opioid tolerant pregnant patient. The latter includes discussion on the impact of pain management on the fetus in utero, and on the newborn who is breastfed. Chronic pain specific to females, including dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain and vulvodynia will be discussed in this section. Cancer-related pain issues in women will be addressed in the chapter on persistent pain after breast cancer treatment and the chapter on interventional management of pelvic cancer pain. The third section covers painful conditions with high female prevalence. These include fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and neuropathic pain in complex regional pain syndrome. Visceral pain with female prevalence such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pelvic pain of undetermined etiology will also be addressed in this section. This section also includes chapters on the presentation of cardiac pain in women; headaches including migraine; and temporomandibular joint disorders and orofacial pain. The book is intended for a wide readership, including physicians and allied healthcare professionals who encounter female patients with acute or chronic painful conditions. In addition, residents and medical students in training as well as graduate students in health sciences will benefit greatly from this book as they continue to learn about and manage difficult and complex issues related to pain in female patients.

Percutaneous Interventions in Women An Issue of Interventional Cardiology Clinics E Book

Percutaneous Interventions in Women  An Issue of Interventional Cardiology Clinics   E Book
Author: Annapoorna S. Kini,Roxana Mehran
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2012-04-30
ISBN: 1455744115
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Percutaneous Interventions in Women An Issue of Interventional Cardiology Clinics E Book Book Excerpt:

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among US women over the age of 65, resulting in more deaths than all forms of cancer combined. Women are less likely to survive heart attacks than are men, possibly because symptoms in women may differ and may be less recognizable. In addition, women consistently tend to have worse clinical outcomes in percutaneous coronary interventions than do men. For these reasons, an issue on percutaneous interventions in women is timely.

Braunwald s Heart Disease E Book

Braunwald s Heart Disease E Book
Author: Douglas L. Mann,Douglas P. Zipes,Peter Libby,Robert O. Bonow
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 2136
Release: 2014-07-30
ISBN: 0323290647
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Braunwald s Heart Disease E Book Book Excerpt:

Ideal for cardiologists who need to keep abreast of rapidly changing scientific foundations, clinical research results, and evidence-based medicine, Braunwald’s Heart Disease is your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology, helping you apply the most recent knowledge in personalized medicine, imaging techniques, pharmacology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and much more! Practice with confidence and overcome your toughest challenges with advice from the top minds in cardiology today, who synthesize the entire state of current knowledge and summarize all of the most recent ACC/AHA practice guidelines. Locate the answers you need fast thanks to a user-friendly, full-color design with more than 1,200 color illustrations. Learn from leading international experts, including 53 new authors. Explore brand-new chapters, such as Principles of Cardiovascular Genetics and Biomarkers, Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Personalized Medicine. Access new and updated guidelines covering Diseases of the Aorta, Peripheral Artery Diseases, Diabetes and the Cardiovascular System, Heart Failure, and Valvular Heart Disease. Stay abreast of the latest diagnostic and imaging techniques and modalities, such as three-dimensional echocardiography, speckle tracking, tissue Doppler, computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.