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Heart disease / Regis A . DeSilva.

DeSilva, Regis. (Author).


"Disease conditions that affect the human heart and the methods used to diagnose and treat them are all covered in one concise volume"-- Provided by publisher.
"This book is about Biography of Heart Disease"-- Provided by publisher.
Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States and in the West. Because of the scope of the problem, and the tremendous costs associated with diagnosis and treatment, issues related to heart disease consume the largest share of the nation's health care budget. The least expensive and most logical way to prevent heart disease is to spread knowledge about it. Written by a past president of the American Heart Association in Boston, Heart Disease is a comprehensive account of the history, present, and future of the leading cause of death in the West. Chapters describe the history of our knowledge of the heart, its anatomical structure and function, various disease states, and the treatments for each major disease. Dr. DeSilva, who teaches at Harvard Medical School, covers historical aspects of heart disease, discoveries about the structure and function of the heart, and the evolution of how the disease is diagnosed and treated. In addition, the book examines the vast array of diagnostic tests and the most advanced treatments available, from basic drugs for prevention such as aspirin to transplants and artificial hearts. - Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9780313376061 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0313376069 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780313376078 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0313376077 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: xx, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
History of cardiology : Early concepts of the circulation ; Discovery of the circulation ; Development of quantitative methods in cardiology ; The cardiac examination and invention of the stethoscope ; Research in cardiac physiology ; Development of electrophysiology: Early experimental work, Invention of the electrocardiogram, Clinical applications of the EKG, The artificial pacemaker ; Myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death ; Modern cardiac diagnostic methods ; Interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery ; Other important discoveries -- Structure and function of the heart and circulatory system : Functions of the circulatory system ; Architecture of the heart: The atria, The ventricles, The heart valves, The coronary arteries, The great vessels and the peripheral circulation, The conduction system of the heart, The pericardium, The circulation of blood -- Disorders of coronary circulation : Origins of CAD ; Symptoms of CAD ; Diagnosis of CAD ; Treatment for CAD: Medical treatment, Percutaneous coronary intervention, Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, Lifestyle changes, Coronary artery spasm, Follow-up treatment -- Diseases of the heart valves : The structure and function of valves ; Disorders of the valves ; Causes of valve disease: Aortic valve disease, Pulmonary valve disease, Mitral valve prolapse, Marfan syndrome, Ebstein's anomaly, Rheumatic heart disease, Infective endocarditis, Connective tissue disease, Diet and medications, Radiation therapy ; Symptoms and diagnosis ; Treatment --
Disorders of the heart muscle and congestive heart failure : Systolic dysfunction: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis ; Diastolic dysfunction: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis ; Treatment of congestive heart failure: Treatment strategy, Medical treatment for CHF, Invasive procedures for CHF, Surgical treatment for CHF ; End-of-life care -- Disorders of cardiac rhythm : Atrial arrhythmias: Atrial premature beats, Atrial tachycardia (supraventricular tachycardia), Atrial fibrillation, Nodal (junctional) rhythm, Heart block ; Ventricular arrhythmias: Ventricular premature beats, Ventricular tachycardia, Accelerated idioventricular rhythm, Ventricular fibrillation -- Congenital heart disease : Congenital heart defects presenting in early life ; Heart defects emerging later in life ; Disorders causing functional abnormalities ; Causes of congenital heart disease: Genetic causes, Infections and other diseases, Drugs and chemicals, Radiation ; Types of congenital heart disease: Patent foramen ovale, Atrial septal defect, Ventricular septal defect, Atrioventricular canal defect, Patent ductus arteriosus, Tetralogy of fallot, Bicuspid aortic valve, Coarctation of the aorta, Hypoplastic heart syndromes, Transposition of the great arteries ; Signs and symptoms ; Diagnosis and treatment: Clinical examination, Diagnostic testing, Genetic testing ; Ethical and moral issues -- Tests for heart disease : Tests that examine electrical functions of the heart: Electrocardiography, Holter monitoring, Telemetry of the EKG, Electrophysiological testing ; Tests that examine anatomical and mechanical functions of the heart: Exercise stress testing, Stress tests with imaging, Complications, Echocardiography, Cardiac catheterization, Radiological studies of the heart --
External and implantable cardiac devices : General considerations ; Pacemakers and what they do ; External temporary pacing of the heart ; Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators ; Artificial hearts and ventricular assist devices ; Other mechanical devices ; Complications ; Ethical and legal issues -- Surgical treatment for heart disease : The operating room ; Preparation for surgery ; The operative procedure ; Cardiac surgery for selected conditions: Coronary bypass surgery, Valve surgery, Congenital heart defects, Heart transplants, Pericardial disease ; Postoperative recovery period ; Complications of cardiac surgery: Non-life-threatening complications, Major and life-threatening complications -- Cardiac arrest and resuscitation : Early history of resuscitation ; Evolution of defibrillation in the 20th century ; Electrophysiology of cardiac arrest ; Causes of sudden cardiac death: Coronary artery disease, Cardiomyopathy, Genetic electrical abnormalities, Idiopathic causes, Drugs and chemicals, Dietary causes, Hypothermia, Trauma to the chest, Electrocution, Asystole ; Defibrillator devices: External defibrillators, Automated external defibrillator, Implantable defibrillators, Wearable external defibrillators ; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): What is CPR?, How is CPR done?, CPR in the community, Indications for CPR, Neurological damage from cardiac arrest, Contraindications to CPR -- Risk factors for coronary heart disease and preventive strategies : Concept of risk factors for coronary heart disease: The Framingham study ; Major risk factors for coronary heart disease: Age, sex, and heredity, Cholesterol profile, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Smoking, High blood pressure, Inactivity and obesity, Diabetes, Contributory risk factors for coronary heart disease ; Prevention of CVD: Primary prevention of heart disease, Secondary prevention of heart disease, Cardiovascular disease in women -- Future trends in heart disease : Genomics and genetics ; Stem cells and heart repair ; Surgical treatments ; Prediction of myocardial infarction ; Sudden cardiac death ; Drug development ; Longevity research.
Subject: Heart > Diseases > Popular works.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Heart.
MEDICAL / Diseases.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Reference.
Cardiology > history.
Heart Diseases.
Coronary Disease.
Arrhythmias, Cardiac.
Heart Arrest.

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