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Heart disease

DeSilva, Regis. (Author).

Summary: "Disease conditions that affect the human heart and the methods used to diagnose and treat them are all covered in one concise volume"--

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

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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 --
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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Kirtland Community College Library RC 672 .D47 2013 30775305471261 General Collection Available -

Summary: "Disease conditions that affect the human heart and the methods used to diagnose and treat them are all covered in one concise volume"--
"This book is about Biography of Heart Disease"--
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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