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By M. Gabriel Khan MD FRCP(London) FRCP(C) FACP FACC

The totally revised moment variation of the Encyclopedia of middle Diseases is a perfect source for working towards clinicians and researchers. on hand in print, on-line, and with twin entry, it's a transparent and entire aggregation of the main an important details and crucial information on cardiovascular illnesses and therapeutics.

Comprised of over ninety five entries with typical on-line updates, the Encyclopedia of middle Diseases is absolutely referenced, and significant issues of pursuits are hyperlinked to complementary sections. every one access is logically and fantastically written, offering exact center wisdom of pathogenesis, pathophysiology, scientific positive aspects, diagnostic ideas, and administration techniques. particular aspect is paid to technological advances in imaging and diagnostics. treatment targeted entries supply robust insights into not just prescribing drug regimens, but additionally into the controversies surrounding their use.

This significant reference paintings is worthy for all these enthusiastic about the care of cardiovascular sufferers. From the front-line practitioner to the fundamental technology researcher to the scholar in education, the Encyclopedia of middle Diseases bargains an astute authoritative consultant to navigating a big physique of interesting info. From the trainee to the internist and heart specialist, all will locate it helpful. it truly is a vital source for clinical libraries and educational associations worldwide.

From the Foreword:

So, what may we'd like from an encyclopedia on center ailment? preferably, a e-book will be complete, but concise, and be essentially orientated, and clarify pathophysiology and therapy. furthermore, it's going to be obtainable on-line in order that it may be accessed on the bedside or anywhere.

Dr. Khan has written precisely this kind of ebook. Encyclopedia of middle illnesses is accomplished, but concise, and extremely essentially orientated. Importantly, it takes a step by step procedure, jogging the reader via an intensive pathophysiology of stipulations, their review and remedy. For treatments, he presents the mechanism of the drug, its doses, unwanted side effects and medical efficacy.

...A tremendous on-line source with the entire info you need!

- Christopher P. Cannon, MD, TIMI research workforce, Brigham and Women's health center, Harvard scientific college, Boston, MA, USA

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Fig. 3 Pulmonary circulation (Gaudin AJ, Jones KC (1989) Human anatomy and physiology. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, CA, p 589. Reproduced with permission from Elsevier) Anatomy of the Heart A 33 A Sinus node pacemaker Atrio-ventricular node Left bundle branch Right bundle branch Anatomy of the Heart. Fig. 4 Electrical conduction system Left main coronary artery Right coronary artery Circumflex artery Left anterior-descending coronary artery Anatomy of the Heart. Fig. 5 Coronary arteries 34 A Anatomy of the Heart Aortic sinus Semilunar valve cusps Left coronary artery Aorta Right coronary artery Left coronary artery Right coronary artery Chordae tendineae of bicuspid valve Anatomy of the Heart.

But it is unclear if correction of anemia significantly improves outcomes. EPO and its analogs administered over several months appear to improve cardiac and renal function as well as exercise tolerance in patients with anemia and heart failure (Silverberg et al. 2001; Mancini et al. 2003). ● The safety of EPO, however, has raised concern because thrombotic complications and hypertension have been reported in patients with end stage renal disease treated with EPO (Dru¨eke et al. 2006; Singh et al.

Weakening of arteries may occur because of loss of elasticity of the aortic wall due to aging. ● Another disease that affects the aortic wall is cystic medial necrosis, and this appears histologically as Aneurysms ● ● ● ● smooth muscle cell necrosis and degeneration of elas tic layers within the ▶ media. The cause of the disease is unknown and mostly affects the thoracic aorta. Virtually all patients with Marfan syndrome develop cystic medial necrosis disease and many, at a young age, develop aneurysms that occur mainly in the ascending aorta, where the aorta originates from the heart (see chapter ▶ Marfan Syndrome).

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