Harrison’s Cardiovascular Medicine
Book Name : Harrison’s Cardiovascular Medicine PDF
Category : CVS, Medicine
Author: Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (May 10, 2010)
“This is an informative and practical, yet easy-to-read guide that provides a succinct overview of the field of cardiovascular medicine. 3 Stars.”–Doody’s Review Service
Featuring the chapters on Cardiology that appear in the landmark Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e, this compact clinical companion delivers all the latest knowledge in the field, backed by the scientific rigor and reliability that have defined Harrison’s.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and is rapidly becoming a major cause of death in the developing world. Advances in the therapy and prevention of cardiovascular diseases have clearly improved the lives of patients with these common, potentially devastating disorders; yet, the disease prevalence and the risk factor burden for disease (especially obesity in the United States and smoking worldwide) continue to increase globally. Cardiovascular medicine is, therefore, of crucial importance to the field of internal medicine.
Cardiovascular medicine is a large and growing subspecialty, and comprises a number of specific subfields, including coronary heart disease, congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, cardiovascular imaging, electrophysiology, and interventional cardiology. Many of these areas involve novel technologies that facilitate diagnosis and therapy. The highly specialized nature of these disciplines within cardiology and the increasing specialization of cardiologists argue for the importance of a broad view of cardiovascular medicine by the internist in helping to guide the patient through illness and the decisions that arise in the course of its treatment.