Essential Cardiology

Principles and Practice

  • Clive Rosendorff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Circulatory Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Lionel H. Opie
      Pages 37-54
    3. Clive Rosendorff
      Pages 55-76
    4. Yale Nemerson, Mark B. Taubman
      Pages 77-83
  4. Examination and Investigation of the Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Tara L. DiMino, Alexander Ivanov, James F. Burke, Peter R. Kowey
      Pages 117-138
    3. Daniel G. Blanchard, Anthony N. DeMaria
      Pages 139-167
    4. Gregory Engel, Victor Froelicher
      Pages 169-184
    5. Gautham P. Reddy, Robert M. Steiner
      Pages 185-195
    6. Mark J. Ricciardi, Nirat Beohar, Charles J. Davidson
      Pages 197-219
    7. Diwakar Jain, Barry L. Zaret
      Pages 221-243
    8. Gerald M. Pohost, Radha J. Sarma, Patrick M. Colletti, Mark Doyle, Robert W. W. Biederman
      Pages 245-268
    9. Jonathan E. E. Fisher, Martin E. Goldman
      Pages 269-281
  5. Disorders of Rhythm and Conduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Sei Iwai, Steven M. Markowitz, Suneet Mittal, Kenneth M. Stein, Bruce B. Lerman
      Pages 285-303
    3. Davendra Mehta
      Pages 305-328
    4. Fei Lü, Scott Sakaguchi, David G. Benditt
      Pages 329-344
  6. Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Mark Scoote, Ian F. Purcell, Philip A. Poole-Wilson
      Pages 347-369
    3. Stephen S. Gottlieb
      Pages 371-390
  7. Congenital Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Julien I. E. Hoffman
      Pages 393-406
  8. Coronary Artery Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Prediman K. Shah
      Pages 409-418
    3. Antonio M. Gotto Jr., John Farmer
      Pages 419-437
    4. Robert J. Henning, Ray A. Olsson
      Pages 439-449
    5. Satya Reddy Atmakuri, Michael H. Gollob, Neal S. Kleiman
      Pages 451-470
    6. Rajat Deo, Christopher P. Cannon, James A. de Lemos
      Pages 489-520
    7. Joseph P. Ornato
      Pages 521-530
    8. Fredric J. Pashkow
      Pages 531-541
  9. Valvular Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 543-543
    2. Edmund A. W. Brice, Patrick J. Commerford
      Pages 545-563
    3. Adolf W. Karchmer
      Pages 565-591
  10. Hypertension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 593-593
    2. Clive Rosendorff
      Pages 595-613
    3. Norman M. Kaplan
      Pages 615-637
  11. Other Conditions Affecting the Heart

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 639-639
    2. Edward K. Kasper
      Pages 641-651
    3. David H. Spodick
      Pages 653-659
    4. Dermot O’Callaghan, Sean P. Gaine
      Pages 661-680
    5. Eric M. Isselbacher
      Pages 681-690
  12. Additional Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 691-691
    2. Samuel C. B. Siu, Jack M. Colman
      Pages 693-704

About this book


The ideal textbook of cardiology lies between the very detailed and enormous encyclopedias of cardiology and the diminutive manuals and handbooks that provide a quick but superficial tour of the field. Clive Rosendorff, md, phd, and a panel of researchers and clinician-scientists, who are all leaders in their fields, create such a text with their second edition of Essential Cardiology: Principles and Practice. Drawing on years of practical experience, as well as the enormous number of recent scientific and clinical advances, the authors distill for the busy practitioner the essence of cardiology principles and techniques today. All of the original chapters have been extensively rewritten and two new chapters on acute coronary syndromes following the modern classification have been added: one on unstable angina pectoris and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, and the other on ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. The sections on epidemiology, cardiovascular function, examination and investigation of the patient, disorders of rhythm and conduction, heart failure, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, hypertension, and other conditions affecting the heart have all been brought up to date to reflect our current optimal understanding and management of cardiovascular disease.
Compact yet comprehensive, Essential Cardiology: Principles and Practice, Second Edition offers today's busy cardiology and internal medicine practitioners, cardiology fellows, and medical residents authoritative but rapid access to the latest ideas and techniques needed for today's gold standard diagnosis and treatment of cardiac patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Clive Rosendorff
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Medicine, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular InstituteMount Sinai School of MedicineNew York
  2. 2.Veterans Affairs Medical CenterBronx

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-370-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-918-9
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