Cardiology in a Heartbeat, second edition

Amar Vaswani, Hwan Juet Khaw, Ahmed El-Medany, Scott Dougherty

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: March 8, 2022

Pages: 305 pages

ISBN: 9781911510895 Related titles:

Other editions available: Ebook


This new edition has been completely revised to take in all the NICE, ESC and ESVS guidelines that have been updated over the last 5 years. It continues to couple a comprehensive overview with an attractive design and student-friendly layout to produce a book that is accessible, relevant and current. Written by an experienced author team, it covers all the cardiology a medical student should know.
Each section of the book starts with an ‘In a Heartbeat’ box which provides a useful summary of what you need to learn; these also act as excellent exam revision tools.
The book is interspersed with a variety of additional features to help you understand the subject:

  • Exam Essentials boxes tell you what you must know about the topic
  • Pro-tips give you key extra knowledge to further improve your understanding
  • New What’s the Evidence? boxes describe the key trials influencing practice
  • Why? boxes explain the pathophysiology and rationale behind certain decisions and processes
  • Guidelines summarise the recent recommendations from key bodies to ensure you are up to date with best practice.

Cardiology in a Heartbeat will help you understand and appreciate the subject, succeed in your exams, and serve your patients to the best of your ability.

List of Contributors; Preface to the Second Edition; Foreword to the First Edition; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; How to Use this Book
1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
2. History Taking and Physical Examination
3. Cardiovascular Medicine: an Investigative Approach
4. The Electrocardiogram
5. Cardiac Pharmacology
6. Infection and Pericardial Disease
7. Atherosclerosis
8. Ischaemic Heart Disease
9. Acute Coronary Syndrome
10. Heart Failure
11. Arrhythmias
12. Valvular Heart Disease
13. Hypertension
14. Cardiomyopathy
15. Peripheral Vascular Disease
16. Congenital Heart Disease
17. Cardiovascular Emergencies
References; Appendix A Pharmacology Rapid Review; Appendix B Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain; Appendix C Figure Acknowledgements; Index

The examiner's tips are really useful too!
‘Really clear, interesting and informative. This book outlines the key details that every medical student should know, but also explains some of the more detailed aspects of each topic. The examiner's tips are really useful too!' Amazon reviewer

Great simple, easy-to-read and user-friendly layout
‘Great simple, easy-to-read and user-friendly layout. Love the "pro-tip" and "why" sections. Overall a great book for your cardiology rotation!' Amazon reviewer

Easy to read
‘So glad i chose this book to buy, easy to understand, up to date and very nicely presented!' Amazon reviewer

An excellent guide to cardiology
‘An excellent guide to cardiology. Full of concise up-to-date information , in a very practical and easy to read format. I would definitely recommend it to anyone undergoing a cardiology rotation.' Amazon reviewer

Five Stars
‘It is a useful resource for a nursing student at an affordable price.' Amazon reviewer

Very Good
‘Scion publishing has already satisfied me a lot with their Medical Rheumatology book.
Due to the positive experience I decided to give their Cardiology book a try. As a matter of fact I did not get disappointed!
Very good introduction to all interesting topics in cardiology including their treatment and clinical approach.
A book full of useful mnemonics and clear definitions of specific cardiologic terminology...' Amazon reviewer

Excellent Cardiology Guide
‘A fantastic and up to date cardiology guide for undergraduate medical students and foundation doctors. Explains everything in simple ways but also provides detailed information using guidelines etc. Particularly useful for Scotland or students studying at Edinburgh Medical School.' Amazon reviewer

Easy to understand and informative
‘I bought this book as my mum had a heart attack and I wanted to understand how the heart worked, what was going on and what could be done. It was really informative and I found it easy to understand, it was perhaps an unusual book to be sat reading on a cardiac ward but it helped me understand what was going on. I would thoroughly recommend this for anyone wanting to learn more about the heart and cardiology.' Amazon reviewer

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