Management of cardiac conditions is a rapidly changing field, with major research altering many of the accepted tenets of practice. The best current practice reflects the evidence of the international trials and its interpretation by experienced and respected workers. This book, written by leading specialists, addresses ten of the currently most discussed conditions and their management, including: anticoagulation and heart disease. antiplatelet therapy. management strategies in atrial fibrillation. drug therapy in acute myocardial infarction. heart failure. hypertension: the influence of age and pressure on treatment options. management of the post procedure patient. implementing management protocols for cardiovascular diseases. treatment of hyperlipidaemia in the absence and presence of asymptomatic coronary heart disease. assessment and treatment of cardiovascular risk and disease in women. Cardiologists and general physicians will find these concise, practical chapters of lasting value as a reference to the management of a wide variety of the most common heart conditions.