Completely rewritten and updated for its Fourth Edition, this best-selling text is a comprehensive, clear, concise, and easy-to-understand introduction to cardiovascular diseases. It is written by internationally recognized Harvard Medical School faculty and select medical students, and is the best text to bridge basic physiology with clinical care of patients. This edition provides updated coverage of pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes, mechanisms of heart failure, molecular mechanisms of dysrhythmias, the genomic basis of cardiomyopathies and congenital heart disease, and pharmacology. Numerous new illustrations are included. A companion Website on thePoint will include animations and audio heart sounds.
Table of Contents
Basic Cardiac Structure and Function Vivek Iyer, Elazer R. Edelman, and Leonard S. Lilly The Cardiac Cycle: Mechanisms of Heart Sounds and Murmurs Nicole Martin and Leonard S. Lilly Diagnostic Imaging and Catheterization Techniques Nicole Martin and Patricia Challender Come The Electrocardiogram Lilit Garibyan and Leonard S. Lilly Atherosclerosis James L. Young and Peter Libby Ischemic Heart Disease Haley Naik, Marc S. Sabatine, and Leonard S. Lilly Acute Coronary Syndromes Haley Naik, Marc S. Sabatine, and Leonard S. Lilly Valvular Heart Disease Mia M. Edwards, Patrick T. O'Gara, and Leonard S. Lilly Heart Failure Ravi Vikram Shah and Michael A. Fifer The Cardiomyopathies Marc N. Wein, G. William Dec, and Leonard S. Lilly Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias Hillary K. Rolls, William G. Stevenson, Gary R. Strichartz, and Leonard S. Lilly Clinical Aspects of Cardiac Arrhythmias Hillary K. Rolls, William G. Stevenson, and Leonard S. Lilly Hypertension Payman Zamani, Gordon H. Williams, and Leonard S. Lilly Diseases of the Pericardium Yanerys Ramos and Leonard S. Lilly Diseases of the Peripheral Vasculature Arash Mostaghimi and Mark A. Creager Congenital Heart Disease Vijay G. Sankaran and David W. Brown Cardiovascular Drugs Martin W. Schoen, Elliott M. Antman, Gary R. Strichartz, and Leonard S. Lilly