Prepared by residents, fellows, and attending physicians at the Washington University School of Medicine, this handbook is a practical quick-reference guide to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. It covers both inpatient and outpatient management approaches with the same front-lines practicality as the world-famous Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. Chapters include mnemonics, easily remembered bullet-point lists, bold-faced clinical pearls, and easy-to-read figures. This thoroughly revised, updated Second Edition emphasizes current guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. New chapters cover new cardiac imaging modalities, peripheral vascular diseases, and cardiovascular diseases in specific patient populations, including women, the elderly, patients with HIV, and patients with diabetes. An appendix facilitates quick recall of the most common cardiovascular medications, common doses, and important side effects. The Washington Manual is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies.
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Table of Contents
Part I. INTRODUCTION Approach to the Cardiovascular Consult Basic Electrocardiography (ECG 101) Part II. CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS Evaluation of Chest Pain Clinical Presentations of Heart Failure Evaluation of Syncope Cardiovascular Emergencies Part III. CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE Stable Angina Acute Coronary Syndromes (Unstable Angina/Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) ST-Segment Elevation Myocardinal Infarction Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Part IV. HEART FAILURE Management of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure Assessment and Management of the Dilated, Restrictive, and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies Diseases of the Pericardium Pulmonary Hypertension and Right-Heart Failure Adult Congenital Heart Disease Part V. VALVULAR HEART DISEASE Valvular Heart Disease Infective Endocarditis Part VI. ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Advanced Electrocardiogram Interpretation (ECG 201) Bradyarrhythmias and Permanent Pacemakers Sudden Cardiac Death Atrial Fibrillation Part VII. VASCULAR DISEASE Peripheral Arterial Disease Diseases of the Aorta Deep Venous Thrombosis Part VIII. CARDIAC IMAGING AND PROCEDURES Standard Imaging and Diagnostic Testing Modalities: Nuclear Imaging, Echocardiography, and Cardiac Catheterization New Imaging and Diagnostic Testing Modalities (Cardiac CT, Cardiac MRI, PET, IVUS) Procedures in Cardiovascular Critical Care Part IX. SPECIAL POPULATIONS Cardiovascular Diseases in Special Populations Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease The Cardiac Patient Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery Appendix. Cardiovascular Medications Index