Clinical Examinations in Cardiology

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Elsevier India, Nov 19, 2009 - 722 pages
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Systematically divided into six parts, this book presents a lucid and comprehensive exposition of Clinical Cardiology. The basic concepts and procedures have been explained in a simple and logical manner and a large number of illustrations and tables have been included throughout the text to facilitate understanding of the subject. In total, there are 749 figures, 245 tables, and 675 references. The book will serve as an ideal text for postgraduate students of General Medicine, Cardiology and Pediatrics. Also, it will be an extremely useful and reliable reference source for the practising physicians.

Beginning with a clear description of basic anatomy and physiology relating to cardiovascular medicine, the book explains cardiac history taking and symptomatology. It then describes general physical examination along with arterial pulse and blood pressure. This is followed by a detailed discussion of cardiovascular examination including inspection, palpation, percussion, precordium in common heart diseases and auscultation. Thereafter, basic investigations necessary for diagnosis and management are described. These feature clinical electrocardiography which includes normal ECG, common disease conditions, drug effects, arrhythmias and prediction of coronary artery occlusion. This section also discusses radiology of the heart describing introduction, technical facts, routine reporting of x-ray chest, calcifications and other views.

 

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Contents

BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Anatomy of the heart 3
Anatomy of the heart 3
Venous drainage of the heart 31
Arterial supply of the heart 34
Nerve supply of the heart 40
The conduction system of the heart 47
Ultrastructure of the myocardium 54
Cardiac auscultation 354
Shape
Location
CLINICAL ELECTROCARDIOGRAM 457
Introduction and basic concepts 459
The normal electrocardiogram 474
Abnormal P T and U waves 490
Ventricular hypertrophy 500

Basic electrophysiological principles 66
Molecular basis of muscle contraction 73
The cardiac cycle 77
THE HISTORY AND SYMPTOMATOLOGY 83
GROSS ANATOMY OF THE HEART
Other symptoms 144
GENERAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATION 159
Arterial pulse 225
Measurement of the blood pressure 249
Introduction and jugular venous pulse waves 271
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM EXAMINATION 297
Palpation of the precordium 315
Percussion of the precordium and precordial findings in common heart diseases 333
Intraventricular conduction defects 516
Myocardial infarction and ischemia 533
Pericarditis and myocarditis 560
Drug effects and electrolyte abnormalities 568
Arrhythmias 580
RADIOLOGY OF THE HEART AND GREAT VESSELS 659
Introduction and evaluation of heart 661
The pulmonary vasculature 684
Cardiac calcification 693
Evaluation of extracardiac structures and chest Xray in other views 701
Index 708
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