CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Cardiology, Third Edition by Michael Crawford

By Michael Crawford

The most up-to-date scientific advances in cardiology at your fingertips!

"This comes in handy as a brief reference, most fitted for physicians in education, scientific scholars and midlevels facing cardiac sufferers. three Stars."--Doody's evaluation Service

Presented within the easy-to-use present layout, this e-book covers the entire significant affliction entities and healing demanding situations in cardiology. Concise, but entire, it truly is excellent for board evaluate in addition to for all features of center illness care.

  • Covers each vital administration factor in cardiology
  • comprises specified issues equivalent to middle sickness in being pregnant and the athlete's center
  • constant bankruptcy template that comes with diagnostic ideas, prevention recommendations, therapy, and diagnosis
  • All chapters written through specialists within the box
  • one hundred eighty+ illustrations, together with ECGs, imaging examples, drawings, tables, and charts
  • displays the most up-tp-date directions in sufferer care
  • up-to-date all through, together with the newest drug details
  • NEW chapter: center Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
  • Emphasis on must-know details makes it ideal for board review

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It advises a diet that limits cholesterol intake to no more than 200 mg daily (typical US diet is over 400 mg/day) and fat intake of less than 30% of total calories, saturated fat constituting less than 7% of daily caloric intake (typical US diet is over 15% of daily caloric intake). ATP III also emphasizes the use of plant stanols and sterols and viscous (soluble) fiber as therapeutic dietary options to enhance lowering of LDL cholesterol. Saturated fats typically raise cholesterol, while monounsaturated fats (eg, olive oil), and polyunsaturated fats can lower serum cholesterol.

8. Test selection—In the current era of escalating healthcare costs, ordering multiple tests is rarely justifiable, and the physician must pick the one test that will best define the patient’s problem. Unfortunately, cardiology offers multiple competing technologies that often address the same issues, but in a different way. The following five principles should be followed when considering which test to order: • What information is desired? If the test is not reasonably likely to provide the type of information needed to help the patient’s problem, it should not be done, no matter how inexpensive and easy it is to obtain.

Their effects on LDL cholesterol are less marked and more variable. Fibrates are first-line therapy to reduce the risk of pancreatitis in patients with very high levels of plasma triglycerides. The VA HIT study found that the fibrate gemfibrozil confers a significant risk reduction in major cardiovascular events in patients with established CAD and low HDL but normal LDL levels. The newer generation of fibric acid derivatives, such as fenofibrate, may decrease total cholesterol and LDL levels to a greater extent than gemfibrozil or clofibrate and is better tolerated.

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