Malattie cardiovascolari & cardiologia dello sport
Berardo Sarubbi, Roberto De Pontie altri
Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease
Douglas L. Mann, G. Michael Felker
editore: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive, Heart Failure, 4th Edition, provides the clinically relevant information you need to effectively manage and treat patients with this complex cardiovascular problem. This fully revised companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease helps you make the most of new drug therapies such as angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs), recently improved implantable devices, and innovative patient management strategies. Led by internationally recognized heart failure experts Dr. G. Michael Felker and Dr. Douglas Mann, this outstanding reference gives health care providers the knowledge to improve clinical outcomes in heart failure patients. Focuses on a clinical approach to treating heart failure, resulting from a broad variety of cardiovascular problems. Covers the most recent guidelines and protocols, including significant new updates to ACC, AHA, and HFSA guidelines. Covers key topics such as biomarkers and precision medicine in heart failure and new data on angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs). Contains four new chapters: Natriuretic Peptides in Heart Failure; Amyloidosis as a Cause of Heart Failure; HIV and Heart Failure; and Neuromodulation in Heart Failure. Covers the pathophysiological basis for the development and progression of heart failure. Serves as a definitive resource to prepare for the ABIM's Heart Failure board exam. 2016 British Medical Association Award: First Prize, Cardiology (3rd Edition). Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly
a cura di Wilbert S. Aronow, Jerome L. FlegMichael W. Riche altri
editore: CRC Press
With an exponential growth in the number of older adults, understanding the common disorders of the elderly patient requiring cardiac care is becoming increasingly important. Incorporating recent advances in the field, Tresch and Aronow's Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly 6th Edition has been completely revised and updated to provide cardiologists, primary care physicians, geriatricians and other clinicians caring for the elderly a comprehensive and accessible overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of cardiovascular disorders in older patients.
Endothelium and Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Biology and Clinical Syndromes
Antonio Carlos Palandri Chagas, Francisco R. M. Laurindoe altri
editore: Academic Press Inc
Endothelium and Cardiovascular Diseases: Vascular Biology and Clinical Syndromes provides an in-depth examination of the role of endothelium and endothelial dysfunction in normal vascular function, and in a broad spectrum of clinical syndromes, from atherosclerosis, to cognitive disturbances and eclampsia. The endothelium is a major participant in the pathophysiology of diseases, such as atherosclerosis, diabetes and hypertension, and these entities are responsible for the largest part of cardiovascular mortality and morbidly. Over the last decade major new discoveries and concepts involving the endothelium have come to light. This important reference collects this data in an easy to reference resource. Written by known experts, and covering all aspects of endothelial function in health and disease, this reference represents an assembly of recent knowledge that is essential to both basic investigators and clinicians.
TAVI in complex clinical and anatomical scenarios
Giuseppe Tarantini, Francesco Saia
editore: Minerva Medica
Prefazione di Antonio Colombo
Myocardial Infarction: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease
David A. Morrow
editore: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Get the tools and knowledge you need for effective diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients with acute myocardial infarction. Myocardial Infarction: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease, by David A. Morrow, MD, is a comprehensive, hands-on resource that provides practical guidance from a name you trust. Concise and easy to use, this text explores the most recent tools for diagnosis and therapeutic decision-making, as well as the full range of available management strategies, providing outcomes data for each strategy. Myocardial Infarction also includes regular updates with late-breaking clinical trials, reviews of important new articles, and the latest guidance on clinical practice, all selected and masterfully edited by Dr. Eugene Braunwald.
Management of Pericardial Disease
editore: Springer International Publishing AG
Pericardial disease is a broad term that describes a wide range of pathologies. The clinical aspects of pericardial disease encompass acute pericarditis, pericardial tamponade, pericardial effusion, constrictive pericarditis, and effusive-constrictive pericarditis. Those disorders differ not only in clinical presentation but also in the timeline of disease development; for example, pericardial tamponade is commonly an acute, life-threatening event, whereas constrictive pericarditis is a chronic process developing over months to years. Therefore, pericardial disease management is challenging for most clinicians. The evidence base in the field is relatively scarce compared with other disease entities in cardiology. European Society of Cardiology released guidelines for the diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases. Currently there are no guidelines from American cardiology societies to help clinicians in dealing with pericardial disease. In this book, my goal is to provide extensive review of pericardial disease evaluation and management. A unified, stepwise pathway-based approach for the management of pericardial disease is provided at the end of the book.
Valvular Heart Disease: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease
Catherine M. Otto, Robert O. Bonow
2014 BMA Medical Book Awards 1st Prize Award Winner in Cardiology category! Internationally renowned cardiologists Drs. Catherine M. Otto and Robert O. Bonow help you to apply all of the latest scientific knowledge and clinical strategies with Valvular Heart Disease, a companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease. This indispensable resource for your everyday practice provides all of the knowledge you need to give your patients the most accurate diagnoses, the best possible heart disease treatment options, and the expert care they deserve.
Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction
Filippo Crea, Gaetono A. Lanzae altri
editore: Springer Verlag
In the past two decades a number of studies have shown that abnormalities in the function and structure of coronary microcirculation can be detected in several cardiovascular diseases. On the basis of the clinical setting in which it occurs, coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) can be classified into four types: CMD in the absence of any other cardiac disease; CMD in myocardial diseases; CMD in obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease; and iatrogenic CMD. In some instances CMD represents an epiphenomenon, whereas in others it represents an important marker of risk or may contribute to the pathogenesis of myocardial ischemia, thus becoming a possible therapeutic target. This book provides an update on coronary physiology and a systematic assessment of microvascular abnormalities in cardiovascular diseases, in the hope that it will assist clinicians in prevention, detection and management of CMD in their everyday activity.
The Heart and Circulation
an Integrative Model
editore: Springer London Ltd
This book traces the development of the basic concepts in cardiovascular physiology in the light of the accumulated experimental and clinical evidence and, rather than making the findings fit the standard pressure-propulsion mold, let the phenomena 'speak for themselves'. It starts by considering the early embryonic circulation, where blood passes through the valveless tube heart at a rate that surpasses the contractions of its walls, suggesting that the blood is not propelled by the heart, but possesses its own motive force, tightly coupled to the metabolic demands of the tissues. Rather than being an organ of propulsion, the heart, on the contrary, serves as a damming-up organ, generating pressure by rhythmically impeding the flow of blood. The validity of this model is then confirmed by comparing the key developmental stages of the cardiovascular system in the invertebrates, the insects and across the vertebrate taxa. The salient morphological and histological features of the myocardium are reviewed with particular reference to the vortex. The complex, energy-dissipating intracardiac flow-patterns likewise suggest that the heart functions as an organ of impedance, whose energy consumption closely matches the generated pressure, but not its throughput. Attention is then turned to the regulation of cardiac output and to the arguments advanced by proponents of the 'left ventricular' and of the 'venous return' models of circulation. Hyperdynamic states occurring in arteriovenous fistulas and congenital heart defects, where communication exists between the systemic and pulmonary circuits at the level of atria or the ventricles, demonstrate that, once the heart is unable to impede the flow of blood, reactive changes occur in the pulmonary and systemic circulations, leading to pulmonary hypertension and Eisenmenger syndrome. Finally, the key points of the nook are summarized in the context of blood as a 'liquid organ' with autonomous movement.
A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Diseases
I. B. Vijayalakshmi, P. Syamasundar Raoe altri
editore: Jaypee brothers Medical publishers
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a problem with the structure and function of the heart that is present at birth and is the most common type of birth defect (PubMed Health). This comprehensive guide offers a step by step approach to the diagnosis and management of different types of CHD, at different stages of life. Beginning with an introduction to the development of the foetal cardiovascular system and genetic, the following section discusses the basics of heart examination, radiography and terminology. Each section progresses through different conditions and examines the transition of care into adulthood and long term issues facing adults with CHD. Key points *Comprehensive, step by step guide to congenital heart disease (CHD) *Covers diagnosis and management of CHD disorders at all stages of life *Internationally recognised author and editor team *Includes more than 1000 full colour images and illustrations
Cardiovascular CT and MR Imaging
From Technique to Clinical Interpretation
a cura di C. Catalano, M. AnzideiA. Napolie altri
editore: Springer Verlag
The availability and diffusion of high-performance technologies has strengthened the role of CT angiography and MR angiography as simple and reliable techniques for the characterization and treatment planning of the main diseases of the cardiocirculatory system, an understanding of which has become essential for all radiologists. The aim of this book is to provide technical indications which are both concise and thorough regarding the main methods and examination techniques for performing high-quality CT angiography and MR angiography studies in a broad range of clinical settings. This is supported by a large number of cases and is rich with advice on image interpretation and practical suggestions for the evaluation and reporting of the examinations. The text will therefore also aim to provide a comparison of the advantages and limitations of the two techniques in various diseases and vascular regions, thus offering indications to both the expert and trainee radiologist.
Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization
A Clinical Approach
David L. Hayes, Paul A. Friedmane altri
editore: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Clinically oriented to help aid understanding and caring for patients with pacemakers, ICDs and CRT systems, this book presents a logical progression from descriptions of device indications to selection of hardware and implementation. Updated to include information on new technology and clinical trials, over 750 illustrations are featured.
Coronary Heart Disease
Daniel J. Garry, Robert F. Wilsone altri
editore: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
"Coronary Heart Disease: Clinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles" presents a comprehensive picture of ischemic heart disease for practitioners, students, and investigators dealing with the varied facets of this complex subject. Individual chapters introduce the anatomy of the coronary blood vessels and cardiac development, while others consider current imaging modalities utilized for ischemic heart disease, including stress echo, nuclear diagnostic tests, non-invasive coronary artery imaging, and coronary angiography. Imaging chapters provide key clinical information on techniques and indications, and include examples of both normal and abnormal patterns. The principle thrust of the book concerns coronary atherosclerosis, the pathology of which is presented in conjunction with the results of anatomic, non-invasive imaging and angiographic studies. Related chapters cover atherogenesis, presenting new insights into the pathophysiology of the vulnerable plaque, the role of progenitor cells in vascular injury, inflammation and atherogenesis, and the genomics of vascular remodeling. Additional topics covered include angina pectoris, acute coronary syndromes, healed myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure, catheter-based and surgical revascularization, and surgical treatment of myocardial infarction and its sequelae. With contributions from a diverse group of internationally-known physicians with broad experience in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease, this book will be a valuable resource for practitioners in clinical cardiology, thoracic surgery, pathology, and cardiovascular molecular research, as well as for students in training.
Coronary Artery Disease
New Approaches without Traditional Revascularization
David R. Holmes, Gregory W. Barness
editore: Springer London Ltd
"Coronary Artery Disease" will be directed towards individuals with an interest in the clinical treatment of patients with unrevascularizable angina. It will explore a variety of treatment options in the setting of a sound scientific background and provide guidance and predictions for future direction in this rapidly developing field. As the only textbook of its kind, it will fulfill an unmet need and is likely to be greeted with significant enthusiasm by the practicing internal medicine, family practice and cardiovascular clinicians. It will also provide a reliable reference for clinical and basic researchers interested in this topic, as well as affected patients and their families.
Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease
"Acute Coronary Syndromes - a Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease" - covers the state-of-the-art scientific and clinical information you need to rapidly evaluate and manage acute coronary syndromes. Dr. Pierre Theroux and his team of expert contributors present advances in diagnostic and imaging techniques such as biomarkers, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and multislice CT; secondary prevention; and, new antiplatelet, anti-ischemic, and gene therapies. This title is available in print and online.
Terapia della insufficienza cardiaca
R. R. Baliga, B. Pittie altri
editore: Minerva Medica
Questo volume fornisce una sintesi chiara e aggiornata dell'epidemiologia, dei principali meccanismi fisiopatologici e delle modalità di valutazione clinica dell'insufficienza cardiaca, offrendo nel contempo un aggiornato approfondimento dell'ampio spettro di opzioni terapeutiche mediche attualmente disponibili. Tali opzioni comprendono strategie non farmacologiche, farmaci classicamente usati nella terapia dell'insufficienza cardiaca, quali digitale, diuretici e vasodilatatori, fino ai farmaci che agiscono sul sistema neuro-ormonale. Nel testo viene anche sottolineata la necessità di tenere conto, nella terapia dei pazienti con insufficienza cardiaca delle comorbidità, che soprattutto in età avanzata questi farmaci condizionano la qualità di vita e la prognosi di tali pazienti. Ampio spazio viene dato all'approccio e alla terapia delle sindromi di insufficienza cardiaca acuta così come sono discusse procedure cardiologiche più invasive quali l'impianto di cardiovertitori-defibrillatori, la terapia resincronizzante e l'impianto di sistemi di assistenza ventricolare. Sono introdotti anche concetti basilari che riguardano opzioni terapeutiche chirurgiche quali il trapianto cardiaco. Il volume è stato concepito come un punto di riferimento conciso, ma aggiornato e completo, per i medici coinvolti nel trattamento clinico dei pazienti con insufficienza cardiaca o i suoi fattori di rischio.
Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes
Christopher Cannon, Eli Gelfand
editore: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Acute Coronary Syndrome covers the spectrum of clinical conditions ranging from unstable angina to non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and ST elevation myocardial infarction. These life-threatening disorders are a major cause of emergency medical care, hospitalization and mortality. Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes is designed to provide busy clinicians with a comprehensive guide to the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of these syndromes. It encompasses the latest technologies, including the use of biomarkers and non-invasive imaging procedures. For each condition, the reader is taken through all of the therapeutic options available; in each case the indications and contraindications are evaluated in the light of the latest clinical trials. Potential complications are dealt with in a similar fashion, permitting the reader to anticipate and manage problems as they arise. The authors also present evidence-based recommendations for long-term care of at-risk patients, encompassing pharmacologic therapies and lifestyle management. The book concludes with a comprehensive collection of appendices that include treatment algorithms, risk scores and a summary of the latest management guidelines. Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes is the most up to date and comprehensive evidence-based guide to managing acute coronary syndromes, in a compact and usable format. It will be of interest to busy specialist physicians in cardiovascular medicine, cardiac and vascular surgery, and critical care, as well as primary care physicians and hospitalists who care for patients with these syndromes.