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Ischemic Heart Disease

2007 Edition, March 28, 2007

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ISBN: 978-1-84076-052-1
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  • Revision: 2007 Edition, March 28, 2007
  • Published Date: March 28, 2007
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 313
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:


The global burden of ischemic heart disease (IHD) is increasing. IHD is already the leading cause of death worldwide and constitutes, contrary to the general belief, a huge problem not only in the affluent and developed countries but also in many developing countries with enormous and rapidly changing populations. IHD will remain the leading cause of death for years, with cere brovascular disease ranking second, and is expected to become the leading cause of disability/morbidity worldwide within the next few decades because of an aging population and increasing urbanization, sedentary life style, obesity, and smoking. The purpose of this book is to provide a solid foundation of knowledge to cope with this alarming pandemic of IHD.

The format of this color-illustrated handbook of IHD is unique. More than 100 world authorities from four continents have provided clinically-oriented concise and highly illustrated overviews, covering all aspects of IHD, including pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Special problems are dealt with in separate chapters. The clinical pictures are of high quality, and figures and tables have been redrawn in a consistent style to ensure a comprehensible and useful layout. 11 High quality illustrations are, of course, especially important in the field of IHD where diagnosis and treatment are based on an accurate understanding and interpretation of a variety of graphic waveforms, images, decision trees, and pathologic specimens. Thus, this color handbook has been designed to provide a brief but comprehensive text highlighted by a detailed visual exposition of all aspects of IHD.

This color handbook is aimed at the practicing clinician and at trainees and students of cardiology and internal medicine, who want a concise, straightforward guide to the recognition and management of IHD. The unique format of the book should make it easy to find and comprehend the information that is useful for everyday patient care. All of us who have been engaged in this exciting project hope that this book will be valued by those who are responsible for the care of patients with IHD.