Because the increasing complexities of diagnos- testing and training, for example) are of neces- ing and treating coronary artery disease are at sity discussed in more than one chapter with times overwhelming for many physicians, the appropriate cross referencing. Special attention purpose of this book is to bring together in one has been directed at making the references as comprehensive yet reasonably concise text a current as possible. Since the aim of the book is to do more than just update the concepts, the scholarly but clinically oriented analysis of the reader is also informed of the pertinent contro- major aspects of coronary artery disease. The book is mainly intended for internists versies in the field. The word controversy is used in its most liberal form, so as to include areas of and clinical cardiologists as well as for those in training for these respective disciplines, but it disagreement or of uncertainty as well as should also be of interest to primary care physi- changes in traditional views. Each of the con- cians responsible for the management of pa- tributors has been asked to identify specifically tients with coronary artery disease.
Each of the the most important of the controversies in his contributors-whether cardiologist, radiologist, particular area of interest and to address himself or surgeon-has been selected for his special to these issues in the course of the chapter.
`The editor has obviously done his job in organizing this multi-authored work so that each chapter reads well, omits unnecessary detail, and ends with a concise conclusion. ... As a source of concise information on coronary artery disease, including discussions of areas of controversy and confusion, this book would aid clinicians ranging from medical students and primary care physicians to internists and cardiologists.'
The New England Journal of Medicine, 314:15 (1986)
`Each chapter is a thorough treatment of its subject... The entire book is so thoroughly researched and concisely presented, as well as indexed, that it would seem to be an excellent reference for the practicing physician ...it will contribute significantly to our understanding of coronary artery disease and how it can be managed or prevented.'
Annals of Internal Medicine
`Dr. Cohn and his contributors have rendered conspicuous service to patients with coronary artery disease and to the physicians who treat them by effectively summarizing our current knowledge, by pointing out areas of controversy, and by identifying areas of ignorance concerning the most serious life-threatening illness in the industrialized world.'
Eugene Braunwald, MD (From the Foreword to the Second Edition)
`Dr. Cohn and his contributors have rendered an important service to patients with ischemic heart disease and to all who are involved in their medical evaluation and treatment, for the book is a timely, well written, and informative summary of contemporary diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the management of this important cardiovascular problem.'
The New England Journal of Medicine (on the First Edition)
`Dr. Peter F. Cohn and the other contributors to Diagnosis and Therapy of Coronary Artery Disease have undertaken a most ambitious task in organizing and assimilating the many new developments in the field. Chapter after chapter, the reviewer is impressed by the comprehensiveness and lucidity of the coverage of this common - and perhaps most important - cardiovascular disorder ... Dr. Cohn and his contributors have accomplished their goal admirably in updating current developments in coronary artery disease for the practicing cardiologist, internist, and primary care physician.'
Journal of the American Medical Association
I. Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of Coronary Artery Disease.- 1. Effects of myocardial ischemia on regional myocardial function in the experimental animal.- 2. Pathophysiology of coronary artery disease in humans.- 3. The epidemiology of coronary artery disease.- II. Diagnosis and Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease.- 4. Evaluation of anginal syndromes using standard clinical procedures.- 5. Detection of cardiac arrhythmias and conduction abnormalities in coronary artery disease.- 6. Exercise testing.- 7. Echocardiography.- 8. Nuclear cardiology.- 9. Cardiac catheterization and coronary arteriography.- 10. Diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.- III. Prevention and Therapy of Coronary Artery Disease.- 11. Prevention of coronary atherosclerosis.- 12. Therapy of angina pectoris.- 13. Therapy of acute myocardial infarction.- 14. Surgical treatment of coronary artery disease.- 15. Therapy of cardiac arrhythmias and conduction abnormalities in coronary artery disease.- 16. Rehabilitation following myocardial infarction.- 17. Psychosocial aspects of coronary artery disease.- 18. Nonatherosclerotic coronary artery disease.
Number Of Pages: 517
Published: 1st February 1985
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 1.19
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised