Understanding Heart Disease


 collapse sectionChapter One  The Normal Heart:  Structure
 General Definitions
 Structure of the Heart
 Structure of the Blood Vessels
 collapse sectionChapter Two  The Normal Heart:  Function
 Cardiac Impulses and Their Conduction
 Ejection of Blood
 Blood Pressure and Blood Flow
 collapse sectionChapter Three  Diagnosis
 Case Finding
 The Initial Medical Examination
 Noninvasive Tests
 Invasive Tests
 Diagnosing Heart Disease
 collapse sectionChapter Four  Treatment
 General Management of the  Cardiac Patient
 Cardiac Drugs
 Interventional Cardiac Therapy
 Surgical Therapy
 collapse sectionChapter Five  Performance of the  Heart and Its Failure
 Heart Failure
 Treatment of Heart Failure
 collapse sectionChapter Six  Arrhythmias
 The Mechanism of Arrhythmias
 Disorders of Cardiac Conduction
 Significance and Consequences  of Arrhythmias
 Common Arrhythmias
 collapse sectionOther Arrhythmias
 Heart Block and Other Bradycardias
 Preexcitation Arrhythmias
 collapse sectionChapter Seven  Cardiac Emergencies
 Sudden Cardiac Death
 Cardiac Arrest
 Other Cardiac Emergencies
 collapse sectionChapter Eight  Atherosclerosis and  Coronary-Artery Disease
 Atherosclerotic Coronary-Artery Disease
 Sequelae of Coronary Atherosclerosis
 collapse sectionFeatures of Coronary-Artery Disease and  Its Course
 Asymptomatic Coronary Disease
 Stable Angina Pectoris
 Unstable Angina Pectoris
 Acute Myocardial Infarction
 Sudden Cardiac Death
 Chronic Pump Failure
 collapse sectionChapter Nine  Diseases of the  Cardiac Valves
 Rheumatic Fever
 Sequelae of Chronic Valvular Disease
 collapse sectionClinical Features of Valvular Disease
 Mitral Stenosis
 Aortic Stenosis
 Mitral Regurgitation
 Aortic Regurgitation
 Other Diseases of the Cardiac Valves
 Infective Endocarditis
 collapse sectionChapter Ten  Diseases of the  Myocardium and Pericardium
 collapse sectionDiseases of the Myocardium
 Acute Myocarditis
 The Cardiomyopathies
 Diseases of the Pericardium
 collapse sectionChapter Eleven  Congenital Heart Disease
 Atrial Septal Defect
 Ventricular Septal Defect
 Patent Ductus Arteriosus
 Pulmonary Stenosis
 Tetralogy of Fallot
 Coarctation of the Aorta
 Other Congenital  Malformations of the Heart
 collapse sectionChapter Twelve  Hypertension
 Disturbances of Regulation of  Blood Pressure
 Causes of Hypertension
 Consequences and Course  of Hypertension
 Treatment of Hypertension
 collapse sectionChapter Thirteen  Diseases of the  Pulmonary Circulation
 Pulmonary Hypertension
 collapse sectionDiseases Affecting the  Pulmonary Circulation
 Pulmonary Embolism
 Cor Pulmonale
 Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
 Other Diseases Associated with  Pulmonary Hypertension
 collapse sectionChapter Fourteen  Diseases of the Aorta
 Atherosclerosis of the Aorta
 Diseases of the Aortic Root
 Aneurysms of the Aorta

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