Cardiology for the Primary Care Physician

Cardiology for the Primary Care Physician

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A variety of cardiovascular illnesses are now being encountered with surprising frequency in many general adult medical practices. With contributions from 70 top experts, Cardiology for the Primary Care Physician provides complete coverage of the appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to patients with cardiovascular diseases - in one easy-to-use source. In 46 chapters the primary care physician can find information on all types of cardiovascular illnesses such as infectious myocarditis, cardiac arrhythmias, pheochromocytoma, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The many charts, tables and diagrams, as well as a special color plates section, enhance understanding and bring the text to life. Key points at the beginning of each chapter, together with extensive references and recommended reading lists, make this text an ideal work companion.Nicotinic acid preparations (niacin) offer excellent lipid lowering alternatives because they raise HDL, lower LDLC, and ... Niacin can cause gout in those prone to hyperuricemia. ... Fibrates are effective in coronary prevention in those with the metabolic syndrome or T2DM who do not have increased LDL-C. The beneficialanbsp;...

Title:Cardiology for the Primary Care Physician
Author:Joseph S. Alpert
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2005-03-16


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