Publication Year: 2011
Edition: 2nd Ed.
Authors/Editor: Rajagopalan, Sanjay; Dean, Steven M.; Mohler, Emile R.; Mukherjee, Debabrata
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Knowledge and understanding of vascular disease, particularly atherosclerosis, continue to expand across disciplines, as do diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for treatment of vascular disorders. This manual offers a consistent how- to approach that places specific emphasis on management.
Each chapter provides the reader with a highly practical approach so that he or she comes away with a reasonable amount of familiarity as to be able to manage the patient independently. Since the first edition, a certification in vascular medicine has become available. The authors intend to add 10-12 questions/chapter to assist in board prep.
Some of the key features include: Practical information such as drug doses, protocols for managing disorders and algorithms; Guidance on diagnostic assessment and treatment strategies for the majority of vascular disorders encountered in clinical practice; and assimilation of information from areas outside cardiology, ie, vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists into a reader-friendly format geared toward the average practicing internist or cardiologist.