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Specialist Training in Cardiology



Specialist Training in Cardiology is written for those doctors starting their career in this specialty (or in general internal medicine). The text presents a succinct account of the subject concentrating on diagnostic techniques, treatment and management. Throughout extensive use is made of radiographs, drawings, lists and tables. The aim is to provide a 'bridge' between introductory undergraduate texts and the very large and expensive major reference works. Wherever possible evidence-based treatment options are given and referenced. A detailed list of further reading is also provided.

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Key Features

    • Series aimed at specialist registrar level
    • Succinct style making use of bullet points, boxes, tables etc.
    • Highly accessible four-colour design

Published Reviews

    This book is well-written - very easy to read and well laid out. The chapter on assessment of the pre-surgical student is particularly good and warranted; this is a very common task that is badly understood....this book may be the ideal bridge for the new more inexperienced and less knowledgeable trainees!
    BMA Awards 2006

    This is an essential guide to modern Cardiology, in well-explained and easy-to-digest chunks, serving both as a clinical accompaniment and reference text...
    This book is up-to-date and reflects current practice, whilst outlining potential future directions. It enables the reader to build a solid understanding of contemporary Cardiology, a core-medical subject, and would interest and benefit a diverse readership. Highly recommended!
    Medical Student, Imperial College, UK

    This book provides a useful all-rounded knowledge base to cardiology, especially useful in answering those tricky essay questions...
    This is good for that night-before-exam reading. I will definitely be using this book for my finals, as I have not found such a good cardiology read to date.
    Medical Student, Cambridge University, UK

    The text is aimed at an advanced level but it's well planned layout will enable junior staff and students to use this as a reference text for this discipline...I envisage using this textbook quite a lot in the future both for reference and recall of the basics of cardiology, but also to gain a grasp of conditions that I will encounter in my cardiology training that I have never experienced before. I would certainly recommend the use of this text to my peers.
    Medical Student, Glasgow University, UK

    The section on patients who need to be treated differently, such as women, diabetics, or Asian patients, was very useful...the chapter on cardiovascular co-morbidity with renal disease could not be timelier. Given the number of patients I see with mild elevations in parathyroid hormone, I also appreciated the paragraph on hyperparathyroidism and calcium and phosphate metabolism.
    Overall, this book is a useful reference for a primary care clinician with a special interest in cardiovascular disease.
    Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam, MIMS Cardiovascular, July 2006

    Good clear format with nice mix of pictures and text...Chapters are clearly broken down into headings making scouting for info quick and easy. I like the references and self assessment at the end of each chapter.
    Medical Student, University of East Anglia, UK

    I myself could not find a single thing to fault in this text book. The style is succinct, the chapters short, use of diagrams and illustrations highly informative and attractive and all the information is reinforced with a self assessment section.
    This is a book that I would definitely recommend!
    Medical Student, University of Nottingham, UK

    The self assessment section at the end of each chapter is particularly helpful as it allows the reader to consolidate the knowledge acquired in a practical scenario...The layout is appealing, the chapters are short and engaging with an appropriate amount of information.
    Medical Student, University of Nottingham, UK

    ...the readability and use of images in this book is its particular strong point. The self-assessment sections are very effective ways of allowing the reader to apply their knowledge and pick up further learning points, in an appropriate context.
    Medical Student, University of East Anglia, UK

    As a medical student this text contains just about everything you needed to know about cardiology...The text flows logically and the structure allows you to dip in for that quick reminder or learn a topic comprehensively.
    Medical Student, Bristol University, UK

Author Information

    By Henry Purcell, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK; and Paul Kalra, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

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Specialist Training in Cardiology
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 388 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Mosby Ltd.
  • ISBN: 978-0-7234-3321-7
  • Copyright: 2006