Oxford Desk Reference: Cardiology

ISBN : 9780199568093

Hung-Fat Tse; Gregory Y. H. Lip; Andrew J. Stewart Coats
464 Pages
172 x 250 mm
Pub date
Jun 2011
Oxford Desk Reference Series
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This comprehensive reference provides easy access to information on the fundamental and practical aspects of modern cardiological practice, covering emerging fields and high technology, and dispensing practical clinical wisdom. Written in an approachable style, and using a quick-reference layout, the Oxford Desk Reference is perfect for the busy clinician requiring a diversity of information without the time to search through hundreds of sources. There are tables, summary boxes and algorithms throughout the book, allowing the reader access to key information and the most up-to-date treatment and management guidelines. Edited by leading names in the field from the UK, Australia and Hong Kong, and with contributions from an international panel of sub-speciality experts, this outstanding resource covers all that a 21st century clinician needs to know in the management of patients with cardiac diseases.


1. Introduction
2. Clinical Presentations
3. Cardiac Arrhythmias
4. Hypertension
5. Ischaemic heart disease
6. Heart failure
7. Valvular heart diseases
8. Pulmonary vascular diseases
9. Pericardial diseases
10. Peripheral vascular diseases
11. Cardiac consultations and emergencies
12. Others

About the author: 

Hung-Fat Tse was born in Hong Kong and received his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong. He completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, and his cardiac-electrophysiology training fellowship at the University of Michigan, USA. He was awarded the Sir Patrick Manson Gold Medal for his MD Thesis and Outstanding Young Researcher Award of University of Hong Kong for year 2002-3, Outstanding Researcher Award of University of Hong Kong for year 2007-2008. Since 1996, he has held academic appointments at the University of Hong Kong, and is currently Professor of Medicine, William MW Mong Professor in Cardiology, and Academic Chief in the Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine and Deputy Director, Research Center of the Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging. He has over 300 publications including 260 full papers in international scientific journals.; Andrew Stewart Coats studied Medicine at St. Catherine's College, Oxford (pre-clinical) and Cambridge (clinical) at Addenbrooke's Hospital. He completed a research DM in Cardiology at Oxford, and also holds a DSc. on the scientific basis of heart failure from Imperial College, London. Andrew was appointed the Inaugural Viscount Royston Professor of Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Imperial College, London in 1996 and was at this time also Director of Cardiology of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS trust, and subsequently its Associate Medical Director (R+D). Andrew was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2002, and then as Sydney's Deputy Vice-Chancellor in 2006 until his return to the UK in 2010. He is presently Norwich Research Park Professor-at-large at the University of East Anglia, and also holds the visiting positions of Professor of Medicine at Sydney, Consulting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.; Gregory Lip is Consultant Cardiologist, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director of the Haemostasis Thrombosis & Vascular Biology Unit at City Hospital Birmingham. He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Human Hypertension, Section Editor for Thrombosis & Haemostasis, and Associate Editor for Thrombosis Research. He is on the Editorial Boards of over 10 other medical journals. Professor Lip was Clinical Adviser to the guideline development group that wrote the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) evidence-based national guidelines on the management of atrial fibrillation. He co-authored the American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines for Antithrombotic Therapy as well as guidelines from the European Heart Rhythm Association. He is a Nucleus Committee Member of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on 'Hypertension and the Heart', and is secretary of the Scientific Documents Committee of the European Heart Rhythm Association.

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