ABC of Heart Failure

Author: Russell C. Davis,Michael K. Davies,Gregory Y. H. Lip

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 0727916440

Category: Medical

Page: 72

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This new edition of the ABC of Heart Failure provides coherent and concise information relating to the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical features, aiding the diagnosis and treatment of this life threatening condition. Fully updated to cover all the latest advances, the ABC of Heart Failure is an invaluable reference for general practitioners, hospital doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and prevention of heart failure.
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ABC of Interventional Cardiology

Author: Ever D. Grech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0727915460

Category: Medical

Page: 51

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes severe disability and more death than any other disease in affluent societies, including cancer. The medical conditions associated with it are angina, ischaemia, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden death. Choosing the appropriate investigation to confirm a diagnosis helps to assess risk and determine the correct treatment path. GPs also need to know the effective life-style and risk-factor modifications in addition to advocating the best medical therapy.
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ABC of Heart Failure

Author: Christopher R. Gibbs,Michael K. Davies,Gregory Y. H. Lip

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 9780727914576

Category: Medical

Page: 43

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This ABC provides a comprehensive overview of this condition which affects a great many of the population It describes the features associated with heart failure and how these patients should be investigated and treated. Covers information on the latest advances and trials and gives detailed information on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features and management of this condition. Making this a valuable resource in the management of heart failure for GPs and hospital doctors.
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ABC of Hypertension

Author: D. Gareth Beevers,Gregory Y. H. Lip,Eoin T. O'Brien

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405171359

Category: Medical

Page: 88

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Hypertension is a condition which affects millions of people worldwide and its treatment greatly reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks. This fully revised and updated edition of the ABC of Hypertension is an established guide providing all the non-specialist needs to know about the measurement of blood pressure and the investigation and management of hypertensive patients. This new edition provides comprehensively updated and revised information on how and whom to treat. The ABC of Hypertension will prove invaluable to general practitioners who may be screening large numbers of patients for hypertension, as well as nurse practitioners, midwives and other healthcare professionals.
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ABC of Obesity

Author: Naveed Sattar,Mike Lean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312707

Category: Medical

Page: 64

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Obesity is a hugely expensive and increasing problem worldwide, leading to disability, reproductive problems, depression and accelerated metabolic and vascular diseases in a large proportion of men, women and children. The ABC of Obesity is a new guide which will aid its effective management, addressing issues such as dieting, exercise, self esteem, drug treatment and surgery. Recent evidence is used to highlight frequent problems, successful treatment options, and the most common causes. Written by leading experts, this is a widely accessible text and an indispensable guide for all general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the treatment and research of this common condition.
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ABC of Atrial Fibrillation

Author: Gregory Y. H. Lip

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 9780727910707

Category: Medical

Page: 36

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A unique book, covering the treatment of the commonest sustained cardiac arrhythmia in both hospital and general practice. It brings together the theory, principals, and practice of managing this condition in the light of the many recent advances in treatment.
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ABC of Nutrition

Author: A. Stewart Truswell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144431422X

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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This well established ABC has been updated with new charts, illustrations and guidelines on aspects of nutrition which affect heart disease, blood pressure, chronic diseases such as diabetes and some types of cancer. The book also contains the most current nutritional recommendations for pregnancy and infant feeding as well as advice for children and adults young and old. With chapters covering nutritional deficiencies in both developing and affluent countries as well as eating disorders and obesity, this latest edition has worldwide relevance.
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ABC of COPD

Author: Graeme P. Currie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119212855

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 Definition, Epidemiology and Risk Factors -- Definition -- Epidemiology -- Prevalence -- Mortality -- Morbidity and economic impact -- Risk factors -- Smoking -- Other factors -- Air pollution -- Occupation -- [alpha]1-Antitrypsin deficiency -- Further reading -- Chapter 2 Pathology and Pathogenesis -- Introduction -- Pathology -- Pathogenesis -- Exposure to cigarette smoking, fumes, gases and particles -- Genetics -- Lung growth -- Asthma/bronchial hyperreactivity -- Chronic bronchitis -- Innate and adaptive immune inflammatory responses -- Inflammatory cells -- Inflammatory mediators -- Protease/antiprotease imbalance -- Oxidative stress -- Lung microbiome -- Pathogenesis of emphysema -- Pathophysiology -- Mucous hypersecretion and ciliary dysfunction -- Airflow limitation and hyperinflation/air trapping -- Gas exchange abnormalities -- Pulmonary hypertension -- Systemic effects -- Pathology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of exacerbations -- Further reading -- Chapter 3 Diagnosis -- Clinical features -- Typical presenting symptoms -- Other features in the history -- Assessing the impact of COPD -- Smoking history -- Signs -- Differential diagnosis -- Investigations -- Lung function testing -- Imaging -- Other investigations -- Further reading -- Chapter 4 Spirometry -- Introduction -- What is spirometry? -- Why perform spirometry? -- Types of spirometer -- How to perform spirometry -- Spirometric indices -- Other measurements -- Forced expiratory volume in 6 seconds (FEV6) -- Slow vital capacity (SVC) (also known as relaxed VC (RVC) or VC) -- Inspired vital capacity (IVC) -- Forced midexpiratory flow (FEF25-75) -- Interpretation and classification of spirograms -- Bronchodilator reversibility testing -- Severity of airflow obstruction in COPD
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ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography

Author: Francis Morris,June Eldhouse,William J. Brady,John Camm

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 9780727915368

Category: Medical

Page: 80

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Electrocardiography is an essential tool in diagnosing cardiac disorders. This book allows readers to become familiar with the wide range of patterns seen in the electrocardiogram both normal and of the different conditions. Edited and written by leading experts, the ABC of Clinical electrocardiography is a valuable text for anyone managing patients with heart disorders, both in general practice and in hospitals.
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ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease

Author: Richard Donnelly,Nick J. M. London

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312405

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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Structural and functional abnormalities of arteries and veins manifest clinically in a broad spectrum of disorders, including aneurysmal disease, atherosclerosis, vasculitis, venous insufficiency, microvascular complications, thrombo-embolism and lower limb ulceration. Many of these are common and/or chronic conditions which present for initial assessment by primary health care workers. This new edition is a practical guide to the most commonly presenting disorders, and provides a structured approach to clinical assessment, investigations and management. The last few years have seen major changes in the use of non-invasive or minimally-invasive techniques, e.g wider use of CT and MR angiography, and increasing use of percutaneous interventions for carotid, lower limb and reno-vascular disease. The ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease (Second Edition) explains the underlying technology and the applications of new minimally-invasive methods, especially CT and MRI, and provides an up-dated, evidence-based guide to the modern day management of patients with common, life-threatening diseases involving different parts of the circulation. This authoritative, full-colour, illustrated ABC is an ideal reference for the primary care, non-specialist practitioner to base effective management and prevention programmes.
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Big Thoughts for Little People

ABC's to Help You Grow

Author: Kenneth N. Taylor

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414333102

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Presents alphabetically arranged entries from A to Z on such virtues as forgiveness, kindness, and unselfishness, with advice for children on how to live as Christians.
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The Next Best Thing

A Novel

Author: Jennifer Weiner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451617771

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner returns with an irresistible story about a young woman trying to make it in Hollywood… Actors aren’t the only ones trying to make it in Hollywood.…At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders left her childhood home in Massachusetts and headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to make it as a screenwriter. Six years later, she hits the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Best Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie’s going to be the showrunner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on her boss, and her grandmother’s impending nuptials. Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles show business culture, with an insider’s ear for writer’s room showdowns and an eye for bad backstage behavior and set politics, Jennifer Weiner’s new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood roller coaster, a heartfelt story about what it’s like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.
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Special Heart

A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love

Author: Bret Baier

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455583642

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier shares the New York Times bestselling story of his son Paul's ongoing battle with heart disease, and how it transformed his own life and family. This deeply touching personal story is told through the eyes of a journalist as he faces his life's greatest crisis: caring for his critically ill son. With the acute insight of a seasoned reporter, and the deep love of a husband and father, Baier shares behind-the-scenes stories and emotional narrative of young Paul's life thus far. Bret and his wife Amy emerge-just like their brave young son-scarred but infinitely stronger, and clearly understanding what matters most in life. Told by a loving father and master storyteller, this hope-filled account offers an inspirational glimpse into the family of a man who just happens to be someone millions turn to for the day's news. One hundred percent of what the author receives from the sale of this book is donated to various non-profit pediatric heart causes.
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Practical Interventional Cardiology

Third Edition

Author: Ever D. Grech

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498735118

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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This new and comprehensively revised third edition of Practical Interventional Cardiology, led by an eminent UK Cardiologist and supported by contributing authors from around the world, discusses the different interventional procedures by context and addresses current guidelines and ongoing trials, including European experience with non-FDA approved devices. It represents an extended practical reference for the Interventional Cardiologist, Fellows in training, catheter laboratory Nursing and Technical staff as well as the non-invasive Cardiologist and General Physician. Rather than providing detailed and exhaustive reviews – a criticism of many Interventional Cardiology texts – the purpose of this book is to present practical information regarding Interventional procedures and important topics in Cardiology. An emphasis on clarity, clinical relevance and up-to-date information has been favoured as well as discussion of points of controversy so frequently overlooked."
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ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine

Author: Gregory Whyte,Mark Harries,Clyde Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144431291X

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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This third edition provides a concise and thorough overview of the expanding and fast moving field of sports medicine. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated and several new chapters have been added. From the treatment at pitch side, exercise induced asthma, and overtraining syndrome to performance in a polluted environment, this book covers the latest topics. This highly illustrated, practical guide will be invaluable to general practitioners, physiotherapists, and all health professionals who deal with the treatment and prevention of sports related injuries.
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ABC of Diabetes

Author: Peter J. Watkins

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 9780727911896

Category: Medical

Page: 69

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Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

A heart surgeon's insight into what makes us tick

Author: Nikki Stamp

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760635502

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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When actress Debbie Reynolds died a day after her beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher, the world diagnosed it as 'heartbreak'. But what's the evidence? Does emotional upheaval affect the heart? Can love, or chocolate, really heal our heart problems? And why do we know so much about heart attacks in men, when they are more fatal in women? Heart and lung surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp takes us into the operating theatre, explaining what she sees in patients with heart complications and how a life-saving transplant works. Stamp fell in the love with the heart as a child and continues to be fascinated by its workings and the whole-of-life experiences that affect it. Rich with anecdotes, and insights for maintaining heart health, Can You Die of a Broken Heart? is a blockbuster from a uniquely positioned young specialist.
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Heart of Darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad,Ross C. Murfin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312457537

Category: Fiction

Page: 383

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"Part One of this volume reprints the text of 'Heart of darkness' from the 1921 Heinemann edition of Conrad's 'Collected works' - the latest version of the text that Conrad approved. Part Two includes documents and illustrations providing cultural contexts for 'Heart of darkness'. Part Three features a critical history of the novella, plus six contemporary essays representing deconstruction; feminist, gender, and queer theory; and a new historicist, post-colonial, and psychoanalytic approaches to Conrad's most famous tale."--P. vii.
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Chronic Diseases: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Effects, and Treatments [2 volumes]

Author: Jean Kaplan Teichroew

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440801045

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 852

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This comprehensive two-volume work provides an overview of an area of growing concern, offering readers a one-stop resource for researching the chronic conditions that increasingly plague our society. • Presents comprehensive, up-to-date information in an easily accessible style • Examines the many facets of researching, diagnosing, and controlling chronic diseases • Covers preventive measures such as selecting a nutrition plan, physical activity, vaccinations, and screenings • Explores topics within their historical and societal context and in correlation with the standards of health education • Brings together the expertise of a wide range of respected professionals
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Rosie Revere, Engineer

Author: Andrea Beaty

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125305

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal—to fly—Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. But when her contraption doesn’t fly but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose insists that Rosie’s contraption was a raging success: you can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit. From the powerhouse author-illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witty picture book about believing in yourself and pursuing your passion. Praise for Rosie Revere, Engineer"Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn."—Publishers Weekly "The detritus of Rosie’s collections is fascinating, from broken dolls and stuffed animals to nails, tools, pencils, old lamps and possibly an erector set. And cheddar-cheese spray." —Kirkus Reviews "This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She’s an imaginative thinker who hides her light under a bushel (well, really, the bed) after being laughed at for one of her inventions." —Booklist Award 2013 Parents' Choice Award - GOLD 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book
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