|:||Cannon, Christopher P., M.D.|
|Publish Date:||Nov 2010|
|Number of Pages:||900|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||4.95|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.75 x 10.5 x 2.25|
Cardiovascular disease is the leading 'cause of fatality for both men and women in the United States, accounting for one death every 34 seconds. In this single volume, cardiologist Khan (medicine, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada; Heart Disease Diagnosis and Therapy: A Practical Approach) addresses various conditions, contributing factors, treatments, parts of anatomy, and more, from Anderson-Fabry disease, blood clots, and fish/fish oils to murmurs and pacemakers. More than 200 conditions are discussed or defined in the 91 main entries.
Each entry begins with a glossary of terms, is broken down into logical sections that expound on the topic at hand, and ends with a bibliography of the literature. Entries range from one page ("Antihistamines") to 33 pages ("Heart Attacks") and are accompanied by more than 150 figures and illustrations. Bottom Line Khan presents a well-organized and easy-to-use reference that amounts to a Conn's Current Therapy (W.B. Saunders Co., 2004) for heart diseases. It is great as a starting point for clinicians and students researching a topic or for consumers needing greater explanation and depth. Highly recommended.
-Howard Fuller, Stanford Health Lib., Palo Alto, CA
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