Evidence-Based Cardiology Practice

ISBN: 978-1-60795-095-0




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December 2009
640 pages/Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-60795-095-0
US $39.95
Director, Heart Center of People's Hospital of Peking University
President, Chinese College of Cardiovascular Physician (CCCP)
President, Chinese Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS)
President, Chinese Society of Cardiology (CSC)
President, the Asia Pacific Heart Association (APHA)

Thach Nguyen, MD, FACC FSCAI
Director of Cardiology, Community Health System
St Mary Medical Center
Hobart IN 46350 USA

Moo-Hyun Kim, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of medicine
Director, Cardiology Department
Dong A University

Busan Korea

Tak Kwan MD FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
New York NY
Shigeru Saito, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FJCC
Chief, Division of Cardiology, and Catheterization Laboratories
Heart Center, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan
Heart and Great Vessel Center of Beijing
You-Yi Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China

Cindy Grines MD
Vice Chief, Academic Affairs
Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak MI
Medical decisions are made on the basis of critical thinking, and clinical judgments are based on the relevancy of the collected data. Medical decisions and clinical judgments are the results of the long thought process generated from formal learning, data from guidelines and practice standards, experience, an understanding of the incidence of disease in the population that the patient represents, and the likelihood of a disease being present in a specific patient.

This book introduces and encourages the concept of evidence-based patient care. This work presents the ideology and methodology of critical thinking and also the available evidence, management and cost effectives across the field. Evidence-Based Cardiology is aimed at any clinician who encounters a cardiac patient from the Clerk to the Internist to the Practicing Physician, encouraging disease management decisions to be based on the highest level of evidence.
  • Pearls
  • Abstracts built directly into the text
  • Cost and Efficacy of treatments detailed in text
  • Author team a virtual who’s who of Cardiac Specialist