hardcover, 308 pp., 1. edition
published: january 2012
recommended price: 250 czk
The book Practical Cardiology is primarily intended for pre-graduate students in the fourth and fifth years of medical study who have theoretical knowledge, but are just starting to gain clinical practice. This publication not only provides a brief and well-arranged overview of cardiology in its complexity but also introduces the principles of clinical thinking using the case of a sample patient, including differential diagnostic clinical deliberation. The text is frequently complemented with case studies which should make the study of problems more interesting and facilitate the memorization of theoretical facts. The book also includes some interdisciplinary themes, such as cerebrovascular episodes, the treatment of diabetics with cardiovascular diseases or questions of close relations between heart and kidney damage. One chapter is devoted to the specifics of care of elderly patients.
Practical Cardiology will find its readership among postgraduate students and young doctors of related disciplines who intend to acquire a brief overview of current cardiology.