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CARDIAC DRUG THERAPY (ed 6)

December 31, 2006

In this compact clinical guide, the author presents detailed prescribing advice forall types of cardiac patients. The first chapters are devoted to the principal classesof cardiac drugs: β-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensinII receptor blockers, calcium antagonists, and diuretics. These chapterscover such topics as indications, contraindications, adverse effects, interactions,dosages, differences between the available agents in a given class, and how tochoose the most appropriate agent from a class for a particular patient. Chapterson the management of the various cardiac disorders-hypertension, angina, acutemyocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, infective endocarditis,and hyperlipidemia-comprise the core of the book. There are also chapterson antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, and thrombin inhibitors; and the use ofcardiac drugs during pregnancy and lactation. The sixth edition features a newchapter on recent clinical trials, new American Heart Association cardiac arresttreatment algorithms, current hypertension management guidelines, and expandeddrug administration and dosage tables. Numerous tables, charts, algorithms,and graphs accompany the text.