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The Normal Heart

Author : Larry Kramer
ISBN : 1854592858
Genre : AIDS (Disease)
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Kramer's epoch-making polemic about the AIDS crisis: the autobiographical companion piece to The Destiny of Me.Searing and passionate, The Normal Heart follows one man attempting to break through a conspiracy of silence, indifference and hostility and gain recognition for the seriousness of the disease - as his friends die around him.
Category: AIDS (Disease)

The Normal Heart And The Destiny Of Me

Author : Larry Kramer
ISBN : 9781555846688
Genre : Drama
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Two award-winning plays from the legendary activist and dramatist who has been called “one of the best writers of our times.” (Lambda Book Report) The Normal Heart, set during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, is the impassioned indictment of a society that allowed the plague to happen, a moving denunciation of the ignorance and fear that helped kill an entire generation. It has been produced and taught all over the world. Its companion play, The Destiny of Me is the stirring story of an AIDs activist forced to put his life in the hands of the very doctor he has been denouncing. The Normal Heart was selected as one of the 100 Greatest Plays of the Twentieth Century by the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain The Destiny of Me was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a double Obie winner, and the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play of the Year. Introduction by Tony Kushner. “Wired with anger, electric with rage. . . . Powerful stuff.” —The Boston Globe
Category: Drama

Clinical Approaches To Tachyarrhythmias Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias In The Normal Heart

Author : John P. Bourke
ISBN : 087993400X
Genre : Medical
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Most ventricular tachyarrhythmias are associated with some form of cardiac pathology, however, some forms, particularly right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia and fascicular tachycardia can occur in the normal heart. This places pressure on the electrophysiologist to distinguish benign forms from VTs caused by cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, congenital heart disease etc. The aim of the Clinical Approaches to Tachyarryhthmias series is to update the physician, cardiologist, and all those responsible for the the care of patients with cardiac arrhythmias. In this monograph, John Bourke and Colin Doig review our current understanding of normal heart ventricular tachycardia, and update the reader on how recent findings are enabling better physiological understanding, diagnosis and treatment of specific normal heart VTs.
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Regulation Of Ca2 Release From The Sarcoplasmic Reticulum In The Normal And Failing Heart

Author : Gudrun Antoons
ISBN : 905867312X
Genre : Medical
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"This is a Ph.D. dissertation. Cardiac excitation-contraction (EC) coupling is the process from electrical excitation to contraction of the heart. Electrical stimulation of cardiac cells gives rise to an action potential, which triggers a systolic rise of the intracellular Ca2+ concentration, initiating a contraction. Contents include: Introduction, Excitation-contraction coupling in cardiac muscle, Excitation-contraction coupling in the failing heart, Aims, Methods, Animal models, Cell isolation, Experimental setup, Experimental protocols, Protein expression levels, Echocardiographic measurements, Data analysis, Results, Mechanisms underlying the frequency dependence of contraction and Ca2+i transients in mouse ventricular myocytes, Ca2+ handling and contractile dysfunction in ventricular myocytes of MLP, Ca2+ handling in the SERCA 2b/b mouse, General discussion, and Summary."
Category: Medical

Emergency

Author : American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
ISBN : 0763744069
Genre : Medical
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Textbook for EMT training. The DVD walks students through the skills necessary to pass the EMT-Basic practical exam.
Category: Medical

Guyton And Hall Textbook Of Medical Physiology E Book

Author : John E. Hall
ISBN : 9781437726749
Genre : Medical
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The 12th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology continues this bestselling title's long tradition as one of the world's favorite physiology textbooks. The immense success of this book is due to its description of complex physiologic principles in language that is easy to read and understand. Now with an improved color art program, thorough updates reflecting today's medicine and science, this textbook is an excellent source for mastering essential human physiology knowledge. Learn and remember vital concepts easily thanks to short, easy-to-read, masterfully edited chapters and a user-friendly full-color design. See core concepts applied to real-life situations with clinical vignettes throughout the text. Discover the newest in physiology with updates that reflect the latest advances in molecular biology, cardiovascular, neurophysiology and gastrointestinal topics. Visualize physiologic principles clearly with over 1000 bold, full-color drawings and diagrams. Distinguish core concepts from more in-depth material with a layout that uses gray shading to clearly differentiate between "need-to-know" and "nice-to-know" information.
Category: Medical

Hormones And The Heart In Health And Disease

Author : Leonard Share
ISBN : 9781592597086
Genre : Medical
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The maintenance of arterial blood pressure and the distribution of blood flow to the various organs of the body depends on the control of the pumping action of the heart and of the resistance of the vascular beds in the individual organs in accordance with their metabolic needs. These controls are achieved through the integrated actions of circulat ing hormones, humoral factors that are synthesized and released in the heart and blood vessels, and the autonomic nervous system. The heart, however, is not only the target for the direct and indirect actions of a number of hormones and humoral factors, it is also an endocrine organ in the traditional sense, synthesizing and secreting into the circulation chemical factors that act at distant sites. In this treatise, Hormones and the Heart in Health and Disease, we interpret "endocrinology" broadly and consider traditional hormones as well as autocoids that are secreted by the heart or that act on it. In this overview, the relevant chapters are indicated in parentheses. The discovery of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP; atrial natriuretic factor, ANF) in the 1980s indicated that the heart does indeed function as an endocrine organ in the classic sense. ANP (Chapter I) is synthesized in the heart and secreted into the circulation for actions on the kidney, where it is a potent natriuretic agent, and on the vasculature, where it causes vasodilation. ANP can also affect myocardial contractility.
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The Destiny Of Me

Author : Larry Kramer
ISBN : UOM:39015028872326
Genre : Drama
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In the companion play to the acclaimed hit The Normal Heart, Kramer continues the story of Ned Weeks. Ten years later and now HIV+, Ned seeks to understand his life as a gay man and as a leader of the AIDS activist movement. Kramer is the founder of ACT-UP.
Category: Drama

Clinical Management Of Congenital Heart Disease From Infancy To Adulthood

Author : Douglas Moodie, MD
ISBN : 9781935395980
Genre : Medical
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Clinical Management of Congenital Heart Disease from Infancy to Adulthood This practical resource for the clinical management of congenital heart disease offers essential instruction on the presentation and treatment of congenital heart defects throughout the life stages. Edited by renowned pediatric cardiologist Douglas S Moodie, MD, MS, from Texas Children’s Hospital, and authored by seasoned practitioners with vast clinical experience, this book expertly addresses the continuum of clinical care issues at distinct stages of growth and development: Fetuses, neonates, and infants Children Adolescents and adults Organized by specific congenital heart condition, each well-referenced and highly organized chapter examines the clinical features, diagnostic testing, management, and outcomes associated with age groups and includes tips and tricks gleaned from years of practice in the field of pediatric cardiology. This exceptionally readable text will serve as both a great learning tool and a handy reference for practitioners, students, and nurses who need to stay up-to-date on the unique clinical challenges that CHD presents in the neonate to the adult. Audience Suited for the general pediatrician, cardiology fellow, pediatrics resident and medical student. Practicing cardiologists (pediatric and internist) and cardiology nurse practitioners will also find it a good and quick reference source that is very readable.
Category: Medical

The Developing Heart A History Of Pediatric Cardiology

Author : Catherine A. Neill
ISBN : 9789401585149
Genre : Medical
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Pediatric cardiology is celebrating in the 1990s the 50th anniversary of the beginnings of the age of therapy. This informal `history' describes how the discipline grew from the era of pathologic anatomy to the dawn of therapy, the beginnings of closed heart surgery between 1939 and 1945. That dawn ushered in a remarkable half century of change and growth, leading from clinicophysiologic correlations through the start of open heart surgery in the 1950s. The text celebrates some of the achievements of this vivid and heroic age, and describes how, in the mid 1970s, new surgical and medical approaches, including prostaglandins and Doppler echocardiography, led to successful cardiac treatment in infancy, the `infant era'. Interventional cardiology and the study of childhood arrhythmias began. Now, in the 1990s, a new era emphasising molecular biology and cardiac development is growing from the tools and concepts of the past. The four eras have focused on pathologic anatomy, clinicophysiologic correlations and surgery, heart problems in infancy, and now the developing heart. In each era there have been advances in the four domains of pediatric cardiology, the heart before birth, the normal heart, heart disease and defects, and preventive cardiology. Growth in knowledge has been both episodic and dramatic, yet not a picture of unalloyed achievement. The later chapters discuss some of the problems beginning to be recognised in the new and current `developmental era'. The pioneers of pediatric cardiology, both men and women, are more than eponyms, for each used in new and original ways the tools and concepts available in their era. The interaction of tools and concepts is a theme in this book. Just as the tool of the stethoscope was vital in delineating the clinical profile of ventricular septal defect and patent ductus, the fluoroscope played a role in developing the concept of the Blalock Taussig shunt. Pioneers also include patients and their families, and the book includes some discussion of what little is known of childhood and of the child with heart disease in the four different eras. This is a brief overview of the growth of knowledge of children's hearts from before William Harvey until our own time, and includes references to histories of cardiac surgery and to collections of classic cardiac papers. By its emphasis on the child as the central historic figure, and on the interaction of tools and concepts in the growth of knowledge, the text provides a celebratory approach to the 50th anniversary of modern pediatric cardiology.
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Representations Of Hiv And Aids

Author : Gabriele Griffin
ISBN : 0719047110
Genre : Medical
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Gabriele Griffin argues that the explosion of HIV/AIDS into highly visible cultural forms, from movies, theatre, activist interventions, and art from the late-1980s to the mid-1990s has been replaced by a retreat to artisitic invisibility.
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Living With Coronary Disease

Author : Clive Handler
ISBN : 9781846285516
Genre : Medical
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With coronary heart disease one of the biggest killers in the Western world, this book will help people of all ages understand what coronary heart disease is and what can be done to prevent it, or at least, delay it for as long as possible. Highly accessible, and written by two experienced heart doctors, the text is designed to help dispel fears of the condition and allow readers to take control of their health and future, whether they are patients or practitioners.
Category: Medical

Heart Failure A Companion To Braunwald S Heart Disease E Book

Author : Douglas L. Mann
ISBN : 9781437703634
Genre : Medical
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Dr. Douglas L. Mann, one of the foremost experts in the field, presents the 2nd Edition of Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease. This completely reworked edition covers the scientific and clinical guidance you need to effectively manage your patients and captures the dramatic advances made in the field over the last five years. Now in full color, this edition features eleven new chapters, including advanced cardiac imaging techniques, use of biomarkers, cell-based therapies and tissue engineering, device therapies, and much more. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Use this Braunwald’s companion as the definitive source to prepare for the ABIM’s new Heart Failure board exam. Access the fully searchable contents of the book online at Expert Consult. This edition includes 67 new authors, who are experts in the field of heart failure Stay on the cutting edge with new chapters on: The latest practice guidelines for medical and device therapy Hemodynamic assessment of heart failure Contemporary medical therapy for heart failure patients with reduced and preserved ejection fraction Biomarkers in heart failure Pulmonary hypertension Management of co-morbidities in heart failure Mechanical cardiac support devices Get up to speed with the latest clinical trials, as well as how they have influenced current practice guidelines Explore what’s changing in key areas such as basic mechanisms of heart failure, genetic screening, cell and gene therapies, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure prevention, co-morbid conditions, telemedicine/remote monitoring, and palliative care
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Catheter Ablation Of Cardiac Arrhythmias E Book

Author : Shoei K. Stephen Huang
ISBN : 9780323315654
Genre : Medical
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Whether you are in the lab or the office, stay current in the ever-evolving field of electrophysiology with Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Organized by type of arrhythmia, this simple yet comprehensive medical reference book provides detailed information on anatomy, diagnoses, mapping/ablation, and troubleshooting. The book also extensively covers the updated, basic concepts of transcatheter energy applications and currently available mapping/imaging tools for ablation. Improve accuracy with assistance from advanced catheter mapping and navigation systems, and the use of intracardiac echocardiography to assist accurate diagnosis and ablation. Stay current on timely topics like contemporary cardiac mapping and imaging techniques, atrial tachycardia and flutter, atrial fibrillation, atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, tachycardias related to accessory atrioventricular connections, and ventricular tachycardia, transseptal catheterization, ablation for pediatric patients, and patient safety and complications. Get the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of arrhythmias and ablation technologies, highlighted by a systematic approach to troubleshooting specific problems encountered in the laboratory - complete with solutions. Find the critical answers you need quickly and easily thanks to a consistent, highly user-friendly chapter format. Master each approach with exceptional visual guidance from tables, illustrations, and high-quality figures. Stay up to date with enhanced and expanded chapters, as well as several hundred new figures, web-based videos, and updated references. Explore recent developments in the areas of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardias. Learn from experts in the field with nearly half of the chapters composed by new authors. Improve content knowledge in relation to anatomy with new chapters focusing on hemodynamic support during VT ablation, rotor mapping in atrial fibrillation, and hybrid procedures. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.
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Kirk Bistner S Handbook Of Veterinary Procedures And Emergency Treatment E Book

Author : Richard B. Ford
ISBN : 9781437707991
Genre : Medical
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Provide expert care for cats and dogs! Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 9th Edition covers not only the management of emergency conditions, but also strategies for dealing with hundreds of routine diagnostic and treatment challenges in small animals. Its user-friendly format provides instant access to vital information -- making it an ideal resource in emergency situations -- and it is conveniently organized by both body systems and presenting signs to help you easily reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan for all clinical situations. Written by veterinary experts Richard Ford and Elisa Mazzaferro, Kirk and Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment provides current guidelines for small animal emergency care and the diagnostic procedures most commonly performed in a busy, team-oriented practice. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations are provided for all major emergency and non-emergency clinical procedures. A logical, easy-to-use format lists all emergency conditions in alphabetical order, and includes quick reference boxes calling out key information such as clinical tips and cautions. Clear, concise guidelines help you evaluate clinical signs and laboratory test data. Clinical algorithms make it easier to identify and treat abnormalities. Guidelines for assessment and treatment include practical advice and solutions, how to examine the small animal patient using a body systems and problem list approach, and a review of basic diagnostic procedures used in daily practice. Coverage of toxicological emergencies describes how to manage exposures and poisonings. A quick reference guide to the management of the emergency patient is conveniently located on the inside cover. A comprehensive drug formulary makes lookup easy, and includes proprietary names, actions/use of each drug, formulations, recommended dosages, and special precautions, with emergency medications highlighted for fast reference This all-in-one reference includes practical coverage of emergency procedures, physical assessment in sickness and health, routine and advanced testing procedures, diagnostic tests sampling, preparation, procedures, and interpretation. Quick Reference boxes include potential causes of each clinical abnormality and associated signs, step-by-step diagnostic plans, and clinical algorithms. The latest vaccination guidelines include protocols for dogs and cats at low, medium, and high risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Updated coverage keeps you current with the latest on pain assessment, prevention, and treatment.
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Paediatric Cardiology

Author : Robert H. Anderson
ISBN : 9780702037351
Genre : Medical
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As patients live longer and need to be treated over the long term and the management of pediatric cardiology problems and congenital heart disease moves more into the mainstream, turn to Pediatric Cardiology for current clinical guidance. Trust Dr. Robert Anderson, godfather of cardiac morphology, to bring you coverage of potential cardiovascular anomalies, all potential diseases related to anomalies or developmental problems, and methods for management and treatment. New contributors from all over the world-including 70% new to this edition-present the latest challenges in the field and emphasize the adolescent and post-operative outcomes for management. Now, in full color, this leading reference offers you everything you need to treat and manage pediatric heart conditions. A comprehensive and exhaustive reference of fundamental and clinical aspects of heart disease in infancy and childhood. The contributors are well-known experts in the field and the editors are a world class group who have published extensively in the field. Emphasizes the treatment of corrected congenital heart disease for coverage of the clinical management of cardiac problems in the adolescent and young adult. Integrates development in chapters on lesions to make physiology clinically relevant for the specific cardiac lesions. Provides the latest clinical perspectives on neonate cardiac development management issues so you can offer the best long-term care. Presents the contributions of 70% new authors, from all over the world, in a consistent format to make referencing global perspectives quick and easy. Captures the nuances of the anatomical structure of lesions through full-color illustrations depicting morphologic, congenital, and surgically corrected examples for exceptional visual guidance.
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