AccessCardiology from McGraw-Hill Medical addresses the most current standards of care, research, and clinical trials through references from leading experts in the field of cardiology in areas such as interventional cardiology and electrophysiology.
Optimized for viewing on any mobile device and guided by an Advisory Board that includes five of the top academic experts in the field of cardiology, AccessCardiology is the field’s most trusted cardiology resource, frequently updated and always innovative.
AccessCardiology also bridges the gap between basic science and clinical applications for residents and fellows, and features quick reference capabilities for practicing cardiologists, NPs, and PAs.
Why Is AccessCardiology Unique?
AccessCardiology provides benefits that deliver innovative solutions for the education and practice of cardiology.
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3D Animations: Three-dimensional animations covering different interests and topics in cardiology:
Procedural and conceptual videos are available in AccessCardiology in multiple categories, including:
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Audio in AccessCardiology:
Hurst's The Heart Author Interviews
Practice Impacting Highlights
American College of Cardiology 2020 Meeting
This year due to COVID-19 the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) was cancelled. Our lead editor and world-renowned cardiologist, Dr. Valentin Fuster, who is the lead editor of Hurst's the Heart presented his review of 10 clinical trials that were released at the virtual sessions of the ACC on March 28-30, 2020.
In collaboration with Dr. Fuster, we hosted a WEBEX with more than 110 cardiology fellows and faculty earlier this week. The audio presentation is now available on AccessCardiology at this link.
Instructors can link to content in AccessCardiology through their LMS using the durable URLs found in the browser of all text and chapter content, multimedia, cases, study tools, and clerkship content. For a tutorial on how to link to content in AccessCardiology via durable URLs, please view the brief video below.
In the Books tab in AccessCardiology, you will find some of the leading current, authoritative text resources. Textbooks, chapters, and chapter sections are durable URL-enabled and can be linked to in coursework, e.g., LMS, lecture slides, etc. Check out the library at these links:
Hailed for its authority, currency, and ability to translate the latest research and advances into real-world clinical application, Hurst’s The Heart is the field’s landmark text and cardiology’s longest continuously published reference book. Written to meet your ever-changing clinical information needs, this trusted classic offers a solid foundation in cardiovascular medicine and complete coverage of all major cardiovascular topics.
Within its pages, you will find succinct, visually appealing summaries of all the major new trials and guidelines, along with tips for optimizing outcomes and health quality. The fourteenth edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest technical, therapeutic, and clinical advances, while still maintaining a strong focus on quality patient care.
Here's Why This Is the Best Edition Yet:
A cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) is an improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast or two slow. Sometimes there may not be symptoms and more than 3 million people in the US are diagnosed with arrhythmias.
The purpose of this work was to “create comprehensive content on an integrated approach to cardiac arrhythmias for individuals without a background in clinical electrophysiology”. While they hoped that clinical electrophysiologists would find this book useful, their intent was to educate the broader field of clinicians, for example, medical students, house staff, primary care physicians, cardiologists and nurses, on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias.
There has been tremendous change in the last 25 years to the therapy of cardiac arrhythmias. Surgery to cure arrhythmias is nearly extinct, and new antiarrhythmic drug development has been stagnant. At the same time, there have been remarkable advances in catheter ablation technology and its application to treat a wide variety of cardiac arrhythmias, as well as development of newer implantable cardiac electrical devices and indications for their use.
Dr. Prystowsky is a pioneer in the field of electrophysiology. He is a practicing cardiologist with St. Vincent Medical Group and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He is also a Consulting Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Additionally, he is past chairman of the American Heart Association's Committee on Electrocardiography and Electrophysiology, past president of the Heart Rhythm Society and past chairman of the Test Writing Committee for Clinical Electrophysiology for the American Board of Internal Medicine.
After reading this content, readers should be able to:
The most comprehensive and current full-color cardiac surgery resource updated by leading surgeons.
A Doody’s Core Title for 2019!
In Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, 5/E, the world’s foremost cardiovascular surgeons deliver thorough, up-to-date coverage of operative strategy, decision making, technique, and pre- and post-operative management for treating the adult cardiac patient. Unmatched in both scope and clinical rigor, this classic text contains 63 chapters that highlight every important topic in cardiovascular surgery.
Presented in full color, Cardiac Surgery in the Adult takes readers through the optimal treatment of congenital, acquired, infectious, and traumatic diseases of the heart and great vessels. The book opens with a history of cardiac surgery and basic cardiac science, then moves into all types of cardiac surgery, providing both practicing surgeons and residents with insight into the very latest surgical protocols.
Cardiac Surgery in the Adult is logically divided into ten sections:
The fifth edition has been updated throughout, and includes the latest advances in minimally invasive surgery and simulation.
An echocardiogram (Echo Test) can help to diagnose heart conditions. It helps to investigate signs or symptoms of heart diseases, like shortness of breath, chest discomfort or swelling in the legs. An ultrasound of your heart allows doctors to see it pumping blood as well as the size and shape of your heart.
A growing number of medical schools now teach ultrasound scanning of the heart as a supplement to teaching stethoscope skills. Medical students have so many details to memorize, they are sure to embrace a concise and practical guide. In other words, handheld ultrasound devices are becoming available to an increasing number of healthcare professionals who then need to learn the basics of echocardiographic imaging.
This is a reference that serves to introduce the discipline of echocardiography. Topics are succinctly presented to introduce basic concepts and proper terminology. This is a practical guide and quick reference with scanning checklists (including concepts in physics) that will help with the interpretation and clinical application of echocardiography. So much of echocardiography is pattern recognition and recognizing what is different from what is normal. The best way to learn echocardiography is to see multiple versions and variations of important echo findings.
This resource contains 1000 echocardiography video clips (at the end of the relevant chapters), imaging tips, and echocardiography guidelines are also referenced and carefully annotated by the authors. Many of the videos were chosen to supplement images that are found in the ASE Guidelines.
This practical, highly clinical resource fills the need in the literature for an interventional cardiology reference that provides expert textual guidance on patient diagnosis and management, along with a comprehensive collection of images (many in full color) illustrating specific procedures.
The text, videos, images, cases with questions and answers provide readers with pearls necessary to understand the origin of cath lab disasters, as well as the appropriate procedures required for their management. The explanations are accompanied by angiographic videos related to each case.
Each case featured in Case Studies in Interventional Cardiology provides an account of the patient’s clinical presentation, as well as the patient’s ECG and any pertinent laboratory tests. The case presentations are followed by a description of the angiograms as well as associated anomalies or complications and how to manage them.
The lessons in Case Studies in Interventional Cardiology are reinforced by a series of questions at the end of each case. This comprehensive resource for managing anomalies and complications encountered in interventional cardiology, includes 50 cases, 349 videos, 65 figures, 165 multiple choice questions, 250 self-review questions and 250 references.
With hundreds of high-quality images spanning the entire spectrum of vascular disease, the Color Atlas of Vascular Diseases is designed to help you properly identify and manage vascular diseases involving the arterial, venous, and lymphatic system. It offers a clinical and synoptic approach to the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic considerations in vascular diseases. You will find hundreds of state-of-the-art clinical, diagnostic, and interventional images, along with concise, bulleted text detailing the diagnosis and patient management.
This unique combination atlas and learning text written by experts in the field, integrates the fields of vascular medicine, vascular surgery, and endovascular therapy in an effective, easy-to-learn fashion. Chapters feature succinct bulleted teaching points combined with photographs of vascular pathology. When appropriate, vivid arteriographic and ultrasonographic images are also included.
AccessCardiology features a variety of content concerning diversity in medicine, education, and practice. As part of McGraw Hill's commitment to inclusion and diversity in our content, the resources here represent what is currently available on AccessCardiology, which is a dynamic site featuring regular updates, concerning diversity in medicine. Resources from AccessCardiology highlighted on this page include textbooks, chapters, and cases, including:
Fuster and Hurst's The Heart, 15e: Ch. 81: Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity: Intersection with Heart Disease
You can read more about McGraw Hill's commitment to inclusion and diversity at: https://www.mheducation.com/about/inclusion-diversity.html.
The Quick Reference section of AccessCardiology provides quick lookup resources suited to point-of-care and the clinical setting, including:
Also, see the AccessCardiology "quick reference" links to the most updated guidelines, including ACC, AHA, and ESC guidelines.
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Cases in AccessCardiology provide materials for short, targeted case-based learning. They vary slightly, but for each case you get a patient history and systems review, short answer questions, clinical pearls, and references. Cases are durable URL-enabled and can be linked to in coursework, e.g., LMS, lecture slides, etc. The results of the quizzes can be emailed and collected for a grade, e.g., student to instructor.
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The Study Tools tab in AccessCardiology offers users great review texts with thousands of Q&A options to help you prepare for boards and exams. Users can generate review questions from the available texts, including random and custom quizzes.
Cardiology Board Review and Self-Assessment: A Companion Guide to Hurst’s the Heart is essential reading for anyone preparing to take the Subspecialty Examination in Cardiovascular Disease given by the Board of Internal Medicine, as well as practicing cardiologists preparing for recertification. It is also of value to medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and other healthcare professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of cardiovascular medicine.
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