Cardiology Board Review
ECG, Hemodynamic and Angiographic Unknowns
1. Edition August 2019
264 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
An accessible and engaging review of board exam essentials
Cardiology Board Review lays the groundwork for board exam success with its instructive and easy-to-read explanations of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease. Breaking topics down into case unknowns, this innovative revision aid provides examples of everyday cardiological issues and then explains how best to address the problem at hand. All content is complemented by clinical images and illustrations, as well as helpful summaries and key points.
Featuring 56 different cases, this essential text:
* Places learning in a practical context. Information about disease states is presented in case-based format which leads to better retention.
* Covers topics including congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, and more
* Designed to present important concepts and information in a unique way to complement textbook learning
* Features electrocardiograms, angiograms, and pressure tracings
* Is applicable to those working towards certification in Cardiovascular Disease from the American Board of Internal Medicine or preparing for board examinations in other countries
* Is also suitable for those requiring MOC recertification
* Features cases on aortic insufficiency, atrial fibrillation, Brugada syndrome, carotid artery disease, myocardial bridging, congenital heart disease, electrolyte abnormalities, apical HCM, mitral regurgitation, RV outflow tract tachycardia, pulmonary hypertension, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, aortic stenosis, atrial myxoma, atrial tachycardia, pulmonic insufficiency, Takotsubo, tricuspid regurgitation, Wolfe-Parkinson-White syndrome, pulmonic stenosis, coronary anomalies, ECG changes of hypothermia, endocarditis, pulmonary embolus, ventricular septal defect, hemodynamics of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, complete heart block, heart failure, coronary artery disease, atrial septal defect, constrictive pericarditis, fractional flow reserve, dextrocardia, STEMI, early repolarization, giant cell myocarditis, peripheral arterial disease, pericardial tamponade, peripheral arterial disease, pericarditis, myocarditis, long QT syndrome, mitral stenosis, tetralogy of Fallot, and supraventricular tachycardia among others.
Cardiology Board Review offers fellows a fresh and engaging approach to the information required to achieve success in board examinations.
1. A 31-year-old man with fever and rapidly progressive dyspnea
2. A young man with palpitations after a party
3. A 45-year-old man with chest pain after an automobile accident
4. A 67-year-old man with left sided weakness
5. A 54-year-old woman with exertional angina but no atherosclerotic coronary artery disease
6. A 34-year-old woman with fatigue
7. An elderly woman with a loud murmur
8. A middle aged woman who passes out while running after her grandchildren
9. A 31-year-old man with palpitations and dizziness
10. An unexpected finding on a coronary angiogram
11. A 26-year-old man who collapses while talking with friends
12. An elderly gentleman who passes out while working on his farm
13. A 46-year-old woman with dyspnea on exertion and daily emesis
14. A pregnant woman with palpitations
15. Is this a positive Brockenbrough sign?
16. Dyspnea in a woman who is 5 months post-partum
17. Can you identify this coronary anomaly?
18. Why is this patient short of breath?
19. A clinical application of coronary physiology
20. An asymptomatic patient with a very unusual ECG
21. Is this a STEMI?
22. Rapidly progressive dyspnea, abdominal fullness, and nausea
23. A 40-year-old man with dyspnea on exertion
24. A recent immigrant from Mexico with complaints of dyspnea
25. New onset of hypertension with dyspnea and ECG changes
26. A 52-year-old woman on hemodialysis who presents with shortness of breath and new ECG changes
27. A 42 year old man with hypotension, diarrhea, vomiting and ECG changes
28. A 58-year-old male with worsening dyspnea
29. A 68-year-old woman with chest pain and a normal stress test
30. A 29-year-old woman with shortness of breath and leg swelling
31. An ECG finding you don't want to miss
32. An unusual ECG in a homeless man who is unconscious
33. An 18-year-old student with fever, chest pain and ST elevation
34. Recurrent endocarditis in a 26-year-old woman
35. A 23-year-old man with a loud systolic murmur
36. A 66-year-old woman with dyspnea for two weeks which has now abruptly worsened
37. An unusual ventriculogram
38. A 68-year-old male with generalized weakness and dyspnea
39. A 66 year old woman with chest pain during a hurricane
40. A 39-year-old woman who is found unconscious
41. An unusual right atrial pressure tracing
42. A 20-year-old man with a heart rate of 250 bpm
43. A 46-year-old man with heart failure and new onset palpitations
44. Palpitations and dizziness in a young adult with a very abnormal ECG
45. A 36-year-old man with long standing hypertension and an abnormal ECG
46. A 46-year-old man with fatigue
47. A 28-year-old runner with exercise induced palpitations
48. A 43-year-old man with chest pain and an episode of syncope
49. A 50-year-old man with worsening cough and dyspnea
50. Unsuspected congenital heart disease in a 26 year old woman
51. How likely is this patient to have a bad outcome?
52. A 55-year-old man with leg pain
53. An 18-year-old high school student with an abnormal ECG and a nervous parent
54. Could this cardiac arrest have been prevented?
55. Why is this patient tachycardic?
56. A 31-year-old woman with palpitations while at work