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Medical Student Core: Cardiology Book

This Core Cardiology book clearly explains all the relevant material you need to learn about Cardiology in medical school. From basic science to clinical knowledge, our casual and concise content makes learning cardiology in medical school easier. This cardiology book covers the USMLE content outline for Cardiology for both the Step 1 and Step 2 exams.

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    37 USMLE Exam topics

    Review every cardiology topic covered on USMLE exams

    Written in our trademark style—casual yet concise. Exactly what a medical student is expected to know about cardiology.

    Great for classwork and perfect for exams


    20 ECG Case Studies

    Practice your clinical skills with ECG case studies

    Test your understanding of reading and analyzing ECG results with 20 simulated cases. A memory aid for ECG interpretation accompanies each case.

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    100+ Medical Images and Figures

    Exquisitely designed visual aids

    Designed to clearly explain complicated concepts. Charts, illustrations and images flow throughout the content to support your understanding.

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    540+ Preview | Review Questions

    Questions that save you time and aid in retention

    Questions appear in the margins of each main topic to prime your brain for the concepts you'll be learning. Find answers highlighted in the text. Use as a review tool to focus your time on what's needed.

    Covers every Cardiology subtopic you should learn in med school

    • Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology

      • Cardiovascular Anatomy
      • Embryonic and fetal development
      • Cardiac electrophysiology
      • The cardiac cycle
      • Cardiac hemodynamics
      • Arterial and venous pressure waveforms
      • Blood pressure regulation
    • Exam and Diagnostics

      • Cardiovascular exam
      • Imaging and tests
      • Procedures to evaluate the heart
      • Chest X-ray
      • Electrocardiogram
      • Ambulatory ECG monitoring
      • Cardiac stress tests
      • Cardiopulmonary exercise test
      • Cardiac catheterization and other cardiac imaging tests
      • Cardiac biopsy
    • Cardiac Disease Processes

      • Hypertension
      • Heart failure
      • Arrhythmias
      • Coronary Artery Disease
      • Angina
      • Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Diseases of the peripheral arteries
      • Diseases of the peripheral veins
      • Thromboanginitis obliterans
      • Diseases of the aorta
      • Infectious and inflammatory diseases of the heart
      • Cardiomyopathies
      • Valvular heart disease
      • Pulmonary hypertension
      • Cardiac arrest
      • Syncope
      • Cardiac tumors
      • Congenital heart disease / Defect
      • Traumatic and mechanical disorders
      • Adverse of effects of drugs on the cardiovascular system
    • Interpreting Electrocardiograms

      • The 12-lead ECG
      • Axis deviations
      • Intervals
      • Waveforms and segments
      • Ventricular hypertrophy
      • Conduction disturbances
      • Analyzing the ECG
      • ECG case studies
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