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The Big Heart Disease Lie

Natural Cure for Heart Disease

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Foreword

Preface

CARDIOLOGY

Michelle O'Donoghue, Rajeev Molhotra, Aaron L Baggish,

Sahil A. Parikh, Marc S. Sabatine

Electrocardiography 1-1

Chest Pain 1-3

Noninvasive Evaluation of CAD 1-4

Coronary Angiography and Revascularization 1-5

Acute Coronary Syndromes 1-6

PA Catheter and Tailored Therapy 1-12

Heart Failure 1-14

Cardiomyopathies 1-17

Valvular Heart Disease 1-20

Pericardial Disease 1-25

Hypertension 1-28

Aortic Aneurysm 1-30

Aortic Dissection 1-31

Arrhythmias 1-32

Atrial Fibrillation 1-35

Syncope 1-37

Intracardiac Devices 1-39

Cardiac Risk Assessment for Noncardiac Surgery 1-40

PULMONARY

Alexander Benson, Ednan K. Bojwa, Atul Malhotra

Dyspnea 2-1

Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) 2-1

Asthma 2-2

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2-5

Hemoptysis 2-7

Solitary Pulmonary Nodule 2-7

CXR/Chest CT 2-8

Interstitial Lung Disease 2-9

Pleural Effusion 2-11

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) 2-13

Pulmonary Hypertension (PHT) 2-16

Respiratory Failure 2-18

Mechanical Ventilation 2-19

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 2-22

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Paul S. Sepe, Patrick S. Yachimski, Lawrence S. Friedman

Esophageal and Gastric Disorders 3-1

Gastrointestinal Bleeding 3-3

Diarrhea. Constipation, and Ileus 3-5

Diverticular Disease 3-8

Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3-9

Acute Mesenteric Ischemia 3-11

Acute Pancreatitis 3-12

Abnormal Liver Tests 3-14

Acute Liver Failure 3-19

Cirrhosis 3-20

Ascites 3-23

Biliary Tract Disease 3-25

NEPHROLOGY ^

Eugene Rhee, Ishir Bhan, Hasan Bazari

Acid-Base Disturbances 4-1

Sodium and Water Homeostasis 4-6

Potassium Homeostasis 4-10

Renal Failure 4-12

Glomerular Disease 4-1S

Urinalysis 4-17

Nephrolithiasis 4-18

HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY

David B. Sykes, David T. Ting, David A. barbie, Yi-Bin Chen,

Daniel J. DeAngelo, David P. Ryan

Anemia 5-1

Disorders of Hemostasis 5-7

Platelet Disorders 5-8

Coagulopathies 5-11

Hypercoagulable States 5-12

Disorders of Leukocytes 5-13

Transfusion Therapy 5-14

Myeloproliferative Disorders (MPD) 5-15

Leukemia 5-17

Lymphoma 5-21

Plasma Cell Dyscrasias 5-24

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) 5-26

Lung Cancer 5-28

Breast Cancer 5-30

Prostate Cancer 5-32

Colorectal Cancer (CRC) 5-33

Pancreatic Cancer 5-34

Oncologic Emergencies 5-35

Cancer of Unknown Primary Site 5-36

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Rachel P. Simmons, Meghan A. Baker, Nesli Basgoz

Pneumonia 6-1

Fungal Infections 6-3

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) 6-4 Soft Tissue and Bone Infections 6-5 Meningitis 6-8

Bacterial Endocarditis 6-11

Tuberculosis 6-14

HIV/AIDS 6-16

Tick-Borne Disease 6-20

Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) 6-22

ENDOCRINOLOGY

Leigh H. Simmons, Michael Mannstadt F- Richard Bringhurst

Pituitary Disorders 7-1

Disorders of Multiple Endocrine Systems 7-2

Thyroid Disorders 7-3

^^ Adrenal Disorders 7-7

Calcium Disorders 7-11

Diabetes Mellitus 7-13

Lipid Disorders 7-16

RHEUMATOLOGY

^^ Katherine P. Liao. Robert P. Friday, Margaret Seton

Arthritis—Overview 8-1

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 8-2

Crystal Deposition Arthritides 8-3

Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies 8-5

Infectious Arthritis 8-7

Connective Tissue Diseases 8-9

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) 8-13

Vasculitis 8-15

Cryoglobulinemia 8-19

Amyloidosis 8-20

NEUROLOGY

Tracey A. Cho, Keith A. Vossel, Timothy W Yu, David M. Greer

Change in Mental Status 9-1

j^ht Seizures 9-3

Stroke 9-5

Weakness and Neuromuscular Dysfunction 9-7

Headache 9-9

Back and Spinal Cord Disease 9-10

_ APPENDIX

ACLS Algorithms 10-1

ICU Medications 10-5

Antibiotics 10-7

Formulae and Quick Reference 10-11

ABBREVIATIONS 11-1

SUBJECT INDEX 1-1

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