Machines in Our Hearts: The Cardiac Pacemaker, the by Kirk Jeffrey

By Kirk Jeffrey

This day thousands of usa citizens hold pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) inside of their our bodies. those battery-powered machines—small desktops, in fact—deliver electrical energy to the guts to right harmful problems of the heart beat. yet few medical professionals, sufferers, or students recognize the historical past of those units or how "heart-rhythm administration" advanced right into a multi-billion-dollar production and repair undefined. Machines in Our Hearts tells the tale of those implantable clinical units. Kirk Jeffrey, a historian of technology and know-how, strains the advance of information in regards to the human heartbeat and follows surgeons, cardiologists, and engineers as they create and attempt numerous digital units. a number of small production agencies jumped into pacemaker creation yet finally fell by way of the wayside, leaving in basic terms 3 American businesses within the company this day. Jeffrey profiles pioneering middle surgeons, inventors from the geographical regions of engineering and scientific study, and enterprise leaders who equipped heart-rhythm administration into an with millions of staff and annual sales within the enormous quantities of hundreds of thousands. As Jeffrey indicates, the pacemaker (first implanted in 1958) and the ICD (1980) embrace a paradox of high-tech healthiness care: those applied sciences are potent and trustworthy yet upload billions to the nation's clinical invoice a result of large progress within the variety of sufferers who depend upon implanted units to regulate their heartbeats.

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Electrocardiogram - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and by Icon Health Publications

By Icon Health Publications

This can be a 3-in-1 reference ebook. It provides an entire scientific dictionary protecting 1000s of phrases and expressions in terms of electrocardiogram. It additionally offers large lists of bibliographic citations. eventually, it offers details to clients on tips on how to replace their wisdom utilizing quite a few net assets. The e-book is designed for physicians, clinical scholars getting ready for Board examinations, clinical researchers, and sufferers who are looking to familiarize yourself with examine devoted to electrocardiogram. in the event that your time is efficacious, this booklet is for you. First, you won't waste time looking out the web whereas lacking loads of proper info. moment, the ebook additionally saves you time indexing and defining entries. eventually, you won't waste time and cash printing hundreds and hundreds of web content.

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Cardiovascular Drug Development: Protocol Design and by John Somberg

By John Somberg

Those multidisciplinary shows offer info necessary to devising potent drug protocols in cardiovascular drug improvement, facilitating the approval technique. courses researchers and builders during the executive drug approval approach, facilitating improvement, minimizing bills, and harmonizing overseas criteria hired within the production of important new cardiovascular treatments! Cardiovascular Drug improvement ·explores the fragile stability of efficacy and protection that cardiovascular treatment needs to in achieving to achieve regulatory approval ·discusses the hunt for surrogates and the necessity in a few components for ordinary historical past endpoints ·reviews optimal innovations for protocol layout within the improvement of gear to regard high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, middle failure, coronary artery affliction, and hypercholesterolemia and different lipid issues ·compares and contrasts the various criteria of facts for drug approval within the usa, Europe, and Asia ·and extra! Cardiovascular Drug improvement will turn out to be a precious asset for cardiologists, pharmacologists and pharmacists, regulatory affairs experts, and administrators of analysis and improvement for pharmaceutical businesses.

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The Dead Sea scrolls : a biography by John J. Collins

By John J. Collins

Since they have been first stumbled on within the caves at Qumran in 1947, the useless Sea Scrolls have aroused extra fascination--and extra controversy--than probably the other archaeological locate. they seem to were hidden within the Judean wilderness through the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed round the time of Jesus, and so they proceed to motivate veneration and conspiracy theories to at the present time. John Collins tells the tale of the sour conflicts that experience swirled round the scrolls when you consider that their startling discovery, and sheds mild on their precise value for Jewish and Christian heritage.

Collins vividly recounts how a Bedouin shepherd went trying to find a misplaced goat and located the scrolls as an alternative. He bargains perception into debates over even if the Essenes have been an real Jewish sect and explains why such questions are serious to our realizing of old Judaism and to Jewish identification. Collins explores no matter if the scrolls have been certainly the valuables of an remoted, quasi-monastic neighborhood residing at Qumran, or whether or not they extra extensively mirror the Judaism in their time. And he unravels the impassioned disputes surrounding the scrolls and Christianity. Do they count on the early church? Do they undermine the credibility of the Christian religion? Collins additionally seems at makes an attempt to "reclaim" the scrolls for Judaism after the whole corpus turned to be had within the Nineteen Nineties, and at how the decades-long hold up in publishing the scrolls gave upward thrust to sensational claims and conspiracy theories.

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The Heart: Structure in Health and Disease by Robert H. Anderson, Anton E. Becker

By Robert H. Anderson, Anton E. Becker

This publication positive aspects up-to-date assurance of conduction tissues, microscopy and imaging thoughts, stronger ischaemic part and congenital elements. It comprises new assurance of transplantation, biopsy pathology and thrombolysis in coronary artery ailment. This booklet could be appropriate for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and pathologists.

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Field Guide to the Arrhythmias by Ellis W. Lader(auth.)

By Ellis W. Lader(auth.)

…The cardiac unit is a jungle, inhabited via fierce nurses, killer intensivists, marauding attendings, a variety of flesh-eating experts, ill sufferers, and many arrhythmias. –from the Preface

Can you know the decision of the conventional sinus rhythm? identify the normal habitat of Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia or Ventricular traumatic inflammation? Are you well-versed within the right care and feeding of Asystole and Atrial Flutter?

If you spoke back “no” to any of those questions, you then want this trusty advisor that can assist you establish and reply to arrhythmias within the veritable wasteland of the busy health center ward.
Created by means of a pro health care provider educator at an important city scientific heart and encouraged by way of the “field publications” utilized by birders, botanists etc to spot vegetation or fauna within the wild, this new ebook bargains a distinct – and uniquely funny -- method of studying the ever-vexing problem of arrhythmia identification.

Each arrhythmia is roofed starting with a pattern ECG strip, through short textual content describing its major features; the place and whilst it's more likely to be encountered (its “Habitat”); reviews, questions and queries prone to be heard from physicians and different colleagues at the ward (the “Call”); and eventually what steps the reader must take upon opting for the arrhythmia in a sufferer (“Care and Feeding”).

Dr. Lader’s process brings the points of interest and sounds of a latest medical institution to existence, permitting you to appreciate arrhythmia analysis and medical reaction in context, and his offbeat, occasionally irreverent humor makes each one aspect memorable. 

Fifty self-assessment questions are incorporated that can assist you grasp arrhythmia necessities and try your knowledge.


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Carotid atherosclerotic disease: pathologic basis for by Giuseppe Sangiorgi, David R. Holmes, Kenneth Rosenfield, L.

By Giuseppe Sangiorgi, David R. Holmes, Kenneth Rosenfield, L. Nelson Hopkins, Luigi Spagnoli

Carotid Atherosclerotic affliction: Pathologic foundation for remedy reports the traditional background of carotid atherosclerotic plaque and descriptions various pathologic features of asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid plaque with the motive to provide a pathology-based purpose for evaluate, hazard stratification and decision-making healing technique of sufferers laid low with carotid sickness. one other part additional illustrates - in a proof established medication layout - the effect of carotid plaque imaging from high-resolution MRI to new Doppler imaging modalities and vasa vasorum detection to properly investigate plaque chance stratification. the recent idea of a adapted stent for various plaque morphologies and utilization of devoted cerebral safety units in presence of specific plaque good points can be pointed up. The concluding part sheds gentle on destiny development in gene treatment and carotid arterial wall fix. This quantity bargains the reader the entire foundation essential to shift from the outdated thought of 'when' to regard - in keeping with easy luminal narrowing - to the recent idea of 'who can be taken care of' - in accordance with plaque and sufferer features.

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Whose Bible Is It? A History of the Scriptures Through the by Jaroslav Pelikan

By Jaroslav Pelikan

No e-book has been extra pored over, has been the topic of extra remark and controversy, or had extra impression not just on our spiritual ideals but in addition on our tradition and language than the Bible. and positively no booklet has been as largely learn. yet how did the Bible turn into the e-book we all know it to be?

during this fantastically written historical past, Jaroslav Pelikan takes the reader during the solid book’s evolution from its earliest incarnation as oral stories to its sleek lifestyles in a variety of iterations, translations, and languages. From the earliest Hebrew texts and the Bible’s visual appeal in Greek, then Latin, Pelikan explores the canonization of other Bibles and why sure books have been followed via convinced religions and sects, in addition to the improvement of the printing press, the translation into sleek languages, and ranging colleges of severe scholarship.

either a permanent paintings of scholarship and a desirable learn, Whose Bible Is It? should be eagerly welcomed via the various enthusiasts of Elaine Pagels’s books and Adam Nicolson’s God’s Secretaries.

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Kaplan’s Clinical Hypertension by Norman M. Kaplan, Ronald G. Victor MD

By Norman M. Kaplan, Ronald G. Victor MD

This best-selling scientific reference by way of a world-renowned authority on high blood pressure was once indexed because the no 1 reference ebook for high blood pressure by means of the yankee Society for high blood pressure in 2006. Dr. Kaplan integrates the newest easy technological know-how findings and medical trial info and provides updated, useful, evidence-based strategies for remedy and prevention of all kinds of high blood pressure. ample algorithms and move charts are incorporated to help clinicians in decision-making.

For this 10th version, Dr. Kaplan has a co-author, Ronald Victor, MD, to deal with the fundamental learn points of high blood pressure. Highlights comprise new advancements within the pathogenesis of high blood pressure; discussions at the importance of night blood strain; new info at the dating of sleep apnea to blood strain; updates on diagnosing fundamental aldosteronism; and specified details at the most modern antihypertensive medicines, together with blend drugs.

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