By Diana Holdright, Hugh Montgomery
(BMJ Books) UCL Hospitals, London, united kingdom. greater than a hundred questions are responded by means of top cardiologists. functional consultant to administration of complex occasions. For practitioners and citizens. Softcover.
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The identification of malignant hypertension should prompt an urgent and active search for secondary causes of hypertension, particularly renal disease (acute renal failure must be excluded), renovascular disease and phaeochromocytoma. Management is based on the published experience from case series rather than randomised controlled trials. In the absence of hypertensive heart failure, aortic dissection or fits and confusion (hypertensive encephalopathy), bed rest and oral antihypertensive treatment are the mainstays of management, the aim being to reduce the diastolic blood pressure gradually to 100mmHg in the first few hours of presentation.
The ECG exercise test in a population with reduced workup bias: diagnostic performance, computerized interpretation, and multivariable prediction. Veterans 26 100 Questions in Cardiology Affairs Cooperative Study in Health Services #016 (QUEXTA) Study Group. Quantitative exercise testing and angiography. Ann Intern Med 128: 965–74. 1998;1 3 Do D, West JA, Morise A et al. A consensus approach to diagnosing coronary artery disease based on clinical and exercise test data. Chest 111: 1742–9. 1997;1 100 Questions in Cardiology 27 15 What are the risks of exercise testing?
British Cardiac Society, British Hyperlipidaemia Association, British Hypertension Society endorsed by the British Diabetic Association. Heart 1998; 80 (suppl 2): S1–S29. 18 100 Questions in Cardiology 10 Which patients with coronary disease have been proven to benefit from pharmacological intervention? What lipid levels should I aim for? John Betteridge Three major statin trials (4S1, CARE2 and LIPID3) involving approximately 18,000 patients have provided unequivocal evidence of benefit of cholesterol-lowering in patients with established coronary heart disease (CHD, angina, unstable angina, post-myocardial infarction).