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Cardiac Drug Therapy


Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. M. Gabriel Khan
    Pages 1-68
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About this book


This book is an essential guide to the medical treatment of the cardiac patient and presents core principles of cardiovascular therapeutics as well as drug recommendations. Major classes of drugs are featured, including beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, calcium antagonists, diuretics, and antiplatelet agents and unique insights into the controversies surrounding the use of specific drugs are explored, with answers given to the question: do beta blockers and diuretics really cause diabetes? Properties, dosage, side effects, potential salutary benefits, and drawbacks on virtually all commercially available cardiac drugs are examined. This revised edition is thoroughly updated and addresses the entire spectrum of heart disorders, such as hypertension, angina, myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and dyslipidemias. New chapters include endocrine heart diseases, management of cardiomyopathies, and newer agents. In addition, topics such as cardiac drugs in pregnancy and lactation and drug interactions are covered. Cardiac Drug Therapy, Eighth Edition, is an authoritative and clinically relevant resource for cardiologists, cardiology fellows, and internists.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of OttawaOttawaCanada

About the authors

Dr. M. Gabriel Khan is a cardiologist at the Ottawa Hospital and an Associate Profes­sor of Medicine, at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Khan graduated MB, BCh, with First-Class Honours at The Queen’s University of Belfast. He obtained , by thesis, the Degree  of  Doctor of Medicine  with  Honours ( QUB). He is the author of Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases, Academic Press/ Elsevier, 2006; Encyclopedia of Heart Diseases,  2nd ed., Springer Science+Business Media,  2011; Rapid ECG Interpretation, 3rd ed.,  Humana Press/Springer Science+Business Media, 2008;  On Call Cardiology, 3rd  ed., Elsevier, 2006; Heart Disease Diagnosis and Therapy, 2nd ed., Humana Press, 2006; Cardiac and Pulmonary Management (1993); Medical Diagnosis and Therapy (1994); Heart Attacks, Hypertension and Heart Drugs (1986); and Heart Trouble Encyclopedia (1996).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cardiac Drug Therapy
  • Authors M. Gabriel Khan
  • Series Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Cardiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61779-961-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-61779-962-4
  • Series ISSN 2196-8969
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-8977
  • Edition Number 8
  • Number of Pages XXXII, 791
  • Number of Illustrations 38 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by Elsevier
  • Topics Cardiology
    Internal Medicine
    General Practice / Family Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the book reviews:

“This excellent book serves as a complete guide to therapeutic strategies for patients with cardiac diseases. … This is an excellent guide for any practitioner prescribing cardiac medications, including medical students, residents, fellows, general practitioners, and consultants. … This is a quick and easy read, presenting comprehensive and up-to-date information. … This book is well written and suitable for those at various levels of training involved in prescribing cardiac medications.” (Parham Parto, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2015)