The bookcase file cardiology is written by Eugene Toy and Michael Faulx. Mastering cognitive knowledge within a field like cardiology is a formidable task. It is even more difficult to take advantage of that knowledge, to obtain and filter the clinical and laboratory data, to develop a differential diagnosis, and, finally, to make a rational treatment plan. To acquire these skills, the student learns best at the bedside, guided and instructed by experienced teachers and inspired toward self-directed and diligent reading. Clearly, there is no replacement for bedside education. Unfortunately, clinical situations seldom span the breadth of the specialty. Perhaps the best alternative is a carefully designed patient case to stimulate the clinical approach and decision-making process. In an attempt to achieve that goal, we have constructed a collection of clinical vignettes to teach diagnostic or therapeutic approaches relevant to cardiology.
In this age of technology and high-definition imaging, we would like to reinforce the importance of medical history and physical examination. We urge students to diligently read this area in Section I of the book and practice their skills. Similarly, we encourage our colleagues to spend time demonstrating to students and trainees how to correctly perform physical examination maneuvers. We hope that our cases stimulate enthusiasm for clinical care in patients.
- Learn from 30 high-performing cases, each with board-style questions.
- Master key concepts with clinical pearls.
- Improve your clinical problem-solving and patient care skills.
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Overview of case file cardiology
Clinical case experience is key to mastering the art and science of medicine and, ultimately, to providing patients with competent clinical care. Case Files: Cardiology provides 30 real-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in cardiac care. Each case includes an easy-to-understand discussion related to key concepts, definitions of key terms, clinical pearls, and board-style review questions to reinforce your learning. With Case Files, you will learn instead of memorizing.
|Book Name||case file cardiology|
|Author of Book||Eugene Toy, Michael Faulx|