Bedside Cardiology by Jules Constant (, Paperback, Revised) for sale online | eBayAccount Options Sign in. Top charts. New arrivals. Essentials of Bedside Cardiology, Second Edition, like the first edition, is designed for those who wish to balance technological advances with increased personal skill in history taking and physical examination. It is important to teach physicians that all technologies now in use for diagnosing cardiovascular disorders, such as echocardiography, can have false positive and false negative results. It is not always wise to rely on these technologies alone; indeed, they may not even be available in some settings. Even when the full panoply of up-to-date techniques is at the physician's disposal, the patient may not be a good candidate for an echocardiogram, or the technician or reader may not be well qualified, or the equipment itself may be substandard.
Essentials of Bedside Cardiology
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Skip to main content. About this product Product Information The Fifth Edition of this classic text has been thoroughly revised. It focuses on teaching the clinical diagnostic skills of history-taking and physical examination--skills that are essential when choosing cost-effective high-technology laboratory tests and evaluating test results. The book begins with a complete checklist for history-taking, and proceeds through physical inspection, palpation, auscultation, heart sounds, and murmurs. The highly praised question-and-answer format engages the reader's attention and enables students to test themselves by covering the answers. More than photographs, diagrams, and other illustrations demonstrate key examination techniques and concepts. Important terms are printed in boldface and defined in a glossary.