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Anybody have any recommendations for a good book while I am doing a Cardiology elective?
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Clinical cardio made ridiculously simple is a quick read. Agree w dieneke re: study driven field; I think there are some good summaries of the seminal ones online somewhere. Good luck!


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In addition I thought that Lange Series Cardiology was pretty good..

Also I was a little embarrased to put the Cardiology Ridiculously Simple book on my desk or be seen with it at Starbucks. (I just didnt think Cardiology was ridculously simple, )

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Any other recommendations?

Hurst's The Heart. :thumbup: Yes, it's like 3000 pages but you just have to know which parts to read...beginnings of chapters that provide more of an overview/pathophys review are great, treatment sections get a little esoteric. Copies of the 2008 edition can be found on amazon for like $2. The best chapters imo are:

-History, Physical Exam and Auscultation
-Resting Electrocardiogram
-Pathyphysiology of Heart Failure
-Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure
-Pathophysiology of Hypertension
-Aortic Valve Disease
-Mitral Regurgitation
-Mitral Stenosis
-Cardiovascular Drug Interactions and Complications
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