“This is an interesting and, in many ways, an exciting book for those interested in identifying the physical examination signs associated with cardiovascular disease.” (Doody's
, April 2009)
From the Back Cover
This brief guide to visual diagnosis helps the novice develop -- and the veteran refresh -- crucial skills that can spare the patient unnecessary testing and bring the physician one step closer to an accurate diagnosis.
Dr Saksena draws on his years of experience in teaching and training to show you the physical signs of cardiovascular disease that can be spotted by visual examination. For each sign, a color photograph is paired with explanatory text that:
- describes the significant features of the sign
- explains its use in diagnosis
- identifies the likeliest causes
The book provides corroboration of physical signs and other diagnostic information whenever possible and offers extensive references for further study.
After an opening chapter on general observations, the author describes signs that can be found in the face, ear, mouth and nose, neck, hand, upper extremity, thorax and back, abdomen, and lower extremity. An appendix covers rarer syndromes associated with cardiovascular disease.
Whether you are just developing your diagnostic skills or want to be better able to identify signs of cardiovascular disease, you can count on this atlas for dependable advice.