A concise yet comprehensive guide to managing cardiac disease, covering diagnostic techniques, treatment, prevention strategies, and prognosis. The Second Edition now includes a new chapter on geriatric cardiology, plus new information on controlling cardiac risk factors and treating cardiac arrhythmias with implantable cardiac devices (ICDs). The most current cardiology text on the market! Generously illustrated with ECGs, illustrations, and tables, this timely and clinically focused text covers the major disease entities in cardiology. Written by noted authorities, this comprehensive text is an ideal quick reference for the physician as well as an authoritative companion for the student or resident. Features new information on controlling risk factors and updated drug information included throughout the text.