Cardiac Drugs Made Ridiculously Simple

Cardiac drugs are the cornerstone of modern cardiovascular therapeutics. The number of cardiac drugs used for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Practitioners often feel overwhelmed trying to keep pace with the plethora of cardiac drugs and the difficult decisions of which drugs to choose for which conditions. Cardiac Drugs Made Ridiculously Simple provides a lucid, practical summary of current cardiovascular drug therapy. It distills basic clinical concepts to a concise, clear minimum, while including essential information on the latest pharmacologic treatment recommendations to help guide clinical decision making in the hospital or outpatient setting.


Book Details






Edition 1 (July 15, 2019)



About The Author

Michael A. Chizner

Michael A. Chizner, M.D., renowned cardiologist, Founder and former Chief Medical Director of The Heart Center of Excellence of Broward Health, was recently named in the Top 1% in the Nation in the first Top Doctors List compiled by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Chizner graduated with highest honors from Cornell University Medical College. He received his medical residency training at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and his cardiology training at Georgetown University, where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, and Barry University. Dr. Chizner has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Florida Board of Medicine. He has also served on the Editorial Advisory Boards of national cardiology journals, and has been Director and Keynote Speaker at national and regional medical education conferences. He has written and edited numerous articles and books in cardiology. His widely read textbook, Clinical Cardiology Made Ridiculously Simple is currently being used in medical schools throughout the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Chizner spearheaded the establishment of the Heart Center of Excellence at Broward General Medical Center, overseeing an exceptional roster of experienced cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, whose clinical expertise, superior outcomes, and strongly positive patient satisfaction ratings earned Broward General Medical Center the distinction as the only high performing hospital in Broward County for cardiology and heart surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Ryan E. Chizner

Ryan E. Chizner, DO is a practicing clinical and interventional cardiologist, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is quadruple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Vascular Ultrasound. He is also board eligible in Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Ryan Chizner has written numerous articles in cardiology published in peer-reviewed journals. He is actively involved in the education of medical students, residents, fellows, physicians, nursing students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals at all levels


Part I. Cardiovascular Therapeutics

Chapter 1. General Considerations and Treatment Goals
Chapter 2. Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Practice Guidelines

Part II. Cardiac Drugs and Their Uses

Chapter 3. Beta blockers
Chapter 4. Calcium Channel Blockers
Chapter 5. Nitrates
Chapter 6. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
Chapter 7. Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
Chapter 8. Angiotensin Receptor Neprilysin Inhibitors (ARNI)
Chapter 9. Direct Renin Inhibitors
Chapter 10. Inotropic Agents
Chapter 11. Diuretics
Chapter 12. Antiplatelet Agents
Chapter 13. Thrombolytics and Anticoagulants
Chapter 14. Lipid Controlling Agents
Chapter 15. Antiarrhythmic Agents

Part III. Approach to Specific Cardiovascular Conditions

Chapter 16. Coronary Artery Disease
Chapter 17. Heart Failure
Chapter 18. Systemic Arterial Hypertension
Chapter 19. Dyslipidemia
Chapter 20. Cardiac Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
Chapter 21. Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Chapter 22. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Chapter 23. Valvular Heart Disease
Chapter 24. Infective Endocarditis
Chapter 25. Aortic and Peripheral Arterial Disease
Chapter 26. Pulmonary Hypertension
Chapter 27. Pericardial Disease
Chapter 28. Acute Cardiac Emergencies

Appendix. Cardiac Drug Dosages and Indications


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