Numerous developments in the prevention and treatment of heart disease over the past few years have greatly improved the outlook for patients with cardiac problems.
Understandably, patients may be bewildered and daunted by information on 'keyhole' techniques, sophisticated imaging procedures and the vast array of effective drug treatments now available. This fully updated second edition of Patient Pictures: Cardiology covers all of the common heart disorders, procedures and treatments.
Clear illustrations accompanied by concise text are designed to help doctors and nurses explain and simplify complex information to their patients.
Improved communication between healthcare professionals and patients will help to reduce some of the confusion and anxiety that patients with heart problems often experience, and will help them to make informed decisions about their future treatment.