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This text explains basic physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in a straightforward and diagrammatic manner, giving guidelines as to when referral to specialist colleagues is appropriate while further offering explanation of what the specialist is likely to do. Specific sections focus on understanding cardiology specialist tests (as explained in clinic or discharge letters), conquering the ECG, cardiology acronyms, and explaining the basic science so often discussed without introduction in seminars and lectures. This work is designed to have wide appeal, aimed at the hosptal doctor, generalist or even senior medical student who may need a cardiology opinion.
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Euan Angus Ashley is Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Stanford University in California.