Text descriptions of clinical examination and phonocardiogram images are enhanced by sound recordings of auscultatory signs accessed at a dedicated website: Auscultation video and sound clips.
Physical Examination of the Heart and Circulation received a 5-star, 100 score from Doody’s Review Service. See review below.
Chapter 1: Introduction with a Brief Historical Survey
Chapter 2: Physical Appearance
Chapter 3: The Arterial Pulse
Chapter 4: The Jugular and Peripheral Veins
Chapter 5: The Movements of the Heart-Percussion, Observation, Palpation
Chapter 6: Auscultation-The Audible Language of the Heart
Chapter 7: The Chest
Chapter 8: The Abdomen
© Doody’s Review Service
Reviewer: Zehra Jaffery, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
This is the fourth edition of an excellent handbook describing techniques of cardiovascular physical examination.
Intended as a teaching tool, the book details methods of bedside physical examination for daily clinical practice.
It is written for students, cardiology fellows in training, and practicing clinicians.
The book starts with a brief history of commonly used methods in physical examination. It covers all aspects of physical examination, from physical appearance, examination of the arterial and venous pulse, and palpation of the precordium, and includes a very well written chapter on the auscultation of the heart. Information is presented in the form of figures and phonocardiograms for easy understanding. Frequent quotes from the original descriptors of auscultatory signs bring readers closer to a distinguished past.
This is an excellent book for students, cardiology fellows in training, and practicing clinicians faced with assessment and management of cardiovascular patients.