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By John Fry

ISBN-10: 9400941498

ISBN-13: 9789400941496

ISBN-10: 940108341X

ISBN-13: 9789401083416

Herewe supply anew method of knowing and handling universal health conditions. With the desires of our readers in brain we current clearer, extra huge and extra expansive perspectives on them. conventional clinical textbooks are wordy tomes with good worn styles dealing in set order with 'causes, signs and indicators, analysis and treatment'. they give formal immediate snapshots of ailments. we've devised an financial synoptic kind, and we've endeavoured to offer acomprehensive and an on-going long-term movepicture ofeach situation and to narrate this to the analysisofsymptoms and indicators, to diagnostic overview and to administration and remedy. now we have chosen 22 vital stipulations and for eachhave an analogous series of questions and solutions: • what's it? giving a quick precis of the present figuring out of the character of the situation. • Who will get it while? exhibiting the age-sex distributions and impact ofother components reminiscent of social category, overseas comparisons, andtheirlikelyfrequency ingeneralpractice and on the district basic sanatorium. • What occurs? analysing the importance of indicators and symptoms, the most probably direction and consequence and the way those effect care. • What to do? an appreciation of the character and presentation of the situation, and their relevance to analysis and management.

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Hypertension? smoking? hypercholesterolaemia? • issue- medical treatment is largely a 'band-aid' exercise in managing effectsof IHD acute attacks: 'keep alive' home or hospital? wardorCCU? long term care: medication other measures diet ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE 27 lifestyle exercise • issue- surgery is largely a 'plumbing' exercise to bypass obstructed coronary arteries and increase the blood supply to ischaemic myocardium who are candidates? when should surgery be considered? what are the benefits?

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