Medical decisions are made on the basis of critical thinking, and clinical judgments are based on the relevancy of the collected data. Medical decisions and clinical judgments are the results of the long thought process generated from formal learning, data from guidelines and practice standards, experience, an understanding of the incidence of disease in the population that the patient represents, and the likelihood of a disease being present in a specific patient.
This book introduces and encourages the concept of evidence-based patient care. This work presents the ideology and methodology of critical thinking and also the available evidence, management and cost effectives across the field. Evidence-Based Cardiology is aimed at any clinician who encounters a cardiac patient from the Clerk to the Internist to the Practicing Physician, encouraging disease management decisions to be based on the highest level of evidence.
Dayi Hu, MD FACC FHRS FESC Director, Heart Center of People's Hospital of Peking UniversityPresident, Chinese College of Cardiovascular Physician (CCCP)President, Chinese Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS)President, Chinese Society of Cardiology (CSC)President, the Asia Pacific Heart Association (APHA) Thach Nguyen, MD, FACC FSCAIDirector of Cardiology, Community Health SystemSt Mary Medical CenterHobart IN 46350 USA Moo-Hyun Kim, MD, FACC Associate Professor of medicine Director, Cardiology Department Dong A University Busan KoreaTak Kwan MD FACC Associate Professor of Medicine New York NY Shigeru Saito, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FJCCChief, Division of Cardiology, and Catheterization LaboratoriesHeart Center, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kanagawa, JapanHeart and Great Vessel Center of BeijingYou-Yi Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China Cindy Grines MDVice Chief, Academic AffairsBeaumont Hospital Royal Oak MI