A concise summary of the most important medical and scientific topics concerning cardiovascular medicine in the primary care environment, this new edition of Cardiology in Family Practice has been updated with cutting-edge information and useful tips. Written in an easy-to-read format (background, diagnosis and disease management) and emphasizing practical techniques for evaluation and treatment, the authors explain the basic mechanisms underlying cardiovascular disease states and the treatment strategies that arise from them. Topics include stable angina, acute coronary syndromes, arrythmias, hypertension, pericardial and valvular diseases, and hyperlipidemia. New figures have been added to each chapter in this edition. This book is a must-have for primary care physicians who wish to keep up to date with the rapidly changing field of cardiology.