TEST AND MAINTAIN YOUR EXPERTISE
The Cardiac Learning Guide is intended to serve the basic educational needs of healthcare professionals who are involved in the laboratory or who manage patients who have or are at risk of developing heart disease.
The guide contains:
a review of the anatomy and physiology of a healthy heart
an explanation of the pathophysiology of two common conditions – acute coronary syndrome and heart failure
information on the role of cardiac biomarkers in the diagnosis, prognosis, risk stratification of an asymptomatic population, and therapy monitoring of various heart conditions
HOW TO USE THIS LEARNING GUIDE
A set of learning objectives appear at the beginning of each section to help you focus on the key concepts being presented. Short quizzes at the end of the sections are designed to help you recall and retain important information. Answers are also included to provide you with instant feedback.
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Dr. Peter McCullough is an internationally recognized expert on the relationship between chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. He is a leader in research on cardiac and renal disease and has contributed to the understanding of these disease processes through the publication of more than 1,000 published medical communications.
Currently, Dr. McCullough is the Vice Chief of Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and also serves as Principal Faculty in internal medicine for the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center. He is board certified in internal medicine,
cardiology, clinical lipidology, and echocardiography.