Cardiology Board Review and Self-Assessment: A Companion Guide to Hurst’s the Heart

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More than 1,100 Q&A -- with answer explanations!

Cardiology Board Review and Self-Assessment is an all-inclusive study guide and learning tool written to complement the Fourteenth Edition of Hurst’s the Heart – the field’s cornerstone text, and the resource considered by many to be the pinnacle of cardiovascular knowledge.

Cardiology Board Review and Self-Assessment contains more than 1,100 carefully selected questions and answers presented in multiple-choice format. Each of the 112 chapters of Hurst’s the Heart is represented in this unique review, with ten multiple-choice questions. Detailed answers are provided for each question, including not only an explanation of why the correct answer is correct, but also why the incorrect answers are incorrect.


  • Questions and answers correspond to appropriate sections of Hurst’s the Heart, and include valuable tables, figures, images, and references
  • The more than 1,100 Q&A span the depth and breadth of the entire field of cardiovascular medicine
  • High-yield material is specifically selected for Board relevance
  • Includes content based on ACC, AHA, and ESC guidelines

Cardiology Board Review and Self-Assessment: A Companion Guide to Hurst’s the Heart is essential reading for anyone preparing to take the Subspecialty Examination in Cardiovascular Disease given by the Board of Internal Medicine, as well as practicing cardiologists preparing for recertification. It is also of value to students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and other healthcare professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of cardiovascular medicine.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Cardiovascular Disease: Past, Present, and Future
Chapter 1 A History of the Cardiac Diseases, and the Development of Cardiovascular Medicine as a Specialty
Chapter 2 The Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases
Chapter 3 Assessing and Improving the Quality of Care in Cardiovascular Medicine

Section 2 Foundations of Cardiovascular Medicine
Chapter 4 Functional Anatomy of the Heart
Chapter 5 Normal of the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 6 Molecular and Cellular of the Heart
Chapter 7 Biology of the Vessel Wall
Chapter 8 Molecular and Cellular Development of the Heart
Chapter 9 Genetic Basis of Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 10 Stem Cells and the Cardiovascular System

Section 3 Evaluation of the Patient
Chapter 11 The History, Physical Examination, and Cardiac Auscultation
Chapter 12 Surface Electrocardiography
Chapter 13 Electrocardiographic Exercise Testing
Chapter 14 Cardiac Radiography
Chapter 15 Echocardiography
Chapter 16 Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Heart
Chapter 17 Computed Tomography of the Heart
Chapter 18 Nuclear Cardiology
Chapter 19 Positron Emission Tomography in Heart Disease
Chapter 20 Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac Angiography, and Coronary Blood Flow and Pressure Measurements
Chapter 21 Coronary Intravascular Imaging
Chapter 22 Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography of the Vascular System

Section 4 Systemic Arterial Hypertension
Chapter 23 Epidemiology of Hypertension
Chapter 24 Pathophysiology of Hypertension
Chapter 25 Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension

Section 5 Metabolic Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 26 The Metabolic Syndrome
Chapter 27 Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 28 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 29 Hyperlipidemia

Section 6 Cigarette Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 30 Epidemiology of Smoking and Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Damage
Chapter 31 Preventing and Mitigating Smoking-Related Heart Disease

Section 7 Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease
Chapter 32 Atherothrombosis: Disease Burden, Activity, and Vulnerability
Chapter 33 Coronary Thrombosis: Local and Systemic Factors
Chapter 34 Coronary Blood Flow and Myocardial Ischemia
Chapter 35 Nonobstructive Atherosclerotic and Nonatherosclerotic Coronary Heart Disease
Chapter 36 Definitions of Acute Coronary Syndromes
Chapter 37 Pathology of Myocardial Infarction and Sudden Death
Chapter 38 Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Myocardial Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury
Chapter 39 Evaluation and of Non–ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Chapter 40 ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Chapter 41 Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy in Acute Coronary Syndromes
Chapter 42 Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Acute Myocardial Infarction and Acute Coronary Syndromes
Chapter 43 The Evaluation and Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
Chapter 44 Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Percutaneous Interventions in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
Chapter 45 Rehabilitation of the Patient with Coronary Heart Disease

Section 8 Valvular Heart Disease
Chapter 46 Acute Rheumatic Fever
Chapter 47 Aortic Valve Disease
Chapter 48 Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease
Chapter 49 Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Chapter 50 Mitral Stenosis
Chapter 51 Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valve Disease
Chapter 52 Prosthetic Heart Valves
Chapter 53 Antithrombotic Therapy for Valvular Heart Disease
Chapter 54 Management of Mixed Valvular Heart Disease

Section 9 Congenital Heart Disease
Chapter 55 Mendelian Basis of Congenital and Other Cardiovascular Diseases
Chapter 56 Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults

Section 10 Myocardial, Pericardial, and Endocardial Diseases
Chapter 57 Classification of Cardiomyopathies
Chapter 58 Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Chapter 59 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies
Chapter 60 Left Ventricular Noncompaction
Chapter 61 Restrictive Heart Diseases
Chapter 62 Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
Chapter 63 Myocarditis
Chapter 64 The Athlete and the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 65 Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly: Pathophysiology and Clinical Implications
Chapter 66 Pericardial Diseases
Chapter 67 Infective Endocarditis
Chapter 68 Pathophysiology of Heart Failure
Chapter 69 The Epidemiology of Heart Failure
Chapter 70 The Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure
Chapter 71 Evaluation and Management of Acute Heart Failure
Chapter 72 Cardiac Transplantation
Chapter 73 Mechanically Assisted Circulation
Chapter 74 Pulmonary Hypertension
Chapter 75 Pulmonary Embolism
Chapter 76 Cor Pulmonale: The Heart in Parenchymal Lung Disease
Chapter 77 Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Cardiac Disease
Chapter 78 Electrophysiologic Anatomy
Chapter 79 Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
Chapter 80 Genetics of Channelopathies and Clinical Implications
Chapter 81 Approach to the Patient with Cardiac Arrhythmias
Chapter 82 Invasive Diagnostic Electrophysiology
Chapter 83 Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, and Atrial Tachycardia
Chapter 84 Supraventricular Tachycardia: Atrial Tachycardia, Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry, and Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome
Chapter 85 Ventricular Arrhythmias
Chapter 86 Bradyarrhythmias
Chapter 87 Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Chapter 88 Catheter-Ablative Techniques
Chapter 89 Pacemakers and Defibrillators
Chapter 90 Diagnosis and Management of Syncope
Chapter 91 Sudden Cardiac Death
Chapter 92 Cardiopulmonary and Cardiocerebral Resuscitation
Chapter 93 Diseases of the Aorta
Chapter 94 Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurologic Manifestations of Heart Disease
Chapter 95 Carotid Artery Stenting
Chapter 96 Diagnosis and Management of Diseases of the Peripheral Arteries
Chapter 97 Diagnosis and Management of Diseases of the Peripheral Venous System
Chapter 98 Perioperative Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery
Chapter 99 and the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 100 Rheumatologic Diseases and the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 101 The Diagnosis and Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Cancer
Chapter 102 HIV/AIDS and the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 103 Heart Disease in Pregnancy
Chapter 104 Traumatic Heart Disease
Chapter 105 The Kidney in Heart Disease
Chapter 106 Exercise in Health and Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 107 Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 108 Women and Ischemic Heart Disease: An Evolving Saga
Chapter 109 Race, Ethnicity, and Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter 110 Environment and Heart Disease
Chapter 111 Behavioral Cardiology: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Management
Chapter 112 and Cost-Effectiveness in Cardiology

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