Cardiology is a large and critical branch of internal medicine, and as such covers a vast amount of the knowledge tested in Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) exams. This study guide contains 150 multiple choice questions (MCQs), each with various numbers of stem answers. The questions cover a wide range of both cardiology and cardiovascular pharmacology and encompass both basic anatomy and physiology of the heart, through to advanced topics such as evidence-based medicine. The questions are supplemented at the back of the book with explanatory answers to aid further revision and study.
Preface. About the author. Section 1: Cardiovascular pharmacology. Cardiac glycosides. Diuretics. Beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs. Calcium-channel antagonists. ACE inhibitors. Statins. Thrombolytics. Anti-platelet agents. Inotropes. Anti-dysrythmics drugs. Section 2: Cardiology. Acute myocardial infarction. Hypertension. Atrial fibrillation. Dysrhythmias. Cardiac failure. Endocarditis. Interventional cardiology. Cardiac surgery. Valvular heart disease. Cardiorespiratory physiology. Explanatory answers. References. Index.