This fully revised and expanded 8th edition provides practicing physicians with an essential guide to the medical treatment of the cardiac patient. Providing core knowledge of cardiovascular therapeutics, the book presents not only drug recommendations but also insight into the controversies surrounding them, with attention given to the major classes of drugs, including beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and antiplatelet agents. Concisely written, a dedicated emphasis on the practical use of drugs saves valuable time in finding relevant information. The author gives the most up-to-date information on recent advances in cardiovascular pharmacology, moving through the entire spectrum of heart diseases chapter by chapter in a clear and logical manner. A special chapter on drug interactions is included, as well as a unique chapter on cardiac drugs in pregnancy and lactation. From the trainee to the experienced consultant, all will find this to be a valuable resource on today’s most current cardiac drug treatments.