This book concisely assembles the clinically useful information that cardiologists and internists need to accurately diagnose and treat cardiovascular disorders. Thoroughly updated and revised, the Third Edition covers pathophysiology, diagnostic features of disease, cardiovascular pharmacology, and newer therapeutic strategies. It also features seven new chapters and innovative concepts on topics such as Superior quality ECGs provided by New electrode placements; why statins beta blockers and diuretics do not cause diabetes; which beta blocker to choose, a novel chapter : Diabetes and the heart: covers a newly developed treatment strategy that should revolutionize the treatment of diabetes. Also, examination of the heart and extra-thoracic signs of heart disease; and Marfan syndrome; The book also offers extensive discussion of hypertensive agents, which drugs are best, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, heart failure, and valvular heart disease. Heart Disease Diagnosis and Therapy, Third Edition, presents the information needed to practice clinical cardiology with assured competence.