Edited by Kunal Kulkarni, James Harrison, Mohamed Baguneid and Bernard Prendergast

in Oxford Handbook of Key Clinical Evidence

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2016 | ISBN: 9780198729426
Published online October 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191796296 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks


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To date, several thousand randomized trials of cardiac treatments have been published, and, over the past few decades, clinical cardiology has gradually evolved from an experience-based to an evidence-based specialty. This chapter focuses on familiarizing clinicians with some of the evidence underpinning contemporary cardiological practice and encourages interest in the future development of the cardiological evidence base. Using an eclectic selection and providing a balanced interpretation of trial results, it takes trials that have influenced cardiological practice, covering topics such as the optimal treatment of hypertension, non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome, and heart failure.

Chapter.  13074 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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