Annotation Physicians, clinicians, trainee cardiologists. One of the most time-consuming tasks in clinical medicine is seeking the opinions of specialist colleagues. There is a pressure not only to make referrals appropriate but also to summarize the case in the language of the specialist. Cardiology explained is an essential tool in this task. It explains basic physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in a straightforward and diagrammatic manner, gives guidelines as to when referral is appropriate, and uniquely, explains what the specialist is likely to do. Specific sections focus on conquering the ECG, and explaining the basic science so often discussed without introduction in seminars and lectures. With wide appeal, this book is ideal for any hospital doctor, generalist, or even senior medical student who may need a cardiology opinion, or for that mater, anyone who simply wants some of Cardiology - explained.