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Iatrogenicity: Causes and Consequences of Iatrogenesis in Cardiovascular Medicine
edited by Ihor B. Gussak, John B. Kostis, Ibrahim Akin, Martin Borggrefe, Giovanni Campanile, Arshad Jahangir, William J Kostis and Gan-Xin Yan
contributions by Uzair Ansari, Gloria Bachmann, George L Bakris, Joseph A Barone, Stefan Baumann, Tobias Becher, Michael Behnes, Edo Y Birati, Chrysoula Boutari, Giovanni Campanile, Haiming Cao, Kyriakos Dimitriadis, Jeanne M Dobrzynski, Christina Dosch, Michael Doumas, Camilo Fernandez, Christie Fleetwood, Aatish Garg, Thomas D Giles, Miriam A Gonzalez-Siegel, Guido Grassi, Georg Gussak, Maria L Gussak, Yuya Hagiwiara, Evelyn R Hermes-DeSantis, Konstantinos Imprialos, Vibha Iyengar, Ahad Jahangir, Mariell Jessup, Stephen K Jones, Rigas G Kalaitzidis, Ariba Khan, Dimitris Kostantinidis, William J Kostis, Rajesh Kumar, Jurgen Kushyck, Pauline O Lerma, Volker Liebe, Dirk Loznitzer, Thomas Makris, Michael Malone, Giuseppe Mancia, Jawahar L. Mehta, Abel E Moreyra, Aalap Narichania, Michael S Nolledo, Vasilios Papademetriou, Theano Papavassiliu, Neela Patel, Hakan Paydak, VJ Periyakoil, Nancy Phillips, Naga Venkata Pothineni, Margaret Rees, Susanne Roger, Boris Rudic, Gary E Sander, Teodoro V Santiago, Gino Seravalle, Win K Shen, Konstantinos Stavropoulos, Sulaiman Sultan, A Jamil Tajik, Costas Thomopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis, Kostantinos P Tsioufis, Erol Tulumen, Nikolaos Vogiatzakis, Thomas J Watson, Jr, Yasuhiro Yokoyama and Fatima Ali
Rutgers University Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-8135-8643-4 | Paper: 978-0-8135-9040-0 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-8641-0
Library of Congress Classification RC671
Dewey Decimal Classification 616.1

Iatrogenesis is the occurrence of untoward effects resulting from actions of health care providers, including medical errors, medical malpractice, practicing beyond one’s expertise, adverse effects of medication, unnecessary treatment, inappropriate screenings, and surgical errors. This is a huge public health issue: tens to hundreds of thousands of deaths are attributed to iatrogenic causes each year in the U.S., and vulnerable populations such as the elderly and minorities are particularly susceptible. 

Edited by two renowned cardiology experts, Iatrogenicity: Causes and Consequences of Iatrogenesis in Cardiovascular Medicine addresses both the iatrogenicity that arises with cardiovascular interventions, as well as non-cardiovascular interventions that result in adverse consequences on the cardiovascular system. The book aims to achieve three things: to summarize the available information on this topic in a single high-yield volume; to highlight the human and financial cost of iatrogenesis; and to describe and propose potential interventions to ameliorate the effects of iatrogenesis. This accessible book is a practical reference for any practicing physician who sees patients with cardiovascular issues. .

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