Based on Oxford cardiologists′ wide clinical experience, the individual chapters address the practical issues of managing patients during the acute phase, combining both evidence based and practical approaches. Chapters include:
- Diagnosis of acute chest pain
- Acute coronary syndromes – pathogenesis
- Acute coronary syndromes – myocardial infarction with ST elevation
- Acute coronary syndromes – chest pain or a normal ECG
- Pulmonary oedema
- Cardiogenic shock
- Aortic dissection and related syndromes
- Pulmonary embolism
- Acute atrial fibrillation
- Narrow complex tachycardia
- Broad complex tachycardia
- Syncope, bradyarrhythmias, and cardiac pacing
- Cardiac arrest
- Practical procedures
- CCU Drug Protocols
The text is enhanced with schematic illustrations and real examples, boxed summaries, and tables, making the book easy to use on the wards as well as being a reference for more detailed study.
1 Diagnosis of acute chest pain (DC Sprigings, Y Bashir, CH Davies).
2 Acute coronary syndromes I: Pathogenesis (CH Davies, Y Bashir).
3 Acute coronary syndromes II: myocardial infraction with ST elevation (CH Davies, Y Bashir).
4 Acute coronary syndromes III: chest pain with ST depression or a normal ECG (CH Davies, BK Shively).
5 Acute pulmonary oedema (CH Davies).
6 Cardiogenic shock (CH Davies).
7 Aortic dissection and related syndromes (CH Davies).
8 Pulmonary embolism (KM Channon, Y Bashir).
9 Acute atrial fibrillation (I Mirza, Y Bashir).
10 Narrow complex tachycardias (Y Bashir, N Lever).
11 Broad complex tachycardias (N West, Y Bashir).
12 Syncope, bradycardias and temporary cardiac pacing (J Ferguson, KM Channon, Y Bashir).
13 Cardiac arrest (CH Davies, M Hunt).
14 Practical procedures (CH Davies, J Ferguson).