Cardiovascular Problems in Emergency Medicine. A Discussion–based Review. CTEM – Current Topics in Emergency Medicine

  • ID: 2251813
  • Book
  • 408 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A unique textbook in cardiovascular emergencies

Cardiovascular Problems in Emergency Medicine takes you on rounds with the leading teachers of emergency medicine. Transcripts of in–depth telephone conferences on 27 real–life cardiovascular cases provide a unique and fascinating insight into the way complex cases are diagnosed and managed by some of the most experienced and respected practitioners in the field.

Each chapter is then complemented by an authoritative, fully–referenced review of the current literature on the topic.

With its unique approach, and the range of cases covered, Cardiovascular Problems in Emergency Medicine is an invaluable source of information for all emergency physicians, both qualified and in training.

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List of Contributors, vii

Acknowledgements, xi

Preface, xiii

Section One: Cardiac Ischemia

1 Chest Pain, 3Michael Bohrn, Amal Mattu and Brian Browne

2 Non–ST–Segment Elevations Myocardial Infarction, 18David Plitt and William J. Brady

3 ST–Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, 38David F. M. Brown

4 Unusual Causes of Myocardial Ischemia, 54Robin Naples and Richard Harrigan

Section Two: Cardiac Dysrhythmias

5 Bradyarrhythmias, 71Colleen Birmingham and Edward Ullman

6 Atrial Fibrillation, 86Kristen Cochran and Shamai Grossman

7 Supraventricular Tachycardia, 97Theodore Chan

8 The Differential Diagnosis of Wide Complex Tachycardia ED Diagnostic and Management Considerations, 108Nathan Charlton and William J. Brady

9 Cardiac Arrest, 123Benjamin J. Lawner and Amal Mattu

10 Strategies in Out–of–Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Automatic External Defi brillator and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, 138Catherine Cleaveland and William J. Brady

11 Pacemakers and AICDS in Emergency Medicine, 147Theodore Chan

Section Three: Non Ischemic Cardiac Disease

12 Acute Heart Failure, 163Kevin Reed and Amal Mattu

13 Syncope, 185Shamai Grossman

14 Valvular Heart Disease, 197Jeffrey Soderman and Edward Ullman

15 Myocarditis, 209Jehangir Meer and Amal Mattu

16 Pericarditis, 226Theodore Chan

17 Cardiac Toxins and Drug–Induced Heart Disease, 237Jeffrey Green and Richard Harrigan

18 Cardiomyopathy, 258Alden Landry and Shamai Grossman

Section Four: Vascular Emergencies

19 Aortic Dissection, 269Keith A. Marill and David F. M. Brown

20 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, 283David A. Peak and David F. M. Brown

21 Hypertensive Emergencies, 297Russell Berger and Edward Ullman

Section Five: Cardiac Testing

22 The Electrocardiogram in Acute Coronary Syndromes, 309Laura Oh and William J. Brady

23 Cardiac Markers, 326J. Stephen Bohan

24 Stress Testing, 337Jefferson Williams and Shamai Grossman

25 Coronary Computed Tomography, 349J. Tobias Nagurney and David F. M. Brown

Section Six: Cardiac Surgery Complications

26 Postcardiac Surgery Emergencies, 363Jonathan Anderson and Shamai Grossman

27 Pediatric Cardiac Emergencies, 372Shannon Straszewski and Carrie Tibbles

Index, 383

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