Comprehensive Coronary Care. Edition No. 4

  • ID: 3687901
  • Book
  • 448 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Coronary heart disease is the major cause of death in all industrialized countries. It may present to many hospital departments so a sound knowledge of managing acute cardiology is needed. This is a new edition of a widely used, key reference for health professionals who care for cardiac patients. It is practical, easy to understand, up to date and with a large resource of references for further reading. It not only encompasses modern cardiology practice, but also considers how the patient came to arrive on coronary care, and what will happen them after they leave. The combined authorship of doctor and nurse reflects the close teamwork vital to the management of both patients and their families. Management of the cardiac patent is a complex process and this book has a clear approach conveying the necessary information in an easily understood way. It also has an excellent evidence base to ensure best practice and should appeal to staff in every cardiac unit.

"a classic text” British Journal of Cardiology

"a standard textbook..highly recommended” Intensive and critical care nursing journal

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Introduction to coronary care. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. Risk factors and primary prevention. Assessing the patient. Investigation and monitoring of patients with CHD. Introduction to the acute coronary syndromes. Management of ST elevation MI. Management of unstable angina and non-ST elevation MI. Nursing patients with acute coronary syndromes. Complications of acute MI and their management. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Management of other conditions presenting to the coronary care unit. Cardiac pacing and implantable defibrillators. Cardiac rehabilitation. Assessing progress and reducing risk in patients with acute coronary syndromes. Percutaneous coronary intervention and cardiac surgery in patients with coronary artery disease. Therapeutics
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Jowett, Nigel I. Director of Clinical Medicine and Consultant Physician, Pembrokeshire Health Trust, Wales, UK.

Thompson, David R. Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.
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