Acute chest pain. Acute heart failure. Cardiac arrest. Tachycardia. Syncope.
If you take care of patients in an emergency department or some other "on-demand" facility, you have to be ready to identify and correctly treat cardiovascular emergencies any time – every time – they present.
So ARE you ready?
Learn now from the very best cardiovascular emergency medicine experts in the United States. Every one of the 21 chapters focuses on initial approach and evidence-based treatment -- all the info you need right away.
Read this book and you WILL save lives.
Published by the world's largest emergency medicine organization, the American College of Emergency Physicians, Cardiovascular Emergencies facilitates the efficient and cutting-edge delivery of care to patients who present with acute cardiovascular conditions. With more than 6 million people presented to U.S. emergency departments every year with chest pain, emergency physicians have the difficult task of differentiating life-threatening causes from more benign ones. And beyond chest pain, emergency physicians care for patients with other forms of cardiac disease—arrhythmias, infections, cardiovascular complications from other conditions, and they must be able to identify these conditions, assess their severity, and provide immediate, often lifesaving, interventions in the less-than-ideal conditions of a busy ED. This book teaches you the essentials of diagnosing and managing cardiovascular disorders from the experts.
Each of the 21 chapters focuses on an issue of critical importance in the care of patients with cardiovascular emergencies—emergencies that can present in any ED on any day in any community. The book includes hundreds of images, figures, and tables, and key points that you will use every time you treat a patient, brings together highly respected emergency physician educators to teach the essentials of diagnosing and managing cardiovascular disorders.
- Approach to Acute Chest Pain
- The ECG in the Evaluation and Management of ACS
- Biomarkers and Imaging
- Bedside Ultrasound for Emergency Cardiovascular Disorders
- Modern Treatment of STEMI and NSTEMI
- Cardiogenic Shock
- Acute Heart Failure
- Narrow Complex Tachycardia
- Wide Complex Tachycardia
- Modern Management of Cardiac Arrest
- Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome
- Pericarditis, Myocarditis, and Endocarditis
- Hypertensive Emergencies and Elevated Blood Pressure
- Cardiac Disease in Special Populations: HIV, Pregnancy, and Cancer
- Special Populations: Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiac Transplant
- Pharmacologic Approach to Emergency Cardia Patient
- Complications of Implanted Cardiac Devices
- Use of Emergency Department Observation Units for Cardiac Patients
- Reducing the Risk of Malpractice
“To my knowledge, Cardiovascular Emergencies is the first book written by emergency physicians for emergency physicians that covers the broad spectrum of information needed to comprehensively manage acute cardiovascular emergencies.” - Doug Franzen (from Annals of Emergency Medicine)
About the Editors
Chapter 1. Approach to Acute Chest Pain
Chapter 2. The Electrocardiogram in the Evaluation and Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome
Chapter 3. Acute Coronary Syndrome: Biomarkers and Imaging
Chapter 4. Bedside Ultrasound for Emergency Cardiovascular Disorders
Chapter 5. Acute Coronary Syndrome: Modern Treatment of STEMI and NSTEMI
Chapter 6. Cardiogenic Shock
Chapter 7. Acute Heart Failure
Chapter 8. Bradyarrhythmias
Chapter 9. Narrow Complex Tachycardia: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department
Chapter 10. Wide Complex Tachycardia
Chapter 11. Syncope
Chapter 12. Modern Management of Cardiac Arrest
Chapter 13. Post–Cardiac Arrest Syndrome
Chapter 14. Pericarditis, Myocarditis, and Endocarditis
Chapter 15. Hypertensive Emergencies and Elevated Blood Pressure
Chapter 16. Cardiac Disease in Special Populations: HIV, Pregnancy, and Cancer
Chapter 17. Special Populations: Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiac Transplant
Chapter 18. Pharmacologic Approach to Emergency Cardiac Patients
Chapter 19. Complications of Implanted Cardiac Devices
Chapter 20. Use of Emergency Department Observation Units for Cardiac Patients
Chapter 21. Reducing the Risk of Malpractice