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Coronary Care Manual : 2nd Edition - Peter L. Thompson

Coronary Care Manual

2nd Edition

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A comprehensive coronary care textbook for medical, nursing and paramedic staff.

The Coronary Care Manual, 2nd Edition is a practical medical manual designed to assist with management of the acute coronary patient.

This respected medical resource is written by a group of coronary experts, both Australian and international. Its aim is to strike a balance between a large and rapidly-changing evidence base and practical application in the Coronary Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department and the ambulance.

The second edition of this important health textbook covers an extensive range of coronary care medicine, providing a handy companion for a night 'on call'.

Chapter topics in The Coronary Care Manual, 2nd Edition include pathophysiology, drug and non-drug therapies and postcoronary management, with chapters organised into subsections.

Completely redesigned with fresh, new artwork, this new edition of the Coronary Care Manual is organised to suit academics and medical practitioners alike.

Key Features

  • covers a broad range of coronary care medicine
  • provides specific advice on the management of common clinical problems
  • eliminates the need to refer to a larger reference book
  • features a consistent style and focus, with standardised artwork for figures
  • is now also available as an eBook! A code inside the Coronary Care Manual enables a full text download, allowing you to browse and search electronically, make notes and bookmarks in the electronic files and highlight material

Background to coronary care
History and future of the coronary (cardiac) care unit
Design and management of the coronary care unit
Applying evidence-based medicine in the coronary care unit
Redefinition of acute coronary syndromes and universal myocardial infarction
Epidemiology, genetics and risk factors
Clinical epidemiology of acute myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease
Molecular genetics of atherosclerosis and acute coronary syndromes
Coronary risk factors
Pathophysiology of atherosclerosis
Pathophysiology of coronary thrombosis
Pathophysiology of myocardial infarction
Pathophysiology of ventricular arrhythmias in myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death
Pathophysiology of cardiac failure
Evaluations of the patient
Physical examination
Biochemical markers of myocardial necrosis
Novel biomarkers in evaluation of acute coronary syndrome
Chest x-ray
Exercise testing
Radionuclide imaging
Coronary computed tomographic angiography in the emergency department
Role of positron emission tomography
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
Coronary angiography
Electrocardiographic monitoring
Hemodynamic monitoring
Drug therapies
Oxygen therapy
Antiarrhythmic drugs
ACE-inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers
Aldosterone blockade: role in the coronary care unit
Calcium channel blockers
Nitrate therapy in the coronary care unit
Alternative antianginal agents for acute coronary syndromes
Diuretics, digoxin, and electrolytes;Inotropic and vasoactive agents
Fibrinolytic therapy
Intravenous heparin, low-molecular-weight heparins, and thrombin antagonists
Intravenous antiplatelet agents
Oral antiplatelet therapy
Oral anticoagulants: vitamin K antagonists, factor Xa inhibitors, and thrombin-inhibitors
Lipid management after a coronary event
Stabilizing unstable plaque in acute coronary syndromes
Non-drug therapies
Vascular access and ultrasound guidance techniques
Basic life support
Advanced life support
Positive airway pressure therapies
Circulatory assist devices including the intraaortic balloon pump
Cardiac transplantation selection criteria
Stem cells in myocardial injury
Cardioversion and defibrillation
Cardiac pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy;Catheter ablation of arrhythmias
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators in patients with coronary artery disease
Pacemaker insertion and implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion
Percutaneous coronary intervention
Coronary artery bypass surgery
Acute coronary problems
Prehospital coronary care
Acute myocardial infarction: emergency department care
Acute myocardial infarction: coronary care unit admission and care
Management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction
Management of non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes
Acute myocardial infarction: management of cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances
Acute myocardial infarction: cardiac failure and pulmonary edema
Cardiogenic shock
Acute myocardial infarction: other complications
Acute myocardial infarction: right ventricular infarction
Apical ballooning syndrome (tako-tsubo or stress-induced cardiomyopathy)
Other causes of chest pain
Other cardiac problems
Atrial fibrillation
Ventricular tachycardia
Other cardiac arrhythmias
The cardiac surgery patient
The cardiac catheterization patient
Care of the percutaneous coronary intervention patient
The pre- and postoperative management of the cardiac transplant recipient
Hypertensive crises
Aortic dissection
Pericardial effusion and tamponade
Pulmonary embolism in the coronary care unit
Special problems in the coronary care unit patient
Management of diabetes in the coronary care unit
Renal dysfunction in the coronary care unit
Gastroenterology emergencies in the coronary care unit
Stroke in the coronary care unit
Bleeding complications and transfusion in acute coronary syndrome
Depression and coronary heart disease
Gender issues in the coronary care unit
Postcoronary management
Management of the postcoronary patient
Secondary prevention of coronary heart disease
Postcoronary diet therapy; Postcoronary rehabilitation, heart failure, and exercise
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ISBN: 9780729539272
ISBN-10: 072953927X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1000
Published: 1st November 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.9 x 19.3  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.72
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised