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Cardiac Nursing

A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

Cardiac Nursing: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease is the only comprehensive text available for cardiac nurses. This brand-new reference emphasizes both evidence-based practice and hands-on care in a high-tech, high-touch approach that meets the high-stakes needs of cardiac and critical care nurses. What's more, the book makes the material easily accessible by using clear language, straightforward text, and plenty of illustrations, lists, and tables. This book is the third in a series of companion texts for Braunwald's Heart Disease and the first specifically for nurses.

Hardbound, 1440 Pages

Published: August 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-2934-2


  • Part I: Foundations of Cardiac Care

    1. Cardiac Nursing Today: Evidence-Based Practice

    2. Epidemiology of Coronary Artery Disease

    3. Epidemiology of Heart Failure

    4. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System

    5. Cardiovascular Physiology: The Myocardium

    6. Adaptations to and During Exercise

    7. Regulation of Blood Pressure and Cardiac Output

    8. Systemic and Pulmonary Circulation

    9. Inflammation

    10. Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis

    11. Central and Autonomic Nervous System and the Heart

    12. Nutrition

    13. Genetic and Environmental Basis of Cardiac Disease

    14. Impact of Aging on Cardiac Function

    15. Impact of Cardiac Disease on Psychological State

    16. Impact of Cardiac Disease on the Family

    17. Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Cardiac Disease

    18. Impact of Cardiac Disease on Sexuality

    Part II: Core Competencies of Clinicians Practicing Across the Continuum of Care

    19. Multidisciplinary Versus Interdisciplinary Care

    20. Nurses in the Emergency Department

    21. Nurses in Intensive Care

    22. Nurses in Telemetry and Step-Down

    23. Perioperative Nursing Care

    24. Nurses in Outpatient Clinics

    25. Cardiac Rehabilitation

    26. Nurses in Home Care

    27. Nurses in Hospice and Palliative Care

    28. Nurses in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

    29. Nurse’s Role in Exercise Testing and Noninvasive Imaging

    30. Contributions of Clinical Pharmacologists

    31. Contribution of Clinical Psychologists

    Part III: Risk Factor Modification in Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention

    32. Primary Prevention in Childhood

    33. Smoking

    34. Dyslipidemia

    35. Hypertension

    36. Obesity

    37. Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

    38. Sedentary Lifestyle

    39. Stress

    40. Impact of Depression on Cardiac Disease

    41. Impact of Anxiety on Cardiac Disease

    42. Relationship Between Social Support and Cardiac Disease

    43. Emerging and Novel Risk Factors

    Part IV: Cardiac Conditions

    44. Nursing Assessment in the Inpatient Setting

    45. Nursing Assessment in the Outpatient Setting

    46. Electrocardiography: Normal ECG

    47. Electrocardiography: Abnormal ECG

    48. Dysrhythmia Monitoring and Recognition

    49. ST-Segment Monitoring

    50. Hemodynamic Monitoring

    51. Patient Delay in Seeking Treatment for Cardiac Symptoms

    52. Women and Cardiovascular Disease

    53. Chest Pain

    54. Dyspnea

    55. Fatigue

    56. Pathophysiology of Acute Coronary Syndrome

    57. Care of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

    58. Care of Patients Undergoing Fibrinolytic Therapy and Percutaneous Coronary

    59. Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction

    60. Care of Patients with Sudden Death, Cardiac Arrest, and Life-Threatening

    61. Care of Patients with Implanted Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices

    62. Pathophysiology of Heart Failure

    63. Care of Patients with Acute Heart Failure

    64. Care of Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

    65. Care of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

    66. Care of Patients with Circulatory Assist Devices

    67. Care of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Transplantation

    68. Care of Patients with Cardiac Trauma

    69. Care of Patients with Acquired Valvular Heart Disease

    70. Care of Children with Heart Disease

    71. Care of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

    72. Care of Patients with Cardiomyopathies and Myocarditis

    73. Care of Patients with Endocarditis

    74. Care of Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease

    75. Care of Patients with Pericardial Diseases

    76. Care of Patients with Stroke

    Part V: Using Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Outcomes in Outpatient Settings

    77. Management of Dyslipidemia

    78. Management of Hypertension

    79. Management of Heart Failure

    80. Cardiac Rehabilitation

    81. Home Health Care

    82. Hospice and Palliative Care

    83. Optimal Patient Education and Counseling

    84. Promoting Adherence

    Part VI: Interactions Between the Heart and Other Systems

    85. Diabetes and the Cardiovascular System

    86. Renal Disorders and the Cardiovascular System

    87. Pulmonary Disorders and the Cardiovascular System

    88. Neurological Disorders and the Cardiovascular System

    89. Rheumatic Diseases and the Cardiovascular System

    90. Pregnancy and the Cardiovascular System


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