Comprehensive Coronary Care


  • Nigel Jowett, MD, MRCP, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, Director of Clinical Medicine and Consultant Physician, Pembrokeshire Health Trust, Wales, UK
  • David Thompson, BSc MA PhD MBA RN FRCN FAAN FESC, Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia

The new edition continues to be a practical, easy to understand, and up to date resource for managing coronary disease. 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.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2859-5

Table of Contents

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