On Call Cardiology

On Call Series

By

  • M. Gabriel Khan, MD, FRCP(London), FRCP(C), FACP, FACC, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Cardiologist, Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Cardiologist at the Ottawa Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Canada

Be on call with confidence! Successfully managing on-call situations requires a masterful combination of speed, skill, and knowledge. The pocket-sized titles in the On Call series provide you with immediate access to the vital, step-by-step information you need to rise to the occasion! When you're on call...alone...in the middle of the night...they're your answer books for what to do and how to do it quickly—from diagnosing a difficult or life-threatening situation to prescribing the right medication. The new printing includes an updated "Guide to the International ACLS Algorithms" (Appendix G) for the most current management protocols for cardiac arrest.
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Audience

3rd & 4th year Medical students and Residents

 

Book information

  • Published: January 2006
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-2537-5


Table of Contents

Structure of the Book

Commonly Used Abbreviations


INTRODUCTION

1. Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems

2. Documentation of On-Call Problems

3. Examination for Extrathoracic Physical Signs of Heart Disease

4. Examination of the Heart

5. Rapid Guide to Relevant ECG Diagnosis

6. Guide to Chest X-ray Interpretation


PATIENT-RELATED PROBLEMS: THE COMMON CALLS

7. Chest Pain

8. Myocardial Infarction

9. Unstable Angina

10. Pericarditis

11. Cardiac Tamponade

12. Aortic Dissection

13. Hypotension and Cardiogenic Shock

14. Shortness of Breath

15. Edema

16. Bothersome Cough

17. Pulmonary Embolism

18. Acute Pulmonary Edema

19. Congestive Heart Failure

20. Palpitations/Arrhythmias

21. Bradycardia

22. Fever with Valve Murmur: Endocarditis

23. Hypertensive Crisis

24. Hypertension

25. Syncope

26. Cardiac Arrest

27. Deep Venous Thrombosis

28. Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Murmurs


APPENDICES

A. Infusion Pump Charts

B. SI Units Conversion Table

C. Commonly Used Cardiovascular Drugs

D. Adverse Effects of Cardiac Drugs

E. Cardiac Drug Interactions

F. Drug Index

G. A Guide to the International ACLS Algorithms


INDEX