Cardiac Intensive Care

Cardiac Intensive Care

3rd Edition - July 19, 2018

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  • Editor: David L. Brown
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323553490
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323529938

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Using a multidisciplinary, team-oriented approach, this unique title expertly covers all the latest approaches to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with critical cardiac illness. Led by Dr David L. Brown, a stellar team of authoritative writers guides you through cardiac pathophysiology, disease states presenting in the CICU, and state-of-the-art advanced diagnosis and therapeutic techniques. A visually appealing format, new chapters, and thorough updates ensure that you stay on the cutting edge of this rapidly advancing field.

Table of Contents

  • Section I. Introduction

    1. Evolution of the Coronary Care Unit: Past, Present, and Future

    2. Ethical Issues of Care

    3. Physical Examination

    Section II. Scientific Foundation of Cardiac Intensive Care

    4. The Role of the Cardiovascular System in Coupling the External Environment to Cellular Respiration

    5. Regulation of Cardiac Output

    6. Coronary Physiology and Pathophysiology

    7. Pathophysiology of Acute Coronary Syndromes: Plaque Rupture and Atherothrombosis

    8. Regulation of Hemostasis and Thrombosis

    Section III. Coronary Artery Disease

    Acute Myocardial Infarction

    9. Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction

    10. Use of the Electrocardiogram in Acute Myocardial Infarction

    11. Reperfusion Therapies for Acute ST- Elevation Myocardial Infarction

    12. Adjunctive Pharmacologic Therapies in Acute Myocardial Infarction

    Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction

    13. Post–Myocardial Infarction Cardiogenic Shock

    14. Right Ventricular Infarction

    15. Mechanical Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction

    16. Supraventricular and Ventricular Arrhythmias in Acute Myocardial Infarction

    17. Conduction Disturbances in Acute Myocardial Infarction

    Complications of Percutaneous Interventional Procedures

    Section IV. Noncoronary Diseases: Diagnosis and Management

    18. Acute Heart Failure and Pulmonary Edema

    19. Acute Fulminant Myocarditis

    20. Stress (Takotsubo) Cardiomyopathy

    21. Distributive Shock

    22. Cardiorenal Syndrome

    23. Sudden Cardiac Death

    24. Diagnosis and Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia

    25. Diagnosis and Treatment of Unstable Supraventricular Tachycardia

    26. Acute Presentations of Valvular Heart Disease

    27. Hypertensive Emergencies

    28. Acute Aortic Syndromes: Diagnosis and Management

    29. Acute Pericardial Disease

    30. Acute Respiratory Failure

    31. Massive Acute Pulmonary Embolism

    32. Pulmonary Hypertension

    33. Hemodynamically Unstable Presentations of Congenital Heart Disease in Adults

    34. Overdose of Cardiotoxic Drugs

    Section V. Pharmacologic Agents in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

    35. Anticoagulation: Antithrombin Therapy

    36. Anti-platelet Therapy

    37. Inotropic and Vasoactive Agents

    38. Intensive Diuresis and Ultrafiltration

    39. Antiarrhythmic Electrophysiology and Pharmacotherapy

    40. Analgesics, Tranquilizers, and Sedatives

    41. Pharmacologic Interactions

    Section VI. Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques: Indications and Technical Considerations

    42. Central Venous Access Procedures

    43. Temporary Pacing

    44. Pericardiocentesis

    45. Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring

    46. Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

    47. Ventricular Assist Device Therapy in Advanced Heart Failure

    48. Heart Transplantation for Advanced Heart Failure

    49. Emergency Airway Management

    50. Mechanical Ventilation

    51. Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation after Cardiac Arrest

    52. Palliative Care

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: July 19, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323553490
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323529938

About the Editor

David L. Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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