Description

Clearly written and focussing on patient care, this book can be used at various levels of experience and knowledge. It is an ideal resource for study.

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE - BACKGROUND TO THE PROBLEM: The impact of ischaemic heart disease; Epidemiology; The structure and function of the heart; Coronary artery narrowing; Manifestations of ischaemic heart disease; Coronary care; Coronary care nursing; SECTION TWO - ACUTE CARE: ASSESSMENT: Foundations of assessment; Physical assessment; Investigations; SECTION THREE - ACUTE CARE : INTERVENTION: Immediate care; Meeting patient needs;
SECTION FOUR - MANAGING COMPLICATIONS: Disorders of heart rate and rhythm; Heart failure and other problems; SECTION FIVE - RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION: Reducing risk and assessing prognosis; Cardiac rehabilitation; Interventions for post infarction angina.

Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750643153
Electronic ISBN:
9780702037771

About the authors

David Thompson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia

Rosemary Webster

Affiliations and Expertise

Education and Practice Development Lead, Acute Care Division, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK