This new edition of this classic text reflects the latest advances in cardiac patient care. Coverage includes acute cate, assessment, intervention, meeting patient needs, managing complications, recovery, and rehabilitation.
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.
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2005
- 16th September 2004
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Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
Education and Practice Development Lead, Acute Care Division, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK