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.
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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Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
Education and Practice Development Lead, Acute Care Division, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK