Key Features

  • Up to date coverage of a rapidly developing field
  • Offers a multi-disciplinary approach to coronary care
  • Easy to read and therefore easily understood
  • Research/evidence based content ensures best practice

Table of Contents

Introduction to coronary care. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. Risk factors and primary prevention. Assessing the patient. Investigation and monitoring of patients with CHD. Introduction to the acute coronary syndromes. Management of ST elevation MI. Management of unstable angina and non-ST elevation MI. Nursing patients with acute coronary syndromes. Complications of acute MI and their management. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Management of other conditions presenting to the coronary care unit. Cardiac pacing and implantable defibrillators. Cardiac rehabilitation. Assessing progress and reducing risk in patients with acute coronary syndromes. Percutaneous coronary intervention and cardiac surgery in patients with coronary artery disease. Therapeutics

Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Bailièrre Tindall
Print ISBN:
9780702028595
Electronic ISBN:
9780702037498

About the authors

Nigel Jowett

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Clinical Medicine and Consultant Physician, Pembrokeshire Health Trust, Wales, UK

David Thompson

Affiliations and Expertise

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