Key Features

• covers a broad range of coronary care medicine
• provides specific advice on the management of common clinical problems
• eliminates the need to refer to a larger reference book
• features a consistent style and focus, with standardised artwork for figures
• is now also available as an eBook! A code inside the Coronary Care Manual enables a full text download, allowing you to browse and search electronically, make notes and bookmarks in the electronic files and highlight material

Table of Contents

Section 1        Background to coronary care

                      History and future of the coronary (cardiac) care unit; Design and management of the coronary care unit; Applying evidence-based medicine in the coronary care unit; Redefinition of acute coronary syndromes and universal myocardial infarction

Section 2       Epidemiology, genetics and risk factors

                      Clinical epidemiology of acute myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease; Molecular genetics of atherosclerosis and acute coronary syndromes

Section 3        Pathophysiology

                      Coronary risk factors; Pathophysiology of atherosclerosis; Pathophysiology of coronary thrombosis; Pathophysiology of myocardial infarction; Pathophysiology of ventricular arrhythmias in myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death; Pathophysiology of cardiac failure

Section 4        Evaluations of the patient

History; Physical examination; Electrocardiography; Biochemical markers of myocardial necrosis; Novel biomarkers in evaluation of acute coronary syndrome; Chest x-ray; Echocardiography; Exercise testing; Radionuclide imaging; Coronary computed tomographic angiography in the emergency department; Role of positron emission tomography; Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; Coronary angiography; Electrocardiographic monitoring; Hemodynamic monitoring

Section 5        Drug therapies



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About the author

Peter Thompson

Peter L Thompson MD FRACP FACC MBA Cardiologist (formerly Director of Coronary Care at SCGH); Director of Research Development SCGH; Clinical Professor of Medicine & Population Health, UWA Peter L Thompson MD FRACP FACC MBA Cardiologist (Formerly Director of Coronary Care at SCGH), Director of Research Development SCGH, Clinical Professor of Medicine & Population Health, UWA