All junior doctors and, in particular, trainee cardiologists will at some point in their training be involved in managing acute coronary syndromes and other cardiac emergencies. This handbook sets out the recognized clinical steps to take and backs them up with an analysis of the evidence supporting these decisions. EVIDENCE-BASED CORONARY CARE will provide junior doctors with the answers they seek when dealing with difficult clinical situations. Evidence-based medicine is still very topical, and this book will adopt a similar style to James: EVIDENCE-BASED OBSTETRICS in setting out the clinical management plan on the verso page and the evidence supporting that plan on the recto page.
1.1 Immediate management of chest pain compatible with MI
Contra-indications to thrombolytic therapy
Management of the patient ineligible for thrombolytic therapy
Who should receive tPA?
Assessing reperfusion after thrombolysis
Problems following thrombolytic therapy
Patients with diabetes and acute MI
Treatment of 'difficult' MIs
SECTION II: SUBSEQUENT CCU MANAGEMENT OF MI
Early CCU management
Early risk stratification
Routine management from day 1
Complications of MI
SECTION III: RISK STRATIFICATION POST MI
Clinical risk stratification
Using exercise and other stress testing
Autonomic markers of post MI risk
Out-patient follow up
SECTION IV: EARLY REHABILITATION, SECONDARY PREVENTION AND OUT-PATIENT FOLLOW-UP OF MI
Cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention
Fitness to drive
Checklist for outpatient review post MI
SECTION V: MANAGEMENT OF OTHER ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES
Non-Q wave MI
SECTION VI: DRUGS IN COMMON USE IN MI AND UNSTABLE ANGINA
Aspirin and other anti-platelet agents
Lipid lowering agents
Heparin, warfarin and antithrombins
SECTION VII: OTHER EMERGENCIES IN CCU
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- 21st March 2001
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Cardiology DepartmentSt. Mary's Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK
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