Comprehensive Coronary Care

Author: Nigel I. Jowett,David R. Thompson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702028592

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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The new edition continues to be a practical, easy to understand, and up to date resource for managing coronary disease. It not only encompasses modern cardiology practice, but also considers how the patient came to arrive on coronary care, and what will happen them after they leave. The combined authorship of doctor and nurse reflects the close teamwork vital to the management of both patients and their families. Management of the cardiac patent is a complex process and this book has a clear approach conveying the necessary information in an easily understood way. It also has an excellent evidence base to ensure best practice and should appeal to staff in every cardiac unit. 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 Adds material that reflects the growing literature on nurse-lead approaches to chest pain assessment, defibrillation, thrombolysis and specialist clinics (heart failure and dysrhythmias). Updates content in line with the latest guidelines from various medical bodies.
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Andreoli's Comprehensive Cardiac Care

Author: Marguerite Rodgers Kinney,Donna Rogers Packa

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780801678875

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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This guide provides thorough coverage of current information relating to the diagnosis and management of heart disease. The authors focus on patient care in the areas of coronary artery disease, valvular disease and cardiomyopathies. The guide also addresses new and increasingly complex options involved in acute and long-term management.
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Coronary Care Manual

Author: Peter L. Thompson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579271

Category: Medical

Page: 1000

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A comprehensive coronary care textbook for medical, nursing and paramedic staff The Coronary Care Manual, 2nd Edition is a practical medical manual designed to assist with management of the acute coronary patient. This respected medical resource is written by a group of coronary experts, both Australian and international. Its aim is to strike a balance between a large and rapidly-changing evidence base and practical application in the Coronary Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department and the ambulance. The second edition of this important health textbook covers an extensive range of coronary care medicine, providing a handy companion for a night ‘on call’. Chapter topics in the Coronary Care Manual, 2nd Edition include pathophysiology, drug and non-drug therapies and postcoronary management, with chapters organised into subsections. Completely redesigned with fresh, new artwork, this new edition of the Coronary Care Manual is organised to suit academics and medical practitioners alike. • 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
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Contemporary Issues in Coronary Care Nursing

Author: Fiona Timmins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415309714

Category: Medical

Page: 146

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The significant contribution that nurses can make towards improving coronary care through prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation has been highlighted in national strategies to reduce CHD deaths. In the health service more broadly, focus is being placed on evidence-based practice and the development of modern nursing roles. Contemporary Issues in Coronary Care Nursing takes a truly nurse-focused and evidence-based approach to exploring topical developments in coronary care. The book integrates the findings of recent nursing research with practical aspects of the nurse's role and aims to bridge the research-practice gap. (Midwest).
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Acute Coronary Care 1986

Author: Robert M. Califf,G.S. Wagner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461326338

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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The concepts of acute coronary care are changing so rapidly that it is appropriate that the volume ACUTE CORONARY CARE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, published early in 1985, would have yearly updates. The process of rapid production of camera-ready manuscripts has added new capability to the exchange of information. ACUTE CORONARY CARE 1986 is the first of a series of yearly updates in this important area of cardiology. Materials published during the fall of 1984, including abstracts for the November American Heart Association meetings were reviewed by the editors to identify the areas of new information and the authors making important contri butions. Manuscripts were completed and edited during the spring of 1985 and the final camera-ready versions were delivered to Martinus Nijhoff by mid-July. The broad area of coronary care is divided into its five time sectors: Pre-hospital, Post-admission, Coronary Care Unit, Pre-discharge, and Conva lescent. As patients are more frequently encountered in the pre-hospital phase, it has become evident that alterations in the autonomic nervous system have a great impact on the clinical situation. The chapter by Ron Victor emphasizes the important interactions between the nervous system and the cardiovascular system in this critical situation.
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Secondary Prevention in Coronary Artery Disease and Myocardial Infarction

Author: P. Mathes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400950241

Category: Medical

Page: 420

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Despite considerable effort in primary prevention, coronary heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the industrialized nations. The patient who survives his first myocardial infarction carries approximately a tenfold risk of recurrence and sudden death when compared to the normal population. The concept of secondary prevention, therefore, has emerged as an active strategy aimed at the reduction of fatal and non-fatal recurrences of myocardial infarction. Apart from risk factors of relevance in primary prevention, secondary prevention is dependent on the extent of the disease itself; in other words the number of vessels involved, the extent of myocar dial damage and the degree of electrical instability. Nonmedical aspects such as the level of education, the degree of social support and the attitude towards stress also appear to influence the prognosis. The aim of this volume is to bring together all those factors relevant to achieving the maximal life span in patients afflicted with a disease that by its very nature is a lifelong process. However, as the late Paul Dudley White stated appropriately more than 40 years ago, it is not sufficient merely to add years to a life, one should also add life to the years. This concept truly is the nucleus of secondary prevention, sine only a life worth living generates the motivitation needed to take all the steps necessary in secondary pre vention. The authors and the editor are most grateful to Pharma Schwarz Inc.
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Reperfusion and Revascularization in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Author: Gotthard Schettler,Robert B. Jennings,Elliot Rapaport,Nantte K. Wenger,Ralph Bernhardt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642835449

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Numerous new and important findings relating to the reconstruction of disturbed circulatory conditions in the coronary area are reported in this book. Fundamental aspects of therapeutic and prophylactic possibilities are covered in detail. Recommendations are then made to practitioners and clinicians for their everyday work. Critical standards for the indications and risks of the recommended procedures are given. Particular emphasis is laid on the possibilities for revascularization by means of dissolution of blood thrombi. The book aims to present top-level guidance to the pros and cons of reconstructive measures in coronary disorders.
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