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Comprehensive coronary care

Author: Nigel I Jowett; David R Thompson
Publisher: Edinburgh : Baillière Tindall/Elsevier, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"This new edition of a widely used, key reference for health professionals who care for cardiac patients, is practical, easy to understand, up to date and has a large resource of references for further reading. It not only encompasses modern cardiology practice, but also considers how the patient came to arrive on coronary care, and what will happen to them after they leave. The combined authorship of doctor and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel I Jowett; David R Thompson
ISBN: 9780702028595 0702028592
OCLC Number: 137222328
Description: xi, 434 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Preface to the fourth edition --
Preface to the first edition --
1. An introduction to coronary care --
2. Anatomy, physiology and pathology --
3. Prevention of cardiovascular disease --
4. Assessing patients with coronary heart disease --
5. Investigation of patients with coronary heart disease --
6. An introduction to the acute coronary syndromes --
7. Management of ST elevation myocardial infarction --
8. Unstable coronary syndromes : management of unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction --
9. Nursing patients with acute coronary syndromes --
10. Complications of acute myocardial infarction and their management --
11. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 12. Management of other conditions presenting to the coronary care unit --
13. Cardiac pacing and implantable defibrillators --
14. Cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programmes --
15. Assessing prognosis and reducing risk in patients with acute coronary syndromes --
16. Percutaneous coronary intervention and cardiac surgery in patients with coronary artery disease --
17. Therapeutics --
Index.
Responsibility: Nigel I. Jowett, David R. Thompson ; foreword, Roger Boyle.

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Coronary heart disease is the major cause of death in all industrialized countries. This work is reference for health professionals who care for cardiac patients. It not only encompasses modern  Read more...

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