ISBN: 978-0-727-91484-2 July 2001 BMJ Books 390 Pages
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Based on Oxford cardiologists' wide clinical experience, the individual chapters address the practical issues of managing patients during the acute phase, combining both evidence-based and practical approaches.
The text is enhanced with schematic illustrations and real examples, boxed summaries, and tables, making the book easy to use on the wards as well as being a reference for more detailed study.
Table of contents
1 Diagnosis of acute chest pain (DC Sprigings, Y Bashir, CH Davies).
2 Acute coronary syndromes I: Pathogenesis (CH Davies, Y Bashir).
3 Acute coronary syndromes II: myocardial infraction with ST elevation (CH Davies, Y Bashir).
4 Acute coronary syndromes III: chest pain with ST depression or a normal ECG (CH Davies, BK Shively).
5 Acute pulmonary oedema (CH Davies).
6 Cardiogenic shock (CH Davies).
7 Aortic dissection and related syndromes (CH Davies).
8 Pulmonary embolism (KM Channon, Y Bashir).
9 Acute atrial fibrillation (I Mirza, Y Bashir).
10 Narrow complex tachycardias (Y Bashir, N Lever).
11 Broad complex tachycardias (N West, Y Bashir).
12 Syncope, bradycardias and temporary cardiac pacing (J Ferguson, KM Channon, Y Bashir).
13 Cardiac arrest (CH Davies, M Hunt).
14 Practical procedures (CH Davies, J Ferguson).
Uses problem related approach which reflects the way that clinical conditions present in the emergency setting
Written by specialists but for a very broad general readership
Emphasis on practical advice and pragmatic decision making