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.
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
Oxygen therapy; Analgesia; Antiarrhythmic drugs; Beta-blockers; ACE-inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers; Aldosterone blockade: role in the coronary care unit; Calcium channel blockers; Nitrate therapy in the coronary care unit; Alternative antianginal agents for acute coronary syndromes; Diuretics, digoxin, and electrolytes;Inotropic and vasoactive agents; Fibrinolytic therapy; Intravenous heparin, low-molecular-weight heparins, and thrombin antagonists; Intravenous antiplatelet agents; Oral antiplatelet therapy; Oral anticoagulants: vitamin K antagonists, factor Xa inhibitors, and thrombin-inhibitors; Lipid management after a coronary event; Stabilizing unstable plaque in acute coronary syndromes
Section 6 Non-drug therapies
Vascular access and ultrasound guidance techniques; Basic life support; Advanced life support; Positive airway pressure therapies; Circulatory assist devices including the intraaortic balloon pump; Cardiac transplantation selection criteria; Stem cells in myocardial injury; Cardioversion and defibrillation; Cardiac pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy;Catheter ablation of arrhythmias; Implantable cardioverter defibrillators in patients with coronary artery disease; Pacemaker insertion and implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion; Percutaneous coronary intervention; Coronary artery bypass surgery
Section 7 Acute coronary syndromes
Prehospital coronary care; Acute myocardial infarction: emergency department care; Acute myocardial infarction: coronary care unit admission and care; Management of ST-