Cardiac Care: An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals / Edition 1

Cardiac Care: An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals / Edition 1

by David Barrett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470019832

ISBN-13: 9780470019832

Pub. Date: 11/17/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Written by experienced clinicians, Cardiac Care: An Introduction for Nurses takes readers step by step through the patient journey, from initial prevention through the critical period to rehabilitation or palliative care. A fundamental resource for all those new to cardiac care, the book provides a basic grounding in the underlying pathophysiology of the

Overview

Written by experienced clinicians, Cardiac Care: An Introduction for Nurses takes readers step by step through the patient journey, from initial prevention through the critical period to rehabilitation or palliative care. A fundamental resource for all those new to cardiac care, the book provides a basic grounding in the underlying pathophysiology of the disease as well as an understanding of available treatments and provides an accessible update on the latest research and trends in the cardiac specialty.

  • The editors and contributors have years of experience caring for patients with cardiac disorders.
  • Accessible and interesting update on the latest research and trends in the fast-moving specialty of cardiac care.
  • The book has been designed so that the reader can ‘dip in’ at any point, to find out about a particular aspect of cardiac care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470019832
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/17/2006
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

List of contributors.

Foreword.

Dedication

1. The context of cardiac care (Tom Quinn).

2. The history of cardiac care (Tom Quinn).

3. Disease prevention and rehabilitation (David Barrett).

4. Anatomy and physiology of the heart (Mark Gretton).

5. Assessing the cardiac patient (Mark Gretton).

6. Coronary Heart Disease 1: Stable angina (Tom Quinn).

7. Coronary Heart Disease 2: Acute coronary syndromes (Tom Quinn).

8. Heart failure (Mark Gretton).

9. Arrhythmias (Mark Gretton).

10. Resuscitation (Joanne Hatfield).

11. Congenital heart disease (Liz Smith).

12. Valve disease, cardiomyopathy and inflammatory disorders (David Barrett).

13. Cardiac medications (David Barrett).

14. Interventional cardiology (David Barrett).

15. Cardiac surgery (Diane Burley and David Barrett).

Index.

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