Cardiology Essentials / Edition 1

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Cardiology Essentials offers practical advice from a seasoned cardiology physician assistant on how to be an efficient, competent member of the cardiology team. This handbook will provide the basics of how to care for the most common cardiac conditions encountered in clinical practice. Oftentimes, the supervising physician is inaccessible during a medical crisis. This handbook supplies the practicing PA/NP with the critical information and confidence they need to handle such crises when they arise. Written in an easy-to-read format, this book allows the PA/NP or student to read the book and immediately feel at home in the world of cardiology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763750763
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 6/19/2007
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 451,492
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     v
Acknowledgments     vii
Diagnostic Tools     1
Cardiac History and Physical Exam     3
EKG Tricks     19
Stress-Free Stress Testing and Other Cardiac Studies     53
Cardio Meds     69
Beta-Blockers     71
Calcium Channel Blockers     77
Nitrates     81
Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone Inhibitors     85
Diuretics     93
Digoxin     97
Antiplatelet Agents     101
Antiarrhythmics     105
Cardio Consults     111
Chest Pain     113
Dyspnea     121
Syncope     125
Palpitations     135
Edema     139
Cardio Conditions     145
Hypertension and Orthostatic Hypotension     147
Lipid Disorders     159
Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease     169
Congestive Heart Failure     187
Atrial Fibrillation     203
Valvular Diseases     217
Rheumatic Fever and Endocarditis     227
Devices     235
Pacemakers     237
ImplantedCardioverter-Defibrillators     243
Coronary Stents     247
Lifestyles     249
Heart Healthy Lifestyles     251
Survival Skills     259
Survival Skills     261
Appendices     265
Charting Clues     267
Resources     271
Index     275
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