Critical Pathways in Cardiology / Edition 1

Critical Pathways in Cardiology / Edition 1

by Patrick T. O'Gara
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781726212

ISBN-13: 9780781726214

Pub. Date: 03/01/2001

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Critical pathways answer the need for delivering cost-effective medical care while maintaining the quality of patient care. This volume focuses on critical pathways in cardiology. The book begins with an overview of how to implement the pathways, their goals, rationale, and shortcomings. Most of the text is devoted to practical information including numerous tables

Overview

Critical pathways answer the need for delivering cost-effective medical care while maintaining the quality of patient care. This volume focuses on critical pathways in cardiology. The book begins with an overview of how to implement the pathways, their goals, rationale, and shortcomings. Most of the text is devoted to practical information including numerous tables, checklists, algorithms, and examples of pathways, making this volume quick and easy to use for cardiologists, internists, and other healthcare professionals involved in cardiac patient care. Clinical trials are also discussed to provide the evidence-based reasoning for the pathways.

A Brandon-Hill recommended title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781726214
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authorsvii
Prefacexi
Part I.General Principles
1.Goals, Design, and Implementation of Critical Pathways in Cardiology3
2.Potential Pitfalls in the Development of Successful Critical Pathways7
Part II.Critical Pathways in the Emergency Department
3.Emergency Department Critical Pathways for Acute Coronary Syndromes15
4.Thrombolysis for Acute Myocardial Infarction23
5.Critical Pathways for Evaluating the Chest Pain Patient at Low Risk29
6.Critical Pathways Approach Using Nuclear Cardiac Imaging in the Emergency Department35
7.Chest Pain Centers45
Part III.Critical Pathways in the Hospital
8.Thrombolysis Critical Pathway57
9.Critical Pathways for Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction at Community Hospitals without Cardiac Surgery67
10.Primary PTCA for Acute MI in the PAMI Trials95
11.Complicated Myocardial Infarction107
12.Critical Pathway for Unstable Angina131
13.Cardiac Catheterization and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention142
14.Pathways for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery147
15.Aortic Dissection155
16.Management of Atrial Fibrillation163
17.Congestive Heart Failure171
18.Deep Venous Thrombosis191
19.Pulmonary Embolism197
Part IV.Critical Pathways in the Outpatient Setting
20.Hypercholesterolemia207
21.Hypertension217
22.Chronic Angina Pectoris225
23.Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Post Myocardial Infarction Patient233
24.Smoking Cessation239
Subject Index251

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