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

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

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