Cardiovascular Emergencies

Cardiovascular Emergencies

by Amal Mattu

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Cardiovascular Emergencies by Amal Mattu

Acute chest pain. Acute heart failure. Cardiac arrest. Tachycardia. Syncope.

If you take care of patients in an emergency department or some other "on-demand" facility, you have to be ready to identify and correctly treat cardiovascular emergencies any time – every time – they present.  

So ARE you ready?

Learn now from the very best cardiovascular emergency medicine experts in the United States. Every one of the 21 chapters focuses on initial approach and evidence-based treatment -- all the info you need right away.

Read this book and you WILL save lives.

Published by the world's largest emergency medicine organization, the American College of Emergency Physicians, Cardiovascular Emergencies facilitates the efficient and cutting-edge delivery of care to patients who present with acute cardiovascular conditions. With more than 6 million people presented to U.S. emergency departments every year with chest pain, emergency physicians have the difficult task of differentiating life-threatening causes from more benign ones. And beyond chest pain, emergency physicians care for patients with other forms of cardiac disease—arrhythmias, infections, cardiovascular complications from other conditions, and they must be able to identify these conditions, assess their severity, and provide immediate, often lifesaving, interventions in the less-than-ideal conditions of a busy ED. This book teaches you the essentials of diagnosing and managing cardiovascular disorders from the experts.

Each of the 21 chapters focuses on an issue of critical importance in the care of patients with cardiovascular emergencies—emergencies that can present in any ED on any day in any community. The book includes hundreds of images, figures, and tables, and key points that you will use every time you treat a patient, brings together highly respected emergency physician educators to teach the essentials of diagnosing and managing cardiovascular disorders.

Key Elements:

  • Approach to Acute Chest Pain
  • The ECG in the Evaluation and Management of ACS
  • Biomarkers and Imaging
  • Bedside Ultrasound for Emergency Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Modern Treatment of STEMI and NSTEMI
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Acute Heart Failure
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Narrow Complex Tachycardia
  • Wide Complex Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Modern Management of Cardiac Arrest
  • Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome
  • Pericarditis, Myocarditis, and Endocarditis
  • Hypertensive Emergencies and Elevated Blood Pressure
  • Cardiac Disease in Special Populations: HIV, Pregnancy, and Cancer
  • Special Populations: Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiac Transplant
  • Pharmacologic Approach to Emergency Cardia Patient
  • Complications of Implanted Cardiac Devices
  • Use of Emergency Department Observation Units for Cardiac Patients
  • Reducing the Risk of Malpractice

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998891224
Publisher: American College of Emergency Physicians
Publication date: 08/11/2017
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 322
File size: 33 MB
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About the Author

Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1996, Dr. Amal Mattu has had a passion for teaching and writing about emergency cardiology. His commitment to teaching has earned him more than twenty teaching awards, including national awards from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and local honors including the Teacher of the Year for the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus and the Maryland State Emergency Physician of the Year Award. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on topics pertaining to emergency cardiology. Dr. Mattu has authored or edited 16 textbooks in emergency medicine, including seven focused on emergency cardiology and electrocardiography. He is also the only emergency physician to serve as primary Guest Editor for Cardiology Clinics, which he has done twice. Dr. Mattu is currently a tenured professor, Vice Chair, and director of the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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