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    [edited by] David L. Brown.
    Summary: "Using a multidisciplinary, team-oriented approach, this unique title expertly covers all the latest approaches to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with critical cardiac illness. Led by Dr David L. Brown, a stellar team of authoritative writers guides you through cardiac pathophysiology, disease states presenting in the CICU, and state-of-the-art advanced diagnosis and therapeutic techniques. A visually appealing format, new chapters, and thorough updates ensure that you stay on the cutting edge of this rapidly advancing field"--Publisher's description.

    Section I. Introduction. Evolution of the coronary care unit: past, present, and future
    Ethical issues of care
    Physical examination
    Section II. Scientific foundation of cardiac intensive care. The role of the cardiovascular system in coupling the external environment to cellular respiration
    Regulation of cardiac output
    Coronary physiology and pathophysiology
    Pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes: plaque rupture and atherothrombosis
    Regulation of hemostasis and thrombosis
    Section III. Coronary artery disease. Acute myocardial infarction
    Diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction
    Use of the electrocardiogram in acute myocardial infarction
    Reperfusion therapies for acute ST- elevation myocardial infarction
    Adjunctive pharmacologic therapies in acute myocardial infarction
    Complications of acute myocardial infarction
    Post-myocardial infarction cardiogenic shock
    Right ventricular infarction
    Mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction
    Supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias in acute myocardial infarction
    Conduction disturbances in acute myocardial infarction
    Complications of percutaneous interventional procedures
    Section IV. Noncoronary diseases: diagnosis and management. Acute heart failure and pulmonary edema
    Acute fulminant myocarditis
    Stress (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy
    Distributive shock
    Cardiorenal syndrome
    Sudden cardiac death
    Diagnosis and treatment of ventricular tachycardia
    Diagnosis and treatment of unstable supraventricular tachycardia
    Acute presentations of valvular heart disease
    Hypertensive emergencies
    Acute aortic syndromes: diagnosis and management
    Acute pericardial disease
    Acute respiratory failure
    Massive acute pulmonary embolism
    Pulmonary hypertension
    Hemodynamically unstable presentations of congenital heart disease in adults
    Overdose of cardiotoxic drugs
    Section V. Pharmacologic agents in the cardiac intensive care unit. Anticoagulation: antithrombin therapy
    Anti-platelet therapy
    Inotropic and vasoactive agents
    Intensive diuresis and ultrafiltration
    Antiarrhythmic electrophysiology and pharmacotherapy
    Analgesics, tranquilizers, and sedatives
    Pharmacologic interactions
    Section VI. Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques: indications and technical considerations. Central venous access procedures
    Temporary pacing
    Invasive hemodynamic monitoring
    Temporary mechanical circulatory support devices
    Ventricular assist device therapy in advanced heart failure
    Heart transplantation for advanced heart failure
    Emergency airway management
    Mechanical ventilation
    Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation after cardiac arrest
    Palliative care.
    Digital Access ClinicalKey 2019