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Section I. Introduction 1. Evolution of the Coronary Care Unit: Past, Present, and Future 2. Ethical Issues of Care 3. Physical Examination Section II. Scientific Foundation of Cardiac Intensive Care 4. The Role of the Cardiovascular System in Coupling the External Environment to Cellular Respiration 5. Regulation of Cardiac Output 6. Coronary Physiology and Pathophysiology 7. Pathophysiology of Acute Coronary Syndromes: Plaque Rupture and Atherothrombosis 8. Regulation of Hemostasis and Thrombosis Section III. Coronary Artery Disease Acute Myocardial Infarction 9. Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction 10. Use of the Electrocardiogram in Acute Myocardial Infarction 11. Reperfusion Therapies for Acute ST- Elevation Myocardial Infarction 12. Adjunctive Pharmacologic Therapies in Acute Myocardial Infarction Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction 13. Post-Myocardial Infarction Cardiogenic Shock 14. Right Ventricular Infarction 15. Mechanical Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction 16. Supraventricular and Ventricular Arrhythmias in Acute Myocardial Infarction 17. Conduction Disturbances in Acute Myocardial Infarction Complications of Percutaneous Interventional Procedures Section IV. Noncoronary Diseases: Diagnosis and Management 18. Acute Heart Failure and Pulmonary Edema 19. Acute Fulminant Myocarditis 20. Stress (Takotsubo) Cardiomyopathy 21. Distributive Shock 22. Cardiorenal Syndrome 23. Sudden Cardiac Death 24. Diagnosis and Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia 25. Diagnosis and Treatment of Unstable Supraventricular Tachycardia 26. Acute Presentations of Valvular Heart Disease 27. Hypertensive Emergencies 28. Acute Aortic Syndromes: Diagnosis and Management 29. Acute Pericardial Disease 30. Acute Respiratory Failure 31. Massive Acute Pulmonary Embolism 32. Pulmonary Hypertension 33. Hemodynamically Unstable Presentations of Congenital Heart Disease in Adults 34. Overdose of Cardiotoxic Drugs Section V. Pharmacologic Agents in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit 35. Anticoagulation: Antithrombin Therapy 36. Anti-platelet Therapy 37. Inotropic and Vasoactive Agents 38. Intensive Diuresis and Ultrafiltration 39. Antiarrhythmic Electrophysiology and Pharmacotherapy 40. Analgesics, Tranquilizers, and Sedatives 41. Pharmacologic Interactions Section VI. Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques: Indications and Technical Considerations 42. Central Venous Access Procedures 43. Temporary Pacing 44. Pericardiocentesis 45. Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring 46. Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices 47. Ventricular Assist Device Therapy in Advanced Heart Failure 48. Heart Transplantation for Advanced Heart Failure 49. Emergency Airway Management 50. Mechanical Ventilation 51. Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation after Cardiac Arrest 52. Palliative Care


"This book remains the flagship in this discipline from Elsevier. The quality of illustrations and overall organization have been retained from the second edition." -David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School) Doody's Score: 93-4 Stars!

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