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On Call Cardiology

Be on call with confidence! Successfully managing on-call situations requires a masterful combination of speed, skill, and knowledge. These pocket-sized resources provide you with immediate access to the vital, step-by-step information you need to rise to the occasion! On Call Cardiology, 3rd Edition is your practical resource on the management of cardiac problems encountered in an on call setting. Designed for quick reference, this book covers bedside diagnosis, ECG interpretations and treatment. Also included are pharmacologic actions, indications, adverse effects and interactions of commonly used cardiac drugs. All of the books in the ON CALL series give you clear, vital information on assessment, diagnosis, management and much more in a convenient, accessible size. Provides easy-to-reference, specialty-specific guidance on how to manage problems that arise while on call without direct supervision. Catalogs the calls you are most likely to receive and provides you with the questions you should ask to assess the urgency of each situation. Details the ideal approach to diagnose and manage patients, communicate with colleagues and families, and avoid common mistakes for every call. Reviews the temporary orders appropriate for each call, as well as the general protocol, and the major threats to life you must consider before arriving at bedside. Indexes problems by disease as well as by symptoms to expedite your access to the answers you need. Includes a comprehensive collection of differential diagnoses and a detailed formulary of commonly used medications-a quick, alphabetically arranged reference for indications, drug dosages, routes of administration, side effects, contraindications, and modes of action. Offers a new chapter on Chest X-ray Interpretation with 48 new illustrations Bibliographies at the end of each chapter to give you guidance for further study. Includes approximately 15 new illustrations in Rapid Guide to Relevant ECG Diagnosis chapter. Uses an Algorithmic presentation to aid your decision-making process.
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Structure of the Book Commonly Used Abbreviations INTRODUCTION 1. Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems 2. Documentation of On-Call Problems 3. Examination for Extrathoracic Physical Signs of Heart Disease 4. Examination of the Heart 5. Rapid Guide to Relevant ECG Diagnosis 6. Guide to Chest X-ray Interpretation PATIENT-RELATED PROBLEMS: THE COMMON CALLS 7. Chest Pain 8. Myocardial Infarction 9. Unstable Angina 10. Pericarditis 11. Cardiac Tamponade 12. Aortic Dissection 13. Hypotension and Cardiogenic Shock 14. Shortness of Breath 15. Edema 16. Bothersome Cough 17. Pulmonary Embolism 18. Acute Pulmonary Edema 19. Congestive Heart Failure 20. Palpitations/Arrhythmias 21. Bradycardia 22. Fever with Valve Murmur: Endocarditis 23. Hypertensive Crisis 24. Hypertension 25. Syncope 26. Cardiac Arrest 27. Deep Venous Thrombosis 28. Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Murmurs APPENDICES A. Infusion Pump Charts B. SI Units Conversion Table C. Commonly Used Cardiovascular Drugs D. Adverse Effects of Cardiac Drugs E. Cardiac Drug Interactions F. Drug Index G. A Guide to the International ACLS Algorithms INDEX

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