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Acute cardiology

Kenneth McKinlay and Naomi Johnston.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 2621 words.

This chapter considers the critical care management of three cardiological emergencies: out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, endocarditis, and aortic dissection. It describes the post-cardiac...

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Acute Heart Failure

Tertius Tuy and William Frank Peacock.

in Emergency Department Critical Care

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine. 3746 words.

Chapter 4 covers Acute Heart Failure, including Definition of Terms, Clinical Syndrome, and Pearls of Care.

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Acute Kidney Injury in the Emergency Department

John A. Kellum.

in Emergency Department Critical Care

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine. 2459 words.

Chapter 6 covers Acute Kidney Injury in the Emergency Department, including Introduction, Diagnosis and Classification of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), Oliguria, Incidence and Progression,...

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Acute Myocardial Infarction, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Dysrhythmias, Pacemakers, and Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

Glen E. Michael and Robert E. O’Connor.

in Emergency Department Critical Care

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine. 7684 words.

Chapter 5 covers Acute Myocardial Infarction, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Dysrhythmias, Pacemakers, and Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, including Introduction, Definition...

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The adult patient with congenital heart disease

Robyn Smith and Niki Walker.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 3362 words.

This chapter describes the role of the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) in the management of adult patients with congenital heart disease (ACHD). This is a growing population as possibly...

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Airway management

Martin Hughes.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 3125 words.

This chapter gives a general overview of safe airway management in the intensive care environment. It outlines the indications for endotracheal intubation and describes the safe execution...

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Airway Management

Henry E. Wang.

in Emergency Department Critical Care

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine. 7157 words.

Chapter 15 covers Airway Management, including Introduction, General Considerations, Basic Airway Interventions, Endotracheal Intubation (ETI), Supraglottic Airways, Surgical Airways, Rapid...

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Approach to Undifferentiated Organ Failure/Shock (“Blue or Bad”)

Lillian Emlet.

in Emergency Department Critical Care

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine. 2848 words.

Chapter 1 discusses Approach to Undifferentiated Organ Failure/Shock (“Blue or Bad”), including introduction, definition of terms, Clinical Syndromes (Symptom and Organ Based), General and...

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Bedside echocardiography

Stephen Hickey, Coralie Carle and Donna Greenhalgh.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 6593 words.

This chapter considers the indications for bedside echocardiography in the cardiac intensive care unit. It describes the specific indications for transthoracic echocardiography (TTE):...

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Bleeding management

Ian Colquhoun.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 1396 words.

Cardiac surgery is responsible for 15% of all blood products used in the United Kingdom. All cardiac patients have some drainage from the chest drains postoperatively. This is variable in...

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