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Acute coronary syndromes

Edited by Kate Olson.

in Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Nursing Skills. 3755 words.

Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) refers to a clinical spectrum of the same disease process, and includes unstable angina, non-ST-segment elevation MI (NSTEMI) and ...

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Acute coronary syndromes and myocardial infarction

Ali Khavandi.

in Essential Revision Notes for the Cardiology KBA

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Clinical Skills. 5268 words.

Chapter 2 covers acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and myocardial infarction, including the pathology of atherosclerosis, risk factors for atherosclerosis, acute presentations of coronary...

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Acute heart failure: from definition to diagnosis

Roy S. Gardner, Theresa A. McDonagh and Niki L. Walker.

in Heart Failure

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Clinical Skills. 1812 words.

Acute Heart Failure: a rapid onset of/change in symptoms /signs of heart failure. It is life threatening, requires immediate medical attention, and usually results in admission to...

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Acute heart failure: management

Roy S. Gardner, Theresa A. McDonagh and Niki L. Walker.

in Heart Failure

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Medical Skills. 4881 words.

Having established the diagnosis of acute heart failure (AHF), the immediate aim is to implement resuscitation. If there is any evidence of airway compromise, including exhaustion or...

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Adult congenital heart disease

Ali Khavandi.

in Essential Revision Notes for the Cardiology KBA

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Clinical Skills. 7506 words.

Chapter 14 covers adult congenital heart disease, including the basics and key concepts, fundamental concepts in congenital lesions, simple lesions (atrial septal defects and patent foramen...

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Patrizio Lancellotti and Bernard Cosyns.

in The EACVI Echo Handbook

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiology; Medical Skills. 5706 words.

Echocardiography has a fundamental role in patients with adult congenital heart disease. This chapter identifies the role of echocardiography in atrial septal defects, ventricular septal...

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Agreement Between Community Pharmacy, Physician’s Office, and Home Blood Pressure Measurement Methods: The Palmera Study

José Sendra-Lillo, Daniel Sabater-Hernández, Ángel Sendra-Ortolá and Fernando Martínez-Martínez.

in American Journal of Hypertension

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Skills; Cardiovascular Medicine. 4250 words.

Background:

The usefulness of the community pharmacy blood pressure (BP) (CPBP) method in assessing the effectiveness of antihypertensive treatment has not...

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Ambulatory Arterial Stiffness Index: Reproducibility of Different Definitions

George S. Stergiou, Anastasios Kollias, Vayia C. Rarra and Leonidas G. Roussias.

in American Journal of Hypertension

February 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Skills; Cardiovascular Medicine. 3790 words.

Background

Ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) has been proposed as a marker of arterial stiffness, which predicts cardiovascular mortality. This...

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Assessment of Diastolic Function

Patrizio Lancellotti and Bernard Cosyns.

in The EACVI Echo Handbook

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiology; Medical Skills. 3649 words.

Diastole is the part of the cardiac cycle starting at aortic valve closure and ending at mitral valve closure. Evaluation of diastolic function by echocardiography is useful to diagnose...

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Assessment of patients prior to cardiac surgery

Ali Khavandi.

in Essential Revision Notes for the Cardiology KBA

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Clinical Skills. 2081 words.

Chapter 20 covers assessment of patients prior to cardiac surgery, including surgical risk, risk scores, what happens during surgery, airways disease, myocardial revascularization and valve...

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