Cardiovascular emergencies

Robert Crouch

Edited by Alan Charters, Mary Dawood and Paula Bennett

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199203499
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597932 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Cardiovascular emergencies

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The heart - The cardiovascular patient - Assessment of the cardiovascular system - ECG - Interpreting the ECG - Rhythm disturbances - Ventricular and narrow complex tachycardias - Bradycardia - Adult basic life support - Advanced life support - Cardiac arrest - Drugs for cardiac arrest and post‐resuscitation nursing care - Chest pain: common causes - Chest pain: assessment and nursing interventions - Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) - Unstable angina: diagnosis - Unstable angina: management and nursing interventions - Acute myocardial infarction: types and presentation - Acute myocardial infarction: diagnosis and management - Thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction - Pericarditis - Left ventricular failure (LVF) - Cardiogenic shock - Shock - Anaphylaxis - Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) - Thoracic aortic dissection - Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)

Chapter.  10454 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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