Cardiac disorders

Sheila K. Adam and Sue Osborne

in Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

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Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199215904
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597963 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Cardiac disorders

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The cardiovascular system - Blood pressure and blood flow - Determinants of cardiac performance I - Determinants of cardiac performance II - Oxygen delivery and consumption - Pacing - Hypotension - Hypertension - Assessment of the patient with chest pain - Acute coronary syndromes - Angina pectoris - Thrombolytic therapy - Acute heart failure/cardiogenic shock - Pericarditis and pericardial tamponade - Infective endocarditis (IE) - Cardiomyopathy and myocarditis - Anti-arrhythmic drugs I - Anti-arrhythmic drugs II - Drugs used in the treatment of low cardiac output and/orhypotension - Drugs used in the treatment of hypertension - Electrical cardioversion - Cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation - Ongoing management of cardiac arrest - Management of post-cardiac arrest

Chapter.  11755 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Critical Care

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