Chapter

Cardiac emergencies

Punit S. Ramrakha, Kevin P. Moore and Amir Sam

in Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine

Third edition

Published on behalf of © Punit S. Ramrakha and Kevin P. Moore

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199230921
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598793 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199230921.003.01

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Cardiac emergencies

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Adult basic life support - Adult advanced life support - Universal treatment algorithm - Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) - ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) - STEMI: diagnosis 1 - STEMI: diagnosis 2 - STEMI: general measures - STEMI: reperfusion therapy (thrombolysis) 1 - STEMI: thrombolysis 2 - STEMI: reperfusion by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) - Surgery for acute STEMI - STEMI: additional measures - Right ventricular (RV) infarction - STEMI: predischarge risk stratification - STEMI: complications - Ventricular septal defect post myocardial infarction (MI) - Acute mitral regurgitation post MI - Pseudoaneurysm and free wall rupture - Cocaine-induced MI - Ventricular tachyarrhythmia post MI - Atrial tachyarrhythmia post MI - Bradyarrhythmias and indications for pacing - Bradyarrhythmias post MI - Hypotension and shock post MI - Cardiogenic shock - Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)/unstable angina (UA) - NSTEMI/UA: diagnosis - NSTEMI/UA: risk stratification - NSTEMI/UA: late risk stratification - NSTEMI/UA: medical management 1 - NSTEMI/UA: medical management 2 - NSTEMI/UA: invasive versus non-invasive strategies - NSTEMI/UA: discharge and secondary prevention - Arrhythmias: general approach - Tachyarrhythmias heart rate (HR) >120bpm - Treatment options in tachyarrhythmias - Broad complex tachycardia: diagnosis - Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (MVT) - Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PVT) - Ventricular tachycardia: drugs - Narrow complex tachyarrhythmias (SVT) - Dosages of selected antiarrhythmics for SVT - Atrial fibrillation (AF): assessment - AF: management - AF: rate control - Atrial flutter - Multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT) - Accessory pathway tachycardia (AV re-entrant tachycardia, AVRT) - Atrioventricular-nodal re-entry tachycardia (AVNRT) - Bradyarrhythmias: general approach - Sinus bradycardia or junctional rhythm - Intraventricular conduction disturbances - Types of atrioventricular (AV) conduction block - Pulmonary oedema: assessment - Pulmonary oedema: causes - Pulmonary oedema: management 1 - Pulmonary oedema: management 2 - Pulmonary oedema: management 3 - Pulmonary oedema: specific conditions - Infective endocarditis (IE) - IE: diagnosis - IE: investigations - IE: antibiotics - IE: monitoring treatment - Culture-negative endocarditis - Right-sided endocarditis - Prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) - Surgery for IE - Endocarditis prophylaxis - Acute aortic regurgitation (AR) - Acute mitral regurgitation (MR) - Deep vein thrombosis (DVT): assessment - DVT: management - Pulmonary embolism (PE): assessment - PE: investigations 1 - PE: investigations 2 - Pulmonary embolism: management 1 - Pulmonary embolism: management 2 - Fat embolism - Hypertensive emergencies - Hypertensive emergencies: management - Hypertensive emergencies: drug treatment - Hypertensive emergency with retinopathy (accelerated and malignant hypertension) - Hypertensive encephalopathy - Aortic dissection: assessment - Aortic dissection: investigations - Aortic dissection: management 1 - Aortic dissection: management 2 - Acute pericarditis: assessment - Acute pericarditis: management - Bacterial pericarditis - Cardiac tamponade: presentation - Cardiac tamponade: management - Congenital heart disease in adults 1 - Congenital heart disease in adults 2

Chapter.  38723 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Acute Medicine

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