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Description - Comprehensive Coronary Care by Nigel I. Jowett

Coronary heart disease is the major cause of death in all industrialized countries. It may present to many hospital departments so a sound knowledge of managing acute cardiology is needed. This is a new edition of a widely used, key reference for health professionals who care for cardiac patients. It is practical, easy to understand, up to date and with a large resource of references for further reading. It not only encompasses modern cardiology practice, but also considers how the patient came to arrive on coronary care, and what will happen them after they leave. The combined authorship of doctor and nurse reflects the close teamwork vital to the management of both patients and their families. Management of the cardiac patent is a complex process and this book has a clear approach conveying the necessary information in an easily understood way. It also has an excellent evidence base to ensure best practice and should appeal to staff in every cardiac unit. "a classic text" British Journal of Cardiology "a standard textbook..highly recommended" Intensive and critical care nursing journalUp to date coverage of a rapidly developing fieldOffers a multi-disciplinary approach to coronary careEasy to read and therefore easily understoodResearch/evidence based content ensures best practiceAdds material that reflects the growing literature on nurse-lead approaches to chest pain assessment, defibrillation, thrombolysis and specialist clinics (heart failure and dysrhythmias).Updates content in line with the latest guidelines from various medical bodies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780702028595
ISBN-10: 0702028592
Format: Paperback
(189mm x 246mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Bailliere Tindall
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publish Date: 10-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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