Comprehensive Coronary Care, 4th Edition

Comprehensive Coronary Care

4th Edition

By Nigel I. Jowett, MD, MRCP, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, Director of Clinical Medicine and Consultant Physician, Pembrokeshire Health Trust, Wales, UK; and David R. Thompson, MA, PhD, MBA, RN, FRCN, FESC, Professor of Nursing and Director, The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Introduction to coronary care. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. Risk factors and primary prevention. Assessing the patient. Investigation and monitoring of patients with CHD. Introduction to the acute coronary syndromes. Management of ST elevation MI. Management of unstable angina and non-ST elevation MI. Nursing patients with acute coronary syndromes. Complications of acute MI and their management. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Management of other conditions presenting to the coronary care unit. Cardiac pacing and implantable defibrillators. Cardiac rehabilitation. Assessing progress and reducing risk in patients with acute coronary syndromes. Percutaneous coronary intervention and cardiac surgery in patients with coronary artery disease. Therapeutics