On Call Cardiology, On Call Series, 3rd Edition

On Call Cardiology

3rd Edition On Call Series

By M. Gabriel Khan, MD, FRCP (London), FRCP (C), FACP, FACC, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Cardiologist, Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Structure of the Book

Commonly Used Abbreviations


1. Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of On-Call Problems

2. Documentation of On-Call Problems

3. Examination for Extrathoracic Physical Signs of Heart Disease

4. Examination of the Heart

5. Rapid Guide to Relevant ECG Diagnosis

6. Guide to Chest X-ray Interpretation


7. Chest Pain

8. Myocardial Infarction

9. Unstable Angina

10. Pericarditis

11. Cardiac Tamponade

12. Aortic Dissection

13. Hypotension and Cardiogenic Shock

14. Shortness of Breath

15. Edema

16. Bothersome Cough

17. Pulmonary Embolism

18. Acute Pulmonary Edema

19. Congestive Heart Failure

20. Palpitations/Arrhythmias

21. Bradycardia

22. Fever with Valve Murmur: Endocarditis

23. Hypertensive Crisis

24. Hypertension

25. Syncope

26. Cardiac Arrest

27. Deep Venous Thrombosis

28. Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Murmurs


A. Infusion Pump Charts

B. SI Units Conversion Table

C. Commonly Used Cardiovascular Drugs

D. Adverse Effects of Cardiac Drugs

E. Cardiac Drug Interactions

F. Drug Index

G. A Guide to the International ACLS Algorithms