Chest Pain: Advanced Assessment and Management promotes a systematic approach to the assessment and management of patients presenting with chest pain and related undifferentiated symptoms. Specifically, it equips practitioners with the knowledge and clinical skills needed to effectively differentiate and respond to clinical presentations where the primary symptom for seeking healthcare advice involves chest pain. Introductory chapters in section one explore the principles of physical assessment, history taking and differential diagnosis to provide the framework for subsequent chapters, which explore cardiac and non-cardiac causes of chest pain. Section two examines the advanced assessment and overall management of patients with pain in the chest. A range of clinical conditions that trigger chest pain and other related symptoms are covered, including: angina, acute coronary syndromes, pericarditis and myocarditis, aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, oesophago-gastric disorders, musculoskeletal causes, pulmonary and respiratory causes, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, chest pain caused by trauma or cardiac syndrome X, cocaine misuse and Herpes zoster.
John W. Albarran is Principal Lecturer in Critical Care, University of the West of England, and Jenny Tagney is Cardiology Nurse Consultant, United Bristol Healthcare Trust
Section 1 Principles of assessment and diagnosis. Chapter 1: Background to the assessment and management of patients with chest pain. Chapter 2: Coronary heart disease healthcare policy and evolution of chest pain assessment and management in the UK. Chapter 3: History taking. Chapter 4: Clinical examination skills for assessing the patient with chest pain. Chapter 5: Assessment and differential diagnoses in the patient with chest pain. Section 2 Advanced assessment and management of patients presenting with chest pain. Chapter 6: Assessing and managing the patient with chest pain due to an acute coronary syndrome. Chapter 7: Analysing the presentation of women with chest pain and other symptoms associated with coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction. Chapter 8: Assessing and managing the patient with chest pain due to either acute pericarditis or myocarditis. Chapter 9: Assessing and managing the patient with chest pain due to an aortic dissection. Chapter 10: Assessing and managing the patient with chest pain due to pulmonary embolism. Chapter 11: Assessing and managing the patient with chest pain due to trauma. Chapter 12: Assessing and managing the patient with chest pain due to oesophago-gastric disorders. Chapter 13: Assessing and managing the patient with musculoskeletal chest pain. Chapter 14: Assessing and managing the patient with pulmonary chest pain. Chapter 15: Assessing and managing the patient with chest pain due to cardiac syndrome X, cocaine misuse and herpes zoster
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