Designed for quick, easy use in emergency situations, this concise coronary care manual focuses on the diagnosis and management of acute cardiac conditions. The authors succinctly summarize the evidence-based strategies and successful diagnostic and therapeutic modalities used at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Chapters are written in outline format with short narratives to explain the diagnostic or management decisions. Bulleted lists, sidebars, figures, tables, and algorithms help readers grasp key information at a glance.
SECTION I APPROACH TO CARDIAC CARE UNIT PATIENT Approach to the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)Patient SECTION II ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Mechanical Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction Right-Ventricular Infarction Post-Coronary Intervention Management SECTION III ACUTE DECOMPENSATED VALVULAR HEART DISEASE Decompensated Aortic Stenosis Acute Aortic Insufficiency Mitral Stenosis Mitral Regurgitation Tricuspid Valve Disease Infective Endocarditis Prosthetic Valve Disease SECTION IV ARRHYTHMIAS Narrow Complex Tachycardia Wide Complex Tachycardia Bradyarrhythmias SECTION V DISEASES OF THE AORTA AND PERICARDIUM Acute Aortic Syndromes Pericardial Tamponade Constrictive Pericarditis SECTION VI ACUTE DECOMPENSATED HEART FAILURE Ischemic and Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Right Ventricular Failure Pulmonary Hypertension Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation SECTION VII PROCEDURES Management of the Acutely Decompensated Cardiac Transplant Patient Right Heart Catheterization Temporary Transvenous Pacing Pericardiocentesis Cardioversion SECTION VIII MISCELLANEOUS Intraaortic Balloon Counterpulsation Ventilator Management in the Cardiac Care Unit Sedation and Analgesia in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit Nutrition in the Coronary Care Unit Ethics in the Coronary Care Unit SECTION IX CASE PRESENTATION Ruptured Papillary Muscle with Acute Mitral Regurgitation Fulminant EBV Myocarditis Giant Cell Myocarditis in a Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Right Ventricular Infarction Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia in a Cardiac Patient Postpartum Cardiomyopathy Index