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Cardiovascular Problems in Emergency Medicine


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List of Contributors, vii Acknowledgements, xi Preface, xiii Section One: Cardiac Ischemia 1 Chest Pain, 3 Michael Bohrn, Amal Mattu and Brian Browne 2 Non-ST-Segment Elevations Myocardial Infarction, 18 David Plitt and William J. Brady 3 ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, 38 David F. M. Brown 4 Unusual Causes of Myocardial Ischemia, 54 Robin Naples and Richard Harrigan Section Two: Cardiac Dysrhythmias 5 Bradyarrhythmias, 71 Colleen Birmingham and Edward Ullman 6 Atrial Fibrillation, 86 Kristen Cochran and Shamai Grossman 7 Supraventricular Tachycardia, 97 Theodore Chan 8 The Differential Diagnosis of Wide Complex Tachycardia?ED Diagnostic and Management Considerations, 108 Nathan Charlton and William J. Brady 9 Cardiac Arrest, 123 Benjamin J. Lawner and Amal Mattu 10 Strategies in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Automatic External Defi brillator and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, 138 Catherine Cleaveland and William J. Brady 11 Pacemakers and AICDS in Emergency Medicine, 147 Theodore Chan Section Three: Non Ischemic Cardiac Disease 12 Acute Heart Failure, 163 Kevin Reed and Amal Mattu 13 Syncope, 185 Shamai Grossman 14 Valvular Heart Disease, 197 Jeffrey Soderman and Edward Ullman 15 Myocarditis, 209 Jehangir Meer and Amal Mattu 16 Pericarditis, 226 Theodore Chan 17 Cardiac Toxins and Drug-Induced Heart Disease, 237 Jeffrey Green and Richard Harrigan 18 Cardiomyopathy, 258 Alden Landry and Shamai Grossman Section Four: Vascular Emergencies 19 Aortic Dissection, 269 Keith A. Marill and David F. M. Brown 20 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, 283 David A. Peak and David F. M. Brown 21 Hypertensive Emergencies, 297 Russell Berger and Edward Ullman Section Five: Cardiac Testing 22 The Electrocardiogram in Acute Coronary Syndromes, 309 Laura Oh and William J. Brady 23 Cardiac Markers, 326 J. Stephen Bohan 24 Stress Testing, 337 Jefferson Williams and Shamai Grossman 25 Coronary Computed Tomography, 349 J. Tobias Nagurney and David F. M. Brown Section Six: Cardiac Surgery Complications 26 Postcardiac Surgery Emergencies, 363 Jonathan Anderson and Shamai Grossman 27 Pediatric Cardiac Emergencies, 372 Shannon Straszewski and Carrie Tibbles Index, 383

About the Author

Shamai Grossman and Peter Rosen are both at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts


This is an excellent tool for reviewing the diagnosis andmanagement of common cardiovascular emergencies. This book isparticularly effective because of its use of real-lifeexamples. (Doody s, 10 August 2012) With its unique approach, and the range of casescovered, Cardiovascular Problems in Emergency Medicine is aninvaluable source of information for all emergency physicians, bothqualified and in training. (MedReview, 15 June2012)

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