On Call Cardiology
On Call Cardiology,
Edition 3 On Call Series
By M. Gabriel Khan, MD, FRCP (London), FRCP (C), FACP, FACC

Publication Date : 17 Feb 2006

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Description
Be on call with confidence! Successfully managing on-call situations requires a masterful combination of speed, skill, and knowledge. These pocket-sized resources provide you with immediate access to the vital, step-by-step information you need to rise to the occasion! On Call Cardiology, 3rd Edition is your practical resource on the management of cardiac problems encountered in an on call setting. Designed for quick reference, this book covers bedside diagnosis, ECG interpretations and treatment. Also included are pharmacologic actions, indications, adverse effects and interactions of commonly used cardiac drugs. All of the books in the ON CALL series give you clear, vital information on assessment, diagnosis, management and much more in a convenient, accessible size.

Key Features

  • Provides easy-to-reference, specialty-specific guidance on how to manage problems that arise while on call without direct supervision.
  • Catalogs the calls you are most likely to receive and provides you with the questions you should ask to assess the urgency of each situation.
  • Details the ideal approach to diagnose and manage patients, communicate with colleagues and families, and avoid common mistakes for every call.
  • Reviews the temporary orders appropriate for each call, as well as the general protocol, and the major threats to life you must consider before arriving at bedside.
  • Indexes problems by disease as well as by symptoms to expedite your access to the answers you need.
  • Includes a comprehensive collection of differential diagnoses and a detailed formulary of commonly used medications—a quick, alphabetically arranged reference for indications, drug dosages, routes of administration, side effects, contraindications, and modes of action.
About the author
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
Table of Contents
Structure of the Book

Commonly Used Abbreviations


INTRODUCTION

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


PATIENT-RELATED PROBLEMS: THE COMMON CALLS

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


APPENDICES

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


INDEX
Book details
ISBN: 9781416025375
Page Count: 544
Illustrations: Approx. 200 illustrations
Retail Price: €46.99