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Fundamental and Clinical Cardiology #31: Practical Critical Care in Cardiology
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This self-contained guide presents readily accessible information on the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, management, and prevention of intensive care complications in coronary care units from dialysis and ventilator issues to gastrointestinal hemorrhage and infectious problems-enabling the physician to approach daily noncardiological critical care situations competently and confidently. With contributions by over 20 international experts, Practical Critical Care in Cardiology 7reviews the rationale and indications for noninvasive ventilation in cardiac care units and guidelines ensuring its successful application 7examines clotting cascades in relation to how disturbances involving clotting factors influence clinical situations 7elucidates the clinical significance of potential interactions between concurrently administered medications 7focuses on physiological determinants of renal blood flow and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) under normal conditions as well as mechanisms maintaining cardiac output and GFR in congestive heart failure 7discusses how to obtain accurate readings in radiographic imaging with the appropriate monitoring procedures and supportive devices 7and more! Containing more than 1650 references, tables, drawings, photographs, and x-rays, this practical volume is an indispensable resource for cardiologists, intensive care specialists, pulmonologists, primary care physicians, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
Book News Annotation:
A text intended to assist cardiologists and physicians in related fields in dealing with non-cardiac problems that may complicate the progress of a patient in the cardiac care unit. In addition to mechanical ventilation, pulmonary embolism, gastrointestinal bleeding, and coagulopathies, the 16 chapters address special topics such as diabetic ketoacidosis, critical care pharmacology, and imaging techniques.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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