Angina and Heart Attack

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byPhil Jevon

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Millions of people throughout the world suffer from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Angina is a symptom of CHD, but the condition can ultimately lead to a heart attach - often fatal. Steps can be taken to help prevent CHD getting worse, thus reducing the risk of a heart attack. Many patients whohave a heart attack die before reaching hospital. However, once in hospital, modern day treatment and intervention can improve the prognosis considerably, particularly if the patient presents within hours of the symptoms starting.This book will help patients and their families understand what angina is, the causes, risk factors, symptoms, treatment and how to manage and live with it. It provides the reader with the appropriate level of information that they will need to understand what a heart attack is and what to do in theevent that someone suffers from one, including the recognition of the symptoms, ensuring early admission to hospital. Treatment, and on-going management and rehabilitation, is also described in detail.

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Millions of people throughout the world suffer from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Angina is a symptom of CHD, but the condition can ultimately lead to a heart attach - often fatal. Steps can be taken to help prevent CHD getting worse, thus reducing the risk of a heart attack. Many patients whohave a heart attack die before reaching hos...

Phil Jevon is a Resuscitation Officer and Clinical Skills Lead at Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199599289

ISBN - 13:9780199599288

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Table of Contents

1. Simone Waddison and Dionne Parsley: What is angina and what is a heart attack?2. A. Hartland: What are the causes of ischaemic heart disease?3. Phil Jevon: Symptoms of angina and a heart attack4. Phil Jevon and Emma Simkiss: What are the investigations for angina?5. Fraz Umar: Treatment for angina6. Phil Jevon: Living with angina7. Phil Jevon: Treatment of a heart attack8. Phil Jevon: Cardiac rehabilitation: recovering from a heart attack9. Phil Jevon: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation10. Phil Jevon: Further information on angina and heart attacks