The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care by Marco Tubaro

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care

EditorMarco Tubaro, Pascal Vranckx, Susanna Price

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The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care is the official textbook of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the ESC. This new updated edition continues to comprehensively approach all the different issues relating to intensive and acute cardiovascular care. Thetextbook is addressed to all those involved in intensive and acute cardiac care, from cardiologists to emergency physicians and healthcare professionals. The chapters cover the various acute cardiovascular diseases that need high quality intensive treatment, but also organisational issues,cooperation among professionals, and interaction with other specialities in medicine. The largest section of the textbook is devoted to non-cardiac disease which could acutely involve the cardiovascular system. Other noteworthy chapters are on ethical issues - which are so important in acute cardiac care, such as patient safety, donor organ management and palliative care. A uniquecharacteristic of the textbook is the presence of a whole section devoted to biomarkers, which underline the growing importance of laboratory medicine in the field of intensive and acute cardiac care. A particular asset of the textbook is the digital version available on Oxford Medicine Online, which has additional online features including an extra chapter on lung ultrasound and many more images and videos, as well as a full list of references from all chapters. The online version is updated bythe same authors on a yearly basis and is available with the print version and separately on a subscription basis, allowing easy access to content in digital and mobile optimised format. The textbook aligns directly with the core training curriculum for ACCA.

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Marco Tubaro is head of the ICCU at San Filippo Neri hospital in Rome. He is a member of the founding board of the WG Acute Cardiac Care (now Acute Cardiovascular Care Association) of the ESC and was previously national secretary of ANMCO (Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists). A visiting professor at Camerino University in It...

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Title:The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular CareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.03 inPublished:March 4, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019968703X

ISBN - 13:9780199687039

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Intensive and acute cardiac care: an introduction2. Training and certification in acute cardiac care3. Patient safety and clinical governance4. Databases, registries and quality of careThe pre-hospital phase and the emergency department5. Sudden cardiac death: epidemiology and prevention6. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the post-cardiac arrest syndrome7. The emergency medical system8. Chest pain and chest pain units9. Acute dyspnoea in the emergency departmentThe intensive cardiac care unit10. Recommendations for the structure, organization and operation of the intensive cardiac care units11. The intensive cardiac care unit team12. The heart team in acute cardiac care13. Ethical issues in cardiac arrest and acute cardiac care: a European perspectiveMonitoring and investigations in the intensive cardiac care unit14. Pathophysiology and clinical assessment of the cardiovascular system (including pulmonary artery catheter)15. The respiratory system16. Neurological conditions of the acute care patient17. Monitoring of the kidney, liver and other vital organs18. Blood gas analysis: acid-base and fluid and electrolyte disorders19. Clinical assessment and monitoring of chest radiographs20. Echocardiography and thoracic ultrasound21. Ultrasound-guided vascular access in intensive/acute cardiac care22. Computed tomography angiography and other applications of computed tomography23. Cardiac magnetic resonance in the intensive cardiac unitProcedures in intensive cardiac care unit24. Mechanical ventilation25. Non-invasive ventilation26. Temporary pacing27. Pericardiocentesis28. Chest tubes29. Renal support therapy30. Portable (short-term) mechanical circulatory support31. Implanted cardiac support devices32. Nutrition support in acute cardiac care33. Physiotherapy in critically ill patients34. Donor organ managementThe laboratory in intensive and acute cardiac care35. The use of biomarkers in acute cardiovascular disease36. Biomarkers in acute coronary syndromes37. Biomarkers in acute heart failure38. Biomarkers of coagulation and thrombosis39. Biomarkers of renal and hepatic failureAcute coronary syndromes40. Atherosclerosis and thrombosis41. The universal definition of myocardial infarction42. Systems of care for patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI networks)43. ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction44. Fibrinolytic antithrombotic and antiplatelet drugs in acute coronary syndromes45. Mechanical complications of myocardial infarction46. Non ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes47. Percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with acute coronary syndromes48. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery49. Cardiogenic shock in patients with acute coronary syndromes50. Gender considerations in acute coronary syndromesAcute heart failure51. Acute heart failure: epidemiology, classification and pathophysiology52. Acute heart failure: early pharmacological therapy53. Non-pharmacologic therapy of acute heart failure: when drugs alone are not enough54. Acute heart failure: heart failure surgery and transplantationArrhythmias55. Conduction disturbances and pacemaker56. Atrial fibrillation and supraventricular arrhythmias57. Ventricular tachyarrhythmias and implantable cardioverter-defibrillatorOther acute cardiovascular conditions58. Myocarditis and pericarditis59. Acute valve disease and endocarditis60. Congenital heart disease in adults61. Aortic emergencies62. Cardiac complications in trauma63. Cardiac emergencies in pregnancyConcomitant acute conditions64. Acute respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome65. Pulmonary hypertension66. Pulmonary embolism67. Stroke68. Acute kidney injury69. Hyperglycaemia, diabetes and other endocrine emergencies70. Bleeding and haemostatic disorders71. Anaemia and transfusion72. Infection, sepsis and multiorgan dysfunction syndrome73. Acute pain in the intensive cardiac care unit74. Acute cognitive disorders: recognition and management of delirium in the cardiovascular intensive care unit75. Special conditions in the immunosuppressed patient76. Perioperative cardiac care of the high-risk non-cardiac patient77. Perioperative management of the high risk surgical patient: cardiac surgery78. Palliative care in the intensive cardiac care unit

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"The book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and clear review of the basic science, pathophysiology, and evidence-based medicine that comprises the core of IACC. It is encyclopedic and well written, and its 181 authors represent a Whos Who of respected contributors throughout Europe and theworld. The level of detail, the plethora of topics, the quality of the illustrations, the expertise of the authors, and the depth of the bibliographies are impressive. The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiac Care is an exceptional resource and invaluable review text. An excellent purchasefor senior clinicians in cardiology and critical care and a must-have for cardiac intensivists-intraining, it also will be useful to scientists, clinical investigators, journal editors, and practicing clinicians." --Journal of the American Medical Association 05/01/2012