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By Jeremy Brown

ISBN-10: 0195383656

ISBN-13: 9780195383652

Cardiology Emergencies covers the presentation, research, and administration of acute cardiac difficulties that require quick prognosis and administration. Created as a source for citizens and scholars, in addition to a simple reference consultant for physicians, this guide is geared up for speedy entry and studying. it truly is divided into 3 sections: the 1st offers acute shows for fast analysis, the second one addresses particular stipulations, and the 3rd deals transparent descriptions of ways to accomplish universal sensible cardiac tactics. choked with concisely written summaries and bullet-point info, it's the perfect advisor to the sensible administration of cardiac emergencies.

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (p. 71) Syncope occurs in up to 25% of patients and can be a risk marker for sudden cardiac death. Long QT syndrome (p. 102, EKG p. 264) Episodes of polymorphic VT can result in recurrent syncope. Brugada syndrome (EKG p. 265) This is a genetic defect of sodium channels, and may cause sudden cardiac death. Look for RBBB and ST elevations in the right precordial leads (V1–V3). Chapter 4 Cardiovascular Collapse Cardiovascular Collapse 22 Cardiac Arrest 22 Shock 22 The Initial Assessment 22 Approaching a Differential in Shock 26 Causes of Shock 26 Immediate Interventions 27 Continuing Investigation and Treatment 30 21 Cardiovascular Collapse CHAPTER 4 22 Cardiovascular Collapse Cardiovascular collapse is the rapid or sudden development of circulatory failure.

5 mg/kg (up to 35 mg) IV over 60 minutes. g. enoxaparin 1 mg/kg IV) or heparin concomitantly through a separate IV line (5000 units IV bolus, then 1000 units/h IV), according to your local protocol. Reteplase (modified tPA) has a longer half life than standard tPA, and may reduce the time to perfusion. It is given as two IV boluses of 10 units separated by 30 minutes apart. In addition, give LMWH or heparin as for tPA. Reperfusion is suggested by resolution of ST segment elevation by >50% following thrombolysis and relief of pain.

Long QT syndrome (p. 102, EKG p. 264) Episodes of polymorphic VT can result in recurrent syncope. Brugada syndrome (EKG p. 265) This is a genetic defect of sodium channels, and may cause sudden cardiac death. Look for RBBB and ST elevations in the right precordial leads (V1–V3). Chapter 4 Cardiovascular Collapse Cardiovascular Collapse 22 Cardiac Arrest 22 Shock 22 The Initial Assessment 22 Approaching a Differential in Shock 26 Causes of Shock 26 Immediate Interventions 27 Continuing Investigation and Treatment 30 21 Cardiovascular Collapse CHAPTER 4 22 Cardiovascular Collapse Cardiovascular collapse is the rapid or sudden development of circulatory failure.

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