Attention to reducing the major risk factors Contemporary coronary care involves a associated with the development of arterio- multitude of measures: efforts to prevent the sclerosis has been widespread and appears to acute event; thrombolytic therapy to abort have lowered the incidence of coronary artery infarction; pharmacological measures to delay disease. Nevertheless, acute myocardial and reduce ischemic cell death; monitoring of infarction and related ischemic syndromes the hemodynamic consequences of myocardial represent the most common causes of death as infarction; treatment of acute pump failure; use well as one of the principal reasons for of modern electrical devices as well as a large hospitalization in the industrialized world. In number of new drugs to prevent and treat light of this, care of the patient with acute cardiac arrhythmias; and finally, identification coronary disease remains a major medical prior to hospital discharge of patients who are at challenge. high risk for recurrent infarction or sudden The approach to managing patients with death and the choice of the appropriate acute myocardial infarction can be said to have management approach. evolved through three major phases. For the This fine book provides comprehensive first half-century after Herrick's landmark descriptions of these various aspects of paper describing this condition was published in contemporary coronary care. It is accurate, 1912, management consisted primarily of thorough, and easily readable.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 765 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 21 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 198
'This new book would help an awakening Rip and Winkle (cardiologist) because it is straightforward and logical, taking the reader through current coronary medicine along a practical route from pathogenesis to prognosis. Skillfully written by two coauthors rather than assembled from multiple contributors, the book is quite readable and well organized. One of the great virtues of this book is the careful, critical way in which several topics are reviewed. This book satisfies a need not usually filled by large general textbooks.'
The New England journal of Medicine, 1987
'This book covers virtually all aspects of management of patients with coronary problems necessitating hospitalization in a coronary care unit.'
American Journal of Cardiology, 58 (1986)
'The authors provide a detailed discussion of hospital and post hospitalization management in uncomplicated and complicated acute myocardial infarction and the prognosis after myocardial infarction. The book is well referenced, with citations given throughout the text. ... well illustrated with photographs, drawings, electrocardiograms, graphs, and tables. ... will be valued by physicians at all levels of experience who are involved in acute coronary care and will be a welcome addition to the reference shelves of coronary care units.'
Annals of Internal Medicine, July 1987