The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care

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Marco Tubaro, Pascal Vranckx, Susanna Price, Christiaan Vrints
Oxford University Press, 2015 - Medical - 882 pages
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. The textbook 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 unique characteristic 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 by the 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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Contents

Introduction
1
CHAPTER 1 Intensive and acute cardiac
3
CHAPTER 2 Training and certification in
5
CHAPTER 3 Patient safety and clinical
13
CHAPTER 4 Databases registries and quality of care
20
SECTION I The prehospital phase and the emergency department
31
epidemiology and prevention
33
CHAPTER 6 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the postcardiac arrest syndrome
39
CHAPTER 40 Atherosclerosis and thrombosis
347
CHAPTER 41 The universal definition of myocardial infarction
356
CHAPTER 42 Systems of care for patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction STEMI networks
365
CHAPTER 43 STsegment elevation myocardial infarction
372
CHAPTER 44 Fibrinolytic antithrombotic and antiplatelet drugs in acute coronary syndromes
386
CHAPTER 45 Mechanical complications of myocardial infarction
398
CHAPTER 46 NonSTsegment elevation acute coronary syndromes
409
CHAPTER 47 Percutaneous coronary interventions in acute coronary syndromes
420

CHAPTER 7 The emergency medical system
47
CHAPTER 8 Chest pain and chest pain units
56
CHAPTER 9 Acute dyspnoea in the emergency department
65
SECTION II The intensive cardiac care unit
73
CHAPTER 10 Recommendations for the structure organization and operation of intensive cardiac care units
75
CHAPTER 11 The intensive cardiac care unit team
83
CHAPTER 12 The heart team in acute cardiac care
87
a European perspective
91
SECTION III Monitoring and investigations in the intensive cardiac care unit
99
CHAPTER 14 Pathophysiology and clinical assessment of the cardiovascular system including pulmonary artery catheter
101
CHAPTER 15 The respiratory system
111
CHAPTER 16 Neurological assessment of the acute cardiac care patient
117
CHAPTER 17 Monitoring of the kidneys liver and other vital organs
126
acidbase fluid and electrolyte disorders
135
CHAPTER 19 Clinical assessment and monitoring of chest radiographs
148
CHAPTER 20 Echocardiography and thoracic ultrasound
160
CHAPTER 21 Ultrasoundguided vascular access in intensiveacute cardiac care
174
CHAPTER 22 Computed tomography angiography and other applications of computed tomography
181
CHAPTER 23 Cardiac magnetic resonance in the intensive and cardiac care unit
196
SECTION IV Procedures in intensive cardiac care unit
207
CHAPTER 24 Mechanical ventilation
209
CHAPTER 25 Noninvasive ventilation
219
CHAPTER 26 Temporary pacing
230
CHAPTER 27 Pericardiocentesis
237
CHAPTER 28 Chest tubes
242
CHAPTER 29 Renal support therapy
250
CHAPTER 30 Portable shortterm mechanical circulatory support
259
CHAPTER 31 Implanted cardiac support devices
267
CHAPTER 32 Nutrition support in acute cardiac care
276
CHAPTER 33 Physiotherapy in critically ill patients
284
CHAPTER 34 Donor organ management
292
SECTION V The laboratory in intensive and acute cardiac care
303
CHAPTER 35 The use of biomarkers for acute cardiovascular disease
305
CHAPTER 36 Biomarkers in acute coronary syndromes
314
CHAPTER 37 Biomarkers in acute heart failure
321
CHAPTER 38 Biomarkers of coagulation and thrombosis
330
CHAPTER 39 Biomarkers of renal and hepatic failure
337
SECTION VI Acute coronary syndromes
345
CHAPTER 48 Coronary artery bypass graft surgery
430
CHAPTER 49 Cardiogenic shock in patients with acute coronary syndromes
441
CHAPTER 50 Gender considerations in acute coronary syndromes
449
SECTION VII Acute heart failure
457
epidemiology classification and pathophysiology
459
early pharmacological therapy
470
when drugs alone are not enough
481
heart failure surgery and transplantation
490
SECTION VIII Arrhythmias
501
CHAPTER 55 Conduction disturbances and pacemaker
503
CHAPTER 56 Atrial fibrillation and supraventricular arrhythmias
512
CHAPTER 57 Ventricular tachyarrhythmias and implantable cardioverterdefibrillator
529
SECTION IX Other acute cardiovascular conditions
545
CHAPTER 58 Myocarditis and pericarditis
547
CHAPTER 59 Acute valve disease and endocarditis
560
CHAPTER 60 Congenital heart diseasein adults
571
CHAPTER 61 Aortic emergencies
580
CHAPTER 62 Cardiac complications in trauma
592
CHAPTER 63 Cardiac emergencies in pregnancy
600
SECTION X Concomitant acute conditions
613
CHAPTER 64 Acute respiratory failureand acute respiratory distress syndrome
615
CHAPTER 65 Pulmonary hypertension
626
CHAPTER 66 Pulmonary embolism
634
CHAPTER 67 Stroke
645
CHAPTER 68 Acute kidney injury
657
CHAPTER 69 Hyperglycaemia diabetes and other endocrine emergencies
668
CHAPTER 70 Bleeding and haemostasis disorders
681
CHAPTER 71 Anaemia and transfusion
691
CHAPTER 72 Infection sepsis andmultiorgan dysfunction syndrome
698
CHAPTER 73 Acute pain in the intensive cardiac care unit
707
recognition and management of delirium in the cardiovascular intensive care unit
716
CHAPTER 75 Special considerations in the immunosuppressed patient
723
CHAPTER 76 Perioperative cardiac care of the highrisk noncardiac patient
731
cardiac surgery
743
CHAPTER 78 Palliative care in the intensive cardiac care unit
753
Index
763
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Marco Tubaro, Head ICCU, Cardiovascular Department, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy, Pascal Vranckx, Medical Director ICCU, Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine, ICCU Hartcentrum Hasselt, Belgium, Susanna Price, Consultant Cardiologist and Intensivist, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK, Christiaan Vrints, Head of Cardiology Department, University Hospital of Antwerp, Belgium

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 Italy, Tubaro is an author of more than 370 papers.

Pascal Vranckx is a consultant in interventional cardiology and medical director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Hartcentrum in Hasselt, Belgium. He is a research affiliate to the department of cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is also clinical consultant and chair of the Clinical Events Committee Core Laboratories at Cardialysis in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Pascal Vranckx has authored over 70 publications and over 10 chapters in textbooks and is an associate editor of the ESC Textbook of Acute Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine 2010 and is deputy editor of EuroIntervention.

Susanna Price trained in both cardiology and intensive care medicine, and is a Consultant Cardiologist and Intensivist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Her main interests are intensive care cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, and critical and peri-operative/peri-procedural echocardiography. She developed a national training programme in ALS-compliant peri-resuscitation echocardiography, endorsed by the BSE and supported by the Resuscitation Council. Dr Price sits on a number of committees including Chair of the Accreditation/Certification Committee in Acute Cardiac Care(ESC), a member of the Working Group Intensive Care Echocardiography (ESICM), the Executive committee European trans-catheter valve replacement/repair registry(ESC), Accreditation Committee(BSE), Education & Training Committee, Intensive Care Society and the ESC Task Force MCQs and Professional Standards.

Christiaan Vrints is Past-President of the Executive ACCA Board, and a Nucleus Member of the Association. He is Professor of cardiology at the University of Antwerp and Head of the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital of Antwerp, Belgium.

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