- Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of intensive and acute cardiac care - Diverse and intriguing chapter content including non-cardiac disease and ethical issues - Numerous new chapters that will increase the reader's knowledge on the subject - Section devoted to biomarkers and the importance of laboratory medicine on the subject - Digital version annually updated - Closely aligned with the ACCA core training curriculum
New to this edition
- The new edition contains six new chapters: patient safety and clinical governance, the heart team, ultrasound-guided vascular access, implanted cardiac support devices; donor management; and palliative care in the ICCU - Online edition updated annually - Separate online and print editions - Chapters will constitute the basis of the whole educational activity for the ACCA in the ESCeL platform
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.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1: Intensive and acute cardiac care: an introduction 2: Training and certification in acute cardiac care 3: Patient safety and clinical governance 4: Databases, registries and quality of care The pre-hospital phase and the emergency department 5: Sudden cardiac death: epidemiology and prevention 6: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the post-cardiac arrest syndrome 7: The emergency medical system 8: Chest pain and chest pain units 9: Acute dyspnoea in the emergency department
The intensive cardiac care unit 10: Recommendations for the structure, organization and operation of the intensive cardiac care units 11: The intensive cardiac care unit team 12: The heart team in acute cardiac care 13: Ethical issues in cardiac arrest and acute cardiac care: a European perspective
Monitoring and investigations in the intensive cardiac care unit 14: Pathophysiology and clinical assessment of the cardiovascular system (including pulmonary artery catheter) 15: The respiratory system 16: Neurological conditions of the acute care patient 17: Monitoring of the kidney, liver and other vital organs 18: Blood gas analysis: acid-base and fluid and electrolyte disorders 19: Clinical assessment and monitoring of chest radiographs 20: Echocardiography and thoracic ultrasound 21: Ultrasound-guided vascular access in intensive/acute cardiac care 22: Computed tomography angiography and other applications of computed tomography 23: Cardiac magnetic resonance in the intensive cardiac unit
Procedures in intensive cardiac care unit 24: Mechanical ventilation 25: Non-invasive ventilation 26: Temporary pacing 27: Pericardiocentesis 28: Chest tubes 29: Renal support therapy 30: Portable (short-term) mechanical circulatory support 31: Implanted cardiac support devices 32: Nutrition support in acute cardiac care 33: Physiotherapy in critically ill patients 34: Donor organ management
The laboratory in intensive and acute cardiac care 35: The use of biomarkers in acute cardiovascular disease 36: Biomarkers in acute coronary syndromes 37: Biomarkers in acute heart failure 38: Biomarkers of coagulation and thrombosis 39: Biomarkers of renal and hepatic failure
Acute coronary syndromes 40: Atherosclerosis and thrombosis 41: The universal definition of myocardial infarction 42: Systems of care for patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI networks) 43: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction 44: Fibrinolytic antithrombotic and antiplatelet drugs in acute coronary syndromes 45: Mechanical complications of myocardial infarction 46: Non ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes 47: Percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with acute coronary syndromes 48: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery 49: Cardiogenic shock in patients with acute coronary syndromes 50: Gender considerations in acute coronary syndromes
Acute heart failure 51: Acute heart failure: epidemiology, classification and pathophysiology Dimitrios Farmakis, John Parissis, and Gerasimos Filippatos 52: Acute heart failure: early pharmacological therapy 53: Non-pharmacologic therapy of acute heart failure: when drugs alone are not enough 54: Acute heart failure: heart failure surgery and transplantation 55: Conduction disturbances and pacemaker 56: Atrial fibrillation and supraventricular arrhythmias 57: Ventricular tachyarrhythmias and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
Other acute cardiovascular conditions 58: Myocarditis and pericarditis 59: Acute valve disease and endocarditis 60: Congenital heart disease in adults 61: Aortic emergencies 62: Cardiac complications in trauma 63: Cardiac emergencies in pregnancy 64: Acute respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome 65: Pulmonary hypertension 66: Pulmonary embolism 67: Stroke 68: Acute kidney injury 69: Hyperglycaemia, diabetes and other endocrine emergencies 70: Bleeding and haemostatic disorders 71: Anaemia and transfusion 72: Infection, sepsis and multiorgan dysfunction syndrome 73: Acute pain in the intensive cardiac care unit 74: Acute cognitive disorders: recognition and management of delirium in the cardiovascular intensive care unit 75: Special conditions in the immunosuppressed patient 76: Perioperative cardiac care of the high-risk non-cardiac patient 77: Perioperative management of the high risk surgical patient: cardiac surgery 78: Palliative care in the intensive cardiac care unit