"To my knowledge, Cardiovascular Emergencies is the first book written by emergency physicians for emergency physicians that covers the broad spectrum of information needed to comprehensively manage acute cardiovascular emergencies." --Doug Franzen, Annals of Emergency Medicine
From the Back Cover
More than 6 million people present to US emergency departments
every year with chest pain. Emergency physicians have the difficult task of differentiating life-threatening causes from more benign ones. And beyond chest pain, emergency physicians care for patients with other forms of cardiac disease--arrhythmias, infections, cardiovascular complications from other conditions, and they must be able to identify these conditions, assess their severity, and provide immediate, often lifesaving, interventions in the less than-ideal conditions of a busy emergency department.
brings together highly respected emergency physician educators to teach the essentials of diagnosing and managing cardiovascular disorders. Each of the 21 chapters focuses on an issue of critical importance in the care of patients with cardiovascular emergencies ---emergencies that can present in any emergency department on any day in any community.