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The Arrhythmic Patient in the Emergency Department : A Practical Guide for Cardiologists and Emergency Physicians

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Massimo Zecchin, Gianfranco Sinagra, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book is a practical guide to the differential diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting in the Emergency Department with syncope or arrhythmias, including bradyarrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, narrow and wide QRS tachycardias. In addition, clear advice is provided on the management of patients with cardiac devices and possible dysfunction, electrical storm, or a requirement for urgent surgery. For each topic, a literature review of epidemiology, physiopathology, differential diagnosi…
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Zecchin, Massimo
Sinagra, Gianfranco
Responsibility
Massimo Zecchin, Gianfranco Sinagra, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 208 p. : 52 illus., 32 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319243283
9783319243269 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - therapy
Emergency Medicine - methods
Emergency Service, Hospital
Abstract
This book is a practical guide to the differential diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting in the Emergency Department with syncope or arrhythmias, including bradyarrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, narrow and wide QRS tachycardias. In addition, clear advice is provided on the management of patients with cardiac devices and possible dysfunction, electrical storm, or a requirement for urgent surgery. For each topic, a literature review of epidemiology, physiopathology, differential diagnosis, and treatment is conducted. Furthermore, practical suggestions are offered for short-term management, e.g., regarding the decision on when and where to hospitalize the patient; these proposals do not replace but rather summarize or integrate the current guidelines.The book is designed both for emergency physicians and cardiologists, who will be the first to evaluate and treat patients with arrhythmias or potentially arrhythmic problems in the emergency setting. It will also be a useful textbook for students and residents in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine.
Contents
1 Introduction -- 2 Management of arrhythmic patients in ED: general principles -- 3 Syncope: first evaluation and management in ED -- 4 Bradyarrhythmias -- 5 Narrow QRS tachyarrhythmias -- 6 Atrial flutter and fibrillation -- 7 Wide QRS tachycardias -- 8 Acute management of arrhythmias in patients with known congenital heart disease and channelopathies -- 9 Acute management of patients with arrhythmias and non-cardiac diseases -- 10 Drug abuse and intoxication -- 11 Pacemaker malfunction; is it real? -- 12 Management of the electrical storm in patients with ICD -- 13 Emergency surgery and cardiac devices.
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Operative Techniques and Recent Advances in Acute Care and Emergency Surgery

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Paolo Aseni, Luciano De Carlis, Alessandro Mazzola, Antonino M. Grande, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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The aim of this book is to identify and shed new light on the main surgical practices involved in acute care and trauma surgery. Adopting an evidence-based approach, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and intensivists illustrate basic and advanced operative techniques, accompanied by a comprehensive and updated reference collection. Emerging surgical procedures in Acute Care Surgery are also explored step by step with the help of ample illustrations. Further, the book offers an overview of tr…
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Aseni, Paolo
De Carlis, Luciano
Mazzola, Alessandro
Grande, Antonino M.
Responsibility
Paolo Aseni, Luciano De Carlis, Alessandro Mazzola, Antonino M. Grande, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 800 p.) : 541 illus., 364 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319951140
9783319951133 (Print ed.)
9783319951157 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Advanced Trauma Life Support Care
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Specialty
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Abstract
The aim of this book is to identify and shed new light on the main surgical practices involved in acute care and trauma surgery. Adopting an evidence-based approach, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and intensivists illustrate basic and advanced operative techniques, accompanied by a comprehensive and updated reference collection. Emerging surgical procedures in Acute Care Surgery are also explored step by step with the help of ample illustrations. Further, the book offers an overview of treatment options for acute organ failure, with a focus on peculiar clinical situations that call for special treatment, including: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), circulatory support and urgent liver transplantation. In order to identify the key determinants in decision-making and therapeutic support that can help avoid critical errors, authors not only define and discuss specific surgical techniques, but also present major issues and controversies related to it. In essence, the book can be considered a “What to do guide” that offers easy access to both basic and advanced lifesaving surgical procedures, due in part to text boxes highlighting “Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls” as well as advice on “Complications Management”. Many chapters are enriched by providing clinical case scenarios, an important educational resource including self–assessment questionnaires.
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