You are not logged in.

Cardiovascular alterations and management

Driscoll, Andrea and Gallagher, Robyn 2015, Cardiovascular alterations and management. In Aitken, Leanne, Marshall, Andrea and Chaboyer, Wendy (ed), ACCCN's critical care nursing, Elsevier, Chatswood, N.S.W., pp.271-310.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Cardiovascular alterations and management
Author(s) Driscoll, AndreaORCID iD for Driscoll, Andrea orcid.org/0000-0002-6837-0249
Gallagher, Robyn
Title of book ACCCN's critical care nursing
Editor(s) Aitken, Leanne
Marshall, Andrea
Chaboyer, Wendy
Publication date 2015
Start page 271
End page 310
Total pages 40
Publisher Elsevier
Place of Publication Chatswood, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) acute coronary syndrome
acute heart failure
aortic aneurysm
arrhythmia
cardiomyopathy
endocarditis
hypertensive emergencies
left ventricular failure
myocardial infarction
percutaneous coronary
intervention
right ventricular failure
ventricular aneurysm
Summary This chapter reviews the support of cardiovascular function in the face of
many compromises to the system. It focuses on two of the most prevalent and fatal diseases affecting the heart: coronary heart disease and heart failure. These diseases are also a common comorbidity in elderly patients admitted to critical care units. The first section on coronary heart disease reviews the pathophysiological concepts of myocardial ischaemia and associated complications, with detailed consideration of the clinical implications, assessment and associated management. Heart failure is discussed in terms of the body’s compensatory mechanisms and the clinical sequelae and associated clinical features of heart failure. Nursing and medical management is outlined including the management of acute exacerbations of heart failure. Finally, other cardiovascular disorders commonly managed in critical care units are reviewed, ranging from other forms of heart failure to hypertensive emergencies and aortic aneurysms. The case study presented at the end of the chapter highlights the key aspects of the management of coronary heart disease and heart failure in patients admitted to critical care units.
ISBN 9780729542005
Edition 3rd
Language eng
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases
HERDC Research category BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2015, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079553

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 97 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Sun, 15 Nov 2015, 07:04:31 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.