Vital Coronary Heart DiseaseAuthor: Beverley Cox
Vital facts and figures for managing Coronary Heart Disease – in just 96 pages!
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is preventable yet kills more than 101,000 people in the UK every year. Primary Care health professionals play an essential role in identifying and managing at-risk patients, and providing care for those patients who have already been affected by heart disease. Vital Coronary Heart Disease take a pragmatic, hands-on approach to managing CHD care, combining the experienced skills of the author with the best evidence-based knowledge.
This expert quick-reference guide offers straightforward guidance for practice nurses, GPs and all health professionals caring for patients who have CHD. Equipped with this clear and easy-to-read handbook you can assess and treat your patients with speed and confidence.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Coronary heart disease: an overview
2 Anatomy and physiology of the heart and coronary circulation: a recap
3 The pathophysiology of CHD or ‘What goes wrong?’
4 Presentation of acute coronary syndrome
5 Assessment and examination of patients presenting with non-acute chest pain
6 Diagnostic tests
7 Revascularisation procedures in acute coronary syndrome
8 Referral for non-acute presentations
9 Key risk factors for CHD
10 Risk assessment in primary prevention
11 Communicating risk
12 Pharmacological management of CHD
13 Lifestyle interventions
14 Other conditions that can be linked to CVD
15 Cardiac rehabilitation
16 The General Medical Services Contract and the Quality and Outcomes Framework
17 Structuring care – the annual review
18 Education and self-management
19 Getting on with living – keeping well with CHD