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This publication is included on the ANCC: American Nurses Credentialing Center's reference list.Cardiac Nursing is recognized as "The Red Reference Book" for nurses caring for patients who have, or are at risk for developing, cardiac diseases. The book provides both basic and advanced content in evidence-based care and emphasizes health promotion, health maintenance, and disease management. The five-part organization consists of anatomy and physiology; physiologic and pathophysiologic responses; assessment of heart disease; pathophysiology of heart disease; and health promotion and disease prevention.This edition has a new Global Perspective feature in most chapters, which reflects the rich cultural mix of patient populations and helps to determine appropriate care. A new chapter on Global Health reflects WHO commitments to reducing heart disease worldwide.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 960 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 35.56mm | 2,018.48g
  • Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white tables, colour tables, figures
  • 0781792800
  • 9780781792806
  • 101,900

Table of contents

PART IAnatomy and PhysiologyCHAPTER 1 Cardiac Anatomy and PhysiologyGeneral Anatomic DescriptionCardiac StructuresCardiac TissueCoronary CirculationCardiac InnervationMyocardial Cell StructureMyocardial Cell Electrical CharacteristicsCardiac Action PotentialSarcolemmal Ionic CurrentsFactors Modifying Electrophysiologic FunctionPropagation of the Cardiac ImpulseMechanical Characteristics of Cardiac CellsMechanical Properties of the MyocardiumMyocardial MetabolismPhysiology of the Coronary CirculationThe Cardiac CycleCHAPTER 2 Systemic and Pulmonary Circulation and Oxygen DeliveryStructural Characteristics of the Vasculature and LymphaticsLocal RegulationNeurohumoral Stimulation CalciumVolume and Flow DistributionThe Venous SystemMicrocirculatory ExchangeThe Lymphatic SystemPulmonary CirculationCHAPTER 3 Regulation of Cardiac Output and Blood PressureAfferent Input and ReceptorCentral Nervous System RegulationAutonomic Nervous System RegulationSystemic HormonesArterial Blood PressureHeart RateIntrinsic Cardiac ControlExtrinsic Control: Pericardial LimitationLong-Term Control of Blood PressureLocal Regulation of Systemic Microvascular BedsVenous SystemRelation Between Cardiac Output and Central VenousPressure-Retrograde Versus Antegrade ModelsValsalva ManeuverOverall ControlPART II Physiologic and Pathologic ResponsesCHAPTER 4 GeneticsDNADNA and Human DiversityGenetic VariationGene TestingThe Human Genome ProjectPharmacogenomicsBiochemical Basis of Genetic DiseaseOverview: Heart DiseaseThe Genetics of Cardiovascular DiseaseEvidence for a Genetic Basis of Coronary Artery DiseaseDiagnosis and Risk Assessment: Application of Genetic Susceptibility Information in the Prevention of Coronary Artery DiseaseEthical ConsiderationsSummaryCHAPTER 5 Atherosclerosis, Inflammation, and Acute Coronary SyndromeIntroductionMechanisms that Regulate Coronary Blood FlowCauses of Myocardial Ischemia and InfarctionRisk Factors for Coronary Artery DiseaseIncidence of Myocardial IschemiaIncidence of Myocardial InfarctionImplications for NursesCHAPTER 6 Hematopoiesis, Coagulation, and BleedingHematopoietic CellsHemostasisCoagulation-Inflammation LinkBleeding DisordersClotting DisordersCHAPTER 7 Fluid and Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance and ImbalancePrinciples of Fluid BalanceExtracellular Fluid Volume Balance Osmolality BalancePrinciples of Electrolyte BalanceElectrolyte ImbalancesSummary Fluid and ElectrolytesPrinciples of Acid-Base BalanceAcid-Base ImbalancesSummary of Acid-BaseCHAPTER 8 SleepIntroductionNormal SleepSleep PhysiologyClinical Evaluation, Diagnosis, and ApproachesImpaired Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Excessive Daytime SleepinessSleep in Patients with Cardiovascular DiseaseCardiac Events in SleepNursing Care GoalsSleep Promoting InterventionsAbbreviated Table of Contentsshow more

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