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Cardiology in general and many acute aspects have changed dramatically since the second edition of this book appeared in 1980. The updated third edition contains new sections on thrombolytic therapy, coronary angioplasty, and coronary artery spasm. Most of the remaining text has been substantially revised.
The practical approach to cardiac emergencies has been maintained as exemplified by the detailed section on electrophysiologic studies. An important part of this book is the appropriate emphasis on nursing aspects of critical care; an entire chapter is devoted to the subject.
There are several minor criticisms. The bibliographic citations have an inconsistent quality. Some
Cardiac Emergency Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;104:904. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-6-904_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(6):904.
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