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Detailed description Cardiac intervention is a fast expanding field of medicine that is reducing the need for cardiac surgery. A Nurse's Guide to Caring for Cardiac Intervention Patients will enable nurses to fully prepare their patients and families for various cardiac intervention procedures.
Coverage includes: * Explanations of what the heart condition is and how the procedure may relieve that condition * Descriptions of what the patient can expect to happen before, during and after the procedure * What nurses should observe for post procedure, and how to address any complications that may occur * Guidelines for discharge advice * Outlines for a pre and post care plan for each procedure - based on the latest research and experience.
Nurses will find the book informative on common interventional procedures, but it is also designed as a tool to be dipped into when caring for patients with more unusual procedures. This practical book includes chapters on: cardiac catheterisation; percutaneous coronary intervention; percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty; removal of femoral sheaths; cardioversion; temporary and permanent pacemakers.
From the contents Preface.
1 Access Sites of Percutaneous Procedures.
2 Removal of Femoral Sheaths.
3 Complications Associated with Percutaneous Coronary Procedures.
4 Cardiac Catheterisation.
5 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
6 Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty.
7 Atrial Septal Defect Closure.
8 Electrophysiology Studies and Radio-Frequency Ablation.
10 Temporary Pacemakers.
11 Permanent Pacemakers.
12 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.
13 Common Problems Associated with Permanent Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.