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A new edition of Cardiac Intensive Care, the only textbook dedicated to cardiac intensive care medicine, chronicles the progress made in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with critical cardiac illness during an era in which clinical cardiology has become a progressive and interventional field. Edited by Stony Brook University Medical Center cardiologists Allen Jeremias, M.D., MSc, and David L. Brown, M.D., the edition is scheduled to be published by Elsevier Health Sciences on March 28, 2010.

The new textbook is geared toward medical professionals and students. Cardiac Intensive Care includes coverage of the many noncoronary diseases in the cardiac intensive care unit, technical advancements, and a complete compendium of up-to-date pharmacologic agents. Drs. Jeremias and Brown also present new sections and chapters, as well as up-to-date information on landmark discoveries, a greater understanding of syndromes, and diagnostic and therapeutic advances.

Reviewers from the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation call the new edition of Cardiac Intensive Care "a well-written text that thoroughly reviews cardiac pathophysiology and serves as an excellent reference to aid in the management of a wide variety of patients in the cardiac intensive care unit." The reviewers further comment, "Whether serving as a primary educational source or as a means of consolidating one’s knowledge, this practical text represents a much need, state-of-the-art review of the various disease states that face the physician caring for the cardiac intensive care patient."

The text features nine new chapters: Quality Assurance and Improvement in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit; Physical Examination in the CICU; Mechanical Treatments for Acute ST-Elevation MI; Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Risk Stratification, and Management; Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors; Vascular Access Procedures; Ventilator Management for the Cardiac Patient; Management of Post-Operative Complications in the Cardiac Surgery Patient, and Guidelines Relevant to Care in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Drs. Jeremias and Brown present the authorative perspectives of notable pioneers in the field of cardiac intensive care. They also include for readers the basic science framework for the clinical material through a section on the scientific foundation of cardiac intensive care.

The new edition presents the text in a full-color design and layout for visual appeal and in an accessible format enabling the reader to find information quickly and easily. Full text online access is also available at expertconsult.com.

More information about Cardiac Intensive Care, second edition, can be found at: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/ISBN/9781416037736/Cardiac-Intensive-Care

About the Authors Allen Jeremias, M.D., MSc, is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director, Vascular Medicine and Peripheral Intervention, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Jeremias is recognized nationally as an expert clinician in coronary artery revascularization, stenting, and non-surgical cardiovascular intervention. He has led numerous studies on these topics and has published in national and international journals.

David L. Brown, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Brown is a nationally recognized interventional cardiologist with expertise in the identification and treatment of fatty plaque in arteries responsible for heart attacks and outcomes of patients with coronary artery disease. Dr. Brown has more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, books, chapters and abstracts.
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