© 1989

Early Interventions in Acute Myocardial Infarction

  • Elliot Rapaport

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 97)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nora Goldschlager, Roderick Woods, Neal Benowitz
    Pages 1-43
  3. Michel E. Bertrand, Jean M. Lablanche, Jean L. Fourrier, A. Gommeaux
    Pages 75-83
  4. Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, William G. Marshall Jr.
    Pages 85-94
  5. Bramah N. Singh, Winifred Nayler
    Pages 123-141
  6. Elliot Rapaport
    Pages 143-153
  7. Kanu Chatterjee
    Pages 155-185
  8. Elizabeth A. Gilpin, John Ross Jr.
    Pages 213-258
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 259-266

About this book


Our understanding of the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction has grown enormously in recent years. This has led to an increasingly aggressive approach to management, designed to blunt the extent of infarction by salvaging acutely ischemic myocardium. Alternatives now include throm­ bolysis, PTCA with and without prior thrombolysis, and emergency bypass surgery, as well as the more aggressive use of a variety of drugs. This book consists of a series of chapters by experienced cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons that present today's state of the art in managing acute myocardial infarction. It is written with the purpose of presenting practical approaches of value to the clinician related to the more complex problems faced in dealing with patients undergoing myocardial infarction. xi EARLY INTERVENTIONS IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION 1. MANAGEMENT OF ARRHYTHMIAS IN THE CORONARY CARE UNIT NORA GOLDSCHLAGER, RODERICK WOODS, AND NEAL BENOWITZ With the advent of coronary care units, mortality from cardiac arrhythmias occurring during acute myocardial infarction has been unquestionably and dramatically reduced. In addition, continuous electrocardiographic monitoring has resulted in the recognition of specific arrhythmias related to acute ischemic heart disease and thus to the development of appropriate strategies for their management. This chapter will review certain specific aspects of those bradyarrhythmias and atrial and ventricular tachyarrhythmias that are seen most commonly in acute myocardial infarction. Pharmacologic therapy, including the use of some of the newer antiarrhythmic agents, will be discussed, as will pacemaker ther­ apy of both bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Elliot Rapaport
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Early Interventions in Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Editors Elliot Rapaport
  • Series Title Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0175-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8884-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-1597-1
  • Series ISSN 0166-9842
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 266
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Cardiac Surgery
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`This book can be highly recommended to cardilogists who are directly involved in the acute care of myocardial infarction.'
CV World Report, 4 (41) 1991