Cardiac Nursing
Cardiac Nursing Cardiac Nursing

Cardiac Nursing

Publication Date: September 25, 2009
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780781792806
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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.

--NEW! Global Perspective Feature in most chapters, reflects the rich cultural mix of client population in the USA and helps to determine appropriate care
--NEW! New 2-color interior design
--NEW! New chapter on Global Health, reflects WHO commitments to reducing heart disease throughout the world community
--Evidence-based content
--Contains both medical management and nursing management of major disorders and syndromes
--Nursing Care Plans for major disorders
--Nursing Management sections in appropriate chapters
--Plentiful figures, rhythm strips, and scans support text
Susan L. Woods PhD, RN
Department of Physiological Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Erika S. Sivarajan Froelicher MA, MPH, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, Departments of Physiological Nursing and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schools of Nursing and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Sandra Adams (Underhill) Motzer PhD, RN, FAHA
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Seattle, WA

Elizabeth J. Bridges PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Clinical Nurse Researcher, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Colonel USAF, NC, IMA, Director, Clinical Investigations Facility, David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA

Edition: 6
ISBN/ISSN: 9780781792806
Product Format: Hardbound
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
Pages: 960
Pub Date: September 25, 2009
Weight: 5


  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Anatomic Description
  • Cardiac Structures
  • Cardiac Tissue
  • Coronary Circulation
  • Cardiac Innervation
  • Myocardial Cell Structure
  • Myocardial Cell Electrical Characteristics
  • Cardiac Action Potential
  • Sarcolemmal Ionic Currents
  • Factors Modifying Electrophysiologic Function
  • Propagation of the Cardiac Impulse
  • Mechanical Characteristics of Cardiac Cells
  • Mechanical Properties of the Myocardium
  • Myocardial Metabolism
  • Physiology of the Coronary Circulation
  • The Cardiac Cycle

  • Systemic and Pulmonary Circulation and Oxygen Delivery
  • Structural Characteristics of the Vasculature and Lymphatics
  • Local Regulation
  • Neurohumoral StimulationCalcium
  • Volume and Flow Distribution
  • The Venous System
  • Microcirculatory Exchange
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Pulmonary Circulation

  • Regulation of Cardiac Output andBlood Pressure
  • Afferent Input and Receptor
  • Central Nervous System Regulation
  • Autonomic Nervous System Regulation
  • Systemic Hormones
  • Arterial Blood Pressure
  • Heart Rate
  • Intrinsic Cardiac Control
  • Extrinsic Control: Pericardial Limitation
  • Long-Term Control of Blood Pressure
  • Local Regulation of Systemic Microvascular Beds
  • Venous System
  • Relation Between Cardiac Output and Central Venous
  • Pressure-Retrograde Versus AntegradeModels
  • Valsalva Maneuver
  • Overall Control

  • Physiologic and PathologicResponses

  • Genetics
  • DNA
  • DNA and Human Diversity
  • Genetic Variation
  • Gene Testing
  • The Human Genome Project
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Biochemical Basis of Genetic Disease
  • Overview: Heart Disease
  • The Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Evidence for a Genetic Basis of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diagnosis and Risk Assessment: Application of Genetic Susceptibility Information in the Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Summary

  • Atherosclerosis, Inflammation, and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Introduction
  • Mechanisms that Regulate Coronary Blood Flow
  • Causes of Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction
  • Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
  • Incidence of Myocardial Ischemia
  • Incidence of Myocardial Infarction
  • Implications for Nurses

  • Hematopoiesis, Coagulation, andBleeding
  • Hematopoietic Cells
  • Hemostasis
  • Coagulation-Inflammation Link
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Clotting Disorders

  • Fluid and Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance and Imbalance
  • Principles of Fluid Balance
  • Extracellular Fluid Volume Balance Osmolality Balance
  • Principles of Electrolyte Balance
  • Electrolyte Imbalances
  • Summary Fluid and Electrolytes
  • Principles of Acid-Base Balance
  • Acid-Base Imbalances
  • Summary of Acid-Base

  • Sleep
  • Introduction
  • Normal Sleep
  • Sleep Physiology
  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Approaches
  • Impaired Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Excessive DaytimeSleepiness
  • Sleep in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiac Events in Sleep
  • Nursing Care Goals
  • Sleep Promoting Interventions
  • Abbreviated Table of Contents

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