Book Description: Coronary heart disease is the major cause of death in all industrialized countries. It may present to many hospital departments so a sound knowledge of managing acute cardiology is needed. This is a new edition of a widely used, key reference for health professionals who care for cardiac patients. It is practical, easy to understand, up to date and with a large resource of references for further reading. It not only encompasses modern cardiology practice, but also considers how the patient came to arrive on coronary care, and what will happen them after they leave. The combined authorship of doctor and nurse reflects the close teamwork vital to the management of both patients and their families. Management of the cardiac patent is a complex process and this book has a clear approach conveying the necessary information in an easily understood way. It also has an excellent evidence base to ensure best practice and should appeal to staff in every cardiac unit. This new edition has been substantially revised to encompass the many major advances in acute cardiac care.