A classic in the field of cardiac nursing, this well-recognized text and clinical reference has earned the reputation as "The Red Reference Book" for nurses caring for patients who have cardiac disease. Revised and updated, this edition reflects the latest procedures and techniques in cardiac nursing. This book incorporates the nursing process and critical thinking strategies, while also providing a foundation for the contents based on theory, anatomy and physiology. The liberal use of figures, tables, and authoritative references, makes this the ideal text for graduate students and a reference for any nurse interested in cardiac nursing. The authors of Cardiac Nursing, Fourth Edition lay the groundwork for cardiovascular nursing in Part I by presenting the necessary information about cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Before the reader can fully comprehend the details of coronary heart disease it is essential to assimilate the information found in Part II, Physiologic and Pathophysiologic Response. Part III, covers the assessment of coronary heart disease and addresses many noninvasive and invasive testing procedures currently available. In Part IV, various disease states and treatments are fully explored. Finally, Part V provides valuable information regarding the latest concepts in health promotion and disease prevention. The straightforward style makes this an easily comprehensible text for both the experienced and novice nurse caring for patients who have, or are at risk for developing, cardiac disease. A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.