The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care July 2017 Update

Review of a previous edition:

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiac Care is an exceptional resource and invaluable review text. An excellent purchase for senior clinicians in cardiology and critical care and a must-have for cardiac intensivists-intraining, it also will be useful to scientists, clinical investigators, journal editors, and practicing clinicians.” - Journal of the American Medical Association

To celebrate the latest The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care update, we are offering one chapter free-to-view. In the July 2017 update, all chapters were reviewed for the need to update, with substantial revisions made to 26 chapters.

Free chapter:

Cardiogenic shock in patients with acute coronary syndromes
Holger Thiele and Uwe Zeymer

This newly updated chapter outlines the underlying causes and diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology, and treatment of cardiogenic shock complicating acute coronary syndromes, including mechanical complications and shock from right heart failure. It has been rigorously updated to include recent evidence from registries on cardiogenic shock mortality, updates on levosimendan and percutaneous mechanical support devices, and more.

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care is the official textbook of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the ESC. The textbook comprehensively approaches all the different issues relating to intensive and acute cardiovascular care and aligns directly with the core training curriculum for ACCA.

Key features of the online edition include:

  • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of intensive and acute cardiac care
  • Diverse and intriguing chapter content including non-cardiac disease and ethical issues
  • Updated annually
  • Additional exclusive online features including an extra chapter on lung ultrasound, and many more images and videos, as well as a full list of references from all chapters
  • Fully consistent with ESC guidelines and the ESC Core Curriculum in Acute Cardiac Care
  • Links to primary sources mentioned in the references via PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef for further research

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