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Intensive and acute cardiac care: an introduction 

Intensive and acute cardiac care: an introduction
Intensive and acute cardiac care: an introduction

Susanna Price

, Marco Tubaro

, Pascal Vranckx

, and Christiaan Vrints


February 22, 2018: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a major cause of premature death worldwide and an important cause of loss of disability-adjusted life years. For most types of CVD, early diagnosis and intervention are independent drivers of patient outcome. Clinicians must be properly trained and centers appropriately equipped in order to deal with these critically ill cardiac patients. The textbook explores the intricate nature of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care and provides assistance for diagnosis and preventive care across the multitude of cardiovascular diseases.

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