0
ARTICLE |

The Acute Cardiac Emergency: Diagnosis and Management

Thomas Killip, MD
JAMA. 1973;225(6):640. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220330052030.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

This slender volume is a compendium from a symposium on the cardiac emergencies, held in 1972, and consists of a series of normal papers and selected edited discussions. The foreword states, "This book compiles practical information which the physician requires in the detection and management of victims of the acute cardiopulmonary emergency..." that will serve as a "readable, comprehensive and practical guide...."

The book covers a wide variety of topics including pathophysiology of sudden death, myocardial infarction, electrophysiology, hemodynamics, radiology, recent advances in antiarrhythmic drugs, cardiogenic shock, rupture of the heart, pacemakers, management of drowning, lightning stroke and electric shock, and community planning. As is so often true with multiauthored books, the pace is uneven. The chapters on antiarrhythmic drugs and cardiogenic shock by Dean T. Mason and coauthors are especially good. Other chapters providing background information are less impressive and the material is more easily obtained in greater depth

Topics

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();