City Hospital, Birmingham, UK. Discusses the causes and consequences of blood clots, how antithrombotic therapy works and its uses for patients. Addresses bleeding risks, venous thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation, peripheral vascular disease, heart failure, and anticoagulation. Abundant halftone and color illustrations. Softcover.
From the Back Cover
Many common disorders seen in clinical practice, such as myocardial infarction, stroke, atrial fibrillation, such as cancer are associated with the formation of blood clots. This ABC discusses the causes and consequences of blood clots (thrombosis and thromboembolism), how antigthrombotic therapy works and its uses for patients as well as those at risk, providing an excellent, practical guide.
Topic covered include
Bleeding risks in antithrombotic therapy
Peripheral vascular disease
Valvar heart disease and prosthetic heart valves
Myocardial infarction and stable angina
Acute coronary syndromes and percutaneous coronary interventions
Antithrombotic therapy in special circumstances
Anticoagulation in hospital and general practice
Written by experts in the field, the ABC of Antithrombotic Therapy is an important reference for hospital doctors, general practitioners, specialist nurses, junior doctors, and students.
* Paperback: 67 pages
* Publisher: BMJ Books; 1 edition (July 7, 2003)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0727917714
* ISBN-13: 978-0727917713
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