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Recommended book for CCU?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by dcdo, May 18, 2002.

  1. dcdo

    dcdo Senior Member
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    Hello all,

    I start residency in June in the CCU!
    <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> Any suggestions for a good book for me to go over so I don't look like a total moron?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. droliver

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    Get a copy of Marino's "ICU Book". It is a very simple & comprehensive review of critical care medicine. It is written in very simple,short, & easy to read chapters. I would recommend reading it before you start (it really is possible to read it in a few weeks, a couple of chapters a day)
     
  4. migraineboy

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    I agree with droliver. Marino's "ICU Book" is very thorough, yet easy to read. It helped me greatly on my ICU, CCU, and SICU rotations. I also like "The Intensive Care Manual" by Paul Lanken.
     
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    Marino's book is excellent for MICU/SICU rotations/patients, but a CCU rotation will require slightly different focus.

    I highly recommend "Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine" edited by Steven P. Marso, Brian P. Griffin, Eric J. Topol, published in 2000 by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. $39.95. I bought this book as a 4th year medical student while doing a CCU month at the Mecca of Cardiology, the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Topol is the chair of Cardiology there and Dr. Griffin is faculty, while Dr. Marso is a former fellow. The book is divided by topics (e.g. Acute Coronary Syndromes, Chronic Ischemic Syndromes, CHF, Valvular Disease, Arrhythmia, Diseases of the Aorta and Pericardium, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Common Cardiology Consults, Preventive Cards, Non-invasive Assessment, EP, Procedures (percutaneous, of course :) ) and contributors are all Cards fellows/faculty at the Clinic. While that may imply an institutional slant, the Cleveland Clinic pretty much is a standard-of-care setting place, so that isn't too much of an issue. The book will give you a good overview of things you'll see in the CCU, management & rationale. As you can tell, I highly recommend it.
     
  6. Fooney

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    CCU was heavy on EKG reading. Before reading Marino, I would have really studied EKG's. I'd highly recommend, "The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need." I'm reading it now, after the fact.
     
  7. kak

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    I'll have to agree with Fooney. EKG reading was a *big* part of my rotation thru the PCU (cardiac step-down). I walked into the month knowing little/nothing about EKGs, but I found out that I had to learn it quickly. During rounds, the attending would hand the students the EKGs and ask our interpretations. I read Rapid Interpretation of EKGs by Dubin. The "quick reference" section in the back of the book got me up to speed pretty quickly.
     
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    Yep - I agree - read Marino, learn some EKGs and CV drips and you should do well.

    Best of luck.
     
  9. dcdo

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    Thanks for the info so far! I've got Marino and Critical Care On Call, which looks pretty good.
     

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