Current research findings show that only 50% of cases of myocardial infarction pass through the coronary care unit at any stage of their hospital admission. This means that a small pocket ready reference is an essential aid for a wide range of hospital staff. Emergency Cardiac Care: a pocketguide has been developed from the existing 'Guidelines for the Management of Acute Cardiac Problems' used by the famous 'Jimmy's' hospital in Leeds. It provides instantly accessible, universally acceptable guidelines on this vital area of patient care. An essential purchase for every S.H.O., A&Estaff member, coronary care nurse and junior doctor, Emergency Cardiac Care: a pocket guide should be used on every hospital ward taking acute medical admissions.