Cardiac Intensive Care

Cardiac Intensive Care
Author: David Lloyd Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9780323553568
ISBN 13: 0323553567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiac Intensive Care Book Review:

"Using a multidisciplinary, team-oriented approach, this unique title expertly covers all the latest approaches to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with critical cardiac illness. Led by Dr David L. Brown, a stellar team of authoritative writers guides you through cardiac pathophysiology, disease states presenting in the CICU, and state-of-the-art advanced diagnosis and therapeutic techniques. A visually appealing format, new chapters, and thorough updates ensure that you stay on the cutting edge of this rapidly advancing field"--Publisher's description.

Palliative Care in Cardiac Intensive Care Units

Palliative Care in Cardiac Intensive Care Units
Author: Massimo Romanò
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2021-09-29
ISBN 10: 3030801128
ISBN 13: 9783030801120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative Care in Cardiac Intensive Care Units Book Review:

This book analyzes the main topics of Palliative Care in Cardiac Intensive Care Units (CICU), from the changing epidemiology of patients admitted to the ICU, to the main clinical and ethical issues. The changing epidemiology of patients has led to new and emerging patient needs at the end of life. Care has shifted from acute coronary syndrome patients towards elderly patients, with a high prevalence of non-ischemic cardiovascular diseases and a high burden of non-cardiovascular comorbid conditions: both increase the susceptibility of patients to developing life-threatening critical conditions. These conditions are associated with a significant symptom burden, high mortality rate, and increased length of stay. The main new challenges involve shared decision-making, symptom control (pain, dyspnea, etc.), and ethical issues (withholding/withdrawing life sustaining treatments, deactivation of implanted cardiac devices, palliative sedation), all of which necessitate formal education on end-of-life care. Written by opinion leaders in their respective fields, who share their experience with improving the cultural and clinical competence of medical/nursing teams, this volume is chiefly intended for cardiologists, anesthesiologists, palliative care doctors and nursing staff.

Cardiac Intensive Care

Cardiac Intensive Care
Author: David L. Brown
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 9780323529938
ISBN 13: 0323529933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiac Intensive Care Book Review:

Using a multidisciplinary, team-oriented approach, this unique title expertly covers all the latest approaches to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with critical cardiac illness. Led by Dr David L. Brown, a stellar team of authoritative writers guides you through cardiac pathophysiology, disease states presenting in the CICU, and state-of-the-art advanced diagnosis and therapeutic techniques. A visually appealing format, new chapters, and thorough updates ensure that you stay on the cutting edge of this rapidly advancing field. Discusses recent changes in cardiac intensive care, including new care paradigms, new mechanical support modalities, and new therapies and interventions. Contains 11 new chapters: Palliative Care, Temporary Pacemaker Insertion, Pericardiocentesis, Distributive Shock, Electrical Storm, Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation after Cardiac Arrest, Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices, Cardiorenal Syndrome, Fulminant Myocarditis, Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy, Diagnosis and Treatment of Unstable Supraventricular Tachycardia. Online access features heart sounds and murmurs to accompany the chapter on history and physical examination, videos of clinical images and key procedures, frequently updated information on late-breaking clinical trials, reviews of new research publications, and more. Concisely yet thoroughly covers acute and severe heart failure, chronic pulmonary hypertension, life-threatening dysrhythmias, aortic dissection, and other cardiac conditions as they relate to intensive care. Explains drug therapy for key cardiac drugs, such as inotropes, vasodilators, anti-arrhythmics, diuretics, anticoagulants, and anti-platelets, and discusses important drug interactions. Ideal for all healthcare professionals involved in cardiac intensive care, including intensivists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, residents, fellows, cardiac nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and nutritionists. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices and contains an up to date collection of all relevant ACC/AHA and ESC guidelines.

A Practical Handbook on Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Therapy

A Practical Handbook on Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Therapy
Author: Dietrich Klauwer,Christoph Neuhaeuser,Josef Thul,Rainer Zimmermann
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2018-11-11
ISBN 10: 3319924419
ISBN 13: 9783319924410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Handbook on Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Therapy Book Review:

This book combines valid physiology and treatment strategies with the institutional experience of one of the leading German pediatric heart centers. It is intended as a pragmatic guide, focusing on daily practice and bedside medicine: straightforward, easy to implement, and results-oriented. It offers readers a profound understanding of intensive care, with a specific focus on organ systems, their interactions, and the effect of life support technologies, pursuing a comprehensive approach to congenital heart defects and therapies, including pitfalls and solutions. The target group is extended towards pediatric cardiologists and anesthesiologists by integrating chapters on the systematic analysis of hemodynamics and anatomy, diagnostics and treatment of congenital heart defects, plus a chapter on modern anesthesiology during heart operations with a focus on early extubation that minimizes on-pump and medication trauma. As such, the book offers a pragmatic and clinically oriented guide for physicians with advanced experience and expertise in (cardiac) intensive and intermediate care, as well as beginners and junior physicians.

Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
Author: Anthony C. Chang
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 574
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780683015089
ISBN 13: 0683015087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Book Review:

A distinguished list of contributors from some of the major international centers covers this specialty like never before. With recent advances in ultrasound technology and pharmacology the expertise required to care for a critically ill child with heart disease takes an integrated approach with a multidisciplinary team and central focus. This resource provides comprehensive discussions of pertinent cardiac issues in the ICU setting with emphasis on perioperative care.

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care
Author: Marco Tubaro,Pascal Vranckx,Susanna Price,Christiaan Vrints,Eric Bonnefoy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2021-03-08
ISBN 10: 0192589199
ISBN 13: 9780192589194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care Book Review:

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care is the official textbook of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACVC) of the ESC. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a major cause of premature death worldwide and a 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 centres appropriately equipped in order to deal with these critically ill cardiac patients. This new updated edition of the textbook continues to comprehensively approach all the different issues relating to intensive and acute cardiovascular care and addresses all those involved in intensive and acute cardiac care, not only cardiologists but also critical care specialists, emergency physicians and healthcare professionals. The chapters cover the various acute cardiovascular diseases that need high quality intensive treatment as well as organisational issues, cooperation among professionals, and interaction with other specialities in medicine. SECTION 1 focusses on the definition, structure, organisation and function of ICCU's, ethical issues and quality of care. SECTION 2 addresses the pre-hospital and immediate in-hospital (ED) emergency cardiac care. SECTIONS 3-5 discuss patient monitoring, diagnosis and specific procedures. Acute coronary syndromes (ACS), acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), and serious arrhythmias form SECTIONS 6-8. The main other cardiovascular acute conditions are grouped in SECTION 9. Finally SECTION 10 is dedicated to the many concomitant acute non-cardiovascular conditions that contribute to the patients' case mix in ICCU. This edition includes new chapters such as low cardiac output states and cardiogenic shock, and pacemaker and ICDs: troubleshooting and chapters have been extensively revised. Purchasers of the print edition will also receive an access code to access the online version of the textbook which includes additional figures, tables, and videos to better to better illustrate diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and procedures in IACC. The third edition of the ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care will establish a common basis of knowledge and a uniform and improved quality of care across the field.

Manual of Cardiac Intensive Care

Manual of Cardiac Intensive Care
Author: David L. Brown,David Warriner
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2022-07
ISBN 10: 9780323825528
ISBN 13: 0323825524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Cardiac Intensive Care Book Review:

Addressing the changing needs of clinicians in today's CCU, ICU and CICU, Manual of Cardiac Intensive Care is an easy-to-use, point-of-care reference for cardiologists, intensivists, physicians, trainees, and other health care professionals who care for critically ill patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). This clinically-focused manual offers practical guidance from leading cardiac intensive care experts on the specialized and highly technological care of patients with severe CVD-myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiogenic shock, and their complications, including respiratory failure and renal failure. The portable, paperback format makes it an excellent resource for day-to-day practice or as an exam or recertification study tool. Provides the information you need in the CCU, ICU or CICU to deliver high-quality care to increasingly complex and critically ill patients with CVD. Covers important and emerging topics such as COVID-19, fulminant myocarditis, cardiogenic shock, cardiorenal syndrome, cardiac tamponade, acute aortic dissection, takotsubo cardiomyopathy, and much more. Describes key procedures including arterial and radial central vascular access, temporary cardiac pacing, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, pericardiocentesis, and more. Covers a range of topics for effective practice including common misconceptions, clinical presentations, pathophysiology, management, and imaging. Includes more than 100 radiographic images, echocardiograms, ECGs, anatomic illustrations, and algorithms throughout. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery

Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery
Author: Robert M. Bojar
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 111958258X
ISBN 13: 9781119582588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery Book Review:

Now in its sixth edition, Robert M. Bojar's Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery remains the go-to practical guide for all of those involved in the care of the cardiac surgery patient. Written in outline format, it provides a comprehensive, detailed, and clearly explained review of cardiac surgical disease and perioperative management that is of value to practicing cardiac surgeons as well as to cardiologists, residents, fellows, advanced practice providers, critical care and floor nurses, perfusionists, and medical students. Extensively rewritten with updated references to incorporate the latest concepts, guidelines, protocols, and medications used in cardiac surgical practice, this classic text retains the pragmatic features that have made it the gold standard reference that clinicians have used worldwide for the past 30 years. Highlights include: Full coverage of cardiac surgical diseases, including pathophysiology, indications for surgery per guidelines, and figures of operative procedures and diagnostic techniques, with a panoply of examples Chronologic evaluation of patients from preoperative assessment to intraoperative considerations to postoperative care for each procedure Extensive chapters discussing organ system management in the ICU, followed by a discussion of later postoperative management and problems Incorporation of newer techniques (TAVR, Mitraclip, etc.) within the chronologic format Easy access to information using an outline format, markers on the free edges to identify chapters, synopsis pages at the beginning of each chapter, and a comprehensive index to provide easy referencing within the text Updated references throughout that are available from on-line resources 21 appendices summarizing order sheets, protocols, commonly used drug doses, body mass index, and other important information Praise for the fifth edition: "Surgeons are frequently asked to recommend a text that can be used to guide the care of their patients. This comprehensive text is the standard by which any other text should be judged." —Critical Care Medicine "It remains a classic and a must have for anyone involved in cardiac surgery." —Perfusion.com

Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease

Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease
Author: Ricardo Munoz,Victor Morell,Eduardo da Cruz,Carol Vetterly
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2010-06-21
ISBN 10: 1848822626
ISBN 13: 9781848822627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease Book Review:

Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease will summarize the comprehensive medical and surgical management of the acutely-ill patient with congenital and acquired cardiac disease. The aim of the book is to teach bedside physicians, nurses and other caregivers, basic and practical concepts of anatomy, pathophysiology, surgical techniques and peri-operative management of critically ill children and adults with congenital heart disease, allowing these professionals to anticipate, prevent or else treat such pathologies. The book will cover specific cardiac lesions, review their anatomy, pathophysiology, current preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative assessment and management; medical and surgical complications will be briefly described with each lesion further discussed in specific chapters. In addition, the book will have dedicated chapters to management of cardiac patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, hemofiltration, hemo or peritoneal dialysis and plasma exchange. Practical guidelines for cardiovascular nursing care will be also included.

The Cardiac ICU Book

The Cardiac ICU Book
Author: Umesh K. Gidwani
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2019-06-22
ISBN 10: 9781259587221
ISBN 13: 1259587223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cardiac ICU Book Book Review:

An up-to-date practical guide to the care of the critically ill patient in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit The Cardiac ICU Book fills a void in the medical literature, as most books currently available on post-procedure cardiac care are out of date and do not cover contemporary topics, approaches, and interventions. The purpose of this book is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the management of critically ill cardiac patients. Offering the very latest evidence-based approaches, the author details a multidisciplinary approach that mirrors today’s real-world practice, and covers the latest developments, technology, and procedures. The liberal use of flow charts, algorithms, and tables makes the content as accessible as possible, and case studies and illustrative examples give the information real-world applicability. •Provides answers to key clinical questions relating to the crucial ICU patient•Comprehensive coverage encompasses the entire scope of cardiac critical care, including essential concepts and procedures•Includes contributors that reflect today’s multidisciplinary approach

Cardiovascular Critical Care

Cardiovascular Critical Care
Author: Mark J.D. Griffiths,Jeremy Cordingley,Susanna Price
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-03-25
ISBN 10: 9781444391350
ISBN 13: 1444391356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiovascular Critical Care Book Review:

Remarkable improvements in cardiac survival rates have made cardiovascular critical care much more common, but no less challenging for the practitioner. This important volume draws on the skills of an expert team of editors and contributors to present a timely overview of clinical practice. The book covers the full range of the field, from pre-operative assessment and the haematological complications of cardiovascular surgery and critical care to the care of patients with: · Arrhythmias · Heart Failure · Adult Congenital Heart Disease · Mitral Valve Disease · Aortic Valve Disease · Infective Endocarditis · Vasculitis The authors also address the special problems associated with the management of conditions consequent upon pregnancy, eclampsia, and the hypertensive crisis. With high-quality illustrations and a helpful index, Cardiovascular Critical Care gives you access to information that helps you provide the best possible care to your patients.

The Cardiac Care Unit Survival Guide

The Cardiac Care Unit Survival Guide
Author: Eyal Herzog
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN 10: 1451177461
ISBN 13: 9781451177466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cardiac Care Unit Survival Guide Book Review:

This book is geared toward cardiologists, trainees, and housestaff --anyone who rotates or practices in the CCU--who must grasp the subtleties when treating patients in a cardiac care unit. It is organized in a way to help you understand the simplified pathophysiology of the disease, the diagnosis modalities, the initial critical care management in the CCU, the clinical care in a step down unit and plan for discharge therapy. Dr. Herzog has developed unified pathways for the management of patients presenting with acute chest pain or its equivalent, acute heart failure, atrial fibrillation and flutter, syncope, cardiac arrest, hypertension and hyperglycemia. Algorithms and pathways for management are provided in each chapter for easy implementation in any health care system. In addition, because specialized units are frightening to the patients and their families, there is a section in each chapter on what the patient and family need to know, that encompasses a capsulated explanation of the condition and treatment management. A companion website accompanies the text that includes fully searchable text and patient information.

Postoperative Critical Care for Adult Cardiac Surgical Patients

Postoperative Critical Care for Adult Cardiac Surgical Patients
Author: Ali Dabbagh,Fardad Esmailian,Sary Aranki
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2018-06-04
ISBN 10: 3319757474
ISBN 13: 9783319757476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postoperative Critical Care for Adult Cardiac Surgical Patients Book Review:

This text reviews the postoperative management of patients who have undergone cardiac surgical procedures, some of the most common and most complicated forms of surgery. These patients and their management are characterized by complex challenges, while among the factors determining ultimate clinical outcome, postoperative critical care is of major importance. This new and extensively updated edition of Postoperative Critical Care for Cardiac Surgical Patients maintains the general clinical approach in explaining and analyzing the course of clinical care in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, providing the reader with a practical "cookbook" of postoperative intensive care in adult cardiac patients. It has been extensively updated to include the developments in this field during the last few years, from new chapters on postoperative management of renal, gastrointestinal and respiratory systems, postoperative management of infectious and inflammatory complications, and postoperative care of transplant patients and postoperative safety. This book is of critical importance for cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists and intensivists, and defines optimal daily practice for adult patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures.

Core Topics in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Core Topics in Cardiothoracic Critical Care
Author: Kamen Valchanov,Nicola Jones,Charles W. Hogue
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2018-07-05
ISBN 10: 1107131634
ISBN 13: 9781107131637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Core Topics in Cardiothoracic Critical Care Book Review:

A fully updated new edition designed specifically for those working within the high-pressure environment of cardiothoracic intensive care.

ECMO in the Adult Patient

ECMO in the Adult Patient
Author: Alain Vuylsteke,Daniel Brodie,Alain Combes,Giles Peek,Jo-anne Fowles
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN 10: 1107681243
ISBN 13: 9781107681248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ECMO in the Adult Patient Book Review:

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is developing rapidly, and is now part of the toolkit for the management of all patients with severe respiratory or cardiac failure. Clinicians of all disciplines are in need of a simple manual, easy and fun to read, that will take them through the management of these patients, explaining the principles of safe and successful practice. Part of the Core Critical Care series, this book is an easy-to-read guide for the aspiring ECMO clinician. Doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists and all other key members of the team will learn the basics required to better understand the technology and care of the patient. The experienced clinician will enjoy reading through the chapters, which present structured thoughts and knowledge acquired through clinical experience.

Manual of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

Manual of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
Author: Prashant Shah
Publsiher: JP Medical Ltd
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2013-08-31
ISBN 10: 9350906392
ISBN 13: 9789350906392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Book Review:

This manual is a practical guide to the care of children after cardiac surgery. Beginning with discussion on preparing for and receiving a paediatric patient from the operating theatre, the next chapter describes monitoring techniques. Each of the following sections discusses the management of different conditions that may arise after surgery, including mediastinal bleeding, arrhythmias, capillary leak syndrome, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and renal issues, and infection. Appendices include drugs administration and dosage, and guidelines for endotracheal suction. Key points Concise guide to the care of children after cardiac surgery Covers management of numerous conditions that may arise post-surgery Separate chapter dedicated to monitoring techniques Appendices include discussion on drug administration and endotracheal suction

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing
Author: Sonya Hardin,Roberta Kaplow
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2010-10-25
ISBN 10: 0763757624
ISBN 13: 9780763757625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing Book Review:

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is an evidence-based foundation for care of the patient during the vulnerable period immediately following cardiac surgery. A comprehensive resource, this text serves as a foundation for nurses beginning to care for cardiac surgery patients, as well as a source of advanced knowledge for nurses who have mastered the essential basic skills necessary to care for this patient population. It addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery and the nursing responsibilities to meet the needs of these acutely ill patients, as well as advances and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field. The perfect study aid for those readers preparing for the AACN's Cardiac Surgery Certification, this book features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies.

Cardiothoracic Critical Care E Book

Cardiothoracic Critical Care E Book
Author: David Sidebotham,Andrew McKee,Michael Gillham,Jerrold Levy
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2007-09-12
ISBN 10: 0702039047
ISBN 13: 9780702039041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiothoracic Critical Care E Book Book Review:

This new bedside manual guides you through all the practical aspects of managing patients following cardiothoracic surgery and critically ill cardiology patients. Primarily designed to use in cardiothoracic intensive care units and coronary care units, it covers the perioperative management for the full range of cardiothoracic surgical procedures, the management of complications, and related issues. Core topics in cardiothoracic critical care, such as hemodynamic instability, arrhythmias, bleeding, and mechanical cardiac support, are afforded broad coverage. Also included are sections on advanced ventilatory techniques and veno-venous ECMO for treating severe respiratory failure, as well as nutritional support, treating and preventing infection, renal failure, and care of the dying patient. Concisely written and featuring liberal use of illustrations as well as an integrated, tightly edited style, and a limited number of key references, this volume will become your reference of choice for the care of of cardiothoracic surgery patients and critically ill cardiology patients. Find information quickly with concisely written text. Get a more complete picture with extensive illustrations. Focus on just the information you need using a a limited number of key references. Navigate the complexities of critical care for a fulll range of cardiothoracic surgery patients with in-depth coverage of perioperative care, management of complications, and more.

Postoperative Critical Care for Cardiac Surgical Patients

Postoperative Critical Care for Cardiac Surgical Patients
Author: Ali Dabbagh,Fardad Esmailian,Sary F. Aranki
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2013-11-29
ISBN 10: 3642404189
ISBN 13: 9783642404184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postoperative Critical Care for Cardiac Surgical Patients Book Review:

Cardiac surgical procedures are among the most common and most complicated forms of surgery worldwide and the postoperative period is characterized by complex challenges. Among the factors determining ultimate clinical outcome, postoperative critical care is of major importance. This book adopts a clinical approach in explaining and analyzing the course of clinical care in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Since the postoperative clinical status is directly influenced by preoperative and intraoperative factors, the early chapters briefly examine preoperative issues and the intraoperative course of cardiac surgery, with particular attention to anesthesia and the process of cardiopulmonary bypass. Subsequent chapters primarily address the critical care of patients by means of an organ-oriented approach, which will enable the reader to use the text as a "cookbook" of cardiac intensive care. This book is intended for use in daily practice by cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, intensivists and cardiac intensive care nurses.

Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children E Book

Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children E Book
Author: David G. Nichols,William J. Greeley,Dorothy G. Lappe,Ross M. Ungerleider,Duke E. Cameron,Philip J. Spevak,Randall C. Wetzel
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2006-08-29
ISBN 10: 0323070078
ISBN 13: 9780323070072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children E Book Book Review:

Pediatric intensivists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and anesthesiologists from the leading centers around the world present the collaborative perspectives, concepts, and state-of-the-art knowledge required to care for children with congenital and acquired heart disease in the ICU. Their multidisciplinary approach encompasses every aspect of the relevant basic scientific principles, medical and pharmacologic treatments, and surgical techniques and equipment. From the extracardiac Fontan procedure, and the Ross procedure through new pharmacologic agents and the treatment of pulmonary hypertension to mechanical assist devices, heart and lung transplantation, and interventional cardiac catheterization—all of the developments that are affecting this rapidly advancing field are covered in depth. Employs well-documented tables, text boxes, and algorithms to make clinical information easy to access. Features chapters each written and reviewed by intensivists, surgeons, and cardiologists. Integrates the authors' extensive experiences with state-of-the-art knowledge from the literature. Offers four completely new chapters: Cardiac Trauma, Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult, Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries, and Outcome Evaluation. Describes the basic pharmacology and clinical applications of all of the new pharmacologic agents. Details important refinements and developments in surgical techniques, including the Ross pulmonary autograft replacement of the aortic valve, video-assisted fluoroscopy, and the extracardiac Fontan connection, and discusses their indications and potential complications. Explores the latest advances in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, new developments in mechanical assist devices, heart and lung transplantation, and interventional cardiac catheterization. Examines issues affecting adults with congenital heart disease.