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Cardiothoracic Critical Care

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ISBN-10: 0750675721

ISBN-13: 9780750675727

Edition: 2007

Authors: David Sidebotham, Andrew McKee, Michael Gillham, Jerrold Levy

List price: $99.95
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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. Also included is a companion DVD featuring over 500 still and video clips of radiographs, CT scans, MRI scans, and echocardiograms, both transthoracic and transesophageal. 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. Enhance your knowledge through a companion DVD featuring the latest in cardiothoracic imaging techniques.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 8/8/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

Physiology and pathophysiology
Stress, inflammation, and shock
Cardiovascular pharmacology
Sedation, analgesia, and related topics
Cardiac testing
Chest radiography
Surgery for coronary artery disease
Valvular heart disease
Thoracic aorta
Thoracic surgery
Lung transplantation
Heart transplantation
Congenital heart disease in adults
Cardiac disease and pregnancy
Standard management of cardiac surgery patients
Acute coronary syndromes
Heart failure
Hemodynamic instability and resuscitation
Mechanical cardiac support
Massive pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary hypertension
Thoracic trauma
Massive hemoptysis
Acute respiratory failure
Noninvasive respiratory support
Invasive respiratory support
Bleeding, hemostasis, and transfusion medicine
Acid-base disturbances
Water and electrolyte disturbances
Acute renal failure and renal support
Nutrition and disorders of gastrointestinal and hepatic function
Infection and sepsis
Endocrine disorders
Neurologic dysfunction
Brain death and organ donation
Intensive care and the end of life
Risk assessment and quality improvement
Normal values
Comments on the interpretation of diagnostic tests