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  • 200 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 388 pages
  • Size: 234 x 156 mm
  • Weight: 1.086 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 617.96741
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: RD87.3.H43 C67 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Anesthesia in cardiology
    • Heart--Surgery
    • Anesthesia
    • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
    • Cardiovascular Diseases--surgery

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9781841101330 | ISBN-10: 1841101338)

This book provides an easy-to-read introduction to the many topics in cardiac anaesthesia for postgraduate trainees undertaking this important part of their training. It is designed to be comprehensive but concise, as well as being a useful and up-to-date 'refresher' and aide memoire for practising anaesthetists at all levels of experience. It will also serve as a valuable quick reference to all key topics for other theatre-based personnel.

• Aimed at a broad readership, including anaesthetic, surgical, medical, ODA and nursing personnel • Multidisciplinary international authorship • Short, practically-orientated chapters designed for ease of reference • More concise and affordable than equivalent titles, but still comprehensive in its breadth of coverage


Part I. Anatomy and Physiology: 1. Cardiac embryology and anatomy; 2. Cardiac electrophysiology; 3. Cardiac excitation contraction coupling; 4. Ventricular performance; 5. Coronary physiology; 6. Cardiovascular control mechanisms; 7. Anaesthesia and the cardiovascular system; Part II. Cardiac Pharmacology: 8. Cardiac receptors; 9. Pharmacology of antihypertensive drugs and vasodilators; 10. The pharmacology of inotropes; 11. Anti arrhythmic drugs; 12. Anticoagulants and procoagulants; 13. Pharmacology of opioids in cardiac anaesthesia; 14. Pharmacology of drugs on cardiopulmonary bypass; Part III. Diagnosis of Coronary Heart Disease: 15. Symptoms and signs of cardiac disease; 16. Non-invasive diagnostic techniques; 17. Cardiac diagnosis: invasive techniques; Part IV. Cardiac Surgery for Anaesthetists: 18. Patient selection and risk stratification; 19. Basic principles of cardiac surgery; 20. Myocardial protection; 21. Myocardial ischaemia, stunning, hibernation and preconditioning; 22. Prosthetic heart valves; Part V. Monitoring: 23. Pulmonary artery catheter; 24. Transoesophageal echocardiography; 25. Intraoperative assessment of (LV) ventricular function; 26. Neurological monitoring during cardiac surgery; Part VI. Routine Coronary Heart Surgery (On Bypass): 27. Premedication, induction and maintenance; 28. Conduct of cardiopulmonary bypass; 29. Postoperative care; Part VII. Anaesthetic Management of Specific Disorders: 30. Anaesthesia for off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery; 31. Aortic valve disease; 32. Mitral valve disease; 33. Redo surgery, ventricular aneurysm, surgery and mediastinal infection; 34. Aortic dissections; 35. Aortic arch surgery; 36. The descending thoracic aorta surgery; 37. Perioperative implications of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators; 38. Anaesthesia for patients with electrophysiological disorders; 39. Cardiomyopathies and constrictive pericarditis; 40. Anaesthesia for heart transplantation; Part VIII. Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia: 41. Paediatric cardiac surgery; 42. Conduct of anaesthesia; 43. Operations for common congenital heart lesions; 44. Postoperative care of paediatric cardiac surgery patients; Part IX. Cardiopulmonary Bypass and the Anaesthetist (Specific Issues): 45. Cardiopulmonary bypass; 46. Failure to wean from bypass; 47. Coagulopathy during cardiopulmonary bypass; 48. The inflammatory response to cardiopulmonary bypass; 49. Controversies of cardiopulmonary bypass; 50. Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest; 51. Cardiopulmonary bypass emergencies; Part X. Cardiac Intensive Care: 52. Cardiovascular problems in the intensive care unit; 53. Resuscitation after adult cardiac surgery; 54. Respiratory complications; 55. Gastrointestinal complications of cardiac surgery; 56. Renal dysfunction associated with cardiac surgery; 57. Neurological complications of cardiac surgery; Part XI. Miscellaneous: 58. GUCHI; 59. The pregnant patient; 60. Regional anaesthesia; 61. Pain; 62. Haematological conditions and cardiac surgery; 63. Temperature and rewarming; 64. Microbiology; 65. Bypass for non-cardiac diseases; 66. Non cardiac surgery.


'… this is an excellent introductory text book for any trainee in cardiac anesthesia and is likely to become a classic in the resident or fellow library.' Anesthesia and Analgesia

'… a well-structured book … this book embraces the core topics in cardiac anaesthesia. … I recommend this book not only to all trainees and practitioners, but to anaesthetic and critical care departments where it will act as a knowledge resource and excellent teaching tool.' Perfusion

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