Thoroughly revised, this handy manual is filled with practical advice for the entire cardiac care team. It covers all aspects of care of the surgical heart patient-from preoperative assessment to postoperative management to treatment protocols.
Chapters written by both nurses and doctors emphasize the critical care team approach to cardiac surgery to improve patient outcomes and provide useful, practical information for every clinical setting.
A logical organization, including individual sections on preoperative, operative, and postoperative issue speeds to the information you need.
The latest details on coronary artery disease . fluid, electrolyte, and renal function . management of postoperative cardiac arrhythmias . mechanical devices . and postoperative myocardial ischemia enhance your clinical acumen.
An updated appendix of Management Summaries keeps you current on the latest in care.
New images and line drawings illuminate key steps to help you master every procedure.
Section I: Preoperative Assessment 1. Preoperative Assessment - Miller and Beauman Section II: Operative Issues 2. Cardiovascular Pharmacological Agents - Simmonds, Nyhan, and Berkowitz 3. Coronary Artery Disease - Hsia, Peck, and Conte 4. Valvular Heart Disease - Caparelli and Conte 5. Diseases of the Aorta - Quigley, Williams, and Conte 6. Surgical Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias - Shah and Baumgartner 7. Heart Transplantation and Treatment of End-Stage Heart Disease - Williams and Bethea 8. Mechanical Circulatory Support - Bonde and Conte Section III: Postoperative Issues 9. Postoperative Hemodynamic Management - Dorman and Nyhan 10. Hemostasis, Coagulopathy, and Tamponade - Haddadin and Farraday 11. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Renal Function - Dodd 12. Detection and Management of Postoperative Ischemia - Verde 13. Postoperative Pulmonary Management - Grogan 14. Management of Postoperative Cardiac Arrhythmias - Martinez, Warczynski, Wallop, Slater, and Owens 15. Postoperative Infection in Cardiac Surgery - Hartsell 16. Neurologic Sequelae of Cardiac Surgery - Weller Section IV: Progressive Care and Preparation for Discharge 17. Anticoagulation - Aumick, Elliot, and Peithman 18. Physical Rehabilitation - Trottman and Pippenger 19. Special Care Issues - Moyer, Cafeo, and Lohmann-Edwards Appendix A: Management Summaries - Fleischer and Stuart