Atlee, J.L., Gullo, A., Sinagra, G., Vincent, J.L. (Eds.)
2nd ed. 2007, XI, 282 p.
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In this book, discussed are topics of particular importance to critical care cardiovascular diagnosis and management in the perioperative period. Chapter topics are the causes for heart failure; the pathophysiology of heart failure; coronary heart disease and ischemic preconditioning; hypertensive urgencies and emergencies; diagnosis of heart failure; preoperative cardiac risk assessment; hemodynamic monitoring in patients with heart failure; electrocardiography of heart failure - features and arrhythmias; pharmacologic management for patients with heart failure; devices for management of heart failure; pacemaker and internal cardioverter-defibrillator therapies; management of cardiopulmonary arrest; circulatory shock - anaphylactic, cardiogenic, haemorrhagic, septic; prevention and management of cardiac dysfunction during and after cardiac surgery; vasodilator therapy - systemic and pulmonary; and, thromboembolism and anticoagulation. This work represents an important update for anaesthesiologists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, emergency care physicians and intensivists caring for patients with acute, life-threatening cardiovascular afflictions.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Critical care - cardiology - cardiovascular - hypertension - management - noncardiac surgery - prevention - recognition
Sudden Death in Heart Failure: Risk Stratification and Treatment Strategies.- Etiology and Pathophysiology of Heart Failure.- Cardiac Protection for Noncardiac Surgery.- Hypertensive Urgencies and Emergencies.- Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, and Diabetes Mellitus.- Circulatory Failure: Bedside Functional Hemodynamic Monitoring.- Perioperative Cardiac Risk Stratification.- Hemodynamic Monitoring in Patients with Acute Heart Failure.- Electrocardiography of Heart Failure: Features and Arrhythmias.- Management of Patients with Acute Heart Failure.- Pacemaker and Internal Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapies.- Updates on Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.- Circulatory Shock: Hypovolemic, Distributive, Cardiogenic, Obstructive.- Prevention and Management of Cardiac Dysfunction during and after Cardiac Surgery.- Management of Systemic and Pulmonary Hypertension.- Recent Advances in the Natural History of Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A Review of the Heart Muscle Disease Registry of Trieste.