Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease

Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts

Editors: Munoz, R., Morell, V., da Cruz, E., Vetterly, C.G. (Eds.)

  • Compact handbook for the cardiac management of patients on the PICU
  • Thorough practical coverage of the key points of interest to the pediatric intensives
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About this book

Pediatric cardiac intensive care patients pose special challenges to those practitioners caring for them. Many issues may be encountered when caring for children in a cardiac intensive care setting, which will significantly influence the management of these patients.

Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease provides the physician with an overview of both the medical and surgical facets of caring for pediatric patients with congenital or acquired cardiac disease. It covers the general aspects of pediatric intensive care ranging from mechanical ventilation and cardiac anesthesia, sedation and pain management, to cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, in addition to describing the special monitoring required for pediatric cardiac patients. It also includes important recent developments in assessing and reporting risk factors. Specific cardiac anomalies, including acyanotic defects, right and left obstructive heart lesions, atrio-ventricular valve anomalies, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathies, and other complex heart defects, are also addressed, while mechanical assistance, renal replacement therapy, transplant, arrhythmias, as well as the ethical and legal issues involving the discontinuation of support of patients are also covered in detail.

The internationally renowned Editorial board have assembled a distinguished panel of contributors to write this valuable teaching and learning resource. It will be of great value to all physicians involved in the management of pediatric cardiac intensive care patients including cardiac intensivists, surgeons, fellows, residents and nurses.

About the authors

Ricardo Munoz, MD, is chief of Cardiac Intensive Care and director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Children's Hospital of Pittsbugh. Dr. Munoz trained in pediatric critical care and pediatric cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital of Boston/Harvard Medical School. A fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, he attended medical school at the Universidad del Notre, Barranquilla, Colombia, and completed his residency at the Hospital Militar Central, Bogota, Colombia. He also completed fellowships at Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is short, fact heavy, and illustrated to provide a quick reference to common pediatric urological and general surgery problems. … book is written fairly simply and will be easy to understand for students and house officers, as well as those already in primary practice. The three editors and 37 contributors … are all adequate to the task and produce as serviceable level of writing. … this is a nice little handbook of some common problems in pediatric urology and pediatric general surgery … . ” (Robert M. Arensman, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2011)

“A comprehensive overview of medical and surgical aspects of the care of children with congenital heart ailments. A teaching and practicing source.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 8 (3), March, 2011)


Table of contents (63 chapters)

  • Transition from the Fetal to the Neonatal Circulation

    Sidi, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Triage and Transport of Infants and Children with Cardiac Disease

    Kuch, Bradley A. (et al.)

    Pages 13-21

  • Airway Control, Mechanical Ventilation, and Respiratory Care

    Venkataraman, Shekhar T.

    Pages 23-31

  • Heart–Lung Interactions

    Venkataraman, Shekhar T.

    Pages 33-36

  • Cardiac Catheterization

    Kreutzer, Jacqueline

    Pages 37-55

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eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6841-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease
Book Subtitle
Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts
Editors
  • Ricardo Munoz
  • Victor Morell
  • Eduardo da Cruz
  • Carol G. Vetterly
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84882-262-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84882-262-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84882-261-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6841-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 746
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