Contributing Authors.-Preface.-Cardiovascular Physiology.-Cardiovacular Pharmacology.-Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation.-Ishemic Heart Disease.-Cardiac Valvular Disease.-Anesthetic Considerations for Lung Transplantation and Thoracic Aortic Surgery.-End-stage Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation.-Electrocardiography and Invasive Monitoring of the Cardiothoracic Patient.-Transesophageal Echo Monitoring.-Cardiopulmonary Bypass.-The Coagulation System and Cardiac Surgery.-Postoperative Intensive Care of the Cardiothoracic Patient.-Principles of Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia.-History, Practice, Management, and Education.
This new edition of the Atlas of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia has been updated in content and quality. Now in four-color, the Atlas covers all pertinent areas of cardiothoracic anesthesia: cardiovascular physiology, preoperative evaluation, pharmacology, ischemic heart disease and valvular disease, transplant surgery including aesthetic considerations, electrophysiology, invasive cardiac monitoring, the coagulation system and cardiac surgery, postoperative care, pediatrics, history, and practice management. Topics that are new to this edition include transesophageal echocardiographic monitoring and principles of congenital cardiac anesthesia. The striking, four-color format combined with the breadth of information it contains make this book an invaluable resource for all professionals involved in cardiothoracic anesthesia.