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.
Adult/pediatric cardiologists, adult/pediatric intensivists, adult and pediatric cardiac intensivists, cardiac anesthesiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, pediatricians, pediatric and surgical residents, fellows in adult and/or pediatric cardiovascular diseases, cardiovascular nurses practitioners, physiotherapists and physician assistants. Essentially, this is a quick – practical handbook that may be used by any specialty or subspecialty related to pediatric and adult cardiovascular intensive care.
Table of contents
Base principles of: Cardiac transport.-Airway management.-Mechanical ventilation.-Cardiac catheterization.-Echocardiography.-Cardiac anesthesia.-Sedation and pain management.-Specific – Cardiac Lesion (Anatomy, Pathophysiology, Preoperative assessment, Surgery, Postoperative management by systems and nursing).-Acyanotic Defects.Patent Ductus Arteriosus.Atrial Septal Defect.Ventricular Septal Defect.Complete Atrioventricular Canal.Aortopulmonary window.-Right Obstructive Heart Lesions.Tetralogy of Fallot.Pulmonary stenosis. Pulmonary Atresia.-Left Obstructive Heart Lesions.Coarctation of Aorta.Aortic Valve Stenosis.Subaortic Stenosis.Supravalvar aortic stenosis.Interrupted aortic arch.- Complex Defects.Hypoplastic left heart syndrome.Single ventricle.-Miscellaneous Complex Mixing lesions.Total Anomaly Pulmonary Venous Return.Transposition on the great arteries.Truncus Arteriosus.Double Outlet Right Ventricle.Anomalies of the coronary arteries.Ebstein’s Anomaly.-Other topics.-Dilated hypokinetic Cardiomyopathy.-Myocarditis.-Cardiac Failure.-Extracorporeal Support of the Cardiac Patient.-Transplant Cardiology.-Arrhythmias.-Temporary Pacing.- Emergency Considerations for the Cardiac Patient.-Glossary of terms