In this book are discussed 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.
Practitioners, graduate students, hospitals
- Critical care
Table of contents
Etiology of Heart Failure.- 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.- Thromboembolism and Anticoagulation.