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From The CriticsReviewer: David B. Glick, MD, MBA (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is an easy to read how-to book covering the anesthetic techniques for most cardiac and vascular operations.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide practicing anesthesiologists with the latest evidence-based management for cardiac and vascular anesthesia. The authors meet this challenge and deliver a very up-to-date summary of cardiac and vascular anesthesia care. The chapters are comprehensive, but easy to read.
Audience: It is written to serve both as a refresher and reference for the anesthesia practitioner. I expect that students and residents in both anesthesia and cardiovascular surgery will also find the book to be an extremely useful introduction to the intricate management of these challenging patients.
Features: The book covers the perioperative management of cardiac surgery patients (adult and pediatric) and patients undergoing vascular surgery. All of the chapters are clearly written and appropriately illustrated. The summary boxes that are used liberally throughout the book make the key considerations/concerns of each procedure easy to identify and remember.
Assessment: This is the most concise and clearly written coverage of this complex subject that I have read. Each chapter stands on its own and covers its topic completely in about 20 pages.