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A concise introduction for anesthesiologists new to the cardiac operating room Includes companion DVD with more than 100 video clips Cardiac Anesthesia and Transesophageal Echocardiography provides readers with clear, straightforward coverage of the essentials of preparing for a cardiac anesthesia case. The book incorporates numerous clinical scenarious to illustrate patient pathologies likely to happen during a cardiac case. Reflecting the fact that transesophageal echocardiography is a vital tool in cardiac anesthesiology, a companion DVD with echo images relating directly to each chapter in the book is included. Features:
• Two-in-one coverage: cardiac anesthesia AND transesophageal echocardiology
• More than 100 video clips that refer back to the text
• Cases are presented in a quick-access, templated presentation

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Reviewer: Tariq M. Malik, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is a brief outline of the principles of cardiac anesthesia and transesophageal echocardiography accompanied by almost 100 video clips on a DVD. It covers all the basic topics of anesthesia for cardiac and aortic surgery and is quick way to acquire familiarity with the cardiac anesthesia setup.
Purpose: The book is meant for trainees doing their cardiac anesthesia rotation. It is not a comprehensive textbook and is not meant to provide in-depth knowledge. These are worthy objectives as the cardiac anesthesia room setup can be daunting and, to a great extent, the book satisfies them.
Audience: Although the book is targeted at anesthesia residents, it also can be used by any anesthesiologist who does not perform cardiothoracic anesthesia routinely as a refresher for a recertification exam or to do an emergency case in the middle of the night. Written under the supervision of experienced anesthesiologists, the book manages to remain very practical.
Features: Initially, the book covers cardiac physiology, preoperative evaluation of patients for the surgery, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). The chapter on TEE discusses the basic principles of ultrasound, goes over basic terminology, and has plenty of views, although it does not provide the technical details on how to get the views. The next series of chapters covers anesthetic considerations in the surgical repair of different heart conditions, such as bypass surgery, valve diseases, congenital heart diseases, and thoracic aortic surgery. Separate chapters cover off pump/robotic cardiac surgery, cardiac transplantation, and cardiac assist devices, and cardiopulmonary bypass physiology. The important topics of postsurgical pain and intensive care are covered, as are common complications after cardiac surgery. Each chapter uses more or less the same format, starting with an outline of physiology and pathophysiology of the condition followed by relevant anesthetic considerations. A case discussion at the end of chapter highlights relevant important anesthetic implications. All chapters end with a summary and a list of helpful references for more detailed information. The accompanying DVD has an impressive array of video clips. However, there is no discussion of pharmacology of inotropes, which is an inexplicable omission. Also missing is a discussion of the anesthetic management of patients with cardiac assist devices who come in for noncardiac surgeries. Overall, however, this is a great endeavor.
Assessment: There are quite few books on this subject. Most of them are quite comprehensive, and not suitable as pocket guides. The only similar book that could act as pocket guide is Cardiac Anesthesia, Barnard and Martin (Oxford University Press, 2010), but it is quite thick and is not as quick a read as this one. Overall this book is a nice guide and the quickest way to review cardiac anesthesia.
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Reviewer: Tariq M. Malik, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is a brief outline of the principles of cardiac anesthesia and transesophageal echocardiography accompanied by almost 100 video clips on a DVD. It covers all the basic topics of anesthesia for cardiac and aortic surgery and is quick way to acquire familiarity with the cardiac anesthesia setup.
Purpose: The book is meant for trainees doing their cardiac anesthesia rotation. It is not a comprehensive textbook and is not meant to provide in-depth knowledge. These are worthy objectives as the cardiac anesthesia room setup can be daunting and, to a great extent, the book satisfies them.
Audience: Although the book is targeted at anesthesia residents, it also can be used by any anesthesiologist who does not perform cardiothoracic anesthesia routinely as a refresher for a recertification exam or to do an emergency case in the middle of the night. Written under the supervision of experienced anesthesiologists, the book manages to remain very practical.
Features: Initially, the book covers cardiac physiology, preoperative evaluation of patients for the surgery, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). The chapter on TEE discusses the basic principles of ultrasound, goes over basic terminology, and has plenty of views, although it does not provide the technical details on how to get the views. The next series of chapters covers anesthetic considerations in the surgical repair of different heart conditions, such as bypass surgery, valve diseases, congenital heart diseases, and thoracic aortic surgery. Separate chapters cover off pump/robotic cardiac surgery, cardiac transplantation, and cardiac assist devices, and cardiopulmonary bypass physiology. The important topics of postsurgical pain and intensive care are covered, as are common complications after cardiac surgery. Each chapter uses more or less the same format, starting with an outline of physiology and pathophysiology of the condition followed by relevant anesthetic considerations. A case discussion at the end of chapter highlights relevant important anesthetic implications. All chapters end with a summary and a list of helpful references for more detailed information. The accompanying DVD has an impressive array of video clips. However, there is no discussion of pharmacology of inotropes, which is an inexplicable omission. Also missing is a discussion of the anesthetic management of patients with cardiac assist devices who come in for noncardiac surgeries. Overall, however, this is a great endeavor.
Assessment: There are quite few books on this subject. Most of them are quite comprehensive, and not suitable as pocket guides. The only similar book that could act as pocket guide is Cardiac Anesthesia, Barnard and Martin (Oxford University Press, 2010), but it is quite thick and is not as quick a read as this one. Overall this book is a nice guide and the quickest way to review cardiac anesthesia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071717984
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/14/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John D. Wasnick, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair

Department of Anesthesiology

Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Lubbock, TX

Zak Hillel, PhD, MD

Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Director, Cardiac Anesthesia

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

New York, NY

David Kramer, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

New York, NY

Sanford Littwin, MD

Assistant Professor

Anesthesiology

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

New York, NY

Alina Nicoara, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Contributors
Introduction to Perioperative Echocardiography
1. Preoperative Evaluation of the Heart Surgery Patient
2. Hemodynamics and Cardiac Anesthesia
3. Perioperative Rhythm Abnormalities
4. Routine Cardiac Surgery and Anesthesia
5. The Complicated Patient for Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery
6. Aortic Valve Disease
7. Mitral Valve Disease
8. Right Heart Valves and Function
9. Anesthesia for Repair of Diseases of Thoracic Aorta
10. Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Masses
11. Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplantation
12. Anesthesia for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
13. Off-Pump, Robotic, and Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
14. The Postoperative Care of the Cardiac Surgery Patient
15. Anesthesia in the Electrophysiology and Catheterization Laboratories
16. Coagulopathy, Bleeding, and Cardiac Anesthesia Emergencies
17. Cardiopulmonary Bypass
18. Postoperative Analgesia for Cardiac Surgery
Index

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