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From The CriticsReviewer: Jose C Mendez, MD(Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This text provides in-depth coverage of the broad topic of cardiovascular critical care.
Purpose: The objective of the book is to present a broad and comprehensive review of all aspects of cardiovascular critical care.
Audience: The book is intended for cardiovascular intensivists and intensivists of other disciplines.
Features: The text is truly comprehensive and covers in 17 chapters all aspects of acute myocardial infarction. Other important areas of cardiovascular pathology such as pericardial, hypertensive, and valvular disease are also thoroughly reviewed, including a concise overview of circulatory assist devices as a bridge to cardiac transplantation. Beyond this the text explores topics common to all critical care areas such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and medical ethics. The book is well illustrated and provides current references.
Assessment: This is a timely and comprehensive review of the current state of the art in acute cardiovascular medicine. Intensivists and clinicians in general will find it a valuable resource.