Handbook of Pediatric Cardiovascular Drugs / Edition 1

Handbook of Pediatric Cardiovascular Drugs / Edition 1

by Ricardo Munoz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1846289521

ISBN-13: 9781846289521

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Springer London

The treatment of pediatric patients with congenital or acquired cardiac disease remains an important challenge for physicians in charge of these patients. The challenge to practitioners is complex given that most drugs used in this field are either unlicensed or off-label and that the patient population is a heterogeneous group not only in pathologies but also in size…  See more details below

Overview

The treatment of pediatric patients with congenital or acquired cardiac disease remains an important challenge for physicians in charge of these patients. The challenge to practitioners is complex given that most drugs used in this field are either unlicensed or off-label and that the patient population is a heterogeneous group not only in pathologies but also in size, weight, and metabolism. Currently, doctors must rely on the available pharmacological knowledge, the rare clinical trials and case series, and most of all on the international cumulative clinical experience.

The Handbook of Pediatric Cardiovascular Drugs provides the healthcar practitioner with general clinical and practical guidelines regarding the use of pediatric cardiovascular drugs. It reviews basic pediatric cardiovascular principles and satisfies the need for a pocket reference handbook tailored to meet the daily challenges of practitioners caring for pediatric cardiac patients.

This handbook is not intended to provide an extensive review of all cardiovascular medications, but it compiles the necessary information required to assist practitioners involved in the care of pediatric patients with heart disease in their day-to-day practices. Consequently, it will be helpful for physicans, fellows, residents, pharmacists, and nurses in the multiple disciplines of anesthesia, pediatrics, critical care, cardiology, cardiac surgery, and cardiac intensive care.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846289521
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword   Maurice Beghetti     v
Preface     vii
Contributors     xi
Cardiac Physiology Review   Brian Feingold   Ricardo Munoz     1
Clinical Pharmacokinetics: Applications in Pediatric Practice   Denise L. Howrie   Carol G. Schmitt     17
Inotropic and Vasoactive Drugs   Eduardo da Cruz   Peter C. Rimensberger     33
Vasodilators   Stephen J. Roth   Ricardo Munoz   Carol G. Schmitt   Eduardo da Cruz   Jonathan Kaufman   Cecile Tissot     77
Diuretic Medications   Donald Berry   Traci M. Kazmerski     120
[beta]-Blockers   Constantinos Chrysostomou   Traci M. Kazmerski     139
Antiarrhythmic Medications   Anne M. Dubin     150
Immunosuppressive Agents in Pediatric Heart Transplantation   Indira A. Khimji   Traci M. Kazmerski   Steven A. Webber     190
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Drug Clearance   Peter D. Wearden   Victor O. Morell   Ricardo Munoz     215
Pharmacological Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension   Mary P. Mullen   David L. Wessel     226
Anticoagulants, Antithrombotics, and Antiplatelets   Phuong-Tan Nguyen   Jessica Erin Sandy   Ricardo Munoz     248
Sedative Hypnotic and Anesthetic Agents: Their Effect on the Heart   Charles I. Yang   Pravin Taneja   Peter J. Davis     280
Drug Therapy for Hypercholesterolemia and Dyslipidemia   Sarah D. de Ferranti     318
Medication Errors in Children   Robert L. Poole     334
Index     343

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