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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Yabiz Sedghi, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This comprehensive book addresses preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative aspects of mechanical circulatory support for the treatment of heart failure.
Purpose: Written by experts in the field of mechanical circulatory support, the book seeks to compile and summarize knowledge regarding both specific attributes of devices as well as clinical aspects of device implantation.
Audience: The book is geared toward physicians in training, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, advanced practice nurses, and other medical professionals dealing with mechanical circulatory support implantation and medical management of these patients.
Features: It covers a wide array of clinical considerations, including indications for device therapy, perioperative management, and complications of device therapy. In addition, the book provides an overview of the technical aspects of these devices, both short-term devices and long-term continuous flow devices. Full color presentations featuring photographs, radiographs, tables, and illustrations are abundant throughout.
Assessment: This is a well-written and comprehensive resource for medical professionals involved with patients receiving mechanical circulatory support.