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Cardiovascular Critical Care / Edition 1

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Remarkable improvements in cardiac survival rates have made cardiovascular critical care much more common, but no less challenging for the practitioner. This important volume draws on the skills of an expert team of editors and contributors to present a timely overview of clinical practice.

The book covers the full range of the field, from pre-operative assessment and the haematological complications of cardiovascular surgery and critical care to the care of patients with:


Heart Failure

Adult congenital Heart Disease

Mitral Valve Disease

Aortic Value Disease

Infective Endocarditis


The author also address the special problems associated with the management of conditions consequent upon pregnancy, eclampsia, and the hypertensive crisis. With high-quality illustrations and a helpful index, Cardiovascular Critical Care gives you access to information that helps you provide the best possible care to your patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405148573
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/24/2010
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Edited by Mark J.D. Griffiths, MRCP, PhD, EDICM, BDICM, Consultant Physician, Adult Intensive Care Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

Jeremy J. Cordingley, MBBS, MRCP, FRCA, EDICM, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

Susanna S. Price MB, BS, BSc, MRCP, EDICM, PhD, Consultant Cardiologist and Intensivist, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, London, UK

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Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Shock Marius Terblanche Nicole Assmann 1

Chapter 2 Resuscitation in Intensive Care David A. Zideman 22

Chapter 3 Cardiovascular Monitoring in Critical Care Michael R. Pinsky 42

Chapter 4 Cardiovascular Investigation of the Critically Ill Susanna Price Jeremy J. Cordingley 62

Chapter 5 Haematological Aspects of Cardiovascular Critical Care Kanchan Rege Mark J.D. Griffiths 83

Chapter 6 Cardiovascular Support: Pharmacological Joseph E. Arrowsmith Florian Falter 100

Chapter 7 Arrhythmias Hugh Montgomery Vivek Sivaraman 120

Chapter 8 Mechanical Heart Failure Therapy Richard Trimlett 139

Chapter 9 Care of the High Risk Patient Undergoing Surgery Justin Woods Andrew Rhodes 154

Chapter 10 Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Principles of Management in Critical Care Susanna Price Brian Keogh 167

Chapter 11 Common Complications of Cardiovascular Critical Illness Simon J. Finney Mark J.D. Griffiths 193

Chapter 12 Haemodynamic Management of Severe Sepsis Jean-Louis Vincent 218

Chapter 13 Acute Coronary Syndromes and Myocardial Infarction Alex Hobson Nick Curzen 234

Chapter 14 Cardiogenic Shock Divaka Perera Gerald S. Carr-White 25

Chapter 15 Peri-operative Care of the Heart Transplant Recipient Keith McNeil John Dunning 279

Chapter 16 Adult Congenital Heart Disease Syndromes Antonia Pijuan Domènech Katerina Chamaidi Michael A. Gatzoulis 290

Chapter 17 Management of Arrhythmias in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Barbara J. Deal 303

Chapter 18 Mitral Valve Disease Susanna Price Derek Gibson 315

Chapter 19 Aortic Valve Disease Susanna Price Derek Gibson 329

Chapter 20 Infective Endocarditis David Hunter John Pepper 347

Chapter 21 Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Failure Alain Vuylsteke 367

Chapter 22 Aortic Dissection Maninder S. Kalkat Vamsidhar B. Dronavalli David Alexander Robert S. Bonser 383

Chapter 23 Emergency Management of Cardiac Trauma James Napier Mark Messent 401

Chapter 24 Hypertensive Crises Liao Pinhu Mark J.D. Griffiths 413

Chapter 25 Pregnancy Lorna Swan 424

Chapter 26 Vasculitis Lorna Swan 434

Chapter 27 Endocrine Problems and Cardiovascular Critical Care Phil Marino Susanna Price 442

Chapter 28 Haemodynamic Monitoring and Therapy: A Personal History 1961-1994 Ronald Bradley 454

Index 465

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“This book deserves to become a core reference text for clinicians working in cardiovascular critical care … Nevertheless, it is an excellent, up to date source of information for all members of the cardiovascular critical care team.” (British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 6 June 2012)

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