Congenital Cardiac Surgery

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Bruce A. Reitz, David Daiho Yuh
McGraw-Hill, 2002 - Medical - 242 pages
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This new reference has been expressly created to help cardiac surgeons, pediatric intensivists, pediatric cardiologists and anesthesiologists who are entering the field quickly grasp the basics of the perioperative management of the congenital cardiac patient. Its thorough, up-to-date coverage includes cardiac evaluation, anesthetic considerations, myocardial protection, IC management, cardiopulmonary issues, arrhythmias, fluids and electrolytes, and coagulation.

Critical operative steps are presented with original line art. The accompanying operative commentary covers potential pitfalls and the steps to overcome them. The authors have taken the utmost care to present only the most essential and practical information.

Take a look at this expert guide's three inclusive sections:

Part 1 covers preoperative evaluation, anesthetic consideration, and myocardial protection of pediatric patients with congenital cardiac defects

Part 2 outlines the medical and operative management of these defects, and gives a thumbnail sketch of the pathologic processes involved. Each defect is outlined with:
* A schematic diagram to display the major anatomic anomalies and abnormal blood flow patterns
* A key summary box listing pertinent features
* A more descriptive narrative of these features
* Atlas-style illustrations of key aspects of the palliative or corrective operations

Part 3 deals with the relevant issues encountered in the early postoperative care of patients undergoing these operations.

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