Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease: Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts

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Ricardo Munoz, Victor Morell, Eduardo da Cruz, Carol G. Vetterly
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 21, 2010 - Medical - 746 pages
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Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease will summarize the comprehensive medical and surgical management of the acutely-ill patient with congenital and acquired cardiac disease. The aim of the book is to teach bedside physicians, nurses and other caregivers, basic and practical concepts of anatomy, pathophysiology, surgical techniques and peri-operative management of critically ill children and adults with congenital heart disease, allowing these professionals to anticipate, prevent or else treat such pathologies. The book will cover specific cardiac lesions, review their anatomy, pathophysiology, current preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative assessment and management; medical and surgical complications will be briefly described with each lesion further discussed in specific chapters. In addition, the book will have dedicated chapters to management of cardiac patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, hemofiltration, hemo or peritoneal dialysis and plasma exchange. Practical guidelines for cardiovascular nursing care will be also included.

 

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Contents

Shannon Buckvold
Anticoagulation Heparin
Transition from the Fetal to the Neonatal Circulation
Triage and Transport of Infants and Children with
Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Intensive Care Department
Steven P Goldberg
Peter J Davis
Department of Pharmacy Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Cardiac Surgery Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children
Maurice Beghetti
A Brief Overview
Mechanical Circulatory Support in Pediatric Cardiac
Heart Transplantation
Pacemakers Temporary and Permanent Implantable
Ethical and Legal Issues
Acute Respiratory

Jill Ibrahim
Yuliya A Domnina
Kristen P Barton
Necrotizing
Guidelines
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Ricardo Munoz, MD, is chief of Cardiac Intensive Care and director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Children's Hospital of Pittsbugh. Dr. Munoz trained in pediatric critical care and pediatric cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital of Boston/Harvard Medical School. A fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, he attended medical school at the Universidad del Notre, Barranquilla, Colombia, and completed his residency at the Hospital Militar Central, Bogota, Colombia. He also completed fellowships at Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston.

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