A Practical Approach to Cardiac Anesthesia recommended


A Practical Approach to Cardiac Anesthesia, 5e

By Frederick A. Hensley, Glenn P. Gravlee and Donald E. Martin

Anaesthesiology, Medical
  • Paperback
  • 9781451137446
  • October 2012
  • 907 pages
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A Practical Approach To Cardiac Anesthesia is the most widely used clinical reference in cardiac anesthesia. Drawing on the experience of 55 authors from 29 different institutions, this 5th edition provides complete information on drugs, monitoring, cardiopulmonary bypass, circulatory support, and anesthetic management of specific cardiac disorders.

Combining clinically relevant basic science with a practical “what-to-do” approach, this text is written in an easy-to-read outline format. Information is presented in a logical structure that makes essential facts easy to find and apply. And step-by-step coverage guides readers from cardiac physiology to anesthetic management of specific cardiac surgical procedures to management of cardiac disorders to circulatory support and organ preservation.

Whether you’re a practicing anesthesiologist, anesthesia resident, fellow in cardiothoracic anesthesia, perfusionist, or any other anesthesia practitioner, this is one book you should definitely keep close by.

• Insightful perspectives from acknowledged authorities address thoracic anesthesia and pain management in cardiac and thoracic procedures
• New chapters covering cardiac physiology and pericardial disease
• Additional content addressing adult congenital heart disease and the latest advances in percutaneous valves
• Full-color design throughout helps to highlight critical concepts
• TEE images in full-color provide detailed intraoperative views of cardiovascular structures and activity
• Key points are summarized at the beginning of each chapter with references to the appropriate section of the text


Section I: Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology

1.            1.            Cardiovascular Physiology: A Primer

Thomas Gayeski, Brad Steenwyk, and Jack Crawford

2.            Cardiovascular Drugs

                John F. Butterworth, IV


Section II: Anesthetic Management for Cardiac Surgery

3.            The Cardiac Surgical Patient

                Donald E. Martin and Charles E. Chambers

4.            Monitoring the Cardiac Surgical Patient

                Mark A. Gerhardt, Thomas M. Skeehan, and Katarzyna Walosik-Arenall

5.            Transesophageal Echocardiography

                Jack S. Shanewise

6.            Induction of Anesthesia

                Ferenc Puskas, Michael B. Howie, and Glenn P. Gravlee

7.            Anesthetic Management in the Precardiopulmonary Bypass Period

                Anand R. Mehta, Mark E. Romanoff, and Michael G. Licina

8.            Anesthetic Management during Cardiopulmonary Bypass

                Neville M. Gibbs and David R. Larach

9.            The Postcardiopulmonary Bypass Period: Weaning to ICU Transport

                Benjamin N. Morris, Mark E. Romanoff, and Roger L. Royster

10.          Postoperative Care of the Cardiac Surgical Patient

                Breandan Sullivan and Michael H. Wall


Section III: Anesthetic Management of Specific Cardiac Disorders

11.          Anesthetic Management of Myocardial Revascularization

                Michael S. Green, Gary Okum, and Jay C. Horrow

12.          Anesthetic Management for the Surgical Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease

                Matthew Townsley and Donald E. Martin

13.          Alternative Approaches to Cardiac Surgery with and without Cardiopulmonary Bypass

                James Y. Kim, James Ramsay, Michael G. Licina, and Anand R. Mehta

14.          Anesthetic Management for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: The Pediatric Population

                Laurie K. Davies, S. Adil Husain, and Nathaen Weitzel

15.          Anesthetic Management for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: The Adult Population

                Nathaen Weitzel, S. Adil Husain, and Laurie K. Davies

16.          Anesthetic Management of Cardiac Transplantation

                Kishan Dwarakanath, Anne L. Rother, and Charles D. Collard

17.          Arrhythmia, Rhythm Management Devices, and Catheter and Surgical Ablation

                Soraya M. Samii and Jerry Luck

18.          Blood Transfusion

                Colleen G. Koch

19.          Coagulation/Anticoagulation

                Linda Shore-Lesserson

20.          Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Pericardial Disease

                Matthew M. Townsley and Michael L. Shelton


Section IV: Circulatory Support

21.          Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Equipment, Circuits, and Pathophysiology

                Eugene A. Hessel, II, Glenn S. Murphy, Robert C. Groom, and Joseph N. Ghansah

22.          Devices for Cardiac Support and Replacement

                Glenn P. Gravlee and Joe Cleveland

23.          Intraoperative Myocardial Protection

                John W.C. Entwistle, III, Percy Boateng, and Andrew S. Wechsler

24.          Protection of the Brain during Cardiac Surgery

                John M. Murkin


Section V: Thoracic Anesthesia and Pain Management

25.          Anesthetic Management for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections

                Amanda A. Fox and John R. Cooper, Jr.

26.          Anesthetic Management for Surgery of the Lungs and Mediastinum

                Peter Slinger and Erin A. Sullivan

27.          Pain Management for Cardiothoracic Procedures

                Mark Stafford-Smith and Thomas M. McLoughlin, Jr.


Publication Month
October 2012
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907 pages

MEDICAL / Anesthesiology


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