Difficult Decisions in Cardiothoracic Critical Care Surgery

An Evidence-Based Approach

  • Vassyl A. Lonchyna

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Vassyl A. Lonchyna
    Pages 1-11
  3. Quality, Care and Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Kevin Lobdell, Joe Mishkin, Rakesh C. Arora, Rohan Mukund Sanjanwala
      Pages 15-32
    3. Scott B. Grant, Peter Angelos
      Pages 51-61
    4. Darren S. Bryan, Selwyn O. Rogers Jr
      Pages 63-71
  4. Resuscitation

  5. Hemodynamics

  6. Pulmonary Support in the CT Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Christian A. Bermudez, JaBaris D. Swain
      Pages 231-254
    3. Rakesh C. Arora, Dave Nagpal, Yoan Lamarche, Rohan Sanjanwala, Andrea Szwajcer
      Pages 255-271
  7. Mechanical Assist Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Isla McClelland, Rohan Kalathiya, Atman P. Shah
      Pages 275-288
  8. Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Joshua L. Chan, Fardad Esmailian
      Pages 315-329
    3. Laura M. Lourenço, Gene Kim
      Pages 331-349
    4. Marshall T. Bell, David A. Fullerton
      Pages 351-362
    5. Siddhartha G. Kapnadak, Erika D. Lease, Michael S. Mulligan
      Pages 363-379
    6. Christopher H. Wigfield, Ankeeta Mehta, Charles Alex
      Pages 381-395
  9. Electrolytes and Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Stephanie Cha, Glenn J. Whitman
      Pages 411-425
  10. Coagulopathy

  11. Acute Kidney Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 509-509
    2. Aaron M. Cheng, Seth Wright
      Pages 511-523
    3. Andrew Kowalski, Jonathan D. Rich
      Pages 547-565
    4. Bailey Su, Yolanda Becker
      Pages 567-577
  12. ICU Catastrophes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 579-579
    2. Robert Keskey, John Alverdy
      Pages 581-593

About this book


Critical care medicine is responsible for many of the most important advances in outcomes after cardiothoracic surgery in the past two decades.  The expertise developed in this subspecialty accounts for the resiliency that characterizes gold standard results evident in institutions recognized for excellence.  This volume is intended to share ideas and algorithms that will improve outcomes in cardiothoracic critical care units. 

This book is part of the Difficult Decisions in Surgery series that covers surgical specialties.  The volumes are multi-authored, containing brief chapters, each of which are devoted to one or two specific questions or decisions within that specialty that are difficult or controversial.  The volumes are intended as a current and timely reference source for practicing surgeons, surgeons in training, and educators that describe the recommended ideal approach, rather than customary care, in selected clinical situations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vassyl A. Lonchyna
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Chicago MedicineChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04145-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04146-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7750
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7769
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