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Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease

Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts

  • Ricardo A. Munoz
  • Victor O. Morell
  • Eduardo M. da Cruz
  • Carol G. Vetterly
  • Jose Pedro da Silva


  • Provides thorough practically applicable guidance on areas of critical importance to the pediatric intensivist

  • Contains extensively updated chapters that reflect new practice and the implications to the healthcare professionals and patients

  • Features new chapters covering pharmaceutical use in cardiac intensive care and the use of ventricular assist devices


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bradley A. Kuch, Matthew Bochkoris, Richard A. Orr
      Pages 19-27
    3. Shekhar T. Venkataraman
      Pages 37-40
    4. Sara M. Trucco, Jacqueline Kreutzer
      Pages 41-59
    5. Cécile Tissot, Yogen Singh, Adel K. Younoszai, Christina M. Phelps
      Pages 61-83
    6. Meagan Horst, Edmund H. Jooste, Patrick M. Callahan, Phillip S. Adams
      Pages 85-95
    7. Carol G. Vetterly, Denise L. Howrie
      Pages 97-100
    8. Garrett Roney, Edmund H. Jooste, Patrick M. Callahan, Steven E. Litchenstein, Peter J. Davis, Phillip S. Adams
      Pages 101-111
    9. Ana Maria Manrique, Diana P. Vargas, David Palmer, Kent Kelly, Steven E. Litchenstein
      Pages 113-129
    10. Ashlee Shields, Ashley Cole, Alexandra Mikulis, Erin L. Colvin
      Pages 131-132
  3. Specific Cardiac Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Deborah Kozik, Jonathan Kaufman, Dunbar Ivy, Jill Ibrahim, Lisa Wise-Faberowski, Steven P. Goldberg et al.
      Pages 145-154
    3. Eduardo M. da Cruz, Steven P. Goldberg, Lisa B. Howley-Willis, Deborah Kozik
      Pages 155-163
    4. Wonshill Koh, Evonne Morell, Melita Viegas, Diego Moguillansky, Traci M. Kazmerski, Ricardo A. Munoz
      Pages 165-171
    5. Jonathan Kaufman, Steven P. Goldberg, Jill Ibrahim, Lisa Wise-Faberowski, Cécile Tissot, Christina M. Phelps et al.
      Pages 173-184
    6. Wonshill Koh, Evonne Morell, Diego Moguillansky, Ricardo A. Munoz, Victor O. Morell
      Pages 185-189

About this book


This extensively revised new edition comprehensively reviews the medical and surgical management of the acutely-ill child with congenital and acquired cardiac disease. It enables the reader to gain a thorough understanding of basic and practical concepts of anatomy, pathophysiology, surgical techniques and peri-operative management in this group of patients. Extensively revised chapters cover the management of cardiac patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, hemofiltration, and plasma exchange. New topics covered include the use of pharmaceuticals in cardiac intensive care, the implications of interventional cardiology in pediatric intensive care and ventricular assist devices. Practically relevant guidelines are also included for cardiovascular nurses. 

Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease presents a thorough review of the practical concepts, available treatment techniques, and the challenges associated with managing these patients in the critical care unit. It represents a timely and valuable textbook reference for students and practising healthcare professionals alike seeking to learn or further their understanding of the latest advances in this discipline.  


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ricardo A. Munoz
    • 1
  • Victor O. Morell
    • 2
  • Eduardo M. da Cruz
    • 3
  • Carol G. Vetterly
    • 4
  • Jose Pedro da Silva
    • 5
  1. 1.Chief, Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine Executive DirectorTelemedicine Co-director, Children’s National Heart Institute, Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine, Children’s National Health SystemWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic SurgeryUPMC Children’s Hospital of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Associate Medical Director, CHCO Heart Institute Head, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Program & Inpatient Services DirectorCardiac Intensive Care Unit Children’s Hospital Colorado, Tenured Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology and Intensive Care University of Colorado Denver, School of MedicineAuroraUSA
  4. 4.Department of Pharmacy, Pediatric Critical CareUPMC Children’s Hospital of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  5. 5.Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic SurgeryUPMC – Children’s Hospital of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

About the editors

Ricardo Muñoz , MD, is chief of the Division of Cardiac Critical Medicine , Executive Director , Telemedicine , Co-Director , Childrens’s National Heart  Institute , Professor of Pediatrics , George Washington University School of Medicine , Children’s National Health System. Dr. Muñoz is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics , fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Victor O. Morell, MD, is the Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgeon-In-Chief of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and the Eugene S. Wiener Professor and Chair, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.   Dr. Morell received his medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1988.  He completed his cardiothoracic residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and his pediatric cardiothoracic surgery training at Boston Children’s Hospital and at the Great Ormond Hospital for Sick Children in London. 

Eduardo M. da Cruz MD is the Associate Medical Director of the Heart Institute, Head of the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Program and Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Section and Inpatient Services at Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine. He holds the title of Tenured Full Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology & Intensive Care. He has delivered close to 300 international lectures, published 80 book chapters and close to 100 manuscripts, and is a reviewer for 26 peer-reviewed journals, and the Editor or Co-Editor of seven CICU and Cardiology textbooks. He is the founder of the Working Group on Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care of the Association for the European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC), Past-Chair and founder of the Section on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Intensive Care & Mechanical Circulatory Support of the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC), member of the Society of Pediatric Research (SPR) and of multiple other international Societies. Eduardo da Cruz is also an Expert Reviewer for the European Commission Horizon 2020 Project, and the President and Chair of the Board of Surgeons of Hope Foundation, a United Nations-affiliated Non-Governmental Organization based in New York, USA.

Carol Vetterly, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, is the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator and Clinical Pharmacist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Pediatric Pharmacotherapy and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Vetterly graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and completed a post-graduate Doctorate of Pharmacy at Duquesne University.

José P. da Silva, MD is a visiting professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and surgical director of the Center for Valve Therapy at the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Founding Director, Da Silva Center for Ebstein’s Anomaly. Cardiothoracic surgery training at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. da Silva is internationally recognized as the creator of the cone procedure, the worldwide standard of care for the surgical treatment of Ebstein’s anomaly. He has authored numerous publications and lectured extensively on the cone procedure throughout the world. Dr. da Silva’s clinical interests include congenital heart disease, heart and heart-lung transplantation, adult cardiac surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. da Silva is affiliated to UPMC - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Critical Care of Children with Heart Disease
  • Book Subtitle Basic Medical and Surgical Concepts
  • Editors Ricardo A. Munoz
    Victor O. Morell
    Eduardo M. da Cruz
    Carol G. Vetterly
    Jose Pedro da Silva
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-21869-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-21872-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-21870-6
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XI, 760
  • Number of Illustrations 191 b/w illustrations, 147 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
    Cardiac Surgery
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