Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Manuel Caceres
    Pages 7-24
  3. Ali Dabbagh, Alireza Imani, Samira Rajaei
    Pages 25-74
  4. Ali Dabbagh, Ardeshir Tajbakhsh, Zahra Talebi, Samira Rajaei
    Pages 75-142
  5. Antonio Hernandez Conte, Andrew G. Rudikoff
    Pages 279-296
  6. Juan M. Perrone, Gaston Cudemus
    Pages 315-326
  7. Michael Nurok, Oren Friedman, Erik R. Dong
    Pages 327-363
  8. Antonio Hernandez Conte, Elizabeth Behringer
    Pages 387-403
  9. Felice Eugenio Agrò, Marialuisa Vennari, Maria Benedetto
    Pages 419-493
  10. Felice Eugenio Agrò, Marialuisa Vennari, Maria Benedetto
    Pages 495-526
  11. Paul A. Perry, Fardad Esmailian
    Pages 581-598

About this book


This text reviews the postoperative management of patients who have undergone cardiac surgical procedures, some of the most common and most complicated forms of surgery. These patients and their management are characterized by complex challenges, while among the factors determining ultimate clinical outcome, postoperative critical care is of major importance.

This new and extensively updated edition of Postoperative Critical Care for Cardiac Surgical Patients maintains the general clinical approach in explaining and analyzing the course of clinical care in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, providing the reader with a practical "cookbook" of postoperative intensive care in adult cardiac patients. It has been extensively updated to include the developments in this field during the last few years, from new chapters on postoperative management of renal, gastrointestinal and respiratory systems, postoperative management of infectious and inflammatory complications, and postoperative care of transplant patients and postoperative safety. This book is of critical importance for cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists and intensivists, and defines optimal daily practice for adult patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures.


Anesthesia Cardiac Postoperative Care Surgery Coagulation Cardiopulmonary bypass

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali Dabbagh
    • 1
  • Fardad Esmailian
    • 2
  • Sary Aranki
    • 3
  1. 1.Shahid Beheshti Univ Med SciSa'adat Abad, TehranIran
  2. 2.Cedars-Sinai Heart InstituteLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Brigham and Women's HospitalBostonUSA

About the editors

Ali DabbaghMD is a Director of the Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship Program at the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Fardad Esmailian is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. 

Sary Aranki is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received his medical degree from University of Baghdad College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Postoperative Critical Care for Adult Cardiac Surgical Patients
  • Editors Ali Dabbagh
    Fardad Esmailian
    Sary Aranki
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-75746-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09316-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-75747-6
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVII, 670
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiac Surgery
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“Those with some experience of general intensive care wanting to explore cardiac intensive care will likely find the book rewarding … . useful as a source for refreshing clinical knowledge. We recommend the advanced trainee or junior consultant looking for 1 manageable volume to cover the field to buy the book.” (Anders Aneman, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 129 (1), July, 2019)

“This comprehensive book is an excellent reference and guide to the care of an ever-growing population of cardiac surgery patients. Its detailed yet concise discussions provide thoughtful insights into patient care and provide a great foundation for intensive care management.” (Jonathan Babin, October, 2018)