© 2007

Perioperative Critical Care Cardiology


Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. P. Foëx, G. Howard-Alpe
    Pages 21-39
  3. P. Foëx, G. Howard-Alpe
    Pages 41-59
  4. J. L. Atlee
    Pages 61-75
  5. A. Aleksova, A. Perkan, G. Sinagra
    Pages 77-88
  6. C. Sorbara, S. Romagnoli, A. Rossi, S. M. Romano
    Pages 89-108
  7. F. R. B. G. Galas, L. A. Hajjar, J. O. C. Auler Jr.
    Pages 109-134
  8. J. -L. Vincent, R. Holsten
    Pages 135-144
  9. W. G. Toller, G. Gemes, H. Metzler
    Pages 159-173
  10. G. Ristagno, A. Gullo, W. Tang, M. H. Weil
    Pages 195-210
  11. P. Giomarelli, S. Scolletta, B. Biagioli
    Pages 243-265
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 279-282

About this book


In this book, discussed are topics of particular importance to critical care cardiovascular diagnosis and management in the perioperative period. Chapter topics are the causes for heart failure; the pathophysiology of heart failure; coronary heart disease and ischemic preconditioning; hypertensive urgencies and emergencies; diagnosis of heart failure; preoperative cardiac risk assessment; hemodynamic monitoring in patients with heart failure; electrocardiography of heart failure - features and arrhythmias; pharmacologic management for patients with heart failure; devices for management of heart failure; pacemaker and internal cardioverter-defibrillator therapies; management of cardiopulmonary arrest; circulatory shock - anaphylactic, cardiogenic, haemorrhagic, septic; prevention and management of cardiac dysfunction during and after cardiac surgery; vasodilator therapy - systemic and pulmonary; and, thromboembolism and anticoagulation. This work represents an important update for anaesthesiologists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, emergency care physicians and intensivists caring for patients with acute, life-threatening cardiovascular afflictions.


Critical care cardiology cardiovascular hypertension management noncardiac surgery prevention recognition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin (Madison) Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)HartlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive CarePoliclinic University HospitalCataniaItaly
  3. 3.Cardiovascular DepartmentOspedali Riuniti and University of TriesteItaly
  4. 4.Department of Intensive CareErasme University HospitalBrusselsBelgium

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