The second edition of this practical manual has been thoroughly updated, and also broadened to include the medical as well as surgical cardiothoracic ICU patient. Dozens of graphs, diagrams, tables, and photographs highlight, clarify, and reinforce key points in the management of respiratory dysfunction, disordered haemodynamics, acute coronary ischemia, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest and near-arrest, aortic emergencies, chest trauma, and post-operative bleeding. The authors discuss the effective use of Swan-Ganz catheterization, respirators, temporary pacemakers, defibrillators, continuous infusion agents, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and chest tubes. Chapters new to this edition cover: cardiac assist devices; imaging of the heart in the acute care setting; management of acute coronary ischemia; acute management of valvular heart disease; and management of acute pulmonary disease.
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