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This book covers the latest information on the anatomic features, underlying physiologic mechanisms, and treatments for diseases of the heart. Key chapters address animal models for cardiac research, cardiac mapping systems, heart-valve disease and genomics-based tools and technology. Once again, a companion of supplementary videos offer unique insights into the working heart that enhance the understanding of key points within the text. Comprehensive and state-of-the art, the Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology and Devices, Third Edition provides clinicians and biomedical engineers alike with the authoritative information and background they need to work on and implement tomorrow's generation of life-saving cardiac devices.
This book presents and describes a series of informative clinical cases with the aim of providing the reader with a clear understanding of the most frequent and challenging scenarios that a cardiologist may face during daily clinical practice. All major topics in modern clinical cardiology are addressed, including acute ischemic heart disease, conditions that mimic ischemic heart disease, heart failure and resynchronization therapy, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias and channelopathies. Guidance is provided on imaging techniques and their interpretation, patient management taking into account potential comorbidities and follow-up appropriate to the clinical circumstances. The paradigmatic clinical cases in this book will serve as a sound basis for learning for medical students, residents and others wishing to meet successfully the challenges posed by cardiac disease. In addition, the book will be a very useful reference for the more experienced cardiologist.
Heart failure is an important and ever expanding sub-speciality of cardiology. Many health care professional bodies are now developing specialist expertise in heart failure. This is true for cardiologists in training, consultant cardiologists, care of the elderly and general physicians, cardiothoracic surgeons, primary care doctors, pharmacists and specialist nurses. With advances in medical therapy, the prognosis of the condition has improved dramatically. Whereas once heart failure was a pre-terminal diagnosis, now for many it is treatable. However, some patients remain symptomatic and at high risk of death despite maximal medical therapy. These patients can benefit from a range of novel device therapies. For those who remain symptomatic despite optimal treatment cardiac transplantation remains an option. This updated book comprehensively covers all aspects necessary to manage a patient with heart failure. It gives simple, clear advice on the diagnosis, investigation and treatment options available highlighting the current evidence-base. The chapters provide concise and objective information to guide all health care professionals involved in the modern day multi-disciplinary management of the syndrome. The book is set out logically to mirror the patient journey in heart failure. An updated edition of the first practical manual of heart failure management.
Central venous access devices (CVADs) are used within a variety of
areas in both hospital and community health care settings to
administer blood or fluids, to provide long term access for repeat
transfusion of blood or blood products, chemotherapy, parenteral
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in emergency situations.
The first MCQ preparation book on the market for the KBA in Cardiology, MCQs for Cardiology Knowledge Based Assessment features over 260 questions exactly mirroring the format and content of the exam. 11 focused sequences of questions are followed by detailed explanatory answers, which draw in the relevant aspects of the current syllabus, refer you to further reading and provide you with the broad base of knowledge the examiners expect. Written by a team of cardiology registrars and consultants with recent experience of the exam, the format is designed to give you hands-on experience of the level and type of questions you can expect in the real thing. In addition to a huge variety of images and case scenarios forming the basis of clinical question stems, the book is accompanied by a DVD featuring dozens of video loops - ranging from coronary angiograms to echocardiography - to help you become practised at responding to a clinical stimulus in the context of a Single Best Answer question. Covering the whole scope of the syllabus and offering a truly authentic experience of the exam, MCQs for Cardiology Knowledge Based Assessment is the insider's guide to the KBA, to ensure you gain both the confidence and knowledge to pass.
Diagnostic Atlas of Non-Neoplastic Lung Disease provides the practicing pathologist with the tools necessary to synthesize diagnoses in biopsy and surgical specimens of non-neoplastic lung disease. Classification of non-neoplastic lung disease has become increasingly complex, especially in diffuse lung diseases where terminology has been changing and clinical and radiologic input is advocated for diagnosis. As a result, general surgical pathologists may feel ill-equipped to interpret such specimens.In this heavily illustrated and concisely written book, Dr. Katzenstein, a leading authority in pulmonary pathology, has brought a pattern-based approach to formulating diagnoses in non-neoplastic lung diseases with the non-expert pulmonary pathologist in mind. Chapters are organized according to pattern of lung involvement with the idea that once the pattern is recognized the pathologist can easily find examples and review the relevant disease within the corresponding chapter. Filled with tips and key features to navigate differential diagnosis, Diagnostic Atlas of Non-Neoplastic Lung Disease is an indispensable guide for pathologists who encounter non-neoplastic lung specimens in the lab.Key Features:Written by a respected pulmonary pathologist with over 40 years' experience in the labOver 350 high quality illustrative photomicrographs, many with low and high magnification viewsEmphasizes a pattern-based approach for formulating diagnosesProvides helpful tips for establishing diagnosis and avoiding misdiagnosisRelevant clinical information including patient demographics, presenting manifestations, and radiographic findings where important for pathologic diagnosis
This book first describes medical devices in relation to regenerative medicine before turning to a more specific topic: artificial heart technologies. Not only the pump mechanisms but also the bearing, motor mechanisms, and materials are described, including expert information. Design methods are described to enhance hemocompatibility: main concerns are reduction of blood cell damage and protein break, as well as prevention of blood clotting. Regulatory science from R&D to clinical trials is also discussed to verify the safety and efficacy of the devices.
Heart failure is epidemic throughout the world. A growing incidence and prevalence has resulted in a large population of individuals transitioning to advanced stages of the syndrome and requiring uniquely specialised therapies and cardiac transplantation. Oxford Textbook of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation is a focused and comprehensive work covering this new and rapidly growing cardiovascular subspecialty. Authored by eminent international experts, it is the authoritative text on advanced heart failure and a central resource for clinicians caring for patients with this conditition. By covering a range of characteristics, therapeutic challenges and practical aspects of managing patients this book provides an in-depth source for cardiologists and other related clinicians. A strong focus on the difficult decision making needed to handle advanced heart failure cases, along with specific knowledge of epidemiology, biology and pathophysiology, creates a key tool for optimally managing these complex patients.
Providing an easily readable source of information about the current spectrum of anesthesia and critical care management of patients undergoing thoracic surgery, this book forms part of the successful Core Topics brand. The book provides practical assistance to those commencing careers in thoracic anesthesia and will also to be a useful aide-memoire to those already working in the field. The comprehensive content includes discussion of some of the more contentious issues in the management of thoracic patients as well as giving a flavour of the rapid evolution of new techniques that are of increasing importance in the field, such as lung-assist devices, different modes of ventilation and VAT surgery. Both editors are practising cardiothoracic anesthetists/intensivists at an internationally recognized centre for thoracic surgery, particularly lung transplantation. The contributors are chosen for their clinical expertise and to give a spectrum of opinion across the range of thoracic anesthesia.
This book is intended as a comprehensive, practically oriented reference on pulmonary hypertension within the context of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). After an introductory chapter on pathophysiology, the various types of pulmonary hypertension that may be encountered in ACHD are discussed, highlighting the specifics observed within different patient categories. The diagnostic approach is then addressed in detail, and the last section of the book is devoted to management options, from conservative approaches to interventional treatment and the concept of treat and repair. Management in specific patient subjects, such as pregnant women, Fontan patients, and Down syndrome patients with Eisenmenger syndrome, is fully discussed, and guidance is also provided on palliative care. Pulmonary arterial hypertension related to congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD), despite significant similarities in lung pathohysiology, differs significantly from other types of PAH in terms of mechanism of onset, natural history and management. Mistakes and pitfalls in the management of patients with PAH-CHD are often related to a lack of knowledge or expertise in this condition. Pulmonary Hypertension in Adult Congenital Heart Disease will be a valuable resource and learning tool for all who care for patients with ACHD, both in tertiary practice and general cardiology.
Fast Facts for the Cardiac Surgery Nurse serves as handy clinical guide for nurses working in this field, covering the timeline from preoperative to recover, with an emphasis on prevention and management of postoperative complications. It will appeal to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care and the critical care area. The book re-enforces the knowledge these highly specialized nurses already have and provides structure to help develop additional skills. This is a `must-have' pocket reference tool containing frequently utilized information that is presented in the clear, precise, and pertinent Fast Facts format.
Cardiothoracic Surgery covers all areas of adult and pediatric,
cardiac and thoracic surgery and intensive care. This new edition,
with updated cardiac surgery and thoracic sections, provides
on-the-spot guidance to common and less common operative
The book provides a clear overview of the various research stages of cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology, and cardiac anesthesia. It also deals with recent advances in minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, and many other innovations introduced in this field. However, aim of this volume is not only to describe the evolution of the discipline, but also to give the occasion of revisiting old and forgotten ideas that could be used successfully also nowadays if supported by modern technologies. With contributions by renowned international experts, the volume will be a very useful tool for students, residents, cardiac surgery and anesthesia professionals, cardiologists, biomedical engineers, and researchers.
This book provides a detailed account of the principles and practice of contemporary lung transplantation. An accomplished, international team of contributing authors have combined their expertise to provide the latest scientific developments and clinical knowledge based on their extensive experience. The book covers pulmonary vascular and parenchymal lung disease, which necessitate transplantation, together with all aspects of the multidisciplinary management of lung transplant patients. It concludes by looking at future developments in the treatment of advanced respiratory failure.
An important reference in the field of myocardial revascularization, the book will serve as an important source of information for those engaged in the performance of transmyocardial laser revascularization and those who are actively considering adding it to their therapeutic armamentarium.. An important reference in the field of myocardial revascularization, the book will serve as an important source of information for those engaged in the performance of transmyocardial laser revascularization and those who are actively considering adding it to their therapeutic armamentarium. An important reference in the field of myocardial revascularization, the book will serve as an important source of information for those engaged in the performance of transmyocardial laser revascularization and those who are actively considering adding it to their therapeutic armamentarium. Finally, there is a dependable guide to transmyocardial laser revasculariztion (TMR). In this groundbreaking volume, clinicians who pioneered the use of this innovative treatment share their insights on the indications, results, mechanisms, and limitations of the technique.Under the careful editorial guidance of Drs. Bridges, Horvath, and Chiu, contributing authors explain: the evolution, science, rationale, and limitations for TMR how to select suitable candidates anesthetic considerations and the role of transesophageal echo TMR as a sole or combination therapyWhether you are already practicing TMR or contemplating its addition to your therapeutic armamentarium, this concise reference will answer all your questions about this important new procedure. An important reference in the field of myocardial revascularization, the book will serve as an important source of information for those engaged in the performance of transmyocardial laser revascularization and those who are actively considering adding it to their therapeutic armamentarium. Finally, there is a dependable guide
This clinical casebook is comprised of surgical cases involving the most important cardiovascular diseases in a concise, easy-to-read format (5x8 in trim size, like other titles in this burgeoning, informal product line in the Springer clinical medicine program).Each chapter is a case that opens with a unique clinical presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management techniques used to treat it, as well as questions and answers (between 8 and 10) about relevant aspects related to the diagnosis and treatment of the addressed disease. The Q&A section will broaden discussion and increase the title's pedagogical value. The casebook features 40 surgical cases in the following thematic areas: Aortic Disease, Arrhythmias, Cardiac Tumors, Coronary Insufficiency, Congenital Heart Disease, Endovascular Therapies, Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Pericardial Disease, Pulmonary Embolism and Valvular Heart Disease. This book will be prepared by the Brazilian Department for Academic Leagues of Cardiovascular Surgery, within the Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery (BSCVS). This department is the section within BSCVS that consists of the academic leagues of cardiovascular surgery from each university throughout the country. In Brazil, medical academic leagues are organizations that gathers students, interns and residents to discuss a certain topic and promote research and teaching-oriented extra-class activities, supervised by a group of professors. Thus trainees will have involvement in writing the chapters and the senior professor supervisors will edit and finalize the work. Basically, each chapter is written by an intern or resident and, ultimately, his/her supervisor. As the books volume editors, doctors Almeida and Jatene will have final responsibility for the cases and overall manuscript.
The sixth edition of this acclaimed and established operative atlas continues to provide a unique level of comprehensive detail on operative surgery of the heart and great vessels. With an international list of authors, the chapters have been updated and complemented by the same high quality artwork that has established this operative guide as the gold standard reference for the cardiac surgeon. This new edition retains the format of initial principles and justification for the procedure, followed by preoperative investigations and preparation, the operative procedure, and postoperative management. New chapters have been added on the latest techniques such as minimal invasive surgery, robotic surgery and off-pump bypass surgery. The chapters are arranged in seven sections, with each section emphasising the overall management of patients, tricks of the trade of individual authors and discussion of technical and clinical judgement. With this new and updated edition, Operative Cardiac Surgery remains the pre-eminent operative guide to a full range of cardiac conditions. Video clips of cardiac procedures, both common and rare, are included within the VitalSource edition.
This book concerns the treatment of cardiac disease in chronic renal failure patients who represent a specific group of patients that almost universally will develop coronary artery disease and frequently valvular problems all secondary to their renal failure. Unfortunately, this same group is at increased risk for surgical/percutaneous intervention. Many physicians will struggle with patient management issues due to the inherent difficulties and increased risk of many treatment options. The book will summarize the current technology and treatment plans for these patients that will optimize their long-term outcomes. It will become the bible on current treatment that many physicians and other health care professionals will want to reference every time they are consulted on a ppatient with renal failure and significant heart disease.. This book concerns the treatment of cardiac disease in chronic renal failure patients who represent a specific group of patients that almost universally will develop coronary artery disease and frequently valvular problems all secondary to their renal failure. Unfortunately, this same group is at increased risk for surgical/percutaneous intervention. Many physicians will struggle with patient management issues due to the inherent difficulties and increased risk of many treatment options. The book will summarize the current technology and treatment plans for these patients that will optimize their long-term outcomes. It will become the bible on current treatment that many physicians and other health care professionals will want to reference every time they are consulted on a patient with renal failure and significant heart disease. This text outlines treatment plans for chronic renal failure patients with cardiac disease and has a strong clinical focus. This is an invaluable reference source for physicians and other health care professionals managing patients with renal failure and significant heart disease
This atlas comprehensively covers surgical techniques for congenital heart surgery. As the population with congenital heart defects increases more and more operations will be required to treat the residual defects, new defects, and replacement strategies such as valve replacements. Chapters are devoted to specific conditions and feature detailed descriptions of how to perform a variety of appropriate reparative surgical techniques; involving complex anatomy, reoperative surgery, and unique techniques to this specialty, enabling the reader to develop a deep understanding of how to successfully resolve situations such as left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, anomalous pulmonary venous return, and anomalous origin of the coronary arteries. Atlas of Adult Congenital Heart Surgery provides a foundational resource for practising and trainee cardiac surgeons, nurses, and healthcare associates seeking specialist training and insight to the resolution of congenital heart diseases in adults.
This thesis addresses computation fluid dynamics modelling of aortic dissection (AD), in order to generate in silico diagnostic information and assess `virtual surgery' outcomes. The thesis introduces several important advances in the modelling of aortic dissection and lays essential groundwork for further development of this technology. The work thesis represents a unique and major step forward in our understanding of AD using a patient-specific, systematic and coherent simulation approach, and is currently the most advanced work available on AD.
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