Postoperative Critical Care for Cardiac Surgical Patients

  • Ali Dabbagh
  • Fardad Esmailian
  • Sary F. Aranki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ali Dabbagh
    Pages 1-39
  3. Robert Fellin
    Pages 41-72
  4. Felice Eugenio Agrò, Marialuisa Vennari, Maria Benedetto
    Pages 73-76
  5. Ali Dabbagh
    Pages 77-127
  6. Sylvia Martin-Stone
    Pages 161-196
  7. Mahnoosh Foroughi, Antonio Hernandez Conte
    Pages 197-211
  8. Antonio Hernandez Conte, Mahnoosh Foroughi
    Pages 213-232
  9. Ali Dabbagh
    Pages 245-256
  10. Felice Eugenio Agrò, Marialuisa Vennari, Maria Benedetto
    Pages 313-383
  11. Felice Eugenio Agrò, Marialuisa Vennari, Maria Benedetto
    Pages 385-415
  12. Manuel Caceres
    Pages 417-427
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 429-440

About this book


Cardiac surgical procedures are among the most common and most complicated forms of surgery worldwide and the postoperative period is characterized by complex challenges. Among the factors determining ultimate clinical outcome, postoperative critical care is of major importance. This book adopts a clinical approach in explaining and analyzing the course of clinical care in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Since the postoperative clinical status is directly influenced by preoperative and intraoperative factors, the early chapters briefly examine preoperative issues and the intraoperative course of cardiac surgery, with particular attention to anesthesia and the process of cardiopulmonary bypass. Subsequent chapters primarily address the critical care of patients by means of an organ-oriented approach, which will enable the reader to use the text as a "cookbook" of cardiac intensive care. This book is intended for use in daily practice by cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, intensivists and cardiac intensive care nurses.


Anesthesia Cardiac Postoperative Care Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali Dabbagh
    • 1
  • Fardad Esmailian
    • 2
  • Sary F. Aranki
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Anesthesiol. & Anesthesiol. Research CenterShahid Beheshti University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory SupportCedars-Sinai Heart InstituteLos Angeles, CAUSA
  3. 3.Divisions of Cardiac SurgeryBrigham and Womens HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-40417-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-40418-4
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