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Acute cardiology

Kenneth McKinlay and Naomi Johnston.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 2621 words.

This chapter considers the critical care management of three cardiological emergencies: out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, endocarditis, and aortic dissection. It describes the post-cardiac...

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The adult patient with congenital heart disease

Robyn Smith and Niki Walker.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 3362 words.

This chapter describes the role of the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) in the management of adult patients with congenital heart disease (ACHD). This is a growing population as possibly...

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Airway management

Martin Hughes.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 3125 words.

This chapter gives a general overview of safe airway management in the intensive care environment. It outlines the indications for endotracheal intubation and describes the safe execution...

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Bedside echocardiography

Stephen Hickey, Coralie Carle and Donna Greenhalgh.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 6593 words.

This chapter considers the indications for bedside echocardiography in the cardiac intensive care unit. It describes the specific indications for transthoracic echocardiography (TTE):...

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Bleeding management

Ian Colquhoun.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 1396 words.

Cardiac surgery is responsible for 15% of all blood products used in the United Kingdom. All cardiac patients have some drainage from the chest drains postoperatively. This is variable in...

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Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Edited by Robyn Smith, Michael Higgins and Alistair Macfie.

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics; Pain Medicine. 400 pages.

Cardiothoracic Critical Care addresses major recent developments in cardiothoracic critical care, such as cardiovascular support, mechanical support (IABP, VADS, and ECMO), and drug...

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Central venous cannulation, pulmonary artery catheter, and minimally invasive cardiac output monitoring

Jorg Prinzlin.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 2199 words.

This chapter describes the indications for, and technique of, central venous cannulation. It outlines the interpretation of the central venous waveform and describes the central line bundle...

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Circulatory support

Andrew Sinclair and Alistair Macfie.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 3649 words.

This chapter describes the pharmacological, mechanical and extracorporeal support of the circulatory system. The section on the pharmacological management of circulatory failure covers...

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Epicardial pacing

Adarsh Lal.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 1538 words.

This chapter describes the use of epicardial pacing in the postoperative cardiac surgery patient. It gives general information on the indications for the use of temporary pacing and...

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Fast-tracking the low-risk patient

Stefan Schraag.

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Emergency Medicine; Anaesthetics. 959 words.

Achieving a rapid and sustained recovery is one of the primary goals in the modern management of cardiac surgical patients. Advances in surgery, anaesthesia, and improved patient selection...

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