Part of the popular Core Topics series, this book provides a practical guide to pre-operative assessment for consultants and trainee anaesthetists. Chapters cover comprehensive evidence-based guidance for assessing and managing patients with particular conditions, as well as perioperative risk stratification and challenges of pre-assessment. The chapters have been written by specialists in the respective clinical fields, while all content has been edited by anaesthetists to assure it is relevant and accessible to the anaesthetist in the everyday pre-operative clinic. Written specifically for anaesthetists, this resource will allow every reader to contribute effectively in a multidisciplinary approach when assessing and risk stratifying patients to ensure that they are optimised before surgery.
1. Ischaemic Heart Disease Abhiram Prasad; 2. Hypertension Tarek Francis Antonios; 3. Cardiac Arrhythmias Mark M. Gallagher and Hanney Gonna; 4. Heart failure Kristopher Knott and Nesan Shanmugan; 5A. Cardiac investigations: echocardiography Sohaib Nazir and Rajan Sharma; 5B. Cardiac investigations: myocardial perfusion imaging Vineet Prakash; 5C. Cardiac investigations: cardiac magnetic resonance Robin Ray and Bashar Ibrahim; 5D. Cardiac investigations: computed tomography angiography Vineet Prakash; 5E. Cardiac investigations: comparison of cardiac functional tests and imaging Tarun Mittal and Aigul Baltabaeva; 6. Respiratory Disease Shruti Konda, Michele Ramsay and Brendan P. Madden; 7. Difficult airway prediction Fauzia Mir and A. Agatha Crerar-Gilbert; 8. Renal Disease Iain A. M. MacPhee; 9. Neurological disease Doris Doberenz, Marcela Vizcaychipi, Nives Dorronsoro and Anthony Perreira; 10. Hepatobiliary disease Anish Gupta and Charl Jooste; 11. Neuromuscular disease Enjarn Lin and Stuart Hastings; 12. Connective tissue Disease Enjarn Lin and Stuart Hastings; 13. Immunocompromised patients Enjarn Lin and Stuart Hastings; 14. Frailty David J. H. Shipway and Lucy A. Nolan; 15. Haematology Ying Ying Peng and James Uprichard; 16. Biochemistry Laura Tooth and Paul Collinson; 17. Endocrine Disease Grainne Nicholson and George M. Hall; 18. Bariatric patients Justin A. Burke; 19. Chronic pain and addiction Fernando Salazar; 20. Obstetric Patients Roisin Monteiro, Richard George and Steve Yentis; 21. Herbal medications A. Agatha Crerar-Gilbert; 22. Anaphylaxis A. Agatha Crerar-Gilbert; 23. Legal considerations A. Agatha Crerar-Gilbert; 24. Predicting operative risk Jignasa Modha, Ramai Santhirapala and S. Ramani Moonesinghe; 25. Challenges of setting up preoperative service Robert Hill and Jane Jackson.