The new Oxford Textbook of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia provides a comprehensive overview of and a thorough grounding in this challenging subspecialty. Both cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia demand high levels of knowledge and skill, as minimally invasive surgical techniques demand a sounder understanding of the specialties and as more patients with co-morbidities present for surgery. Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Anaesthesia series, this volume covers the anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, post-operative complications, critical care, and all clinical aspects of cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia. Practical aspects, such as team working, and designing and equipping cardiothoracic theatre and critical care, are also included. The expert and international author team use their experience to ensure this textbook reflects current world-wide practice across the globe. This volume is published with a concurrent online version, which features access to the full content of the textbook, contains links from the references to primary research journal articles, allows full text searches, and provides access to figures and tables that can be downloaded to PowerPoint (R). Designed for consultants and trainees in cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia, this is the definitive source of expert knowledge for anaesthetists in this subspecialty.
1. An history of cardiothoracic anaesthesia ; 2. Anatomy and pathology of the heart and major vascular system ; 3. Cardiovascular physiology, pathophysiology, and monitoring ; 4. Thoracic anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology ; 5. The inflammatory response to cardiothoracic surgery ; 6. Cardiovascular and pulmonary pharmacology ; 7. Diagnosis and assessment of cardiac disease ; 8. Diagnosis and assessment of lung disease ; 9. Structural cardiac intervention ; 10. Blood gases, clinical chemistry, and acid-base ; 11. Cardiopulmonary bypass ; 12. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ; 13. Mechanical support of the circulation ; 14. Hypothermia and circulatory arrest ; 15. Myocardial protection during cardiac surgery ; 16. Antithrombotic and antiplatelet therapy ; 17. Haemostasis management ; 18. Blood management ; 19. Anaesthesia for adult cardiac surgery ; 20. Anaesthesia for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting ; 21. Paediatric cardiac and thoracic anaesthesia ; 22. Anaesthesia for thoracic aortic surgery ; 23. Anaesthesia for heart transplantation ; 24. Anaesthesia for adult patients with acquired heart disease for non-cardiac surgery ; 25. Anaesthesia for cardiac electrophysiological interventions ; 26. Critical care following cardiac surgery ; 27. Enhanced recovery from heart surgery ; 28. Ultrasound imaging in critical care ; 29. Cardiovascular complications of cardiac surgery ; 30. Pulmonary complications after cardiac surgery ; 31. Renal, hepatic, and gastrointestinal complications of cardiac surgery ; 32. Cerebral complications of heart surgery ; 33. Anaesthesia for thoracic surgery ; 34. Anaesthesia for interventional bronchoscopy ; 35. Anaesthesia for lung transplantation ; 36. Postoperative thoracic surgical care ; 37. Complications of thoracic surgery ; 38. Pain relief after thoracic and cardiac surgery ; 39. Chronic pain after cardiothoracic surgery ; 40. Designing state-of-the-art cardiothoracic surgical suites ; 41. Training programmes for cardiothoracic anaesthesia: Curriculums, administration, and evaluations ; 42. Teamwork and minimizing error ; 43. Audit and research in cardiothoracic anaesthesia