Cardiothoracic Critical Care (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Critical Care)

Cardiothoracic Critical Care (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Critical Care)

Robyn Smith, Michael Higgins, and Alistair Macfie

Print publication date: Mar 2014

ISBN: 9780199692958

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Cardiothoracic Critical Care addresses major recent developments in cardiothoracic critical care, such as cardiovascular support, mechanical support (IABP, VADS, and ECMO), and drug therapies such as nitric oxide and other new inotropic agents. The management of postoperative bleeding is covered in detail, as it increasingly involves updated fluid and blood-product therapies, including blood preservation techniques such as cell salvage.