The first in the Problems in Anesthesia series, Cardiothoracic Surgery examine and provide guidance for a number of problematic clinical scenarios in cardiothoracic surgery anesthesia. This is a field which is growing in complexity due to the increasingly diverse set of conditions that are now treated surgically, and also due to developments in technology which are leading to different approaches to even common problems. This book will be of interest to the qualified specialist and the general trainee in anesthesiology.
Cases are presented followed by an approach to the case, utilizing the various experiences of anesthesiologists from both sides of the Atlantic. The case-based teaching relates the material to the clinic, and the discussion then explains the options in approach. Each chapter concludes with a series of essential tips in dealing with the various problems. Cases covered range from the common (e.g. off-pump coronary bypass) to the rare (e.g. anesthetic management of the patient with carcinoid heart disease).
This book allows readers to learn from both the successes and the complications within the cases covered, and in this way disseminate knowledge amongst those working in the field as well as pave the way for further investigation and continued advancement.
'Provides a quick synopsis and an 'easy-to-get' help to anaesthetists who are faced with a difficult or unusual case ... I would recommend this book as a useful addition to all departmental libraries.' - Anaesthesia and Intensive Care