1st Edition

Handbook of Cardiac Critical Care and Anaesthesia

Edited By Sunandan Sikdar Copyright 2023
    332 Pages 98 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    332 Pages 98 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    332 Pages 98 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides clinical tips on the management of common emergencies that are regularly faced by critical care and acute care cardiologists in resource-limited settings. Based on the current guidelines, it explores the evaluation of the patient, followed by its treatment methodology. It highlights the beneficial effects of the use of cardiac drugs during an emergency. There is also a special section on preoperative evaluation and postoperative management of cardiac patients of different subsets. Medicolegal/documentation points are also discussed where relevant. It is useful as a ready reference for physicians, anaesthetists and cardiologists.

    Key Features

    • Reinforces certain teachings and recalls certain overlooked clinical points to address emergency situations in a busy, resource limited setting
    • Explains lucidly what the acute cardiac care/anaesthesia registrar or cardiology fellows ought to do in the intensive care and postoperative wards
    • Emphasizes the importance of clinical acumen and observation

    1. Evaluation in  Acute Cardiac Care
    Sunandan Sikdar, Biswajit Majumder

    2. The ECG in Cardiac Critical Care and Anesthesia
    Sunandan Sikdar

    3. Echocardiography in critical care
    Sunandan Sikdar, Debika Chatterjee

    4. Assessment Of Volume Status In CCU
    Swarup  Paul, Sunandan Sikdar

    5. Thoracic Ultrasound
    Abhradip Das, Sunandan Sikdar

    6. Arterial Blood Gas
    Swarup  Paul, Sunandan Sikdar

    7. Approach to Electrolyte abnormalities in CCU
    Swarup Paul, Sunandan Sikdar

    8. Haemodynamics
    Sunandan Sikdar, Swarup Paul

    9. Role and Interpretation of Biomarkers
    Sunandan Sikdar, Barnik Chaudhuri, Arijita Mukherjee

    10. Acute Chest Pain
    Sunandan Sikdar, Mrinal Kanti Das

    11. Acute Coronary Syndrome
    Sunandan Sikdar, Debabrata  Roy

    12. ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction 
    Sunandan Sikdar, Saibal  Mukhopadhyay

    13. Post-Procedure management of CCU
    Sunandan Sikdar, Devendra Shrimal, Simarjot Singh Sarin

    14. Cardiogenic Shock and Management of Hypotension
    Sunandan Sikdar, Amit Mittal, Umesh Kohli

    15. Inotropes and Vasopressors
    Sunandan Sikdar, Aman Makhija

    16. Antiplatelets and Anticoagulants: Perioperative issues
    Sunandan Sikdar, Dipankar Ghosh Dastidar

    17. Non Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants
    Sunandan Sikdar

    18. Acute Aortic Syndromes
    Sunandan Sikdar,  Arunansu Dhole

    19. Refractory Hypertension in Critical care
    Sunandan Sikdar, Rathindra Nath Karmakar

    20. Pulmonary Embolism
    Sunandan Sikdar, Arindam Pande , Gautam Das

    21. Pulmonary Hypertension
    Sunandan Sikdar, Auriom Kar

    22. Narrow QRS Tachycardias
    Sunandan Sikdar, Debabrata Bera

    23. Atrial Fibrillation: the CCU perspective
    Sunandan Sikdar, Anunay Gupta

    24. Wide QRS Tachycardia
    Sunandan Sikdar, Subramaian Anandraja

    25. Pre-operative and peri-operative and CCU care in primary electrical disorders of the heart
    Madhav Krishna Kumar Nair, Arshad  Jahangir, Praloy Chakraborty

    26. Electrical  Storm
    Sunandan Sikdar, Deepak Padmanabhan

    27. Permanent Pacemakers and Defibrillators: From basics to troubleshooting
    Sunandan Sikdar,  Dilip Kumar

    28. Cardiomyopathies
    Sunandan Sikdar, Arijit Ghosh, Subhasis Raychoudhury

    29. Myocarditis
    Sunandan Sikdar, Subhajit Das

    30. Stress Cardiomyopathy
    Sunandan Sikdar, Soumik Basu, Sumanta Chatterjee

    31. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
    Sunandan Sikdar, Munna Das

    32. Valvular Heart Disease and Infective Endocarditis
    Sunandan Sikdar, Indranil Dutta, Arunansu  Dhole

    33. Pericarditis and Pericardial effusion
    Sunandan Sikdar, Anup Khetan, Biswarup Sarkar
    34. Acute Limb Ischemia
    Sunandan Sikdar, Saujatya  Chakraborty

    35. Use of Sedation, Analgesia and Anaesthesia in CCU
    Sunandan Sikdar, Swarup Paul, Jitendra Ladhania

    36 A. Preoperative Assessment of Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease
    Anuradha Patel, Sunandan Sikdar, Rakesh Garg

    36 B. Perioperative assessment and management of patients with valvular heart disease for non cardiac surgery
    Neha Pangasa, Dalim Kumar Baidya

    37. Mechanical ventilation: Basics for CCU clinicians
    Swarup Paul, Sunandan Sikdar

    38. Basics  of Non Invasive Ventilation
    Abhradip Das, Sunandan Sikdar

    39. Nutrition in Cardiac Intensive Care
    Sunandan Sikdar, Swarup Paul

    40. Cardiac aspects of Diabetes
    Sunandan Sikdar, Kaushik Sen

    41. Cardiac Arrest: Resuscitation and after
    Sunandan Sikdar, Kowshik Paul

    42. Cardiac Assist Devices
    Karan Madan, Sourabh Pahuja, Sunandan Sikdar

    43. Cardiorenal Syndrome and Acute Kidney Injury
    Sunandan Sikdar, Pinaki Mukhopadhyay

    44. Cardiac Drugs : Uses and Precautions
    Sunandan Sikdar, Rana Rathore Roy


    Dr Sunandan Sikdar, MD , DM , FACC is an attending physician and senior interventional cardiologist at Narayana Multispecialty Hospital , Jessore Road, Kolkata, India.