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1st Edition

Handbook of Cardiac Critical Care and Anaesthesia

Edited By

Sunandan Sikdar

  • Available for pre-order on April 3, 2023. Item will ship after April 24, 2023
ISBN 9780367462215
April 24, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
272 Pages 98 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides clinical tips on management of catastrophic 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 have also been 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 / Anesthesia registrar or cardiology fellows ought to do in the Intensive care and Post operative wards.
• Emphasizes the importance of wit, clinical acumen and observation.

Table of Contents

1. Evaluation in  Acute Cardiac Care

2. The ECG in Cardiac Critical Care and Anesthesia

3. Echocardiography in critical care

4. Assessment Of Volume Status In CCU

5. Thoracic Ultrasound

6. Arterial Blood Gas

7. Approach to Electrolyte abnormalities in CCU

8. Haemodynamics

9. Role and Interpretation of Biomarkers

10. Acute Chest Pain

11. Acute Coronary Syndrome

12. ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

13. Post-Procedure management of CCU

14. Cardiogenic Shock and Management of Hypotension

15. Inotropes and Vasopressors

16. Antiplatelets and Anticoagulants: Perioperative issues

17. Non Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants

18. Acute Aortic Syndromes

19. Refractory Hypertension in Critical care

20. Pulmonary Embolism

21. Pulmonary Hypertension

22. Narrow QRS Tachycardias

23. Atrial Fibrillation: the CCU perspective

24. Wide QRS Tachycardia

25. Pre-operative and peri-operative and CCU care in primary electrical disorders of the heart

26. Electrical  Storm

27. Permanent Pacemakers and Defibrillators: From basics to troubleshooting

28. Cardiomyopathies

29. Myocarditis

30. Stress Cardiomyopathy

31. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

32. Valvular Heart Disease and Infective Endocarditis

33. Pericarditis and Pericardial effusion
34. Acute Limb Ischemia

35. Use of Sedation, Analgesia and Anaesthesia in CCU

36 A. Preoperative Assessment of Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease

36 B. Perioperative assessment and management of patients with valvular heart disease for non cardiac surgery

37. Mechanical ventilation: Basics for CCU clinicians

38. Basics  of Non Invasive Ventilation

39. Nutrition in Cardiac Intensive Care

40. Cardiac aspects of Diabetes

41. Cardiac Arrest: Resuscitation and after

42. Cardiac Assist Devices

43. Cardiorenal Syndrome and Acute Kidney Injury

44. Cardiac Drugs : Uses and Precautions

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