Vascular Anesthesia, 2e

ISBN: 9780443087134
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Publication Date: 1991-07
Number of pages: 720
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This comprehensive text delivers cutting-edge scientific knowledge and expert clinical guidance on anesthesia for the vascular surgical patient or the patient with cardiac disease undergoing major noncardiac surgery. It covers cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology; preoperative assessment and management, specific perioperative considerations, and postoperative management. This 2nd Edition features eight completely rewritten chapters and six new chapters. Extensive updates throughout reflect all the new procedures, drugs, techniques, and monitoring modalities that have emerged over the last decade.Delivers cutting-edge scientific knowledge that serves as a basis for clinical practice. Provides comprehensive coverage of anesthesia, including cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, and pharmacologypreoperative assessment and managementspecific perioperative considerationsand postoperative management. Integrates recent developments from the fields of anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiovascular pharmacology, vascular surgery, and critical care medicine to present a complete clinical pictureOffers fresh perspectives from many new contributors who are leaders in their fields. Explores all the new procedures, drugs, techniques, and monitoring modalities that have emerged over the last decade. Devotes more coverage to regional anesthesia or combined regional and general anesthesia for modification of stress responses, improved pain control, better wound healing, and control of inflammatory/immunomodulatory changes associated with surgery. Places increased emphasis on the physiology, diseases, and surgery of the peripheral vasculature throughout, including a new chapter on The Peripheral Circulation in Patients with Vascular Disease (Chapter 1). Includes a new chapter on Imaging of the Vasculature(Chapter 2), that is completely up to date and easy to read. Covers anesthesia and perioperative care for all of the latest procedures, including new information on minimally invasive techniques and new chapters on Interventional Vascular Radiologic Procedures (Chapter 4) and Choice of Invasive vs. Noninvasive Surgery (Chapter 7). Features expanded material on postoperative care, especially on new techniques for pain management, and includes new chapters on Respiratory Complications and Management (Chapter 18) and Ethical Decisions/End of Life Care in Patients with Vascular Disease (Chapter 20).

With 20 additional contributors.

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