The interactions of the current drugs used in major cardiovascular conditions are described, and therapeutic regimens recommended to counteract possible adverse effects during surgery or in the intensive care unit.
The first part of the book covers the pre– and perioperative management of surgical patients with disease of the cardiovascular system, with chapters on the current drugs in use:
Calcium channel blockers
The second part discusses the maintenance of the acute cardiovascular patient on the intensive care unit, with chapters on:
Prevention of myocardial ischaemia in cardiac surgery
Treatment of perioperative left ventricular dysfunction
Perioperartive arrhythmiasPulmonary hypertension
Pharmacological treatment of hyopoxaemia
Comprehensive coverage of clinical management is accompanied in a concise, well–referenced book that will become an essential reference work for all practising anaesthetists and intensivists.