The Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiac Surgical Care

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  • John Conte, MD, Cardiac Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • William Baumgartner, MD, The Vincent L. Gott Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM, Critical Care Division, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Sharon Owens, CRNP, PhD, Cardiac Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Thoroughly revised, this handy manual is filled with practical advice for the entire cardiac care team. It covers all aspects of care of the surgical heart patientβ€”from preoperative assessment to postoperative management to treatment protocols.
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General Surgeons, Surgical Residents


Book information

  • Published: September 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-01810-4

Table of Contents

Section I: Preoperative Assessment

1. Preoperative Assessment – Miller and Beauman

Section II: Operative Issues

2. Cardiovascular Pharmacological Agents – Simmonds, Nyhan, and Berkowitz

3. Coronary Artery Disease – Hsia, Peck, and Conte

4. Valvular Heart Disease – Caparelli and Conte

5. Diseases of the Aorta – Quigley, Williams, and Conte

6. Surgical Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias – Shah and Baumgartner

7. Heart Transplantation and Treatment of End-Stage Heart Disease – Williams and Bethea

8. Mechanical Circulatory Support – Bonde and Conte

Section III: Postoperative Issues

9. Postoperative Hemodynamic Management – Dorman and Nyhan

10. Hemostasis, Coagulopathy, and Tamponade – Haddadin and Farraday

11. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Renal Function – Dodd

12. Detection and Management of Postoperative Ischemia – Verde

13. Postoperative Pulmonary Management – Grogan

14. Management of Postoperative Cardiac Arrhythmias – Martinez, Warczynski, Wallop, Slater, and Owens

15. Postoperative Infection in Cardiac Surgery – Hartsell

16. Neurologic Sequelae of Cardiac Surgery – Weller

Section IV: Progressive Care and Preparation for Discharge

17. Anticoagulation – Aumick, Elliot, and Peithman

18. Physical Rehabilitation – Trottman and Pippenger

19. Special Care Issues – Moyer, Cafeo, and Lohmann-Edwards

Appendix A: Management Summaries – Fleischer and Stuart