Manual of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

1st Edition


  • Manoj Luthra
    • Electronic ISBN 9788131234822

    Key Features

    • Elaborates pre- and postoperative guidelines in the intensive care of pediatric cardiac surgery patients.
    • An indispensible book for the cardiothoracic, pediatric and intensive care residents involved in the acute management of children with heart disease.
    • Addresses the need of a reference manual for general surgery and medicine residents while on rotation in the cardiac care unit.
    • Comprehensive chapters provide simple solutions and explanations to clinical problems rather than offering detailed physiological explanations.
    • Drugs and doses have been given in tables for easy reference at the point of care.
    • A practical book that can be read at leisure and referred to at the bedside.

    Table of Contents

    1 Hemodynamic Monitoring

    2 Low Cardiac Output

    3 Inotropes and Other Vasoactive Drugs

    4 Congestive Heart Failure

    5 Cardiac Tachyarrhythmias

    6 Bradyarrhythmias and Pacemakers

    7 Hypertensive Emergencies

    8 Pulmonary Hypertension

    9 Cyanotic Spells

    10 Pediatric Resuscitation

    11 Fluid and Electrolytes

    12 Arterial Blood Gas Analysis

    13 Parenteral Nutrition

    14 Enteral Feeding

    15 Gastrointestinal Drugs

    16 Postoperative Respiratory Complication

    17 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

     8 Postoperative Bronchospasm

    19 Ventilation

    20 Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

    21 Antibiotics

    22 Sepsis and Multiorgan Dysfunction

    23 Systemic Antifungal Agents

    24 Sedatives, Analgesics, and Muscle Relaxants

    25 Seizures

    26 Management of the Comatose Child

    27 Acute Kidney Injury

    28 Coagulation Disorders in the Postoperative Period

    29 Antithrombotic Agents

    30 Management of Anaphylaxis



    A International System of Units (SI Units) and Conversion Factors

    B Vital Signs

    C Anthropometric Measurements and Major Motor Milestones

    D Hematological Parameters

    E Normal Laboratory Values for Children

    F Composition of Frequently Used Parenteral Fluids

    G Size and Length of Pediatric Endotracheal Tubes and Suction Catheters

    H Postoperative Checklist on Arrival in ICU

    I Postoperative Instructions

    J Fluid Prescription after Open Heart Surgery

    K Calculations of Drug Infusions

    L Preparation of Various Concentrations of Solutions

    M Cries Pain Scale

    N Drug Prescription in Renal Failure

    O Pediatric Blood Levels of Commonly Used Drugs


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    Elsevier India
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