Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Mechanical Circulatory Support

This book is a concise, portable handbook that focuses on the clinical use of mechanical blood pumps. All aspects of mechanical circulatory support are addressed, including patient selection, preoperative preparation, operative management, anesthetic considerations and conduct of cardiopulmonary bypass, postop management including complications associated with blood pump use and long-term care and rehabilitation.

Table of contents
Overview of Mechanical Circulatory Support
Developing a Mechanical Blood Pump Program
Intraaortic Balloon Couterpulsation
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Support for Cardiorespiratory Failure
Ventricular Assistance for Postcardiotomy Cardiogenic Shock
Ventricular Assistance as a Bridge to Cardiac Transplantation Special Situations
Special Situations
Anesthesia for Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices
Nursing Care of the Patient Requiring Mechanical Circulatory Support
Complications of Mechanical Ventricular Assistance / Device-Specific Considerations Device-Specific Considerations
Financial Aspects of a Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Book details:
Author:Wayne E. Richenbacher
Size:2,019 MB
Format: pdf


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