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Publisher: Lippincott
ISBN10: 0781717132 ISBN13: 9780781717137 DDC: 610.73/677 LCC: RD536 Edition: (hbk. : alk. paper)


This book is an ideal reference source for nurses specializing in the care of adult patients with cardiac and thoracic surgical diseases. The text has been designed for nurses working with cardiothoracic surgical patients, providing them with a broad overview for their clinical practice. Coverage includes cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and operative procedures, as well as transplantation and trauma. Chapters on preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative evaluation and management, and numerous illustrations make this a truly comprehensive reference for this expanding area of nursing.


Previous ed. published in 1995. Includes bibliographical references and index. Ch. 1. Coronary Artery Disease -- Ch. 2. Valvular Heart Disease -- Ch. 3. Disorders of the Thoracic Aorta -- Ch. 4. Cardiac Rhythm Disorders -- Ch. 5. Cardiomyopathies -- Ch. 6. Congenital Heart Disease in Adults -- Ch. 7. Other Cardiovascular Disorders -- Ch. 8. Diagnostic Evaluation of Cardiac Disease -- Ch. 9. Preoperative Management -- Ch. 10. Education and Psychological Support for the Patient and Family -- Ch. 11. Intraoperative Patient Management -- Ch. 12. Cardiopulmonary Bypass -- Ch. 13. Myocardial Protection -- Ch. 14. Blood Conservation -- Ch. 15. Surgical Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease -- Ch. 16. Surgical Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease -- Ch. 17. Surgery on the Thoracic Aorta -- Ch. 18. Surgical Treatment of Cardiac Rhythm Disorders -- Ch. 19. Surgical Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease in Adults -- Ch. 20. Permanent Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators -- Ch. 21. Surgical Treatment of Other Cardiovascular Disorders -- Ch. 22. Postoperative Patient Management. Ch. 23. Hemodynamic Monitoring -- Ch. 24. Twelve-Lead Electrocardiography and Atrial Electrograms -- Ch. 25. Cardiac Arrhythmias -- Ch. 26. Temporary Pacing and Defibrillation -- Ch. 27. Cardiovascular Medications -- Ch. 28. Complications of Cardiac Operations -- Ch. 29. Management of Critically Ill Patients -- Ch. 30. Circulatory Assist Devices -- Ch. 31. Heart, Lung, and Heart-Lung Transplantation -- Ch. 32. Cardiac and Thoracic Trauma -- Ch. 33. Pulmonary, Tracheal, and Pleural Diseases -- Ch. 34. Esophageal Diseases -- Ch. 35. Diseases of the Mediastinum and Chest Wall -- Ch. 36. Diagnostic Evaluation of Thoracic Diseases -- Ch. 37. Preoperative Management and Counseling -- Ch. 38. Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases -- Ch. 39. Surgical Treatment of Esophageal Diseases -- Ch. 40. Surgery of the Pleura, Trachea, Chest Wall and Mediastinum -- Ch. 41. Postoperative Management of Thoracic Surgical Patients -- Ch. 42. Pleural Thoracostomy Drainage. Ch. 43. Complications of Thoracic Operations -- Ch. 44. Postoperative Chest Roentgenogram Interpretation.


  • LCC: RD536
  • Dewey Decimal: 610.73/677

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xx, 587 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Edition Info: (hbk. : alk. paper)


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