Whilst bringing together top international experts who are leading reference programs around the globe, this book is an indispensable teaching tool for clinicians and caregivers involved in the management of critically ill adults with congenital heart disease.
Eduardo da Cruz trained in medicine and in pediatrics at the Universidad de Costa Rica and then in pediatric cardiology and intensive care at the Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Université René Descartes-Paris V. He was an attending physician in France, the UK, Portugal and Switzerland until 2007, when he joined Children’s Hospital Colorado in the USA. He is a Tenured Professor of Pediatrics, the Associate Medical Director of the Heart Institute and Head of the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Program and Inpatient Services at that institution. He has extensive experience in the management of patients with complex congenital or acquired heart disease. He is a reviewer for 25 medical journals, and the editor of five CICU books and has published more than 50 book chapters and dozens of manuscripts. He is the founder of the Working Group on Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care of the Association for the European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, founder and Chair of the Section of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Intensive Care and Mechanical Circulatory Assistance of the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, and an active member of multiple other international Societies. He serves as an Expert Reviewer for the European Commission and is the President of Surgeons of Hope Foundation.
Duncan Macrae is a pediatric intensivist at the Royal Brompton hospital, London, U.K. and also holds an academic appointment at Imperial College, London. He has worked in critical care for over 30 years, supporting the evolution of specialist congenital cardiac critical care. Dr. Macrae has made major contributions through research and teaching in areas such as ECMO, inhaled nitric oxide therapy and glycemic control. He is a member of the editorial boards of several major journals including Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and the World journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. He is a former president of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society.Gary D. Webb, M.D. is a Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and, until May 2016, the Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Heart Institute. After receiving a BSC and MDCM from McGill University in Montréal Québec, he went on to intern at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montréal, and then to training in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Toronto. After 8 years as chief of cardiology at the Wellesley Hospital in Toronto, he moved back to Toronto General Hospital. Beginning in 1980, he was codirector and then director of the Toronto Congenital Cardiac Center for Adults. For several years, he directed the adult cardiology training program at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both internal medicine and cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a life member of the European Society of Cardiology. In 2004, he relocated to Philadelphia, serving as director of the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, he took up his position at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
This volume examines the history and evolution of cardiovascular care and technology and explains why the implementation of heart teams is absolutely necessary to the future of cardiac care. It analyzes the role of heart teams for heart failure, complex coronary revascularization, mitral valve disease, cardiac imaging, aortic valve disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and women's heart health. Finally, the book explores how heart teams work with hospital administration and the broader healthcare industry.
Heart Teams for Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: A Guide for Advancing Patient-Centered Cardiac Care is an essential resource for physicians and related professionals, residents, fellows, and graduate students in cardiology, cardiac surgery, critical care medicine, and radiology.
This new and extensively updated edition of Postoperative Critical Care for Cardiac Surgical Patients maintains the general clinical approach in explaining and analyzing the course of clinical care in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, providing the reader with a practical "cookbook" of postoperative intensive care in adult cardiac patients. It has been extensively updated to include the developments in this field during the last few years, from new chapters on postoperative management of renal, gastrointestinal and respiratory systems, postoperative management of infectious and inflammatory complications, and postoperative care of transplant patients and postoperative safety. This book is of critical importance for cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists and intensivists, and defines optimal daily practice for adult patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures.
The diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease and heart failure has now been standardized to the point that there are very well established guidelines promoted by the American Heart Association and The American College of Cardiology. This text will pick up where the guidelines leave off and address the real challenge of patients with advanced ischemic heart disease. Though therapy is clearly challenging, new advances are making effective therapy of these patients truly possible. This text embodies that notion. Finally, there is much still to learn about the basic mechanisms of the progression of heart failure due to coronary artery disease and how best to assess these therapeutic options. The text will address these with a focus on treatment so that it may be a practical reference for the practicing clinician as well as the basic or clinical researcher and student.
The ten Galilean Lie point symmetries of the fundamental action discussed in this book give rise to the conservation of energy, momentum, angular momentum and center of mass conservation laws via Noether’s first theorem. The advected invariants are related to fluid relabeling symmetries – so-called diffeomorphisms associated with the Lagrangian map – and are obtained by applying the Euler-Poincare approach to Noether’s second theorem.
The book discusses several variants of helicity including kinetic helicity, cross helicity, magnetic helicity, Ertels’ theorem and potential vorticity, the Hollman invariant, and the Godbillon Vey invariant. The book develops the non-canonical Hamiltonian approach to MHD using the non-canonical Poisson bracket, while also refining the multisymplectic approach to ideal MHD and obtaining novel nonlocal conservation laws. It also briefly discusses Anco and Bluman’s direct method for deriving conservation laws.
A range of examples is used to illustrate topological invariants in MHD and fluid dynamics, including the Hopf invariant, the Calugareanu invariant, the Taylor magnetic helicity reconnection hypothesis for magnetic fields in highly conducting plasmas, and the magnetic helicity of Alfvén simple waves, MHD topological solitons, and the Parker Archimedean spiral magnetic field. The Lagrangian map is used to obtain a class of solutions for incompressible MHD. The Aharonov-Bohm interpretation of magnetic helicity and cross helicity is discussed. In closing, examples of magnetosonic N-waves are used to illustrate the role of the wave number and group velocity concepts for MHD waves.
This self-contained and pedagogical guide to the fundamentals will benefit postgraduate-level newcomers and seasoned researchers alike.
For many of the 40 million Americans who undergo it each year, anesthesia is the source of great fear and fascination. In Counting Backwards, pediatric anesthesiologist Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo delivers an unforgettable account of the procedure’s daily dramas and fundamental mysteries. Przybylo has administered anesthesia more than 30,000 times over his thirty-year career: on newborn babies, screaming toddlers, sullen teenagers, even a gorilla. Filled with intense moments of near-disaster, life-saving successes, and simple grace, Counting Backwards is for anyone curious about what happens after we lose consciousness.