Heart Valve Disease: A Guide to Patient Management After Surgery

1st Edition

Eric G. Butchart, Christa Gohllke-Barwolf, Manuel Antunes, Roger J.C. Hall

CRC Press
Published August 1, 2006
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9781842143087 - CAT# DU3085

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Summary

Following the recent publication of new guidelines by the European Society of Cardiology, this fully up-to-date work provides cardiologists and cardiac surgeons with the first comprehensive guide to post-operative management of patients who have undergone heart valve surgery.

An international team of contributors, all recognized authorities in their field, and themselves contributors to the new guidelines, present evidence-based recommendations for managing a range of clinical problems in both adults and children, extending from immediate care in the hospital setting, through to long-term considerations for the primary care physician.

Topics covered include:

* rehabilitation
* management of thrombosis
* hemolysis
* rheumatic fever
* endocarditis
* special considerations such as care of the patient undergoing non-cardiac surgery.

Illustrated with numerous graphics, checklists and flow charts to enable readers to locate information rapidly and easily, Heart Valve Disease provides practical guidance on a range of common clinical scenarios, encompassing immediate post-operative care in the hospital as well as long-term management in the primary care settings.