Open Access Medical Books



Edited by Cuneyt Narin .

Open Access .
390 pages .

The perioperative period is vitally important in outcomes of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The proper evaluation of preoperative period, as well as improvement in standards of perioperative care of these patients have been helping  to reduce mortality and morbidity rates following the cardiac surgery. Accordingly, the content of present textbook mainly covers various topics related to perioperative period in cardiac surgery. In order to organize the content, two books have been created. The first book focuses on topics both in preoperative and early postoperative periods of cardiac surgery. The book covers not only classical chapters such as anesthesia for pediatric heart surgery and management of pulmonary hypertension in intensive care unit, but also currently “hot” topics consisting of strategies of blood conversation and heparin induced thrombocytopenia. The second book covers miscellaneous issues such as fungal endocarditis after cardiac surgery, off pump versus on pump coronary artery bypass surgery and arrhythmia after cardiac surgery.
This book should prove to be a useful reference for trainees, senior surgeons and nurses in cardiac surgery, as well as anesthesiologists, perfusionists, and all the related health care workers who are involved in taking care of patients with heart disease which require surgical therapy.
This book aims to improve the knowledge and understanding of readers with regard to the background of perioperative period in cardiac surgery. I hope these internationally cumulative and diligent efforts will provide patients undergoing cardiac surgery with meticulous perioperative care methods. Numerous international authors have participated in the creation of this book. I have compiled their valuable experiences and contributions about critical issues in the field of cardiac surgery.
I greatly acknowledge the precious assistance of Ms. Molly Kaliman of InTech Publisher. I also would like to thank Ilker Kiris, MD, for his productive ideas in the course of preparing this book. Finally, upcoming decades should see even greater advances in the field of care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. I assure that improvements in technologies and surgical skills will help to accomplish this goal.

Assoc. Prof. Cuneyt Narin, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery,
Selcuk University Meram Medical School, Konya,


 1 Data Integration and Management in Cardiac Surgery 1 Alessandro Taddei, Maurizio Mangione, Paolo Marcheschi and Stefano Dalmiani

 2 Anesthesia in Cardiac Surgery 15 Meral Kanbak and Filiz Üzümcügil

 3 Anaesthetic Considerations for Congenital Heart Disease Patient 57 Mohammad Hamid

 4 Monitoring Outcomes in Highly Specialised Cardiac Surgery 75 Thomas Kenny and Martin Ashton-Key

 5 Perioperative Organ Protection in Cardiac Surgery 91 Maria Carmona, Matheus Vane and Luiz Malbouisson

 6 Perioperative Management of Pulmonary Hypertension 109 Theofani Antoniou and Kassiani Theodoraki

 7 Early Postoperative Care After Cardiac Surgery 125 Paul M. H. J. Roekaerts and John H. Heijmans

 8 Cardiac Surgery and Allogeneic Blood Transfusions 147 Yavuz M. Bilgin

 9 Hemotherapy in Cardiac Surgery 167 Robert Wagner

 10 Coagulation Measurement and Optimisation in Cardiac Surgery 179 Philip Johnson and Andrew Westbrook

 11 Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia: Its Significance in Cardiac Surgical Patient 211 Marcin Wąsowicz

 12 Antiplatelet Drugs in Coronary Artery Disease 221 Susanne Maria Picker

 13 Glycemic Control in Cardiac Surgery 247 Martín Martínez Rosas, Eduardo Wilfrido Goicoechea-Turcott, Pastor Luna Ortiz, Alberto Salazar and Benito Antón Palma

 14 Thyroid Hormone Therapy for the Cardiac Surgical Patient 265 Aaron M. Ranasinghe and Robert S. Bonser

 15 A Pathophysiological Approach to Understanding Pulmonary Hypertension in Cardiac Surgery 277 Anne Q. N. Nguyen, Alain Deschamps, France Varin, Louis P. Perrault and André Y. Denault

 16 The Physiology and the Clinical Significance of Postoperative Hyperlactatemia After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery 307 Vered Molina-Hazan and Gideon Paret

 17 Relationship Between Natriuretic Peptides and Hemodynamic Parameters Following Heart Surgery in Infancy 325 Andrea Székely, Tamás Breuer and Béla Merkely

 18 Sticking Up for the Immune System Integrity: Should the Thymus Be Preserved During Cardiac Surgery? 339 Sara Ferrando-Martínez, M. Ángeles Muñoz-Fernández and Manuel Leal

 19 Ivabradine Versus Beta-Blockers in Patients with Conduction Abnormalities or Left Ventricular Dysfunction Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 355 Luminita Iliuta and Roxana Enache

 20 Amyloidosis and Cardiac Surgery 369 Pavel Zacek and Jan Harrer

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