Open Access Medical Books



Edited by Cuneyt Narin .

Open Access .
320 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 Intensive Care Management of Patients in the First 24 Hours After Cardiac Surgery 1 Villalobos J. A. Silva, Aguirre J. Sanchez, Martinez J. Sanchez, Franco J. Granillo and Garcia T. Zenón

 2 Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Therapy and Its Role in Optimizing Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery 43 Bharat Datt, Carolyn Teng, Lisa Hutchison and Manu Prabhakar

 3 The Hybrid Operating Room 73 Georg Nollert, Thomas Hartkens, Anne Figel, Clemens Bulitta, Franziska Altenbeck and Vanessa Gerhard

 4 The 30 Day Complication Rate After Aortic Valve Replacement with a Pericardial Valve in a Mainly Geriatric Population 107 Wilhelm Mistiaen

 5 Application of a Novel Venous Cannula for En-Bloc Removal of Undesirable Intravascular Material 127 Albert K. Chin, Lishan Aklog, Brian J. deGuzman and Michael Glennon

 6 Conduit Selection for Improved Outcomes in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery 143 Zane B. Atkins, Kristine V. Owen and Walter G. Wolfe

 7 Current Evidence of On-Pump Versus Off-Pump Coronary Artery By-Pass Surgery 165 Kim Houlind

 8 Re-Engineering in OPCAB Surgery 181 Murali P. Vettath, Et Ismail, Av Kannan and Athmaja Murali

 9 Strategies for the Prevention of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery 205 Estella M. Davis, Kathleen A. Packard, Jon T. Knezevich, Thomas M. Baker and Thomas J. Langdon

 10 Post Operative Arrhythmias 241 Rama Dilip Gajulapalli and Florian Rader

 11 Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation 257 Hunaid A. Vohra, Zaheer A. Tahir and Sunil K. Ohri

 12 Post-Cardiac Surgery Fungal Endocarditis 269 Parisa Badiee

 13 Sternal Wound Complications Following Cardiac Surgery 283 Zane B. Atkins and Walter G. Wolfe

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