In his introduction, Pedro J. del Nido states: The textbook "offers a comprehensive and up to date source of information for the student as well as the experienced professional in the fields of perfusion, cardiovascular surgery, transplantation, anesthesia, intensive care, and cardiac nursing." The book focuses, detail by detail, on the practical benefits and the comprehensible insight of each profession into the actions and potential for errors of the neighbouring professions: a decisive prerequisite for successful cooperation.
The current edition of Extracorporeal Circulation in Theory and Practice, edited by Tschaut, Rosenthal, Hodge, and Dreher, offers a masterful balance of the basic science and theory behind current technology and current methods of perfusion, its benefits and complications. The text begins with a review of the advances in extracorporeal circulation, followed by an introduction to the relevant anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, and hematologic response to external perfusion. A review of the more common surgical procedures on the heart and great vessels is followed by an introduction to trans-catheter techniques that are rapidly becoming an integral part of cardiovascular therapy.
The next four sections cover fundamental principles in the science of extracorporeal circulation as well as core engineering concepts that explain how mechanical perfusion is achieved and gas exchange controlled in current circuits. Practical aspects of perfusion are also covered such as cannulation techniques and devices and management of the circuit, along with myocardial protection methods. The subsequent sections address specific aspects of extracorporeal circulation such as mechanical circulatory assistance, complications of bypass, special techniques for organ perfusion and methods for long-term support. The final sections cover the frontiers of the cardiovascular field.
Rudolf J. Tschaut, Molly Dreher, Tami Rosenthal, Ashley Walczak (Eds.)
Extracorporeal Circulation in Theory and Practice
Pabst, 732 pages, large format
Hardcover ISBN 978-3-95853-545-9 | ebook: 978-3-95853-546-6