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Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine in Anaesthesia

Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine in Anaesthesia

Pierre Coriat (Editor), Ronald M. Jones (Series Editor), Alan R. Aitkenhead (Series Editor), Pierre Foëx (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-727-91127-8

Oct 1997, BMJ Books

305 pages

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This clinical text describes the interactions of the current drugs used in major cardiovascular conditions, and the therapeutic regiments recommended to counteract possible adverse effects during surgery or on the intensive care unit.
Contributors; Preface; Part One Interaction of cardiovascular drugs and anaesthesia: beta-adrenoceptor antagonists; calcium-channel blockers; angiotension-converting enzyme inhibitors; antiarrhythmic agents; alpha2-adrenoceptor agonists. Part Two Use of cardiovascular agents in anaesthesia and intensive care: treatment of intraoperative hypertension; treatment of postoperative hypertension; perioperative treatment of hypoxaemia and coronary artery bypass graft spasm; treatment of perioperative left ventricular dysfunction; treatment of perioperative arrhythmias; treatment of pulmonary hypertension; pharmacological treatment of hypoxaemia in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome; cardioactive drugs - future directions. Index