Heart Valve Disease : A Guide to Patient Management After Surgery, Hardback Book

Heart Valve Disease : A Guide to Patient Management After Surgery Hardback

Edited by Eric G. Butchart, Christa Gohlke-Barwolf, Manuel Antunes, Roger J. C. Hall


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 25 Line drawings, black and white; 100 Halftones, color
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cardiothoracic surgery
  • ISBN: 9781842143087



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