Progress in Thoracic Anesthesia: A Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Monograph
- Publish Date: 2004-04-08
- Binding: Hardcover
This monograph describes recent developments in anesthesia for thoracic surgery and gives practitioners an idea of what to expect in the future. The book educates readers on advances that have increased the safety of surgery in the open thorax and allowed surgeons to accept higher-risk patients.
Topics covered include preoperative assessment for lung cancer surgery, lung isolation for chest surgery, management of one-lung ventilation, anesthesia for new thoracic endoscopic procedures, the future of lung transplantation, airway stents, postthoracotomy analgesia, and anesthesiological considerations for lung volume reduction surgery. Other chapters discuss postpneumonectomy pulmonary edema, the right ventricular response to lung resection, postthoracotomy arrhythmias, and respiratory pharmacology.