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    Robert M. Bojar.
    Summary: "It is essential that all individuals involved in the assessment and management of patients with cardiac surgical disease have a basic understanding of the disease processes that are being treated. This chapter presents the spectrum of adult cardiac surgical disease that is encountered in most cardiac surgical practices. The pathophysiology, indications for surgery, specific preoperative considerations, and surgical options for various diseases are presented. Diagnostic techniques and general preoperative considerations are presented in the next two chapters. Issues related to cardiac anesthesia and postoperative care specific to most of the surgical procedures presented in this chapter are discussed in Chapters 4 and 8, respectively. The most current guidelines for the evaluation and management of patients with cardiac disease can be obtained from the American College of Cardiology website ("-- Provided by publisher.

    Synopsis of adult cardiac surgical disease
    Diagnostic techniques in cardiac surgery
    General preoperative considerations and preparation of the patient for surgery
    Cardiac anesthesia
    Cardiopulmonary bypass
    Myocardial protection
    Admission to the ICU and monitoring techniques
    Early postoperative care
    Mediastinal bleeding
    Respiratory management
    Cardiovascular management
    Fluid management, renal, metabolic, and endocrine problems
    Post-ICU care and other complications.
    Digital Access Wiley 2021