Provides current insights into critical abnormalities of the heart and lungs. The 3rd Edition includes chapters on microcirculation, regional distribution of blood flow, methods of increasing oxygen delivery, septic shock, environmental lung injury, and the effects of high pressure environments. Much more focused toward the critical care aspects of cardiopulmonary disorders.Emphasizes the growing knowledge of the chemical basis for tissue injury and the role that inflammatory mediators play in cardiocirculatory failure in chapters on asthma, sepsis, respiratory distress, and septic shock.
Provides brand-new chapters on the effects of injury in unusual situations such as diving and high altitude.Discusses modern concepts in the treatment of myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, adult respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, pneumonia, and much more.
Reviews the effects of various ventilatory modes on pulmonary and circulatory function.FEATURES:
Divides content into three sections: the pathophysiologic basis of cardiorespiratory failure, general principles of treating patients with cardiac, circulatory, and respiratory failure, and the clinical care of specific cardiac, circulatory, and respiratory diseases encountered in critical care.Discusses current topics of importance, including the role of cytokines in acute pulmonary injury, the biochemical basis of myocardial function, the control of cardiac output in normal and abnormal situations, oxygen transport and utilization, pulmonary mechanics in critical care, intensive care radiology, invasive and noninvasive treatment of acute and chronic respiratory failure, and more.
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