Vascular surgery and anaesthesia have changed considerably in recent years and become recognised subspecialties, although non-specialist anaesthetists continue to provide much of the care for emergency vascular surgical patients. Core Topics in Vascular Anaesthesia brings together the clinical expertise of global leaders in the field in a comprehensive review of contemporary practice. Detailed discussion is included on every aspect of clinical management: • Preoperative risk assessment, including cardiopulmonary exercise testing and risk modification using pharmacological and cardiac interventions • Anaesthesia for major vascular operations including carotid endarterectomy, complex endovascular aortic surgery and repair of ruptured aortic aneurysms • Intraoperative management of high risk patients including advanced monitoring techniques, fluid management, blood conservation and transfusion, major haemorrhage and treatment of coagulopathy Practical and well illustrated, Core Topics in Vascular Anaesthesia is essential reading for anaesthetists, intensive care physicians and vascular surgeons.
Preface; 1. Arterial disease and its management Roderick T. A. Chalmers; 2. Co-existing disease in vascular surgical patients John Carlisle and Michael Swart; 3. Preoperative assessment of vascular surgery patients John Carlisle and Michael Swart; 4. Reducing perioperative cardiac risk Craig Beattie and Bruce Biccard; 5. Anaesthesia in the vascular surgery patient Carl Moores; 6. Monitoring in the vascular surgery patient Chris P. Snowden and Suzy O'Neil; 7. Intravenous fluid therapy Michael F. M. James and Ivan A. Joubert; 8. Coagulation and haemorrhage Alastair F. Nimmo and Gary A. Morrison; 9. Transfusion and blood conservation Alastair F. Nimmo and Danny McGee; 10. Anaesthesia for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery Richard Telford; 11. Anaesthesia for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery Alastair F. Nimmo and Carl Moores; 12. Endovascular aortic surgery Maged Argalious; 13. Anaesthesia for emergency abdominal aortic surgery Alastair F. Nimmo; 14. Anaesthesia for lower limb revascularisation Alastair J. Thomson; 15. Lower limb amputations Charles Morton and John A. Wilson; 16. Anaesthesia for carotid artery disease Mark A. Stoneham; 17. Anaesthesia for vascular surgery to the upper limb Carl Moores; 19. Surgery for access for renal dialysis Carl Moores; Index.