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The field of cardiac electrophysiology has been evolving rapidly and at virtually all levels, from the basic understanding of arrhythmia mechanisms to mapping and imaging modalities, as well as the development of new ablation techniques and energy sources. Hence, it is critical for all those involved in the field of cardiac arrhythmias to keep pace with these exciting advancements. MORE

The first edition of Augoustides and Kaplan’s Cardiac Anesthesia Review has been written to facilitate a comprehensive assessment of important knowledge in the perioperative management of patients with cardiac disease. The specialty of cardiac anesthesia has steadily evolved to include dedicated textbooks, specialty journals such as the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, accredited fellowships, examinations in perioperative echocardiography, and more recently board certification in cardiac anesthesia. The ongoing progress in perioperative cardiovascular care has also enhanced the roles of cardiac anesthesiologists in preoperative evaluation, cardiovascular monitoring and imaging as well as postoperative management In light of all these exciting advances, this first edition of Augoustides and Kaplan’s Cardiac Anesthesia Review has been designed to encourage systematic evaluation of knowledge in the perioperative care of cardiac surgical patients. MORE

This is really Paul Auerbach’s book and vision. Now in the 7th edition, the book has grown over the years and has been carefully updated as the field of wilderness medicine has evolved. This new edition has a completely reorganized and updated opening chapter to offer a foundation on how to approach a sick or injured patient. This chapter, “Patient Assessment – A Structured Approach to Emergencies in the Outdoors”, lays out a foundational approach to emergencies. The rest of the book offers specific approaches to medical and environmental emergencies. MORE

While ECMO continues to grow throughout the world, saving more and more lives, there also seems to be a widening gap between experienced practitioners and those that care for these patients less frequently. I’ve found that this gap can lead to the care of patients on ECMO being viewed as unapproachable on one extreme and overly dogmatic on the other extreme. I wanted to write a book that could break down the rationale and mechanism of ECMO into accessible and understandable terms that could form a foundation for approaching these patients. MORE