By Eric G. Butchart (ed.), Christa Gohllke-Barwolf (ed.), Manuel Antunes (ed.), Roger J.C. Hall (ed.)

ISBN-10: 1842143085

ISBN-13: 9781842143087

Following the new booklet of latest guidance through the ecu Society of Cardiology, this absolutely updated paintings offers cardiologists and cardiac surgeons with the 1st complete advisor to post-operative administration of sufferers who've passed through center valve surgery.

An foreign staff of participants, all well-known gurus of their box, and themselves individuals to the recent directions, current evidence-based options for coping with quite a number medical difficulties in either adults and youngsters, extending from instant care within the health facility surroundings, via to long term issues for the first care physician.

Illustrated with a variety of images, checklists and move charts to allow readers to find info quickly and simply, center Valve disorder presents sensible counsel on a number universal scientific eventualities, encompassing fast post-operative care within the health center in addition to long term administration within the basic care settings.

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Late tricuspid regurgitation is particularly difficult to manage;40 prevention by appropriate tricuspid annuloplasty at the time of the original operation is preferable to the necessity for late reoperation, which carries a high mortality. This issue is discussed further in Chapter 7. Medical management for both early postoperative heart failure and later developing heart failure involves therapy with digitalis, diuretics (including aldosterone antagonists) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.

Sinus bradycardia and slow atrioventricular (AV) junctional rhythms may favour low cardiac output in the early postoperative period. AV block can occur more often after aortic valve replacement, in particular in patients with extensive calcification, and requires a permanent pacemaker in less than 10% of cases. The treatment of atrial fibrillation is considered in more detail in Chapter 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Asymptomatic paravalvular leaks Paravalvular leaks may be observed in the early postoperative period, particularly in cases with heavy annular calcification, acute infective endocarditis or connective tissue disease.

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