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.
About the Author
Carl Moores is a Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK. He has been a consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and part-time Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine for over 10 years. He has a specialist interest in vascular anaesthesia and is a member of the Vascular Anaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He is co-author of a book on respiratory physiology and has published on aspects of physiology and anaesthesia.
Alastair F. Nimmo is a Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK. He has been a consultant anaesthetist specialising in vascular anaesthesia at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for 15 years. His clinical and research interests include anaesthesia for TAAA surgery, the diagnosis and management of coagulopathy during surgery and the management of patients with cardiac disease undergoing non-cardiac surgery. He helped establish a national service for Scottish patients undergoing TAAA surgery and works for the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service as a Lead Clinician for Better Blood Transfusion. He is currently President of the UK Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia.