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No need to break into a cold sweat in PICU any more.  We have teamed up with Marc Anders of PICU Doctor to bring to you a fabulous guide for managing post-op cardiac patients in PICU.

Check out all the lovely content…

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BASICS

Initial post-operative care and problems

Empiric antibiotics for general infection

Formulae

Infection

Central venous catheters

 

OTHER PICU BITS

Anticoagulation

Arrhythmias

Blood products

Chest drains

Chylothorax

Fluids

Haemofiltration and dialysis

Low cardiac output syndrome

Maintenance fluids

Nitric oxide

Nutrition

Open chest

Pacing

Prolonged QT syndrome

Pulmonary hypertension

Renal failure

T3 in cardiac surgery

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CARDIAC DEFECTS

Anomalous left coronary artery

Atrial septal defect

Atrioventricular septal defect

Blalock-Taussig shunt

Coarctation of the aorta

Ebstein’s anomaly

Fontan circulation

Glenn shunt

Hypoplastic left heart

Interrupted aortic arch

Left ventricular outflow obstruction

Patent ductus arteriosus

Pulmonary atresia with IVS

Single ventricle physiology

TAPVD

Tetralogy of Fallot

Transposition of the great arteries

Tricuspid atresia

Truncus arteriosus

Ventricular septal defect

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[one_third last=last]HEART FAILURE AND ASSIST

ABO incompatible blood transfusion

Berlin Heart VAD EXCOR

Cardiomyopathy

ECMO

ECMO antibiotics

Heart failure and ventricular assists devices

Heart transplantation

Myocarditis

 

ANAESTHESIA

Analgesia and sedation

Basic pharmacology

Inotropes and vasodilators

Inotropes and vasopressors

Intubation

Muscle relaxation

Tolerance and withdrawal

Weaning opioids and sedation

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About the authors

  • Tessa Davis is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Royal London Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London.

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