This popular portable reference handbook is now in its Third Edition. Thoroughly updated, it provides specific clinical recommendations for anesthesia pertaining to cardiac surgery. Contains sections on anesthetic management for specific cardiac disorders, circulatory support and organ preservation, and thoracic anesthesia. Features numerous figures and tables throughout that highlight key points, chapter opening outlines that provide quick reference, and suggested readings and references. New chapters include TEE, pain management, and minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedures. Information is provided on new drugs, changes in criteria for cardiac transplantation, new methods of spinal cord protection, and more.Hensley, Frederick A., Jr. is the author of 'Practical Approach to Cardiac Anesthesia', published 2003 under ISBN 9780781734448 and ISBN 0781734444.