The thoroughly updated Seventh Edition of this popular and widely used handbook presents the most current protocols and recommendations for care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. This edition reflects current ACLS guidelines and the latest developments in cardiac surgery. The transplantation chapter has been entirely rewritten by a new author. Experts from leading hospitals offer detailed, practical guidelines on preoperative evaluation and preparation, intraoperative management, and postoperative care for all current cardiac surgical procedures. Perspectives valuable for cardiac surgeons, cardiac nurses, and anesthesiologists are included throughout. Coverage includes a chapter on infants and children. Appendices list drug dosages for adults and for infants and children.