Cardiothoracic anaesthesia


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Web Page The Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists - 04/06/2003
The Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists is the UK subspecialty Association. A useful site. Pages include: information about the Association; forthcoming scientific meetings; transoesophageal echo (courses), training in cardithoracic anaesthesia (quite detailed, including lists of recommended knowledge, skills and attitudes); publications, including guidelines, abstracts and news; useful links.

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Web Page B.) Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease - 04/06/2003
Web site of a collaborative project between the US National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the World Health Organisation. Contains an excellent evidence-based summary of the definition, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of COPD.

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Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Primary FRCA Topic: Cardiovascular Homeostasis - 19/10/2003
"Cardiovascular Homeostasis" by Dr. R. Thomas, Southampton. Published in the Royal College of Anaesthetists Bulletin 11. Aimed at candidates preparing for Primary FRCA. Pithy but fairly basic. Good brief descriptions of the pathophysiology of aortic stenosis and regurgitation.

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Adobe Acrobat (PDF) SIGN Guideline 32. Coronary Revascularisation in the Management of Stable Angina Pectoris - 04/06/2003
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. Authoritative evidence-based discussion / summary of the indications for coronary artery surgery and alternative management strategies.

Adobe Acrobat (PDF) sign guideline 54. Perioperative blood transfusion for elective surgery - 05/06/2003
Contains a section with specific guidelines for pre- and intra-operative management of cardiac surgery patients

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Web Page A). Specialist Registar Training in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia - 19/10/2003
This document is based on the Cardiac / Thoracic section of 'CCST in Anaesthesia III: Competency Based Specialist Registrar Years 1 and 2 Training and Assessment. A manual for trainees and trainers (July 2000)' published by the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

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