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PREFACE
Development of an Interfacility Transport Program for Critically Ill Cardiovascular Patients
Update on Ventricular Assist Devices
Update on Ventricular Assist Devices
Advances in the Treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy
The Child Following be Fontan Procedure: Nursing Strategies
Retrograde Coronary Sinus Perfusion: A New Approach to Cardioplegia Delivery
Cardiovascular Effects of Recreational Cocaine Abuse
Reoperation: Cardiac Surgery
Noninvasive Identification of Patients at Risk for Ventricular Tachycardia with the Signal-Averaged Electrocardiogram
Techniques in Cardiac Care: Lasers, Stents, and Atherectomy Devices
The Critical Care Nurse's Role in the Noninvasive Assessment of Myocardial Reperfusion
Hemodynamic Clinical Profiles
Using Inotropic and vasodilating Agents in Pediatric Patients with Cardiac Disease
Emergency Exploratory Sternotomy: The Nurse's Role
PREFACE
Limiting Care: Is CPR for Everyone?
Preventive Ethics: The Development of Policies to Guide Decision-Making
The Dying Patient in the Critical Care Setting: Making the Critical Difference
Withdrawal of Food and Fluid
Withdrawal of Food and Fluid
Limiting Care: Should Age Be a Criterion?
Involving Parents in Decisions to Forego Life-Sustaining Treatment for Critically Ill Infants and Children
Respiratory Failure in the Patient with AIDS: Is Critical Care Warranted?
Limiting Care: The Case of Organ Transplantation
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