Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by J. G. Reyes (Atlas of Anesthesia on CD-ROM, vol 8), one CD-ROM, minimum requirements: 386 PC, 4 MB RAM, VGA or EGA monitor, DOS 3.1 or Windows 3.1 or Macintosh 68020, 6MB RAM, System 7; $195, ISBN 0-443-06513-6, Philadelphia, Pa, Churchill Livingstone, 1999.
Atlas of Anesthesia on CD-ROM, volume 8, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, is more than an atlas. Although it contains an incredible selection of illustrative images, the concise and clear text that accompanies them is equally informative.
The CD-ROM has 12 chapters covering the entire field of cardiothoracic anesthesia, from basic physiology and pharmacology to postoperative critical care. Diseases of the pericardium and discussion of the electrical properties of the heart are not covered. I found the text and the images well written and illustrated, clear and concise, and up to date. Topics such as nitric oxide-mediated vasodilation, endovascular cardiopulmonary bypass, and coronary stents are included. Cardiac catheterization images, thallium and dipyridamole scans, and the extensive transesophageal echocardiographic images are very informative.
AnesthesiologyCardiothoracic Anesthesia. JAMA. 1999;282(17):1684. doi:10.1001/jama.282.17.1684-JBK1103-5-1