Offered below is an organised list of summaries on the topic of cardiothoracic intensive care from the Critical Care Compendium, courtesy of LITFL. Given the mixture of topics, the ideal audience for this material is the final stage exam candidate pursuing dual CICM and ACEM fellowship qualifications.
Valvular and structural cardiac lesions
Investigations of cardiac and vascular lesions
Vascular surgical issues
Thoracic surgical issues
Cardiac surgical issues and cardiopulmonary bypass
Complications of cardiac surgery
The Pulmonary Artery Catheter and PiCCO