My anesthesia and critical care list

A Listmania! list by achesterase
The list author says: "I am currently a medical student in my last year and, as you may have ascertained from the title of this page, have an avid interest in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. My path to where I am in terms of interests and knowledge was a long and windy one. It is often difficult to find the right books when you're first discovering a new domain, but yet, it is exactly then when having the best books matters most! This list is meant to help people out a bit in making their literature choices.

Please keep in mind that this list obviously reflects my personal interests a bit and so you will find some peculiarities which you may choose to ignore. I have made a prioritization system to help separate the essential books from the non-essnetial ones:

Group A: Essential books, A1 highest, ....
Group B: Books for more in-depth knowledge, B1 highest...
Group C: Personal interest books"
Clinical Anesthesiology, 4th Edition
1.  Clinical Anesthesiology, 4th Edition by Michael J. Murray
The list author says:
  "A1 - A great anesthesia book with appeal to both beginners and more advanced readers.Its streamlined structure permits you to quickly gain the overview over a theme and then dive in to read more. This book covers pretty much all aspects of clinical anesthesiology and I can recommend it without reservations."
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Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital: Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
2.  Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital: Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School by Wilton C. Levine MD
The list author says:
  "A1 - An excellent handbook that fits into your coat and is very portable. You will not find another book this short with this much relevant information. Every SINGLE BIT of text in this book, every figure, every table, is clinically relevant. It has a surprisingly rigorous coverage of pathophysiology and pharmacology - awesome! You cannot go wrong with this book."
$53.30   Used & New from: $31.89
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Clinical Anesthesia
3.  Clinical Anesthesia by Paul G. Barash
The list author says:
  "B1 - One of the standard references for anesthesia, the other one being Miller. The choice between the two is more a matter of preference than anything else. I find Barash quite readable and it has a lot of good content and is a great reference. Good to have on your bookshelf."
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Essentials of Cardiac Anesthesia: A Volume in Essentials of Anesthesia and Critical Care, 1e
4.  Essentials of Cardiac Anesthesia: A Volume in Essentials of Anesthesia and Critical Care, 1e by Joel A. Kaplan MD
The list author says:
  "A2 - An excellent book that covers pretty much all important aspects of cardiac anesthesia, with an emphasis on conveying the underlying pathophysiology and anesthesiological implications thereof. A worthy read even if you're not into cardiac anesthesia, since many of the described pathologies are encountered in your run-of-the-mill cases too."
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Essentials of Neuroanesthesia and Neurointensive Care: A Volume in Essentials of Anesthesia and Critical Care, 1e
5.  Essentials of Neuroanesthesia and Neurointensive Care: A Volume in Essentials of Anesthesia and Critical Care, 1e by Arun K. Gupta MD
The list author says:
  "A3 - An excellent and very concise introduction to neuroanesthesia, that can be read quite quickly if need be. Very high-yield information about most areas of neuroanesthesia, including neuro critical care."
$84.16   Used & New from: $60.00

Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine
6.  Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine by Brian P. Griffin
The list author says:
  "B2 - A compact and pretty good cardiology text with a lot of clinically relevant information. It has good core chapters on ACS and the the like. Not all domains are adequately covered, but together with Uptodate, it provides a good, affordable introduction to the field."
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Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty, 4th Edition
7.  Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty, 4th Edition by Leonard S. Lilly
The list author says:
  "A1 - THE BEST medical book I've ever read! The authors have done a fabulous job and give the reader a wonderful overview of the whole field of heart disease - from basic physiology, through the pathophysiology, all the way up to the clinical pictures you'll see. This book will give you the foundation you need to understand many things later on and is a pleasure to read at that! BUY IT!"
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Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials
8.  Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials by John B. West
The list author says:
  "A1 - THE reference when it comes to pulmonary pathophysiology. Buy this book and its brother Pulmonary physiology. It doesn't leave many questions open and is very clinically relevant."
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Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins))
9.  Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)) by John B. West
The list author says:
  "A1 - An excellent book on pulmonary physiology, buy this together with West's Pulmonary Pathophysiology."
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Renal Pathophysiology: The Essentials
10.  Renal Pathophysiology: The Essentials by Helmut G. Rennke MD
The list author says:
  "A2 - A good book that will give the reader many insights into this difficult subject. It doesn't read quite as easily as Lilly's Heart Disease, but with a bit of jumping back-and-forth and crosslinking it has a lot to offer."
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Drugs for the Heart: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 7e
11.  Drugs for the Heart: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 7e by Lionel H. Opie
The list author says:
  "A1 - A strange book in many regards - it begins with the format and continues with its unique mix of pharmacology and pathophysiology. It is VERY evidence-based and will give you a truly deep understanding of the pharmacology of heart medications. Perhaps this is the reason why it pops up in so many cardiac anesthesiologist's bookshelves."
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12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation
12.  12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation by Tomas B. Garcia
The list author says:
  "A1 - A very good introduction to interpreting 12-lead EKGs with a unique approach. The book is split up into three difficulty levels, which permits you to very efficiently read it. The book is printed in landscape format, which gives you full-sized 12-leads. Another advantage of this book is the shear amount of EKGs, which helps to get you accustomed to the variability you will see."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art Of Interpretation
13.  Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art Of Interpretation by Tomas B. Garcia
The list author says:
  "A1 - An excellent book on arrhythmia recognition. Being targeted not only at doctors the pathophysiological discussions of arrhythmias will not satisfy everyone. For a good discussion of the pathophysiology of arrhythmias, I recommend the excellent chapter in Lilly. Otherwise though, this book has a lot to offer and has a lot of great figures."
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Critical Decisions in Emergency and Acute Care Electrocardiography
14.  Critical Decisions in Emergency and Acute Care Electrocardiography by William J. Brady
The list author says:
  "B1 - This book is unique in its approach in that in each chapter, it seeks to answer a clinical question, then presents three cases at the beginning of the chapter, followed by an in-depth discussion of the latest evidence on the subject as well as a discussion of the cases. It contains a lot of great information and can definitely be recommended."
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The ECG in Emergency Decision Making, 2e
15.  The ECG in Emergency Decision Making, 2e by Hein J. J. Wellens MD PhD
The list author says:
  "B1 - This book has a certain amount of overlap with Arrhythmia Recognition by Garcia, however it has a more rigorous coverage of pathophysiology and most importantly, for each category of arrhythmia, it derives a treatment algorithm, the rationale for which will be totally clear after reading the chapter."
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ECG's for the Emergency Physician 1
16.  ECG's for the Emergency Physician 1 by Amal Mattu
The list author says:
  "B1 - An excellent collection of EKGs accompanied by in-depth discussion and filled with great pearls."
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Core Topics in Transesophageal Echocardiography (Cambridge Medicine)
17.  Core Topics in Transesophageal Echocardiography (Cambridge Medicine) by Robert Feneck
The list author says:
  "B1 - a very concise and up-to-date review of TEE, written by some of the people at the forefront of the field. Excellent illustrations and pictures as well as great online videos to accompany the book."
$144.99   Used & New from: $86.98

A Practical Approach to Transesophageal Echocardiography
18.  A Practical Approach to Transesophageal Echocardiography by Albert C. Perrino Jr. MD
The list author says:
  "B2"
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Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 4e
19.  Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 4e by Catherine M. Otto
The list author says:
  "C"
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Board Stiff: Preparation for Anesthesia Orals: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 3e
20.  Board Stiff: Preparation for Anesthesia Orals: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 3e by Christopher J. Gallagher
The list author says:
  "A2"
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Anesthesia Secrets, 4e
21.  Anesthesia Secrets, 4e by James Duke MD MBA
The list author says:
  "A2"
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Yao and Artusio's Anesthesiology: Problem-Oriented Patient Management
22.  Yao and Artusio's Anesthesiology: Problem-Oriented Patient Management by Fun-Sun F. Yao MD
The list author says:
  "B1"
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Critical Care Medicine: The Essentials
23.  Critical Care Medicine: The Essentials by John J. Marini
The list author says:
  "A1 - Probably one of the best introductory texts for critical care medicine. Very extensive coverage of pathophysiology and of the most important medical and surgical ICU topics."
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Cardiothoracic Critical Care, 1e
24.  Cardiothoracic Critical Care, 1e by David Sidebotham
The list author says:
  "B1 - A great book covering most important aspects of cardiothoracic critical care. I've time and time again been astounded by how high-yield some of this material is. Also very affordable. Recommended for anyone starting out in the ICU and who wants to develop a good thought-process for managing patients."
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The ICU Book, 3rd Edition
25.  The ICU Book, 3rd Edition by Paul L. Marino
The list author says:
  "B2 - Not a definitive resource, but one of the most captivating medical books you'll probably ever read."
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Heart Failure: Pathophysiology, Molecular Biology, and Clinical Management (HEART FAILURE: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, MOLEC BIOL & CLIN MGT)
26.  Heart Failure: Pathophysiology, Molecular Biology, and Clinical Management (HEART FAILURE: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, MOLEC BIOL & CLIN MGT) by Arnold M. Katz
The list author says:
  "C"
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Cardiac Arrest: The Science and Practice of Resuscitation Medicine, 2nd Edition
27.  Cardiac Arrest: The Science and Practice of Resuscitation Medicine, 2nd Edition by Norman A. Paradis
The list author says:
  "C"
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Cardiology Secrets, 3e
28.  Cardiology Secrets, 3e by Glenn N. Levine MD FACC FAHA
The list author says:
  "C"
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Workbook in Practical Neonatology, 4th Edition
29.  Workbook in Practical Neonatology, 4th Edition by Mervin C. Yoder
The list author says:
  "B1 - Probably the best introductory neonatology book there is, written by a renowned leader in the field. It covers a selection of the most important disease entities in neonates and works you through challenging cases, providing you with the pathophysiological as well as clinical foundation to develop an approach and understand what's going on around you. Absolutely excellent!"
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Illustrated Field Guide to Congenital Heart Disease and Repair - LARGE FORMAT
30.  Illustrated Field Guide to Congenital Heart Disease and Repair - LARGE FORMAT by Scott Lim
The list author says:
  "C1 - As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words and this could not be more true when it comes to the complex anatomy you're confronted with in CHD. This book is a gem and a must-have for anyone who has to do with CHD in any way. Aside from the anatomy, it covers the pathophysiology and treatment options of all of the defects."
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Manual of Neonatal Care (Lippincott Manual Series (Formerly known as the Spiral Manual Series))
31.  Manual of Neonatal Care (Lippincott Manual Series (Formerly known as the Spiral Manual Series)) by John P. Cloherty MD
The list author says:
  "C1 - A very compact book with broad, yet relatively detailed coverage of neonatology. One can very quickly gain an overview of a specific topic, perfect for reading on the way to work or for cramming before the beginning of a rotation. Like the other Spiral Manuals, very hierarchical and generally well-structured. It has a very nice section on CHD."
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The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (Lippincott Manual Series (Formerly known as the Spiral Manual Series))
32.  The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (Lippincott Manual Series (Formerly known as the Spiral Manual Series)) by Andrew B. Peitzman MD FACS
The list author says:
  "C"
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Beatmung: Grundlagen und Praxis (German Edition)
33.  Beatmung: Grundlagen und Praxis (German Edition) by Thomas Ziegenfuß
The list author says:
  "B1"
$69.95   Used & New from: $35.00

Top Knife: Art and Craft in Trauma Surgery
34.  Top Knife: Art and Craft in Trauma Surgery by Asher Hirshberg
The list author says:
  "C - An extremely interesting book by some of today's masters of trauma surgery that in a most captivating fashion sheds light on the surgical decision-making involved in managing a trauma case."
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Katzung & Trevor's Pharmacology Examination and Board Review: Eighth Edition (LANGE Basic Science)
35.  Katzung & Trevor's Pharmacology Examination and Board Review: Eighth Edition (LANGE Basic Science) by Anthony J. Trevor
The list author says:
  "B1 - A very concise review of pharmacology with nice overview trees at the beginning of each chapter to aid you in quickly getting the big picture of where the different drug classes fit in. Quite high-yield material."
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Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology, 23rd Edition (LANGE Basic Science)
36.  Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology, 23rd Edition (LANGE Basic Science) by Kim E. Barrett
The list author says:
  "A1 - Probably the most concise, yet rigorous coverage of physiology possible in such a short book. To be recommended to any medical student."
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Medical Physiology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 2e (MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY (BORON))
37.  Medical Physiology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 2e (MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY (BORON)) by Walter F. Boron MD PhD
The list author says:
  "B1 - A beautiful book that will motivate pretty much anyone to get into physiology. It's the book I go to when I am trying to answer a difficult question. Excellent figures."
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Cardiovascular Physiology (LANGE Physiology Series)
38.  Cardiovascular Physiology (LANGE Physiology Series) by David Mohrman
The list author says:
  "B1 - A great introduction to cardiovascular physiology, recommended for anyone interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of the heart and circulation. I only realized how clinically relevant some of this information is years later. Great combined with Lilly."
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Vander's Renal Physiology, 7th Edition (LANGE Physiology Series)
39.  Vander's Renal Physiology, 7th Edition (LANGE Physiology Series) by Douglas C. Eaton
The list author says:
  "B1 - A classic for renal physiology that will give you at least a bit of insight into how the kidney functions."
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