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1st Edition

Cardiac Surgery
Recent Advances and Techniques

ISBN 9781444137569
Published December 12, 2013 by CRC Press
208 Pages

USD $200.00

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Book Description

Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2014

The development of new techniques as well as the refinement of established procedures has led to great progress in cardiac surgery. Providing an ideal synopsis of the growth in this area, Cardiac Surgery: Recent Advances and Techniques systematically reviews all the new developments in cardiac surgery, from transcatheter aortic valve implantation to minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

Recognised leaders and innovators throughout the world describe each technique and include up-to-date information regarding current trials relating to each new procedure. Each chapter contains images and drawings to illustrate the techniques and the book provides ample references to facilitate further study.

This volume is designed for anyone involved in the practice of cardiac surgery, from residents at all stages of their training programme to established cardiac surgeons. Cardiologists and cardiothoracic intensive care unit specialists will also find this book useful to better understand the management of patients undergoing these procedures.

All cardiac surgeons are required to keep up to date with current practice for recertification purposes. Cardiac Surgery: Recent Advances and Techniques is an essential reference for this purpose.

Table of Contents

Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery; Michael E. Halkos and John D. Puskas

Minimized Extracorporeal Circulation; Narain Moorjani and Sunil K. Ohri

Recent Developments in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation; Ardawan J. Rastan, Michael A. Borger, Martin Haensig, Jörg Kempfert and Friedrich W. Mohr

Aortic Valve Repair; Joel Price and Gebrine El Khoury

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery; Hazaim Alwair, Evelio Rodriguez, W. Randolph Chitwood Jr. and L. Wiley Nifong

Tricuspid Valve Disease; K. M. John Chan and Gilles D. Dreyfus

Arrhythmia Surgery; Lindsey L. Saint, Jason O. Robertson, Richard B. Schuessler and Ralph J. Damiano Jr.

Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement; Neel R. Sodha, Kaushik Mandal and Duke E. Cameron

Endovascular Stent Grafting of the Thoracic Aorta; Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Wilson Y. Szeto, G. William Moser, Tyler J. Wallen and Joseph E. Bavaria

Cellular Cardiomyoplasty and Stem Cell Therapy; Philippe Menasche

Left Ventricular Remodelling Surgery; Lorenzo Menicanti and Serenella Castelvecchio

Mechanical Circulatory Support; Stephen Westaby


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Narain Moorjani, MB ChB, MRCS, MD, FRCS (C-Th), Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK, and Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

Sunil K. Ohri, MD, FRCS (Eng, Ed & C-Th), FESC, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton, UK, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton.

Andrew S. Wechsler, MD, FACC, FAHA, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, USA and editor emeritus of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.


"All three editors are highly renowned for their experience in these new developments. … The book is a very useful addition to all active cardiac surgeons’ armamentarium. This book should find a place in all libraries, departments, and teaching institutions."
—A Sampath Kumar, Editor-in Chief, Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals, Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, India

"Edited by three world-leading surgeons, the chapters are contributed by recognised experts and innovators in cardiac surgery."
The Cardiothoracic Surgery Network

" … a succinct yet comprehensive overview of current and emerging techniques in cardiac surgery. Production quality is high: a must have for anyone contemplating or already on the path to a career in cardiac surgery. Highly Commended."
—2014 BMA Medical Book Awards

" … summariz[es] succinctly and objectively all of the new and modern techniques used in acquired cardiac surgery operations, written by experts in the field promulgating not only their ideas, but presenting the global excellent surgical outcomes as well."

"The authors are top experts in their areas. The most advanced techniques in the field are discussed succinctly and objective results are presented, making this an important contribution to the field."
—Michael Bates, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for Doody's Review Service