Key Topics in Cardiac Surgery includes every current topic central to the modern practice of cardiac surgery. The systematic and structured format of the book make it an ideal revision aid for postgraduate trainees in cardiac surgery preparing for certification and fellowship examination. To ensure the content is suitable for this purpose, each topic has been reviewed by cardiac surgical trainees prior to publication. Other medical personnel involved in the care of cardiac patients will also find this book a useful reference source.
Surgical Anatomy of the Heart. Cardiovascular Pharmacology. Blood Conservation in Cardiac Surgery (Non-pharmacol). Thermoregulation in Cardiac Surgery. Postoperative Cardiac Intensive Care. Cardiac Imaging. Echocardiography for Surgeons. Cardiac Database and Risk Stratification. Arrhythmia Surgery. Surgery for Pericardial Disease. Surgery for Cardiac Tumours. Surgery for Blunt Trauma to Thoracic Aorta. Surgery for Penetrating Mediastinal Trauma. Surgery for Blunt Cardiac Trauma. Surgery for Penetrating Cardiac Trauma. Atrioventricular Septal Defects. Tricuspid Atresia. Pulmonary Atresia. The Fontan Circulation. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Transposition of Great Vessels. Truncus Arteriosus. Tetralogy of Fallot. Caorctation of Aorta. Patent Ductus Arteriosus. Valvular Diseases in Children.