The development of new techniques and the refinement of established procedures make cardiac surgery a fast-moving field. Core concepts in cardiac surgery has been developed to make it an invaluable textbook for the professional cardiac and cardiothoracic surgeon, covering both topical issues and updates in cardiac surgery. This provides the practising cardiac surgeon with current updates in the field, and controversial issues that affect everyday practice.
Written by an international team of renowned cardiac surgeons, each topic is split into a review of the current literature and then important technical details. Their wealth of professional experience has been distilled into tips and common pitfalls in practice throughout the book.
Extensively illustrated with full-colour photographs and artwork to facilitate understanding of complex procedures, Core concepts in cardiac surgery is also available on a companion website, to allow the authors to update the text regularly to reflect developments in the discipline.
1: CABG conduits and graft configuration, David Glineur
2: Off-Pump Versus On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Michael E. Halkos, Emmanuel Moss, and John D. Puskas
3: Current Status: Minimally invasive, robotic and hybrid coronary artery bypass surgery, Stephanie Mick, Suresh Keshavamurthy, and Johannes Bonatti
4: Aortic Valve Repair, Munir Boodhwani and Gebrine El Khoury
5: Aortic valve: Conventional valve replacement and transcatheter valve implantation, Jörg Kempfert and Thomas Walther
6: Open and Endovascular Treatment Options in Thoracic Aortic Surgery, Ourania Preventza and Joseph Coselli
7: Mitral Valve Repair, A. Marc Gillinov and Tomislav Mihaljevic
8: Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair, Evelio Rodriguez and W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr
9: Surgical Therapy for Heart Failure, Stephen Westaby
10: Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation, Jason O. Robertson, Lindsey L. Saint, and Ralph J. Damiano, Jr
11: Mechanical Circulatory Support, William E. Stansfield and Craig H. Selzman
12: Heart Transplantation, Ayyaz Ali and Robert L. Kormos
13: Current Status of Lung Transplantation, Varun Puri and G Alexander Patterson
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