The landmark guide to adult cardiac, congenital cardiac, and general thoracic surgery – completely updated and revised in full color An essential guide for daily clinical practice and a thorough review for the cardiothoracic boards, Johns Hopkins Textbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery is filled with authoritative guidance on surgical techniques and pre- and postoperative strategies for managing cardiothoracic disease. The content of this trusted classic reflects the rapidly changing field of cardiothoracic surgery. In addition to the basic curriculum required for certification, you will find coverage of advanced concepts, controversial issues, and new technologies. Johns Hopkins Textbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery provides an in-depth look at the full-spectrum of disorders and their surgical and medical management options, including congenital, acquired, and neoplastic diseases. Supporting this detailed coverage is an easy-to-navigate design and step-by-step explanations of the most complex operations. The second edition is highlighted by: NEW board review Q&A Ten NEW chapters including: "Surgical Therapies for Atrial Fibrillation", "Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease", and "Stem Cells for Cardiac Surgical Disease" NEW full-color illustrations An increased number of decision-making flow charts that will prove valuable when preparing for cases and examinations Key Concepts that highlight epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnostic and treatment strategies, and outcomes for each topic David Yuh, MD (Baltimore, MD) is Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor, Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology, Whiting School of Engineering; Director, Minimally Invasive Surgical Program and Director of Research, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Luca A. Vricella, MD (Washington, DC), Director of HeartTransplanation, Cardiovascular Surgery at Children's National Medical Center. Stephen Yang, MD (Baltimore, MD) is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Johns Hopkins John Doty, MD (Salt Lake City, UT), a graduate of Johns Hopkins Cardiothroacic surgical training program, is a faculty surgeon at LDS Hospital and co-director of a major nationaly-reconized review course that is run out of LDS hospital in Utah.