Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, Fourth Edition

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9780071633123: Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, Fourth Edition

The most authoritative, comprehensive, and current cardiac surgery resource – completely updated and in full color

DVD with surgical video clips

"...the must-have resource for adult cardiac surgeons around the world. Dr. Cohn...has done a masterful job of keeping this text at the forefront of surgical thought and technique."--Thomas B. Ferguson, MD, Washington University School of Medicine Emeritus (from the foreword)

In Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, Fourth Edition, the world’s foremost cardiovascular surgeons and physicians deliver thorough, up-to-date coverage of operative strategy, decision making, technique, and pre- and post-operative management for treating the adult cardiac patient.

Editor Lawrence H. Cohn takes you through the optimal treatment of congenital, acquired, infectious, and traumatic diseases of the heart and great vessels. The book begins with a history of cardiac surgery and basic cardiac science, then moves into all types of cardiac surgery, providing both practicing surgeons and residents insight into the very latest surgical protocols.

Presented in full color for the first time, the fourth edition of Cardiac Surgery in the Adult is aligned with up-to-the-minute developments in the field including recent surgical trends in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Unparalleled in both scope and clinical rigor, the fourth edition contains 70 chapters that highlight every important topic in cardiovascular surgery.

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  • An update of the most recent surgical perspectives and techniques in ischemic and valvular heart disease, diseases of the great vessels, cardiac arrhythmias, and more
  • New and refreshed content on pivotal trends and topics, including the use of robotic surgery, minimally invasive valve and coronary artery bypass surgery, stem-cell induced regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, percutaneous valve procedures, and much more
  • New full-color design--with many illustrations enhanced expressly for this edition--facilitates the comprehension of surgical procedures throughout
  • Important opening section on the fundamentals of cardiac surgery, from its origins to the surgical anatomy of the heart, cardiac surgical physiology, risk stratification, and the statistical treatment of surgical outcome data
  • Key chapters on the perioperative and postoperative management of cardiac patients from internationally recognized experts in the field
  • Coverage of trends that highlight patient demographics, with a focus on cross-training surgeons in endovascular skills through coverage of such topics as percutaneous intervention and endovascular graft technology
  • Companion DVD with procedure-simplifying video clips

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Review:

"The DVD is especially valuable....This is a great resource for medical professionals involved in the care of patients with cardiac surgical diseases. It certainly is a "must have" for trainees in cardiothoracic surgery as well as for more experienced practitioners who desire a reliable update from world renowned leaders in the field....This is a needed update and the book certainly stands tall among successful similar textbooks...for the amount of information it provides as well as the prestigious level of the contributors. It is a reliable and updated resource that, despite the wealth of data, remains easily readable and well organized and illustrated. The DVD is a fascinating new feature and a significant step toward a better understanding of modern surgical techniques. 5 Stars!"-- Doody's Review Service ( Doody's 20081118)

From the Back Cover:

The classic leading-edge guide to heart surgery in
adults-completely updated by leaders in the field

In this trusted reference, renowned cardiac surgeon and Harvard professor
Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn takes you through all aspects of heart surgery in
adults. The text's acclaimed coverage begins with a solid review of cardiac
surgery fundamentals, then progresses to optimal perioperative and
interoperative care before covering the full range of individual
procedures.

Inside, you'll find over 1,000 step-by-step illustrations that clarify each
procedure, along with important guidance on all of the discipline's
fundamental operations and operative techniques. With updated and revised
content, the new edition of this forward-thinking, landmark text is
undoubtedly the most up-to-date resource of its kind available anywhere.

Features:

All the latest surgical perspectives and techniques in ischemic and
valvular heart disease, disease of great vessels, cardiac arrhythmias, and
more
Expert authorship by one of the world's most respected cardiac surgeons,
with contributions from an internationally recognized group of authors
Cutting-edge overview of cardiothoracic transplantations, circulatory
support, and nontransplant options for heart failure
Brand new, timely chapters on cardiac imaging, minimally invasive
procedures, and stem cell therapy
Reworked illustration program, featuring newly commissioned two-color
drawings, with classic artwork from the previous editions colorized
Two-color format throughout the text, which helps you efficiently navigate
chapter material, providing quick access to key information
Complimentary DVD with video clips that help simplify complex procedures

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