Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery / Edition 2

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Completely revised and updated, with 38 new contributing authors, the Second Edition of this standard-setting text/atlas from the acclaimed Mastery of Surgery series is a comprehensive guide to all cardiothoracic surgical procedures for adults and children. More than 130 of the world's master surgeons describe their techniques step by step and explain the decision-making that is crucial to a successful outcome. Many chapters are brand-new or completely rewritten by new contributors and cover innovative techniques, including robotic and minimally invasive procedures.

The book contains more than 900 detailed drawings of key surgical maneuvers and over 100 photographs, scans, and radiographs. Editorial comments in each chapter provide additional or alternative views.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Ralph J. Damiano, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a very comprehensive book on the entire field of cardiothoracic surgery, including thoracic and pediatric. The authors of the chapters are leaders in their fields and are up to date on the latest techniques and technologies. The contents are well organized, making information easy to find.
Purpose: The purpose is to bridge the gap between a pure textbook and an atlas. The diversity of topics addresses the changing field of cardiothoracic surgery. These are fairly difficult objectives, but the book makes the best attempt that I have seen. The authors have done a very good job of including many different current procedures in this one book.
Audience: The intended audience includes residents, fellows, and surgeons, but the book is more appropriate for fellows and practicing surgeons. There is too much detail and technical information for medical students and residents.
Features: "The book covers many of the most common disease processes in adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Each of the disease processes is covered with a modern discussion of the pathology, followed by a well described, illustrated, and step-by-step operation. The adult cardiac section is very well written, using the latest techniques and technology. The book is a little heavy on noncardiac thoracic surgery. "
Assessment: This is a very complete book. I will recommend it to my fellows as a reference to many of our most common procedures. It is probably the most up-to-date book out now.
G. Robert Mason
This is a combination text/atlas for thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. The authors aim for a concise compendium of current knowledge and practice of cardiothoracic surgery. This book occupies the middle ground between the several atlases and two-volume texts. It has more text than the former and more illustration than the latter. It is written for practicing cardiothoracic surgeons and those studying for certification. The text will supply information of use to both. Of the listed contributors, a number are recognized authorities. It is adequately illustrated, almost entirely with line drawings and radiographs, the former somewhat variable in quality. The text deals almost exclusively with elective surgery. The book and text are attractive and well presented. References seem to have been limited and are pertinent. This is an attractive, well written, and well illustrated text occupying the middle ground between the atlas and the two-volume text. As such, there will be a readership that will find it useful.
A successor to the 1984 aiming for a place between a textbook and an atlas. Specialists describe their approach to specific surgical procedures, some of which are closely identified with them. The coverage proceeds from the most basic to the extremely complex in order to be useful as an occasional review by seasoned professionals as well as the broad review required by candidates for certification. References for deeper study and editorial commentary are included with each of the 92 articles. They cover general thoracic surgery and adult and congenital cardiac surgery. More specific areas of adult surgery discussed are acquired valvular heart disease, special considerations in ventricular fibrillation, thoracic aorta disease, and transplantation. Illustrated with detailed drawings. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781752091
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1088
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents




General Considerations

Acquired Valvular Heart Disease

Coronary Artery Disease

Surgery for Heart Failure

Thoracic Aortic Disease



Other Cardiac


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