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Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
     

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

by Constantine Mavroudis, Carl Backer, Richid F. Idriss
 

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Pediatric cardiac surgery is a dynamic, fast-moving field. Busy practitioners, like you, need clear and comprehensive guidance you can rely on to ensure optimal patient care.

For over 25 years Pediatric Cardiac Surgery has been the gold-standard reference for pediatric and adult congenital heart surgeons, pediatric and congenital

Overview

Pediatric cardiac surgery is a dynamic, fast-moving field. Busy practitioners, like you, need clear and comprehensive guidance you can rely on to ensure optimal patient care.

For over 25 years Pediatric Cardiac Surgery has been the gold-standard reference for pediatric and adult congenital heart surgeons, pediatric and congenital cardiologists, intensivists, anesthesiologists, residents and nurses.

Now, in this thoroughly revised fourth edition, you again get trusted, complete coverage of the field with timely new features and expert reviews of critical topics including heart transplantation, emerging modalities for diagnosing congenital heart and tracheal defects,  the surgical technique of Fontan conversion with arrhythmia surgery, the medical challenges of managing adult CHD patients, and more.

This new edition includes:

  • Contributions from over 65 world-renowned experts
  • More beautiful illustrations, by renowned medical illustrator Rachid Idriss,  which have brought acclaim to previous editions
  • Reviews of the embryology, physical findings, diagnostic criteria, and therapeutic choices for each disease entity and describes the latest in surgical techniques in each chapter
  • All-new chapters that guide readers through new treatment options and other key developments since the publication of the third edition highlighting recent advances in congenital heart surgery.
  • All-new new chapters that review advances in right ventricular to pulmonary artery conduits, arrhythmia surgery, double outlet ventricles, and adult congenital heart disease, among other key topics.

Editorial Reviews

2 Stars from Doody
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Robert M Arensman, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is an update of a large, fairly complete book on the surgical treatment of children with congenital heart disease or conditions in close proximity to the heart. Originally published in 1985, it has previously been updated in 1994 and 2003.
Purpose: The editors state that the purpose is "Timely updates...as scientific intellectual curiosity, sentinel discoveries, and technological improvements have progressed at lightning speed." To this end, the book continues to provide updated and complete information on the field of pediatric cardiac surgery.
Audience: The tone and level of the book makes it accessible to practitioners in the field, most fellows and residents in surgery and cardiac training, and, with a little stretch, most medical students. The editors are two well-established pediatric cardiac surgeons who are assisted by 87 contributors from throughout the world, all reasonably prominently known in the areas about which they write.
Features: The book can be divided into three major portions. Chapters 1-11 comprise a general introduction that focuses on some aspect of cardiology care in general: anesthesia, cardiac development and physiology, and nomenclature, for example. Chapters 12-38 deal with specific cardiac anomalies and follow the standard format of anatomical development, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment (medical and surgical). The book concludes with eight chapters on miscellaneous topics that do not fit well into a single category. These chapters focus on cardiac tumors, pericardial disease, arrhythmia surgery, and transplantation. This section also includes a topic of great current interest: adult congenital heart disease.
Assessment: Overall, this is a reasonable update that brings this book current with the best examples of others in this area. It is large, complete, well illustrated, and readable, covering a very complex set of congenital anomalies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118320808
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
960
File size:
58 MB
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Meet the Author

EDITED BY
CONSTANTINE MAVROUDIS, MD
Director, Congenital Heart Institute, Florida Hospital for Children
Site Director, Johns Hopkins Children's Heart Surgery, Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL, USA

CARL L. BACKER, MD
Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, Ann&Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

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