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Pioneers of Cardiac Surgery
     

Pioneers of Cardiac Surgery

by William S. Stoney MD
 

ISBN-10: 0826515940

ISBN-13: 9780826515940

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press


Heart operations today are quite common and relatively low-risk, but in the beginning it was just the opposite. Cardiac operations were reserved for desperately ill patients. The author documents this dramatic transition with profiles of 38 surgeons who were active between 1940 and 1985.

The profiles are edited transcripts of interviews videotaped between 1996

Overview


Heart operations today are quite common and relatively low-risk, but in the beginning it was just the opposite. Cardiac operations were reserved for desperately ill patients. The author documents this dramatic transition with profiles of 38 surgeons who were active between 1940 and 1985.

The profiles are edited transcripts of interviews videotaped between 1996 and 2004. They tell of the development of new techniques such as the “blue baby operation,” the first heart-lung machine, the first artificial heart valve, and the first coronary bypass operation. They also tell the unusual life stories of the surgeons and allude to professional and institutional rivalries. A particularly valuable part of the book is the author's brief history of cardiac surgery, designed to orient the reader for reading the profiles that follow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826515940
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
Significant Events in the Development of Cardiac Surgery
A Short History of Cardiac Surgery
Stab Wounds of the Heart
Alexis Carrel and Charles Guthrie
Trendelenburg and Pulmonary Embolectomy
Mitral Stenosis in the 1920s
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Coarctation of the Aorta
Tetralogy of Fallot and the Blue Baby Operation
World War II
Post-World War II Developments (Dwight Harken and Charles Bailey)
Development of the Heart-Lung Machine
Lillehei and Cross Circulation
DeWall and a Practical Heart-Lung Machine
The Starr-Edwards Valve
Coronary Artery Surgery
Cardiac Transplantation
Total Artificial Heart
Pioneer Cardiac Surgeons
The Early Years
William P. Longmire
Viking O. Björk
C. Walton Lillehei
Richard A. DeWall
William H. Muller
Harris B. Shumacker Jr.
Geoffrey Wooler
Michael E. DeBakey
C. Rollins Hanlon
Frank C. Spencer
Henry T. Bahnson
Congenital Heart Surgery
Judson G. Randolph
Anthony R. C. Dobell
Paul A. Ebert
Harvey W. Bender
Denton A. Cooley
J. Alex Haller Jr.
Valvular Heart Surgery
Albert Starr
Donald N. Ross
George J. Magovern
Robert B. Wallace
Francis Robicsek
Alain F. Carpentier
Vincent L. Gott
Alden H. Harken and Dwight E. Harken
Coronary Artery Surgery
René G. Favaloro
George E. Green
W. Dudley Johnson
John L. Ochsner
Floyd D. Loop
Thomas J. Fogarty
Transplant-Artificial Heart
Norman E. Shumway
Christiaan Barnard
James D. Hardy
Sir Terence English
William C. DeVries
Arrhythmia Surgery
Will C. Sealy
James R. Jude

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