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Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects / Edition 3

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Over 10 years after the publication of the second edition, Wiley now publishes the third edition of the popular volume Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects.

Completely updated and expanded, this new edition describes step-by-step the surgical procedures for congenital heart defects and includes detailed illustrations for each operation.

New in this edition are chapters on exercise testing, MRI, EP studies and catheter ablation of arrhythmias, extracorporeal circulatory support and paediatric lung transplantation. A greatly expanded ultrasound chapter contains numerous colour Doppler’s of many conditions.

Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects, Third Edition:

  • Provides complete coverage of the current issues in paediatric cardiac surgery
  • Offers tips and surgical techniques to master difficult surgical situations
  • Uniquely displays detailed illustrations for each operation, allowing surgeons to follow all operating procedures step-by-step
  • Serves both as reference and training manual
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A user-friendly and instructive resource that is sure to be of great value to many physicians. Even the greenest medical student wades comfortably into the depths of the text and feels empowered by the visual feast that awaits. Medical illustrator Michael Courtney provides an abundance of impeccably detailed drawings, the quality of which is central to the text and helps set it apart from others in the field. Excellent integration of the figures into the text, which, coupled with the appropriate weighting of outcome measures and analyses of results, makes the text feel manageable. The editors … expertly maintain a balance between the extremes of encyclopedic esoteric and minimalist manuals to produce a text that will prove a cherished resource on the desk of nearly every pediatric cardiac surgeon.” (Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, December 2008)

"…an excellent update of a classic book…it is complete, well written, edited by outstanding authorities in the field…" (Doody's Health Services)

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Robert M Arensman, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the third edition of a "book that has become a reliable and trusted friend." First produced in 1983, it has been updated and substantially revised in 1994 and now 2006. The book represents the accumulated wisdom of three generations of pediatric cardiac surgeons at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for children.
Purpose: It grew out of the teaching sessions on cardiac surgery provided by Drs. Stark and de Leval. As such, it has primarily been a primer of all things involving congenital heart surgery for surgery house officers, fellows in cardiac surgery, and those with an interest in pediatric cardiac anomalies amenable to surgical intervention. It has been edited by several giants in that field over the past quarter century. It also has contributions from 45 well known cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia.
Audience: The highly specific nature of disease included in this book restricts its audience to one composed of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. It is further restricted to those primarily interested in congenital anomalies, rather than the acquired diseases so much more prevalent in adults. However, the text is clear and succinct and it can easily be understood by all who have a basic medical education.
Features: This very long book is divided into two sections. The first contains 15 chapters and covers the basic information needed to comprehend the second section. Included are chapters on classification and nomenclature, anatomy, and diagnostic techniques such as echocardiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. This section also includes extensive chapters on catheterization, anesthetic techniques, and ECMO used in several support modes. Once this base is well laid, the second section, chapters 16-51, contains specific information for each congenital anomaly with complete instructions on evaluation, preparation, repair, and support. The authors stress that they lay heavy emphasis on the minor points required to achieve good results and long-term survival. The two sections are copiously illustrated (black and white) and referenced.
Assessment: This is an excellent update of a classic book on congenital heart surgery. It is complete, well written, edited by outstanding authorities in the field, and brings this well known book up to date in a third edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470093160
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/20/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 754
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Mr Jaroslav Stark is emeritus consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK.

Mr Marc de Leval is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Institute of Child Health, University of London, UK.

Mr Victor Tsang is consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition.



Foreword to the Third Edition.

Foreword to the Second Edition.

Foreword to the First Edition.



1: Classification and Nomenclature of Congenital Heart Defects (R. H. Anderson and F. J. Macartney).

2: Surgical Anatomy (R. H. Anderson and A. E. Becker).

3: Echocardiography (I. D. Sullivan and V. M. Gooch).

4: Foetal Echocardiography (L. D. Allan).

5: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Defects (V. Mutharangu, A. M. Taylor and R. Razavi).

6: Invasive Investigation and Exercise Testing (G. Derrick and J. F. N. Taylor).

7: Interventional Catheterization in Congenital Heart Defects (P. Bonhoeffer and Y. Boudjemline).

8: The Anatomy of Ventricular Septal Defects and Their Conduction Tissues (R. H. Anderson and A. E. Becker).

9: Use of Pacemakers and Defibrillators in Children (P. G. Rees).

10: Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias (M. Lowe).

11: Perfusion Techniques (T. Jones and M. J. Elliott).

12: Anaesthesia (E. Sumner).

13: Intensive Care Management of the Postoperative Patient (D. Macrae and J. Larovere).

14: Paediatric Cardiac Mechanical Support (A. Karimova and A. Goldman).

15: Surgical Approaches (J. Stark and V. T. Tsang).


16: Systemic-to-Pulmonary Artery Shunts (C. van Doorn and M. R. de Leval).

17: Pulmonary Artery Banding (V. T. Tsang and J. Stark).

19: Persistent Ductus Arteriosus (J. Stark and V. Hjortdal).

20: Coarctation of the Aorta (V. T. Tsang and J. Stark).

21: Interruption of the Aortic Arch (J. L. Monro).

22: Vascular Rings (M. R. de Leval and M. J. Elliott).

23: Anomalies of the Systemic Venous Return (C. van Doorn and M. R. de Leval).

24: Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return and Cor Triatriatum (V. T. Tsang and J. Stark).

25: Secundum Atrial Septal Defect and Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (J. Stark and V. T. Tsang).

26: Ventricular Septal Defects (C. van Doorn and M. R. de Leval).

27: Atrio-ventricular Septal Defects (A. D. Pacifico).

28: Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction with Intact Ventricular Septum (C. van Doorn and M. R. de Leval).

29: Tetralogy of Fallot (E. L. Bove and J. C. Hirsch).

30: Pulmonary Atresia and Ventricular Septal Defect (W. J. Brawn and M. R. de Leval)

31: Absent Pulmonary Valve Syndrome (M. J. Elliott).

32: Double-outlet Right Ventricle (V. T. Tsang and J. Stark).

33: Mustard Operation (J. Stark).

34: Senning Operation (A. D. Pacifico).

35: Surgery for Complex Transposition (V. T. Tsang and J. Stark).

36: The Arterial Switch Operation (R. B. B. Mee).

37: Surgery of the Left Ventricular Outflow Tract (V. T. Tsang and M. R. de Leval).

38: Persistent Truncus Arteriosus (M. R. de Leval).

39: Atrio-ventricular Discordance and Congenitally Corrected Transposition (R. B. B. Mee and J. Stark).

40: Single Ventricle (C. van Doorn and M. R. de Leval).

41: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (C. Pizarro and W. I. Norwood).

42: Congenital Malformations of the Mitral Valve (A. Carpentier and C. Brizard).

43: Malformations of the Tricuspid Valve and Ebstein’s Anomaly (A. Carpentier and C. Brizard).

44: Aortopulmonary Window (J. Stark and V. T. Tsang).

45: Congenital Anomalies of Sinuses of Valsalva and Aorticoventricular Tunnel (V. T. Tsang and J. Stark).

46: Congenital Coronary Artery Fistula and Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery (V. T. Tsang and J. Stark).

47: Surgery for Arrhythmias (Y. Ishii, J. L. Cox and R. J. Damiano).

48: Paediatric Heart and Heart–Lung Transplantation (J. Wallwork, A. R. Hosseinpour and M. Burch).

49: Paediatric Lung Transplantation (J. J. Nigro, R. D. Bart and V. A. Starnes).

50: Miscellaneous: Straddling Atrio-ventricular Valves (Pericardium, Tumours, Diverticula and Ectopia Cordis, J. Stark and V. T. Tsang).

51: Data Collection and Assessment of Performance in Congenital Heart Surgery (S. Gallivan, J. Stark, N. Kang and V. T. Tsang).


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