Surgical Options for the Treatment of Heart Failure / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Netherlands
This text provides the surgeon and cardiologist with a unique review o f the surgical options available for the treatment of patients with se vere left ventricular dysfunction, including their indications and res ults. The full spectrum of surgical therapies is covered, from the mor e conventional techniques of coronary artery bypass, valve replacement , left ventricular aneurysm resection and transplantation to the new t echnique of ventriculectomy. The future of permanent mechanical hearts and xenotransplantation is also discussed. The authors include an int ernational panel of experts with recognized expertise in their fields.
Table of ContentsList of Contributors. Introduction; W.J. Keon. 1. Pathophysiology of Contractile Dysfunction in Heart Failure; N.S. Dhalla, et al. 2. Coronary Artery Bypass for Advanced Left Ventricular Dysfunction; J. Elefteriades, et al. 3. Valve Surgery for Regurgitant Lesions of the Aortic or Mitral Valves in Advanced Left Ventricular Dysfunction; R.O. Bonow, R.G. Masters. 4. Left Ventricular Aneurysm Repair for the Management of Left Ventricular Dysfunction; W.J. Keon, L.C. Semelhago. 5. Selection and Management of the Potential Candidate for Cardiac Transplantation; L.W. Stevenson. 6. The Registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation: Fifteenth Official Report - 1998; J.D. Hosenpud, et al. 7. Mechanical Circulatory Support; J. Helou, R.L. Kormos. 8. Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty; V. Badhwar, et al. 9. Partial Left Ventriculectomy; R.J. Kaplon, P.M. McCarthy. 10. Xenotransplantation; F.N.K. Bhatti, J. Wallwork. 11. Permanent Mechanical Circulatory Support; T. Mussivand, et al.