Cardiac Surgery 1st Edition 2017
The majority of the various comprehensive textbooks available cover either cardiac surgery in adults, mostly synonymous with acquired heart disease, or pediatric cardiac surgery, compatible with congenital heart
defects. This separation of the spectrum of cardiac surgery is not appropriate anymore, primarily as the majority of children operated for congenital heart disease reach adulthood, potentially needing further surgical attention. The Cardiac Surgery 1st Edition 2017 covers the Operations on the Heart and Great Vessels in Adults and Children both.
Surgery and catheter interventions, competing for therapeutic strategies, in the beginning, have become complementary: interventional valve implantation may be performed by cardiac surgeons, and aortic stent implantation is well established in the thoracic domain. This development also blurred the boundaries of involved specialties, necessitating close cooperation not only between cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, but also involving vascular surgeons, radiologists, and others.
Furthermore, hybrid procedures performed in parallel or sequence with open surgery and catheter intervention in
the same setting by different groups of specialists (e.g., surgeons and catheter interventionalists) have changed the traditional field of medicine.The publication of this Cardiac Surgery 1st Edition 2017 book was significantly delayed due to the sudden death of our highly valued German Illustrator Reinhold Henkel, who had been responsible for our anatomical figures before. In memory of him and his longstanding contribution, the author had to complete this edition without being able to use his artwork throughout.
The significant part of this Cardiac Surgery 1st Edition 2017 book is divided into sections on congenital anomalies and those for acquired diseases, also addressing minimally invasive cardiac surgery as well as endovascular treatment of aortic disorders.