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Front Lines of Thoracic Surgery

Front Lines of Thoracic Surgery collects up-to-date contributions on some of the most debated topics in today's clinical practice of cardiac, aortic, and general thoracic surgery,and anesthesia as viewed by authors personally involved in their evolution. The strong and genuine enthusiasm of the authors was clearly perceptible in all their contributions and I'm sure that will further stimulate the reader to understand their messages. Moreover, the strict adhesion of the authors' original observations and findings to the evidence base proves that facts are the best guarantee of scientific value. This is not a standard textbook where the whole discipline is organically presented, but authors' contributions are simply listed in their pertaining subclasses of Thoracic Surgery. I'm sure that this original and very promising editorial format which has and free availability at its core further increases this book's value and it will be of interest to healthcare professionals and scientists dedicated to this field.

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Front Lines of Thoracic SurgeryEdited by Stefano Nazari

Published: February 3rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2401

ISBN: 978-953-307-915-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6761-7

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

65389 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

17 Web of Science Citations

21 Dimensions Citations


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1. Mitral Valve Subvalvular Apparatus Repair with Artificial Neochords Application

By Sergey Y. Boldyrev, Kirill O. Barbukhatty, Olga A. Rossokha and Vladimir A. Porhanov


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2. Post Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Septal Defect

By Michael S. Firstenberg and Jason Rousseau


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3. Current Trend of Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

By Hitoshi Hirose


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4. Psychiatric Factors Which Impact Coronary Heart Disease and Influence Outcomes Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery

By James J. Mahoney, III, Emily A. Voelkel, Jenny A. Bannister, Raja R. Gopaldas and Tam K. Dao


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5. Surgical Ventricular Restoration for Ischemic Cardiomyopathy with Functional Mitral Regurgitation

By Masanori Hirota, Shintaro Katahira, Joji Hoshino, Yasuhisa Fukada, Taichi Kondo, Takayuki Gyoten, Yuichi Notomi and Tadashi Isomura


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6. Morphological Predictors and Molecular Markers of Progressing Postoperative Remodeling of Left Ventricle in Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

By Vladimir Shipulin, Vitaly Kazakov, Alexander Lezhnev, Boris Kozlov, Vadim Babokin, Sergey Gutor and Irina Suhodolo


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7. Miniaturized Extracorporeal Circulation

By Francesco Formica and Giovanni Paolini


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8. Hypothermic Cardiac Arrest to Remove Right Atrial Thrombi Due to Abdominal Malignancies

By Pier Luigi Stefano, Stefano Romagnoli, Donata Villari and Giacomo Batignani


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9. Restoration of Transposed Great Arteries With or Without Subpulmonary Obstruction to Nature

By Ing-Sh Chiu and Chi-Ren Hung


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10. Gene Expression Profiling - A New Approach in the Study of Congenital Heart Disease

By Mohamed T. Ghorbel, Gianni D. Angelini and Massimo Caputo


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11. B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) in Neonates, Infants and Children Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

By Peter E. Oishi, Aida Field-Ridley, Sanjeev A. Datar and Jeffrey R. Fineman


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12. Cerbral Protection Strategies for

By Bradley G. Leshnower and Edward P. Chen


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13. Recent Advances in the Management of Acute Aortic Syndrome

By Laszlo Göbölös, Maik Foltan, Peter Ugocsai, Andrea Thrum, Alois Philipp, Steven A. Livesey, Geoffrey M. Tsang and Sunil K. Ohri


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14. Neurologic Injury Following Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest

By Elizabeth O. Johnson, Antonia Charchanti, Maria Piagkou, Theodore Xanthos and Theodore Troupis


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15. New Approaches for Treatment and Prevention of Aortic Aneurysms

By Stefano Nazari


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16. Lung Transplantation

By Wickii T. Vigneswaran


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17. Systematic Review of the Literature: Comparison of Open and Minimal Access Surgery (Thoracoscopic Repair) of Esophageal Atresia with Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula (EA-TEF)

By M. W. N. Oomen


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18. Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury: Mechanisms and Future Therapeutic Interventions

By Maria A. Hegeman, Marcus J. Schultz, Adrianus J. van Vught and Cobi J. Heijnen


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19. Optimizing Perioperative Ventilation Support with Adequate Settings of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure

By Zhanqi Zhao, Claudius Stahl, Ullrich Müller-Lisse, Inéz Frerichs and Knut Möller


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20. Perioperative Pulmonary Functional Assessment

By Felipe Villar Álvarez, Germán Peces-Barba Romero and Miguel Ángel Palomero Rodríguez


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21. Post Thoracotomy Pain Syndrome

By F. Della Corte, C. Mendola, A. Messina and G. Cammarota


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