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Principles and Practice of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Edited by Michael S. Firstenberg

William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance

The field of cardiothoracic surgery continues to evolve at a rapidly expanding rate. New technologies are under constant development and as patients present with more advanced pathophysiology and complex comorbidities, management becomes more dependent on multi-disciplinary Teams. While there are a variety of innovative and high-profile topics that dominate the literature and the interests of clinicians, sometimes is it the basics both in terms of acute and sometimes unusual problems that often challenge cardiothoracic surgeons on a day to day basis. The goal of Principles and Practice of Cardiothoracic Surgery is to hopefully highlight the current state of the art management of these problems.

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Principles and Practice of Cardiothoracic SurgeryEdited by Michael S. Firstenberg

Published: June 12th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56726

ISBN: 978-953-51-1156-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7164-5

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

51127 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

22 Dimensions Citations


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1. Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgical Procedures

By January Tsai, Teresa Moon, Shital Vachhani, Javier Lasala, Peter H Norman and Ronaldo Purugganan


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2. Evolution of Surgical Approaches for Lung Resection

By Trevor Williams and Wickii T. Vigneswaran


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3. Postoperative Care and Complications After Thoracic Surgery

By Anand Iyer and Sumit Yadav


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4. Management of Malignant Pleural Effusion

By Hidir Esme and Mustafa Calik


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5. Superior Sulcus Tumour with some Emphasis on the Anterior Approach

By Haralabos Parissis, Alan Soo and Bassel Al-Alao


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6. Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and the Role of Non– Operative Therapies

By Kelvin K.W. Lau and Calvin S.H. Ng


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7. Recent Advances in Surgical Techniques for Multimodality Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

By Christos Asteriou, Athanassios Kleontas and Nikolaos Barbetakis


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8. Thoracic Hydatid Cyst: Clinical Presentation, Radiological Features and Surgical Treatment

By Ihsan Alloubi


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9. The Basis of Management of Congenital Heart Disease

By Krishnan Ganapathy Subramaniam and Neville Solomon


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10. Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Refractory Cardiogenic Shock and Cardiac Arrest

By Francesco Formica and Giovanni Paolini


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11. Management And Controversies of Post Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Septal Defects

By Michael S. Firstenberg, Kevin T. Kissling and Karen Nelson


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12. Diagnostics and Surgical Treatment of Left Ventricular Aneurysm with Ventricular Tachycardia

By Vladimir Shipulin, Vadim Babokin, Sergey Andreev, Vladimir Usov, Ruslan Aimanov, Anthony Bogunetsky, Roman Batalov and Sergey Popov


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13. Cardiac Trauma

By Daniel Eiferman, R. Nathan Cotterman and Michael Firstenberg


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14. Gastrointestinal Complications in Cardiothoracic Surgery: A Synopsis

By Jennifer Schwartz, David E. Lindsey, Hooman Khabiri and Stanislaw P. A. Stawicki


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15. Penetrating Aortic Ulcers

By Arman Kilic and Ahmet Kilic


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16. Fast – Track Total Arch Replacement

By Tomoaki Suzuki and Tohru Asai


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17. Contemporary Surgical Management of Acute Massive Pulmonary Embolism

By Dawn S. Hui and P. Michael McFadden


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