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Heart Valve Surgery

Jeffrey Shuhaiber

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Dr. Shuhaiber earned his MD from the University of London King’s College School of Medicine, where he completed his post-graduate medical education as well. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Illinois, thoracic surgery at Loyola University, and did his fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and Cambridge University.


Genetics Loss of Structure Loss of Function Prevention Surgical Anatomy Congenital Repair Replacement Contemporary Aortic Valve Surgery Contemporary Mitral Valve Surgery Tricuspid Valve Heart Valve Surgery

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Heart Valve Disease and Surgery are common disorders and therapies worldwide. The etiology of congenital heart valve disease is driven primarily by genetics. In contrast, degenerative heart valve disease remains elusive; surgical management has transitioned from open incisions to percutaneous transcatheter advances over the last decade. With an aging global population and multiple morbidities, heart valve disease is here to stay, and surgery advances are ever more critical. Open surgical techniques have a definite role and will always be the default therapy when all else fails.

This book addresses these areas and provides future directions for clinicians and researchers involved in the direct management of heart valve disease. The content is split into six sections directed to the practicing clinician and area of valve interest. Each of these sections will provide a concise overview of pathophysiology, current management, and future anticipations. We end the book with the future of heart valve surgery as well. We hope this book, both hardcover and online, will share a current understanding of heart valve disease and surgery and develop effective and long-lasting methods for treating these severe valve problems.

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Date completed: April 12th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: May 10th 2021

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Review results due: September 27th 2021

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Expected publication date: November 26th 2021

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Jeffrey Shuhaiber

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jeffrey Shuhaiber is a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at the Heart and Vascular Center and Department of Surgery at Baystate Medical Center and University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Shuhaiber earned his MD from the University of London King’s College School of Medicine with distinction and completed his post-graduate medical education at the same institution. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Illinois and then thoracic surgery at Loyola University, and did his fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and Cambridge University. He then joined the University of Cincinnati and Children’s Hospital as Assistant Professor in Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Shuhaiber has interests in both teaching and clinical research. He has received numerous awards throughout residency and clinical practice. He has had broad training in both acquired and structural heart disease as well as surgery for heart and lung failure. He has been the recipient of first-place awards for research presented at American College of Surgeons Committees. He is a reviewer for several surgical journals and has authored several book chapters, and has authored or coauthored numerous peer-reviewed publications. He performs both clinical and translational research.

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