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Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Dissection

Edited by Jeffrey Shuhaiber

University of Massachusetts


Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Aortic Arch Aneurysm Descending Aortic Aneurysm Aortic Root Aneurysm Aortic Dissection Aortic Anomalies Surgical Management Surgical Complications Animal Models Medical Research Surgical Research Prevention Research

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Aortic aneurysms and dissections are a common problem worldwide. The etiology remains elusive, the surgery outcomes are improving and their absolute methods of primary prevention remains unknown. This book addresses these areas and provides future directions for clinicians and researchers who are involved in aortic disease.
Moreover, the quest to ensure perfect patient safety record is at the heart of the decades-long quest to improve quality, enhance value, and increase trust in our healthcare delivery systems. Beginning with the landmark report, To Err Is Human, the Institute of Medicine set an ambitious agenda for the medical community to reduce the number of patients harmed by healthcare related errors and preventable adverse events. As a result, large scale initiatives were initiated, including electronic medical records, trainee work hours restrictions, and the advent of evidence-based care bundles. To help support the effort, various governmental and non-governmental agencies established funding for patient safety research and actively fostered the development of well-defined Patient Safety Goals via the National Quality Forum. Parallel to targeted efforts aimed at reducing human and systemic errors leading to patient harm, legislative efforts resulted in bills intended to increase public reporting of medical errors and a paradigm shift allowing public support of the concept that most patient injuries are a result of system failures and not provider errors. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in patient’s safety, featuring an easy-to-follow, vignette-based format that focuses on the most important evidence-based developments in this critically important area. We also hope this book will encourage and share current understanding of aortic aneurysms and dissections and methods of management.

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About the editor

Jeffrey Shuhaiber

University of Massachusetts

Dr. Shuhaiber, MD, is cardiothoracic surgeon at Baystate Health and Medical Center. He has broad training and expertise in various cardiovascular disorders. Dr. Shuhaiber completed his medical school training in England at Kings College London and undertook fellowships in USA and England. Dr. Shuhaiber’s research goal is to orderly adjust risk outcomes following cardiac surgery both in children and adults. Study endpoints have included mortality, morbidity and qualitative improvement initiatives. His interests include prevention of complications after surgery. Results of these clinical research studies have led to controlled studies of which have had important impacts on outcomes following open heart surgery. He is member of a number of professional societies and editorial boards and has more than 75 original publications as well as several book chapters.

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