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Covers the hottest topics shaping today’s practice, including the latest theory and surgical techniques for mitral valve disease, advances in the treatment of congenital heart disease, minimally invasive surgical approaches to the treatment of adult and congenital cardiac disease and thoracic disease, stent grafting for aortic disease, and cell-based therapies.
Features short, focused chapters that help you find exactly what you need.
Presents the work of international contributors who offer a global view of the entire specialty.
Covers thoracic surgery as well as adult and pediatric cardiac surgery for a practical and powerful single source.
Includes nearly 1,100 illustrations that help to clarify key concepts.
Publication Date: December 30, 2009
Frank Sellke, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Karl E. Karlson and Gloria A. Karlson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, and The Miriam Hospital; Co-Director of the Lifespan Heart Center, Providence, Rhode Island; Visiting Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.;
Pedro J. del Nido, MD, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Senior Associate in Cardiovascular Surgery, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Scott Swanson, MD, Eugene F. Friedman Professor of Oncology; Chief Division of Thoracic Surgery, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY