Kirklin/Barratt-Boyes Cardiac Surgery

4th Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print (2-Volume Set)


  • Nicholas Kouchoukos
  • Eugene Blackstone
  • Frank Hanley
  • James Kirklin
    • Not Applicable ISBN 9781416063919
    • Electronic ISBN 9781455737697

    Key Features

      • Be certain with expert, dependable, accurate answers for every stage of your career from the most comprehensive, definitive text in the field!
      • Get comprehensive coverage of all areas of cardiac surgery, including ischemic, valvular, and congenital heart disease; cardiac tumors; constrictive pericarditis; thoracic aortic surgery; cardiac transplantation; coronary artery disease; aortic valve disease; cardiac rhythm disturbances; heart failure and transplantation; disease of the thoracic aorta; tetralogy of Fallot; anesthesia; and postoperative care.
      • Stay current with the latest advancements and practices. Comprehensive updates throughout include new information on endovascular management of thoracic aorta disease; new data on clinical outcomes; the most recent minimally invasive procedures; non-invasive CT angiography; new alternative surgical approaches to mitral valve surgery; and many other hot topics!
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    Table of Contents

    Part I: General Considerations

    Chapter 1: Anatomy, Dimensions, and Terminology

    Chapter 2: Hypothermia, Circulatory Arrest, and Cardiopulmonary Bypass

    Chapter 3: Myocardial Management During Cardiac Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass

    Chapter 4: Anesthesia for Cardiovascular Surgery

    Chapter 5: Postoperative Care

    Chapter 6: Generating Knowledge from Information, Data, and Analyses

    Part II: Ischemic Heart Disease

    Chapter 7: Stenotic Arteriosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease

    Chapter 8: Left Ventricular Aneurysm

    Chapter 9: Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defect

    Chapter 10: Mitral Regurgitation from Ischemic Heart Disease

    Part III: Acquired Valvar Heart Disease

    Chapter 11: Mitral Valve Disease With or Without Tricuspid Valve Disease

    Chapter 12: Aortic Valve Disease

    Chapter 13: Combined Aortic and Mitral Valve Disease With or Without Tricuspid Valve Disease

    Chapter 14: Tricuspid Valve Disease

    Chapter 15: Infective Endocarditis

    Part IV: Other Cardiac Conditions

    Chapter 16: Cardiac Rhythm Disturbance

    Chapter 17: Cardiac Trauma

    Chapter 18: Cardiac Tumor

    Chapter 19: Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

    Chapter 20: Cardiomyopathy

    Chapter 21: Cardiac Transplantation

    Chapter 22: Mechanical Circulatory Support

    Chapter 23: Pericardial Disease

    Part V: Diseases of the Thoracic Arteries and Veins

    Chapter 24: Acute Traumatic Aortic Disruption

    Chapter 25: Acute Aortic Dissection

    Chapter 26: Chronic Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aor


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    About the authors

    Nicholas Kouchoukos

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri

    Eugene Blackstone

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Head, Clinical Investigations, Heart and Vascular Institute, Staff, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic; Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

    Frank Hanley

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University; Executive Director, Pediatric Heart Center, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, California

    James Kirklin

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor and Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama