Kirklin/Barratt-Boyes Cardiac Surgery

Kirklin/Barratt-Boyes Cardiac Surgery

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4th Edition - October 26, 2012

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  • Authors: James Kirklin, Eugene Blackstone
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781416063919
  • eBook ISBN: 9781455746057

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Now in its 4th edition, Kirklin/Barratt-Boyes Cardiac Surgery remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of adult and pediatric cardiac surgery. This dynamic medical reference thoroughly and systematically covers the full range of new and classic surgical procedures—including the latest alternate and minimally invasive surgical techniques—and presents the up-to-date clinical evidence you need to make effective management decisions.

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!
    • Make the most well-informed decisions and achieve optimal outcomes by exploring each condition's natural history; diagnostic criteria; indications for surgery; operative techniques; and follow-up care.
    • Reference information quickly thanks to a new, streamlined format and easily searchable online access to the complete text, downloadable image library, reference links, and more at

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 Aortic Disease

    Chapter 27: Diseases of the Pulmonary Arteries

    Chapter 28: Acquired Diseases of the Systemic Veins

    Part VI: Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult

    Chapter 29: Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult

    Part VII: Congenital Heart Disease

    Chapter 30: Atrial Septal Defect and Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

    Chapter 31: Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

    Chapter 32: Cor Triatriatum

    Chapter 33: Unroofed Coronary Sinus Syndrome

    Chapter 34: Atrioventricular Septal Defect

    Chapter 35: Ventricular Septal Defect

    Chapter 36: Congenital Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm and Aortico-Left Ventricular Tunnel

    Chapter 37: Patent Ductus Arteriosus

    Chapter 38: Ventricular Septal Defect with Pulmonary Stenosis or Atresia

    Chapter 39: Pulmonary Stenosis and Intact Ventricular Septum

    Chapter 40: Pulmonary Atresia and Intact Ventricular Septum

    Chapter 41: Tricuspid Atresia and Management of Single-Ventricle Physiology

    Chapter 42: Ebstein Anomaly

    Chapter 43: Truncus Arteriosus

    Chapter 44: Aortopulmonary Window

    Chapter 45: Origin of the Right or Left Pulmonary Artery from the Ascending Aorta

    Chapter 46: Congenital Anomalies of the Coronary Arteries

    Chapter 47: Congenital Aortic Stenosis

    Chapter 48: Coarctation of the Aorta and Interrupted Aortic Arch

    Chapter 49: Aortic Atresia and Other Forms of Hypoplastic Left Heart Physiology

    Chapter 50: Congenital Mitral Valve Disease

    Chapter 51: Vascular Ring and Sling

    Chapter 52: Complete Transposition of the Great Arteries

    Chapter 53: Double Outlet Right Ventricle

    Chapter 54: Double Outlet Left Ventricle

    Chapter 55: Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries and Other Forms of Atrioventricular Discordant Connection

    Chapter 56: Double Inlet Ventricle and Atretic Atrioventricular Valve

    Chapter 57: Anatomically Corrected Malposition of Great Arteries

    Chapter 58: Atrial Isomerism


Product details

  • No. of pages: 2256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2012
  • Published: October 26, 2012
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781416063919
  • eBook ISBN: 9781455746057

About the Authors

James Kirklin

Dr. James Kirklin is Director, Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes (KIRSO), Professor of Surgery, former Director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and holds the James Kirklin Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Kirklin served as Director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery from 2006 – 2016, with clinical interests focusing on surgery for pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, heart transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support. His many research interests involve cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and outcomes research in pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. Kirklin is past President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and President-elect of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. He served as Editor of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation from 2000 – 2009. He was first author on the premier textbook on Heart Transplantation and co-author of the 4th Edition of the Cardiac Surgery textbook. In 2020, he received the ISHLT Lifetime Achievement Award. He has authored over 500 scientific publications

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Eugene Blackstone

Eugene Blackstone, MD, is full-time head of Clinical Investigations at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic, and staff member of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Quantitative Health Sciences and Transplant Center. Dr. Blackstone is board-certified as Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners and as a Fellow, American College of Cardiology. At Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Blackstone heads a multidisciplinary clinical research team focused on ischemic and valvar heart diseases, heart rhythm disturbances, heart failure (including transplantation, ventricular assist devices and alternatives to transplantation), and benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus and lungs. Since 1987, Dr. Blackstone has been Associate Editor of The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. In 2005, he became an editorial consultant for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has published more than 500 articles and has received numerous awards

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

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