Mechanical Circulatory Support: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323566995, 9780323566971

Mechanical Circulatory Support: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

2nd Edition

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Authors: James Kirklin Joseph Rogers
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323566995
eBook ISBN: 9780323566971
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 9th July 2019
Page Count: 314

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Table of Contents

  1. History of Assisted Circulation
    2. Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock
    3. Risk Stratification in Advanced Heart Failure
    4. Candidate Selection and Decision Making in MCS
    5. Acute Circulatory Support (excluding echo)
    6. The Role in Cardiac Support
    7. Understanding the Principles of Continuous Flow VADS
    8. Hemocompatibility in Mechanical Circulatory Support
    9. The Biological Response to Ventricular Unloading
    10. Device and Device Selection
    11. Intraoperative Operative Techniques and Management
    12. Post-Operative VAD Management, Pre and Post Discharge
    13. Adverse Events and Mititgation Strategies
    14. Right Heart Failure in Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support
    15. Clinical Trial Results in Mechanical Circulatory Support
    16. Psychosocial and Quality of Life Issue in MCS
    17. VADS in Special Population
    18. MCS In Pediatric
    19. Facilitated Myocardial Recovery
    20. The Critical Role of MCS Registries
    21. Regulations and Reimbursement for Mechanical Circulatory Support
    22. The Future of Mechanical Circulatory Support
    23. Test


Offering comprehensive, authoritative coverage of mechanical circulatory support (MCS), this fully revised companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease provides the clinically relevant information you need to effectively use this therapy to treat and manage end-stage heart failure. New editors and authors – experts in both cardiology and cardiovascular surgery – bring you fully up to date with the newest technology and devices, as well as basic science, clinical applications, adverse event monitoring and management, socioeconomic implications, future directions, and more.


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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

Joseph Rogers

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Duke Mechanical Circulatory Support Program; Senior Vice Chief for Clinical Affairs, Division of Cardiology; Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina