Publisher description for Cardiac surgery : safeguards and pitfalls in operative technique / Siavosh Khonsari, Colleen Sintek.

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The thoroughly updated Third Edition of this successful text/atlas provides current, proven guidelines for avoiding complications in cardiac surgery. Using more than 600 step-by-step illustrations, the authors demonstrate proper techniques for all surgical procedures, highlighting pitfalls with a hazard sign and flagging key points as NB (Nota Bene). New Third Edition chapters cover beating heart surgery, reoperation for myocardial revascularization, and endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting. The congenital heart disease section has a new chapter covering anomalous systemic venous drainage, transposition left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and anomalous left coronary artery from pulmonary artery. Many chapters have been updated to include new techniques. You'll find important new information on management of deep sternal infections; management of porcelain aorta; technique of harvesting radial artery; endocarditis; surgery of aorta; mitral valve repair; aortic valve repair; implantation of stentless valve; inferior wall left ventricular aneurysm; total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage repair; Ross-Konno procedure; modifications in arterial switch technique; current techniques for Norwood principle; newer techniques for Fontan principle; monocusp pulmonary homograft for right ventricular outflow tract obstruction; and transmyocardial laser revascularization.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Heart -- Surgery.
Cardiac Surgical Procedures -- methods.
Cardiovascular Diseases -- surgery.