Adult Cardiac Surgery Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Cardiac Surgery in the Adult
Third edition
Book + DVD
edited by Lawrence H. Cohn

This new edition of Cardiac Surgery in the Adult takes you through all aspects of heart surgery in adults.

Coverage begins with a solid review of cardiac surgery fundamentals, then progresses to optimal perioperative and interoperative care before covering the full range of individual procedures.


  • All the latest surgical perspectives and techniques in ischemic and valvular heart disease, disease of great vessels, cardiac arrhythmias, and more
  • Expert authorship by one of the world's most respected cardiac surgeons, with contributions from an internationally recognized group of authors
  • Cutting-edge overview of cardiothoracic transplantations, circulatory support, and nontransplant options for heart failure
  • New chapters on cardiac imaging, minimally invasive procedures, and stem cell therapy
  • Two-color format throughout
  • DVD with video clips that help simplify complex procures



  1. History of cardiac surgery
  2. Surgical anatomy of the heart
  3. Cardiac surgical physiology
  4. Cardiac surgical pharmacology
  5. Pathology of cardiac surgery
  6. Cardiac surgical imaging
  7. Risk stratification and comorbidity
  8. Statistical treatment of surgical outcome data

Perioperative/Intraoperative Care

  1. Preoperative evaluation for cardiac surgery
  2. Cardiac anesthesia
  3. Principles and practice of echocardiography in cardiac surgery
  4. Extracorporeal circulation
  5. Transfusion therapy and blood conservation
  6. Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
  7. Myocardial protection
  8. Postoperative care of cardiac surgery patients
  9. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  10. Temporary mechanical circulatoary support
  11. Late complications of cardiac surgery

Ischemic Heart Disease

  1. Indications for revasculaarization
  2. Myocardial revascularization with percutaneous devices
  3. MMyocardial revascularization with cardiopulmonary bypass
  4. Myocardial revascularization without cardiopulmonary bypass
  5. Myocardial revascularization with carotid artery disease
  6. Myocardial revascularization after acute myocardial infarction
  7. Minimally invasive myocardial revascularization
  8. Coronary artery reoperations
  9. Transmyocardial laser revascularization and extrvascular angiogenetic techniques to increase myocardial blood flow
  10. Surgical treatment of complications of acute myocardial infarction
  11. Ischemic mitral regurgitation
  12. Left ventricular aneurysm

Valvular Heart Disease (Aortic)

  1. Pathophysiology of aortic valve disease
  2. Aortic valve replacement with a mechnaical cardiac valve prosthesis
  3. Bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement
  4. Stentless aortic valve replacement: autograft/homograft
  5. Stentless aortic valve replacement: porcine and pericardial
  6. Aortic valve repair and aortic valve-sparing operations
  7. Surgical treatment of aortic valve endocarditis
  8. Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery
  9. Percutaneous aortic valve interventions

Valvular Heart Disease (Mitral)

  1. Pathophysiology of mitral valve disease
  2. Mitral valve repair
  3. Mitral valve replacement
  4. Surgical treatment of mitral valve endocarditis
  5. Minimally invasive and robotic mitral valve surgery
  6. Percutaneous catheter-based mitral valve repair

Valvular Heart Disease (Other)

  1. Tricuspid valve disease
  2. Multiple valve disease
  3. Reoperative valve surgery
  4. Valvular and ischemic heart disease

Diseases of the Great Vessels

  1. Aortic dissection
  2. Ascending aortic aneurysms
  3. aneurysms of the aortic arch
  4. Descending and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms
  5. Endovascular therapy for the treatment of thoracic aortic disease
  6. Pulmonary embolism and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy
  7. Trauma to the great vessels

Surgery for Cardiac Arrhythmias

  1. Interventional therapy bfor atrial and ventricular arrhythmias
  2. Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
  3. Surgical implantation of pacemakers and automatic defibrillators

Other Cardiac Operations

  1. adult congenital heart disease
  2. Pericardial disease
  3. Cardiac neoplasms

Transplant and Circulatory Support

  1. Immunobiology of heart and heart-lung transplantation
  2. Heart transplantation
  3. Heart-lung and lung transplantation
  4. Long-term mechanical circulatory support
  5. Total artificial heart
  6. Nontransplant surgical options for heart failure
  7. Tissue engineering for cardiac valve surgery
  8. Stem cell-induced regeneration of myocardium


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Cardiac Surgery in the Adult
Third edition
by Lawrence H. Cohn

2008 (available now) 134 pages
Book + DVD $264.00 + shipping
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