Cardiac Surgery: Current Issues

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A.C. Cernaianu, A.J. DelRossi
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 1995 - Medical - 215 pages
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The topics in this book represent the presentations given at the Seventh Annual Meeting entitled "Cardiac Surgery: Current Issues," held at the Frenchman's Reef Beach Resort, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, November 9-12, 1994. This symposium was sponsored by the American College of Chest Physicians in conjunction with the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Cooper HospitallUniversity Medical Center, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, New Jersey. Chapter authors were charged with the task of writing brief overviews of major issues related to the field of cardiac surgery. The book is specifically tailored to the needs of cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiovascular perfusionists, allied health professionals, and nurs ing personnel involved in all phases of caring for the cardiac surgical patient. Although intended as a reference source with emphasis on updated approaches applied in cardiac surgery, it is hoped that the discussion of these topics will compliment other texts and manuscripts. Obviously, a book of this length cannot cover the whole multidisciplinary and complex field of cardiac surgery. However, co-editors are certain that the annual appearance of this text will highlight comprehensive, new, and interesting approaches to the field of cardiac surgery. The co-editors are greatly thankful to the contributors for their efforts in providing comprehensive chapters. Without their expertise, this work may not have been possible. We would also like to thank Ms. Eileen Birmingham and the staff at Plenum Publishing Corporation for their tremendous help in completing this work.
 

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Contents

Current Status of Neonatal Heart Transplantation l
1
A Perspective
9
Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
17
The Inflammatory Response to Cardiopulmonary Bypass
25
Current Status on Circulatory Assist and Cardiomyoplasty
45
Coronary Artery Bypass for Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
55
Current Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Ascending Aortic
65
Design of a New Valved Conduit
93
Fast Track Recovery of the Cardiac Surgery Patient
139
Women and Heart Disease
145
HeartLung Transplantation
153
The Adult with Congenital Heart Disease
163
Use of Alternative Arterial Bypass Conduits
169
Beyond Survival
179
The Role of Report Cards
185
Workforce Issues under Health Care Reform
191

Traumatic Injuries to the Heart
103
Insights into
117
Arrhythmia Management in the Postoperative Cardiac Surgery Patient
131
Current Issues in Health Care Policy
197
Contributors
203
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