Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Oxford University Press, 2006 - Medical - 793 pages
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This handbook of cardiothoracic surgery covers all areas of adult and paediatric, cardiac and thoracic surgery, and intensive care. It provides rapid on-the-spot access to practical management advice, and succinct overviews of most cardiothoracic procedures.

Every chapter is divided into topics presented across two pages to enable easy reference.
The advice is based on current evidence and guidelines, with references given where appropriate.
The book is practically oriented to provide reliable guidance on the intensive care and in theatre.
There is an excellent intensive care section with pages edged in red for immediate access.
The book has a full index, and a contents list tabled on the back-cover with page tabs to aid navigation.
The book is pocket-sized, with a durable, wipe-proof cover to ensure portability.

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It's a very good book especially for quick reference for critical care management. It covers both thoracic and cardiac surgery in a very practical way. All resident of cardiothoracic surgery should have it in the their pocket.

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Joanna Chikwe is at Specialist registrar Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Emma Beddow is at Specialist Registrar in Thoracic Surgery, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.

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