Wilcox's Surgical Anatomy of the Heart

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 25, 2013 - Medical - 382 pages
The revised fourth edition of this classic textbook on cardiac anatomy written from the stance of the cardiac surgeon features many new images, including computed tomography angiography. The provision of multiple high quality surgical and pathological photographs makes it essential reading for cardiac surgeons, and of great value to cardiologists, surgical pathologists, radiologists and anaesthetists. The book will also be a valuable reference resource for any healthcare professional or researcher who needs to understand detailed cardiac anatomy. The book begins by describing the surgical approaches to the heart. It goes on to discuss the normal surgical anatomy of the cardiac chambers, the valves, and the systems for circulation and conduction within the heart. This provides the essential anatomical information required to assess and interpret the malformations, lesions and abnormalities discussed in the remainder of the book.

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Preface page vii
Surgical anatomy of the valves of the heart 51
Surgical anatomy of the coronary circulation 90
Surgical anatomy of the conduction system
Analytical description of congenitally malformed hearts
Lesions with normal segmental connections
Lesions in hearts with abnormal segmental connections
Abnormalities of the great vessels

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Robert H. Anderson, BSc, MD, FRCPath is Visiting Professor at the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, UK and Visiting Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA.

Diane E. Spicer, BS is pathologist's assistant at the Children's Heart Institute of Florida, St Petersburg, FL, USA.

Anthony M. Hlavacek, MD is Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.

Andrew C. Cook, BSc, PhD is Senior Lecturer, Cardiac Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK.

Carl L. Backer, MD is A. C. Buehler Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

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