Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Surgical approaches to the heart; 2. Anatomy of the cardiac chambers; 3. Surgical anatomy of the valves of the heart; 4. Surgical anatomy of the coronary circulation; 5. Surgical anatomy of cardiac conduction; 6. Analytic description of congenitally malformed hearts; 7. Lesions with normal segmental connections; 8. Lesions in hearts with abnormal segmental connections; 9. Abnormalities of the great vessels; 10. Positional anomalies of the heart; Index.
Featuring many new and updated images, this book presents detailed anatomical information needed to interpret normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy.
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.
Reviews of previous editions: 'This book continues to be an
indispensable source of information, not only for the cardiac
surgeon but also for cardiologists, anaesthesiologists, and
surgical pathologists. The information contained is invaluable and
therefore the book should be recommended to any professional
dealing with the heart, first of all of course to the cardiac
surgeon regardless of his or her proficiency. Besides perfect
descriptions of the normal anatomy of the heart, the main focus of
this textbook is congenital malformations, and in this respect it
is still unsurpassed.' European Surgery
'... beautiful illustrations and excellent writing make a book that can be strongly recommended to anybody seriously interested in the practice of cardiac surgery.' British Journal of Surgery
'This is an unusual and extremely valuable text for anyone who wants to perform their job at their peak level in the critically important medical specialty of cardiology.' Nano Khilnani, Biz India
"Maintains the book's place as a top anatomical reference for cardiac residents and surgeons. This update incorporates advances in medical imaging technology and color printing to enhance the effectiveness of the images." Doody's Review Service
"This is an unusual and extremely valuable text for anyone who wants to perform their job at their peak level in the critically important medical specialty of cardiology." Nano Khilnani, Biz India