"Each chapter reports the state-of-the-art and reflects the most recent reports in the international literature. The DVD is especially valuable. With modern surgical textbooks becoming more like multimedia tools than dry stacks of unreadable pages, readers can count on visual depictions of new techniques. The book achieves its goal of shedding new light on all the needed areas. This is a great resource for medical professionals involved in the care of patients with cardiac surgical diseases. It certainly is a 'must have' for trainees in cardiothoracic surgery as well as for more experienced practitioners who desire a reliable update from world renowned leaders in the field."--Doody's Review Service
In this trusted reference, renowned cardiac surgeon and Harvard professor Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn takes you through all aspects of heart surgery in adults. The text's acclaimed 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.
Inside, you'll find over 1,000 step-by-step illustrations that clarify each procedure, along with important guidance on all of the discipline's fundamental operations and operative techniques. With updated and revised content, the new edition of this forward-thinking, landmark text is undoubtedly the most up-to-date resource of its kind available anywhere.