Color Atlas of Congenital Heart Surgery by S. Bert LitwinColor Atlas of Congenital Heart Surgery by S. Bert Litwin

Color Atlas of Congenital Heart Surgery

byS. Bert Litwin

Hardcover | June 12, 2007

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The last three decades have witnessed enormous progress in the care of patients with congenital heart disease. Treatment of congenital heart disease is highly dependent on technology and much of the progress we have witnessed is attrib­ utable to technological advances we take almost for granted today. It would be difficult to overestimate the impact of these advances; noteworthy examples include the development of 2-D Doppler echocardiography resulting in increased diagnostic accuracy, improvements in preoperative management including the use of prostaglandins for maintaining ductal patency, better intraoperative support such as the development of cardiopulmonary bypass circuits specifically designed for neonates and infants and improvements in postoperative care too numerous to delineate. As the spectrum of congenital heart disease we can treat successfully has broadened and the results have improved much of the focus has shifted, properly, to long-term issues such as neurodevelopmental outcome and quality of life. Despite the current focus on long-term outcomes we must not forget that surgery is central to our treatment strategy. The word technology is derived from the Greek word "techne" meaning craft and before any late out­ comes can be measured the "craft" of surgery must be performed with excellence. Dr. Litwin's career has spanned these last three decades and he has witnessed and participated in the evolution of congenital heart surgery. The second edition of a "Color Atlas of Congenital Heart Surgery" is an outstanding contribution to the field by a master of the craft of congenital heart surgery.
Title:Color Atlas of Congenital Heart SurgeryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pagesPublished:June 12, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387354158

ISBN - 13:9780387354156

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Table of Contents

Anomalous Systemic Venous Return.- Secundum Atrial Septal Defect.- Tricuspid Valve Anomalies.- Endocardial Cushion Defects.- Ventricular Septal Defects.- Fontan Operation.- Pulmonary Stenosis.- Pulmonary Atresia and Intact Ventricular Septum.- Tetralogy of Fallot.- Double Outlet Ventricles.- Pulmonary Atresia with Ventricular Septal Defect.- Pulmonary Venous Anomalies.- Left Atrial Obstructive Lesions.- Valvular Stenosis.- d-Transposition of the Great Arteries.- 1-Transposition of the Great Arteries.- Truncus Arteriosus.- Aortic Root Anomalies.- Interrupted Aortic Arch.- Coarctation of the Aorta.- Patent Ductus Arteriosus.- Vascular Ring and Vascular Sling.- Miscellaneous.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:"This is the second edition of Dr. S. Bert Litwin's 'Color Atlas of Congenital Heart Surgery.' . All students, residents and practicing cardiothoracic surgeons will benefit from reviewing these superb photographs of the anterior surface anatomy of the heart. . This atlas should be a key reference in the library of all children's hospitals, especially in those institutions where pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery fellows are in training. . provide useful information to any student of congenital heart disease at any point in his/her career." (John J. Lamberti, Congential Cardiology Today, September, 2009)