Explore the leading textbook of pediatric cardiac surgery in this easy-to-read and beautifully illustrated volume
The field of pediatric cardiovascular surgery includes not only heart surgery for infants and children, but also adult heart surgery to correct congenital heart defects which have been present since birth. As infant mortality from heart defects declines and patients with congenital heart defects live increasingly long and healthy lives, new challenges emerge and as such, the need for introductions to this life-saving field has never been greater.
For more than thirty years, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery has met this need with an accessible, comprehensive textbook used by professionals at every level of the field. Featuring full color illustrations, this book offers an introduction to the science of cardiovascular development before moving to detailed analysis of defects in different areas of the heart and their corrective procedures. This updated fifth edition incorporates the latest science to remain the indispensable work on this subject.
In Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, 5th edition readers will also find:
Contributions from over 75 national and international experts in the field
Stunning anatomical illustrations by Rachid Idriss
New chapters reflecting cutting-edge research, as well as new material throughout pertaining to cardiac imaging and medical education
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery is essential for pediatric and adult cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, and all medical professionals working with pediatric or adult cardiovascular patients.
Constantine Mavroudis, M.D. is the Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is also Professor Emeritus of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland. A past president of the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Dr. Mavroudis is a renowed expert in the field of congenital heart surgery with a particular emphasis on arrhythmia surgery, coronary artery disease, and bioethics. Dr. Mavroudis has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on congenital heart surgery. In addition to editing three prior editions of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, he has also edited the Atlas of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and the Atlas of Adult Congenital Heart Surgery.
Carl L. Backer, M.D. is the Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at UK HealthCare Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a past president of the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society and a current Director on the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Backer is the editor-in-chief of the World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and current President of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association. He has a strong clinical interest in vascular ring surgery, tracheal surgery, and pediatric heart transplantation. He has authored over 450 peer-reviewed articles and 105 book chapters. In addition to editing three prior editions of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, he has also served as co-editor of the Atlas of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, and Wilcox’s Surgical Anatomy (4th edition).
Dr. Mavroudis and Dr. Backer worked together at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois from 1989 – 2008.