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Anesthesiology and the Heart - Annual Utah Postgraduate Course in Anesthesiology 1990 (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the... Anesthesiology and the Heart - Annual Utah Postgraduate Course in Anesthesiology 1990 (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990)
T.H. Stanley, R.J. Sperry
R4,879 Discovery Miles 48 790 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Theodore H. Stanley, M. D. Anesthesiology and the Heart contains the Refresher Course manuscripts of the presentations of the 35th Annual Postgraduate Course in Anesthesiology which took place at The Cliff Conference Center in Snowbird, Utah, February 16-20, 1990. The chapters reflect new data and concepts within the general framework of "evaluating myocardial function," "pharmacology and the cardiac patient," "anesthesia for patients with cardiac disease," and "stress, cardiopulmonary bypass, coagulation problems and related issues. " The purposes of the textbook are to 1) act as a reference for the anesthesiologists attending the meeting, and 2) serve as a vehicle to bring many of the latest concepts in anesthesiology to others within a short time of the formal presentation. Each chapter is a brief but sharply focused glimpse of the interests in anesthesia expressed at the conference. This book and its chapters should not be considered complete treatises on the subjects addressed but rather attempts to summarize the most salient points. This textbook is the eighth in a continuing series documenting the proceedings of the Postgraduate Course in Salt Lake City. We hope that this and the past and future volumes reflect the rapid and continuing evolution of anesthesiology in the late twentieth century. vii LIST OF CoNTIUBUTDRS Bailey, P. L. Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, U. S. A. Barash, P. Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, U. S. A. Covino, B. G.

Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Ryoji Fukushima, Masaki Kaibori Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Ryoji Fukushima, Masaki Kaibori
R2,137 R1,911 Discovery Miles 19 110 Save R226 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides up-to-date information and practical approaches to Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) programs for digestive and / or cardiopulmonary surgery. ERAS programs following surgical interventions are now part of the standard of care for patients undergoing various operative procedures. These programs have been associated with reductions in complications, in length of hospital stay after surgery and in related costs, and have led to improved patient QOL. Enhanced Recovery after Surgery discusses a range of aspects of the program, from surgical procedure to perioperative management. Each chapter is written by experts in the field, including digestive, cardiopulmonary and pediatric surgeons. It is a valuable resource for surgeons, nurses and administrators interested in initiating an ERAS program.

Practical Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography - Text with DVD-ROM (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): David... Practical Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography - Text with DVD-ROM (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
David Sidebotham, Alan Merry, Malcolm Legget
R1,604 R1,359 Discovery Miles 13 590 Save R245 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A practical, full-color guide with videos, Practical Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, 2nd Edition, by Drs. David Sidebotham, Alan F. Merry, Malcolm E. Leggett, and Mark L. Edwards, will help improve your diagnosis and monitoring of perioperative cardiac patients. Reflecting five years of new research and clinical data in TEE, the book captures the latest developments in the field, and new chapters on epiaortic and 3D echocardiography, echocardiography in the ICU, and echocardiography for adult congenital heart disease have been added. The videos on DVD demonstrate normal and pathologic findings in real time. The result is an outstanding tool for certification preparation and clinical practice. Understand the fundamental scientific principles and clinical applications of TEE in heart surgery. Find the answers you need quickly with handy hints highlighted in text boxes, key points, and numerous line drawings. Prepare for board certification by reviewing slides of key points that are included on the DVD. Improve your ability to recognize abnormalities in TEE with extensive videos of both normal and pathologic findings. Master new techniques with added chapters on epiaortic echocardiography, 3D echocardiography, echocardiography in the ICU, and echocardiography for adult congenital heart disease. A top practical guide in perioperative transesophageal echocardiography providing the key principles and techniques for effective patient monitoring is now even more valuable with a new DVD-ROM, updated chapters, and full color to capture the improvements in technology and practice.

Landmark-Based Image Analysis - Using Geometric and Intensity Models (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001):... Landmark-Based Image Analysis - Using Geometric and Intensity Models (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001)
Karl Rohr
R2,935 Discovery Miles 29 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Landmarks are preferred image features for a variety of computer vision tasks such as image mensuration, registration, camera calibration, motion analysis, 3D scene reconstruction, and object recognition. Main advantages of using landmarks are robustness w. r. t. lightning conditions and other radiometric vari- ations as well as the ability to cope with large displacements in registration or motion analysis tasks. Also, landmark-based approaches are in general com- putationally efficient, particularly when using point landmarks. Note, that the term landmark comprises both artificial and natural landmarks. Examples are comers or other characteristic points in video images, ground control points in aerial images, anatomical landmarks in medical images, prominent facial points used for biometric verification, markers at human joints used for motion capture in virtual reality applications, or in- and outdoor landmarks used for autonomous navigation of robots. This book covers the extraction oflandmarks from images as well as the use of these features for elastic image registration. Our emphasis is onmodel-based approaches, i. e. on the use of explicitly represented knowledge in image analy- sis. We principally distinguish between geometric models describing the shape of objects (typically their contours) and intensity models, which directly repre- sent the image intensities, i. e. ,the appearance of objects. Based on these classes of models we develop algorithms and methods for analyzing multimodality im- ages such as traditional 20 video images or 3D medical tomographic images.

The Developing Heart: A `History' of Pediatric Cardiology (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995):... The Developing Heart: A `History' of Pediatric Cardiology (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995)
Catherine A. Neill, E. Phyllis Clark
R4,281 Discovery Miles 42 810 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Pediatric cardiology is celebrating in the 1990s the 50th anniversary of the beginnings of the age of therapy. This informal `history' describes how the discipline grew from the era of pathologic anatomy to the dawn of therapy, the beginnings of closed heart surgery between 1939 and 1945. That dawn ushered in a remarkable half century of change and growth, leading from clinicophysiologic correlations through the start of open heart surgery in the 1950s. The text celebrates some of the achievements of this vivid and heroic age, and describes how, in the mid 1970s, new surgical and medical approaches, including prostaglandins and Doppler echocardiography, led to successful cardiac treatment in infancy, the `infant era'. Interventional cardiology and the study of childhood arrhythmias began. Now, in the 1990s, a new era emphasising molecular biology and cardiac development is growing from the tools and concepts of the past. The four eras have focused on pathologic anatomy, clinicophysiologic correlations and surgery, heart problems in infancy, and now the developing heart. In each era there have been advances in the four domains of pediatric cardiology, the heart before birth, the normal heart, heart disease and defects, and preventive cardiology. Growth in knowledge has been both episodic and dramatic, yet not a picture of unalloyed achievement. The later chapters discuss some of the problems beginning to be recognised in the new and current `developmental era'. The pioneers of pediatric cardiology, both men and women, are more than eponyms, for each used in new and original ways the tools and concepts available in their era. The interaction of tools and concepts is a theme in this book. Just as the tool of the stethoscope was vital in delineating the clinical profile of ventricular septal defect and patent ductus, the fluoroscope played a role in developing the concept of the Blalock Taussig shunt. Pioneers also include patients and their families, and the book includes some discussion of what little is known of childhood and of the child with heart disease in the four different eras. This is a brief overview of the growth of knowledge of children's hearts from before William Harvey until our own time, and includes references to histories of cardiac surgery and to collections of classic cardiac papers. By its emphasis on the child as the central historic figure, and on the interaction of tools and concepts in the growth of knowledge, the text provides a celebratory approach to the 50th anniversary of modern pediatric cardiology.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Stored ECGs - Clinical Management and Case Reports (Paperback, Softcover reprint of... Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Stored ECGs - Clinical Management and Case Reports (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007)
Luc J. Jordaens, Dominic A.M.J. Theuns
R3,130 Discovery Miles 31 300 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This brilliant and highly practical book provides a case-based introduction and primer to the practice of ICD therapy. It contains a huge number of images and includes real-world patient histories. The reader is able to gain extensive practical knowledge of the practice of ICD therapy with the use of these case reports. These concentrate on the skills necessary to increase specialist knowledge of defibrillator therapy practice.

Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006): E. Molinari, Angelo Compare, G.... Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006)
E. Molinari, Angelo Compare, G. Parati
R5,490 Discovery Miles 54 900 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This comprehensve review of scientific research supporting evidence of the relationship between cardiac disease and psychological condition offers practical suggestions for developing a clinical practice, and proposes directions for future research in the new field of "cardiac psychology." Every chapter is written by world-renowned researchers in the field. A theoretical and practical guide, it will interest physicians, clinical and health psychologists, and all professionals who seek to understand the mind-health link.

Management of Heart Failure - Volume 2: Surgical (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008): Jai Raman Management of Heart Failure - Volume 2: Surgical (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008)
Jai Raman
R3,538 Discovery Miles 35 380 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Surgical Management of Heart Failure brings together the current knowledge on the surgical management of heart failure into one volume. It is designed to have copious illustrations and photographic material that will explain the techniques and surgical management of patients with heart failure in an effective modern format.

Pediatric Thoracic Surgery (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009): D.H. Parikh, David Crabbe, Alex Auldist,... Pediatric Thoracic Surgery (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009)
D.H. Parikh, David Crabbe, Alex Auldist, Steven Rothenberg
R6,209 R5,713 Discovery Miles 57 130 Save R496 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This text covers new innovations and concepts in pediatric thoracic surgery practice, basic science and evidence, and the technical aspects of common and rare operative procedures.

It is essential for pediatric surgical trainees and consultants with interest in pediatric thoracic surgery. Providing comprehensive coverage of newer developments, it is also a useful reference work for pediatric and thoracic surgeons and a valuable guide for surgeons (adult or pediatric) managing pediatric thoracic surgery on occasional basis or only during acute emergency.Covering the subjects within pediatric thoracic surgery (non-cardiac) in significant depth, this book acts as a reference text for consultants undertaking pediatric thoracic work as well as for pediatric respiratory, anesthetists and fetal medicine doctors. Topics within this book will also be of interest to pediatric respiratory physicians and pediatric oncologists.

Cardiothoracic Surgical Nursing - Current Trends in Adult Care (Paperback): Carl Margerson, Jillian Riley Cardiothoracic Surgical Nursing - Current Trends in Adult Care (Paperback)
Carl Margerson, Jillian Riley
R1,716 R1,313 Discovery Miles 13 130 Save R403 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Cardiothoracic nursing has undergone great change over the last decade. With the continuing improvement of surgical techniques, pharmacology and pre- and post-operative care, there have been many new initiatives and innovations in the nature and practice of this specialised sector of nursing. Rehabilitation and patient education are to name but a few of the areas where exciting new challenges and opportunities for cardiothoracic nurses have opened up.


This book is a definitive and accessible text for cardiothoracic nurses. Written for nurses from a nursing perspective, it offers practical advice and information on all aspects of cardiothoracic surgical nursing and pays particular attention to the continuing developments cardiothoracic nurses must face.
An essential reference book for all those practising or studying in this area
Offers advice and information to help ensure the best quality of care is offered to patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery
Explores new models of nursing practice
Detailed references and further reading

Vocal Fold Paralysis (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006): Lucian Sulica, Andrew Blitzer Vocal Fold Paralysis (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006)
Lucian Sulica, Andrew Blitzer
R4,278 Discovery Miles 42 780 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Although the disease is not very often, every otorhinolaryngologist will experience some patients suffering from vocal fold paralysis.

This is the first and unique book solely devoted to this topic.

Offers step-by-step descriptions and evaluations of the materials and/or methods of well-established techniques and new therapeutic options and approaches.

Written by leading experts: Blitzer is speaker of the American Academy of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS); Sulica, also a speaker of the AAO-HNS, works in his department.

Vocal Fold Paralysis is a clinically useful reference for evaluation and treatment, as well as a summary of current knowledge and investigational approaches.

Color Atlas of Congenital Heart Surgery (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2007): S. Bert Litwin Color Atlas of Congenital Heart Surgery (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2007)
S. Bert Litwin
R6,855 Discovery Miles 68 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This thorough revision of Color Atlas of Congenital Heart Surgery features 700 vividly reproduced intraoperative images taken with a special side-mounted flash. They convey exquisite perception of depth in the operative field in full color. The atlas presents surgical techniques for the full spectrum of cardiac congenital anomalies. This includes revised and updated text on many topics such as repair of straddling tricuspid valve associated with the posterior ventricular septal defect. Throughout the text, the carefully labeled photographs provide vivid representation of three-dimensional spatial relations of congenital anomalies and surgical anatomy.

Surgery of the Esophagus - Textbook and Atlas of Surgical Practice (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Jacob R. Izbicki, Alexander F.... Surgery of the Esophagus - Textbook and Atlas of Surgical Practice (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Jacob R. Izbicki, Alexander F. Chernousov, Dieter Broering, Yuri I. Gallinger, Emre F. Yekebas, …
R1,740 R1,569 Discovery Miles 15 690 Save R171 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

While a surgeon many decades agotreated diseases from headtotoe, this concept has evolved, and today some degree of specialization is the rule worldwide. In many countries various boards for sub-specializations are designed, and after a broad training in general surgery, many young surgeons move on further into a specific field. Knowledge of anatomy and precise surgical technique remain the foundation of high quality surgery. A knowledgeable surgeon, equipped with excellent theore- cal and clinical skills, will only be accomplished when he or she masters the - erative techniques of the practice of surgery. The legacy of an academic surgeon or a surgical teacher relies in great part onthe transmission of his or her surgical abilities. Significant influence on the development in esophageal surgery arises from the surgical understanding of the anatomical and functional structures of the esophagus as well as the ongoing developments in the multidisciplinary m- agement in this challenging field of surgery. In bringing forth this atlas, we were motivated by the desire to create a comp- hensive and educational atlas on esophageal diseases, emphasizing all details of pathophysiologies, diagnostic strategies, pre- and postoperative management, and operative techniques covering minimally invasive and open procedures ranging fromstraightforward tomore complex procedures.

Kardiale Rhythmusimplantate - Manual Zum Zertifikat Der Dgthg Herzschrittmacher-, ICD- Und Crt-Therapie (German, Paperback):... Kardiale Rhythmusimplantate - Manual Zum Zertifikat Der Dgthg Herzschrittmacher-, ICD- Und Crt-Therapie (German, Paperback)
Brigitte Osswald
R1,476 R1,230 Discovery Miles 12 300 Save R246 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Drug-Coated Balloons - Applications in Interventional Cardiology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Bernardo Cortese Drug-Coated Balloons - Applications in Interventional Cardiology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Bernardo Cortese
R2,659 R2,096 Discovery Miles 20 960 Save R563 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date summary of drug-coated balloon (DCB) technology and the role of DCBs in the treatment of coronary and peripheral arterial disease. In addition to clear explanation of how DCBs works, readers will find an enlightening analysis of the mistakes and successes of the past decade and the emergence of the latest delivery systems, which combine a more deliverable device with much improved drug delivery to the vessel wall. The full range of current applications of DCBs are reviewed in detail, drawing on the latest scientific evidence. Due attention is paid to newer devices, with provision of technical insights and documentation of the available clinical data. Ongoing research projects, remaining technical challenges, likely future directions, and reimbursement issues are also carefully considered. This book will be a useful tool for any interventional cardiologist, interventional radiologist, or vascular surgeon who wishes to acquire a deep knowledge of this technology and its application in both coronary and peripheral interventions.

Herzklappenchirurgie - Ein Patientenratgeber (German, Paperback, 3rd ed.): Kerstin Bauer, Jurgen Ennker Herzklappenchirurgie - Ein Patientenratgeber (German, Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Kerstin Bauer, Jurgen Ennker
R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dieser Ratgeber informiert Patienten mit einem Herzklappenfehler und Leser, die sich fA1/4r das Thema interessieren, in gut verstAndlicher Sprache A1/4ber diese Erkrankung. Er gibt einen Aoeberblick A1/4ber die Ursachen von Herzklappenerkrankungen sowie A1/4ber die TherapiemAglichkeiten, die heutzutage Standard sind. Der Schwerpunkt liegt hierbei auf der chirurgischen Therapie, d. h. der Herzklappenoperation.

Das Buch beantwortet Fragen, wie sie von unseren Patienten an unser Team gestellt werden. Als Begleiter fA1/4r die Zeit in der Klinik und fA1/4r das Leben nach der Herzoperation hilft es den Patienten, besser mit ihrer Erkrankung und den mit ihr verbundenen A"ngsten umzugehen.

Histological Typing of Lung and Pleural Tumours (Paperback, 3rd ed.): L. H Sobin Histological Typing of Lung and Pleural Tumours (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
L. H Sobin; W.D. Travis, T.V. Colby, B. Corrin, Yukio Shimosato, …
R2,156 Discovery Miles 21 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The new WHO Classification of Lung and Pleural Tumours updates the previous proposal from 1981 and incorporates many new concepts that have developed since that time. A number of newly described lesions are included as well as current concepts in papillomas, adenomas, neuroendocrine tumours, adenocarcinomas, mesothelial tumours, and carcinomas with pleomorphic, sarcomatoid and sarcomatous features. The result is a comprehensive classification with detailed definitions and explantory notes illustrated by 150 high quality color photomicrographs that will promote uniformity in recording and reporting data nationally and internationally. The WHO panel consisted of 24 members from 14 countries giving a broad international input into this work.

Manual of Cardiac Surgery Instruments (Paperback): Prashant Shah Manual of Cardiac Surgery Instruments (Paperback)
Prashant Shah
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Manual of Cardiac Surgery Instruments is an essential manual for students, paramedics, cardiac surgeons and cardiac theatre nurses. This book provides guidance on the use of an extensive range of cardiac instruments from sterna saw to cardioplegia cannula. The book is divided into sixteen chapters, the first eight focussing on common instruments such as clamps, retractors, forceps and scissors. Chapter nine covers miscellaneous instruments and further chapters describe instruments used in specific procedures, such as minimally invasive surgery and off-pump CABG, and arterial and venous cannulation. Questions and answers are provided with each instrument, making Manual of Cardiac Surgery Instruments an ideal source of preparation for examinations. This compact books contains 205 full colour images, providing easy reference in a busy clinical setting Key Points Essential guide to a range of cardiac instruments 205 full colour images Compact size for easy use

Ventricular-Assist Devices and Kidney Disease - Clinical Perspectives (Paperback, Softcover Reprint Of The Original 1st Ed.... Ventricular-Assist Devices and Kidney Disease - Clinical Perspectives (Paperback, Softcover Reprint Of The Original 1st Ed. 2018)
Chaitanya Desai, William G. Cotts, Edgar V Lerma
R2,533 Discovery Miles 25 330 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cardiac Extracellular Matrix - Fundamental Science to Clinical Applications (Paperback, Softcover Reprint Of The Original 1st... Cardiac Extracellular Matrix - Fundamental Science to Clinical Applications (Paperback, Softcover Reprint Of The Original 1st Ed. 2018)
Eric G. Schmuck, Peiman Hematti, Amish N. Raval
R3,518 Discovery Miles 35 180 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Christiaan Barnard - The Surgeon Who Dared (Hardcover): David Cooper Christiaan Barnard - The Surgeon Who Dared (Hardcover)
David Cooper 1
R615 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R125 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From humble beginnings as a `barefoot boy' in a small town in the heart of South Africa, he learned to mix with presidents and prime ministers, with royalty and popes, and quickly embraced the high-life of the jet-set who surrounded him. Throughout life, he was a serial womanizer, bedding famous European film stars (and their secretaries). He survived three tempestuous marriages and divorces, each wife becoming younger than the last until their age difference reached 40 years. This scientifically-trained surgeon called on the services of a `witchdoctor' (a sangoma)-unsuccessfully-to help punish those who had contributed to the break-up of his second marriage. With no experience himself, he trained his daughter to become the second-ranked water skier in the world, though he was disappointed she never became world champion. Perhaps the immense effort he put into driving her to success accounted for the relative neglect of his oldest son, who, as a young doctor, suffered increasing depression until he died of a drug overdose at an early age. The surgeon pursued his goals in heart surgery despite a lifetime of pain from arthritis and a disability from asthma, which might eventually have killed him. Having established the first major heart surgery programme in Africa, he eventually became distracted by other interests until he was a mere shadow in his own department. Yet he remained in the public eye through his gifts for public speaking and as a writer. He travelled the world, published two autobiographies, wrote popular books on health for the public, particularly relating to heart disease and arthritis, and penned books on such varied subjects as the politics of apartheid in his homeland, and euthanasia. He became a well-regarded and popular columnist for several South African newspapers, and collaborated on the writing of four novels. He branched into the business world and expanded the meagre financial rewards earned from his surgical services to the South African health care system by investing in restaurants in Cape Town, establishing a game reserve in the hinterland of South Africa, and causing controversy by his role in advertising a cream that reputedly prevented wrinkling of the skin. He set up a heart research foundation and a foundation that paid for children from all over the world to travel to Cape Town for corrective open heart surgery. This charismatic and controversial man was Chris Barnard who, by the way, also dared to carry out the world's first human heart transplant in December 1967. Can we summarize Chris Barnard? Not very easily. He was a first-class doctor-skilled, knowledgeable, compassionate, conscientious, concerned, decisive, and wise. He was an inquiring and innovative surgeon-though famously irascible in the operating room-with a vision of the future developments in his chosen field, and the ability, judgment, and courage to play a part in contributing to those developments. He was an informative and highly entertaining speaker and raconteur, a gifted writer, farmer, restaurateur, an unofficial ambassador for his country-and a good friend.

Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation - Clinical, Pathology, Imaging and Molecular Profiles (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation - Clinical, Pathology, Imaging and Molecular Profiles (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Daniel J. Garry, Robert F Wilson, Zeev Vlodaver
R3,851 R3,066 Discovery Miles 30 660 Save R785 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is a comprehensive overview of heart failure and cardiac transplantation and integrates scientific and clinical information about the physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder. Organized into five parts, it reviews the history and basic mechanisms of heart failure; etiology of heart failure; heart failure disease progression; advanced therapies for heart failure; and cardiac transplantation. The book presents basic concepts in the physiology, molecular biology, pathology, and epidemiology of the normal and failing heart; known causes of heart failure, such as right heart failure, valvular cardiomyopathy, molecular mechanisms of sarcomeric cardiomyopathies, and neuromuscular cardiomyopathy; cardiorenal syndrome; neurohormonal activation; cardiac resynchronization, ventricular assist devices; regenerative mechanisms; orthotopic heart transplantation; early and late management of the post-transplant patient; heart transplantation and antibody-mediated rejections; heart-lung transplantation; and cardiac xenotransplantation. Featuring contributions from leaders in the fields of heart failure, cardiac transplantation, cardiac pathology, and cardiovascular molecular research, Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation is a valuable compendium for cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, researchers, trainees, and students.

Surgical Management of Aortic Pathology - Current Fundamentals for the Clinical Management of Aortic Disease (Hardcover, 1st... Surgical Management of Aortic Pathology - Current Fundamentals for the Clinical Management of Aortic Disease (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Olaf H. Stanger, John R. Pepper, Lars G. Svensson
R4,557 R3,589 Discovery Miles 35 890 Save R968 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book follows the concept of perceiving the entire aorta as one functional organ assuming that all individual pathologies and local interventional procedures affect the up- and downstream segments with consequences for complications and disease progression. Thus any preventive or surgical strategy must recognize the aortic disease in its entirety. The book intends to cover the full spectrum of aortic pathologies, mechanisms and functional interplay. The latest available diagnostic tools and options for surgical treatment are presented by the foremost experts in their field in state-of-the-art reviews. The reader is provided with the most current and comprehensive insight into all fundamental and clinical aspects of aortic disease. All chapters are carefully complemented with figures and illustrations.

Metal Allergy - From Dermatitis to Implant and Device Failure (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Jacob P. Thyssen, Jennifer K Chen Metal Allergy - From Dermatitis to Implant and Device Failure (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Jacob P. Thyssen, Jennifer K Chen
R2,594 R2,463 Discovery Miles 24 630 Save R131 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This volume opens by providing a comprehensive overview of the use and regulation of metals in our society, metal properties, and available testing methodologies. Common and uncommon metal allergens and sources of exposure are then reviewed in depth, detailing allergic responses and paying special consideration to select patient populations. In the general population, the prevalence of metal allergy is high. Environmental sources of metal exposure include jewelry, clothing, electronic devices, coins, leather, diet, and occupational exposure. Metal allergy may result in allergic contact dermatitis and systemic contact dermatitis, as well as several less common manifestations. Further, metal allergy has been associated with device failure and/or dermatitis following implantation of medical devices and dental implants. As metals are ubiquitous, this book will be indispensable for a wide range of clinicians and investigators. This handy reference will meet the needs of all health professionals and investigators who are interested in metal allergy and its diagnosis and management.

Update in Heart Valve Replacement - Proceedings of the Second European Symposium on the St. Jude Medical Heart Valve... Update in Heart Valve Replacement - Proceedings of the Second European Symposium on the St. Jude Medical Heart Valve (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986)
Dieter Horstkotte, F. Loogen
R1,546 R1,244 Discovery Miles 12 440 Save R302 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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