Atlas of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Mavroudis, C. - Backer, C.
The raison d’etre for a new atlas of congenital heart surgery is based on the reality that the specialty has undergone numerous changes in the last few years resulting in improved techniques and new operations. The sheer number of new procedures and the required attendant technical skills to successfully complete an operation has become a challenge to master, especially for residents who are pursuing a career in congenital heart surgery. While the techniques that we are espousing are mostly our own, there is a great deal of similarity amongst international centers owing to the influence of video presentations, manuscript publications, and chapter reviews. We therefore believe that the techniques that are illustrated in this atlas are likely to be similar to the techniques that are taught worldwide to residents and fellows. The atlas is organized generally by diseases and procedures pertaining thereto. Two general sections involve cannulation techniques and palliative procedures, respectively. A special section depicts difficult problems in the form of clinical vignettes that may arise during cardiopulmonary bypass such as: decreased venous return, undiagnosed patent ductus arteriosus, and technical errors leading to hemodynamic complications. The reader is instructed to apply measures that will lead to resolution of these problems. We have chosen procedures, which cover the breadth of congenital heart surgery. While perhaps not totally inclusive, the reader will find the greater majority of congenital heart procedures illustrated and explained in this text.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Atrial Septal Defect - Cardiac Transplantation - Coarctation of the Aorta - Ebstein’s Anomaly - Mitral Valve Repair - Tetralogy of Fallot
Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Surgery
Cannulation Techniques.- Palliation Techniques.- Patent Ductus Arteriosus.- Vascular Rings, Tracheoplasty and Pulmonary Artery Sling.- Coarctation of the Aorta/ Interrupted Aortic Arch.- Interrupted Aortic Arch Repair, Type B.- Atrial Septal Defect, PAPVR, and Scimitar.- Ventricular Septal .- Atrioventricular Canal Defect.- Truncus Arteriosus.- Aortopulmonary Window.- Tetralogy of Fallot.- Pulmonary Atresia with VSD.- Double Outlet Ventricles.- Transposition of the Great Arteries.- Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries.- Bidirectional Glenn and Fontan Operations.- Fontan Revision and Arrhythmia Surgery.- Arrhythmia Surgery.- Ebstein’s Anomaly.- Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction.- Norwood Operation.- Aortic-Left Ventricular Tunnel.- Mitral Valve Repairs.- Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Repair.- Cor Triatriatum.- Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm.- Coronary Artery Anomalies.- Cardiac Transplantation.- Selected Complications.
Constantine Mavroudis is well recognized in his field, both nationally and internationally. He has published over 390 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is the Editor of the standard textbook, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, now in its fourth Edition. In addition he has served as editor or co-editor for 6 other textbooks. He is a member and serves in leadership positions in the major Thoracic Surgery professional organizations. He is a past President of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (2002) and Past President of the Congenital Heart Surgeon’s Society (2004- 2006). His practice at The Cleveland Clinic attracts patients from the United States and abroad because of the expertise that Dr. Mavroudis has developed in the fields of complex congenital heart repairs, arrhythmia surgery, coronary artery surgery in children and cardiac transplantation.
Carl L. Backer, MD is Division Head, Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery; Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program; A.C. Buehler Professor of Surgery; Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine