Cardiac Reconstructions with Allograft Valves

  • Richard A. Hopkins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lloyd Wolfinbarger Jr., Richard A. Hopkins
      Pages 21-36
    3. Perry L. Lange, Richard A. Hopkins
      Pages 37-63
    4. Stephen L. Hilbert, Victor J. Ferrans, Michael Jones
      Pages 65-94
  3. Surgical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Richard A. Hopkins
      Pages 97-154
    3. Richard A. Hopkins
      Pages 155-187
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 189-194

About this book


A major need of all cardiologists and surgeons involved with the application of allograft tissue to cardiac surgical reconstructions is met by this unique atlas. Step by step, it carefully describes the procedures involved in acquiring, sterilizing, and cryo-preserving allograft valves as well as the surgical technique used in left and right ventricular outflow tract reconstructions. All of the information needed to perform the reconstructions is given, including relevant references and applicable variations in method. Excellent illustrations accompany the description of surgical technique. All of the techniques are based on classic approaches, but assimilate the authors' modifications arrived at through vast experience. The wealth of references, illustrations and expertise in this volume make it a valuable asset for all cardiac surgeons.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Richard A. Hopkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryGeorgetown University Medical CenterUSA

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