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Cardiac Surgery

A Complete Guide

  • Shahzad G. Raja
  • Concisely covers the breadth of material needed to obtain certification in cardiac surgery

  • Details evidence-based approaches for managing a range of cardiac surgical conditions

  • Features information boxes in each chapter to aid the reader identify key points


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Perioperative Care and Cardiopulmonary Bypass

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Konstantinos Kalogeras, Vasileios F. Panoulas
      Pages 3-13
    3. Vasileios F. Panoulas
      Pages 15-21
    4. Shelley Rahman Haley
      Pages 23-39
    5. Chandra Katikireddy, Nareg Minaskeian, Amir Najafi, Arang Samim
      Pages 55-62
    6. Nandor Marczin, Paola Carmona, Steffen Rex, Eric E. C. de Waal
      Pages 69-79
    7. Daniel Keene, S. M. Afzal Sohaib, Tom Wong
      Pages 81-92
    8. Demetrios Stefanou, Ioannis Dimarakis
      Pages 93-99
    9. Francesco Nicolini, Tiziano Gherli
      Pages 101-108
    10. Benilde Cosmi
      Pages 109-117
    11. Louis P. Perrault, Fatima Zohra Moukhariq
      Pages 119-127
  3. Coronary Artery Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Cristiano Spadaccio, Mario F. L. Gaudino
      Pages 131-137
    3. Fabrizio Rosati, Gianluigi Bisleri
      Pages 139-148
    4. Kirthi Ravichandren, Faisal G. Bakaeen
      Pages 149-155
    5. Shahzad G. Raja, Umberto Benedetto
      Pages 157-165
    6. Ming Hao Guo, Janet M. C. Ngu, Marc Ruel
      Pages 167-173

About this book


This textbook provides a succinct overview of cardiac surgery, with key concepts being emphasized throughout. An abundance of illustrations, intra-operative photographs, tables as well as information boxes, aids the reader to visualise, grasp and retain difficult concepts. The inclusion of evidence-based approaches to the management of a range of cardiac surgical conditions equips the reader with an understanding of how to overcome a variety of potentially tough clinical challenges.  

Concise Cardiac Surgery: A Complete Guide comprehensively covers a range of techniques used in cardiac surgery. It is therefore, an ideal resource for the trainee and practising cardiac surgeon seeking a practically focused text detailing how to apply the latest techniques and evidence-based approaches in their day-to-day practice.  


Heart surgery Cardiac surgical procedures Coronary artery surgery Valve surgery Cardiopulmonary bypass Pediatric cardiac surgery Computed Tomography Coronary Endarterectomy Hybrid Aortic Arch Repair Intraaortic Balloon Pump

Editors and affiliations

  • Shahzad G. Raja
    • 1
  1. 1.Harefield HospitalRoyal Brompton & Harefield NHS TrustLondonUK

About the editors

Shahzad G. Raja graduated from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan.  He carried out his basic surgical training at Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. He passed M.R.C.S. from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001 and Intercollegiate Board Examination in Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2009. Dr. Raja received his specialist training in cardiothoracic surgery within the Glasgow University Hospitals, Harefield Hospital,  and Great Ormond Street Hospital.  He currently works as a consultant cardiac surgeon at Harefield Hospital, London. His interests lie in medical writing, undergraduate teaching, medical education, and clinical research. Dr. Raja has a special interest in assessing the impact of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in improving outcomes 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cardiac Surgery
  • Book Subtitle A Complete Guide
  • Editors Shahzad G. Raja
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-24173-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-24176-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-24174-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 1089
  • Number of Illustrations 201 b/w illustrations, 424 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Cardiac Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“This book is a great consolidation of all aspects of cardiac surgery currently practiced clinically throughout the world. … This is a great textbook for a wide audience. Everyone from seasoned surgeons to students and novices can benefit from this as a resource. … This book is a great consolidation of all aspects of cardiac surgery currently practiced clinically throughout the world.” (Michael J Bates, Doody’s Book Reviews, July 10, 2020)