New Solutions for the Heart

An Update in Advanced Perioperative Protection

  • Bruno K. Podesser
  • David J. Chambers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. David J. Chambers
      Pages 41-55
    3. Johann Wojta
      Pages 57-69
  4. Special Focus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. James D. McCully, Sidney Levitsky
      Pages 73-92
    3. Gábor Szabó
      Pages 93-107
    4. Bruno K. Podesser, Karola Trescher, Wolfgang Dietl
      Pages 109-129
    5. Allanah Barker, Stephen Large
      Pages 131-141
  5. New Approaches and Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Seth Hallström, Bruno K. Podesser
      Pages 145-166
    3. Neel R. Sodha, Michael P. Robich, Frank W. Sellke
      Pages 167-178
    4. Jack A. T. C. Parker, Uwe Mehlhorn
      Pages 179-197
    5. David J. Chambers, Hazem B. Fallouh
      Pages 199-219
    6. Werner Mohl, Dejan Milasinovic, Sarah Burki
      Pages 221-248
    7. Andreas Zuckerman, Arezu Aliabadi, Gernot Seebacher
      Pages 249-268
    8. Lawrence S. Lee, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Frederick Y. Chen
      Pages 269-282
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 283-287

About this book


Although cardiac surgery has made an enormous progress during the last decades, the discipline has to cope with essential changes: Patients are increasingly cared for by cardiologists and therefore referred to the surgeon in a later stage of disease. Consequently, they are more often in an increasingly serious state or in advanced age with significant comorbidities.

In order to meet the requirements of these different patient groups, cardiosurgical treatments require special protectional strategies for the heart in order to perform the planned operations safely. This book presents the latest knowledge of modern techniques of myocardial protection taking into consideration the different patient groups and current scientific strategies. Furthermore, it discusses present and future scientific approaches in myocardial protection and preservation.


cardiac surgery cardioplegia cardiosurgical treatment myocardial myocardial ischemia myocardial preservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruno K. Podesser
    • 1
  • David J. Chambers
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Cardiac SurgeryLandesklinikum St. PöltenSt. PöltenAustria
  2. 2.St Thomas HospitalLondon SE1 7EHUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology