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Right Heart Pathology

From Mechanism to Management

  • Silviu Ionel Dumitrescu
  • Ion C. Ţintoiu
  • Malcolm John Underwood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Florentina Radu-Ioniţă, Ecaterina Bontaş, Viorel Goleanu, Bogdan Cîrciumaru, Daniela Bartoş, Irinel Parepa et al.
      Pages 3-24
    3. Mircea Ifrim, Ecaterina Bontaş, Daniel Cochior, Ion C. Ţintoiu
      Pages 25-56
    4. Bogdan Amuzescu, Horia Maniu
      Pages 57-89
    5. Ecaterina Bontaş, Florentina Radu-Ioniţă, Alice Munteanu, Iancu Mocanu
      Pages 91-144
    6. Ana Maria Balahura, Daniela Bartoş, Elisabeta Bădilă
      Pages 145-155
    7. Antonis S. Manolis, Antonis A. Manolis
      Pages 157-165
    8. Diana Morvey, Shashank Gupta, Anjali Chandra, Ernst R. von Schwarz
      Pages 167-178
    9. Ecaterina Bontaş, Florentina Radu-Ioniţă, Liviu Stan
      Pages 179-201
    10. Cătălina Arsenescu-Georgescu, Carmen Elena Pleşoianu, Delia Şălaru
      Pages 203-214
    11. Camille Abigael P. Alcantara, Anjali Chandra, Diana Morvey, Ernst R. von Schwarz
      Pages 215-225
    12. Kaan Kırali, Özge Altaş Yerlikhan, Davut Çekmecelioglu
      Pages 227-244
    13. Vlad Damian Vintilă, Ana-Maria Vintilă
      Pages 245-256
    14. Mariana Jinga, Silviu Dumitrescu, Liviu Stan, Ecaterina Bontaş, Tudor Păduraru, Ion C. Ţintoiu et al.
      Pages 257-271
    15. Silvia Iancovici, Maria Dorobanţu
      Pages 273-283
    16. Carmen Ginghină, Roxana Enache
      Pages 285-314
    17. Shahzad G. Raja
      Pages 315-329
    18. Antonis S. Manolis, Antonis A. Manolis, Theodora A. Manolis
      Pages 331-345

About this book


This book reviews the management of right heart diseases, incorporating etiology, physiopathology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The frequency of this pathology has increased in recent years, while techniques for its treatment have evolved. This book therefore represents a complete, detailed and updated presentation of this pathology, reviewing the expanded treatment options while considering the management of patients in detail.

Right Heart Pathology: From Mechanism to Management provides a comprehensive insight into right heart pathology, current diagnostic methods, treatments and postsurgical management. Written by experienced cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who have addressed significant issues in this topic area, it represents the essential reference in this specialty.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Silviu Ionel Dumitrescu
    • 1
  • Ion C. Ţintoiu
    • 2
  • Malcolm John Underwood
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MedicineTitu Maiorescu UniversityBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Department of MedicineCarol Davila University of Medicine and PharmacyBucharestRomania
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryChinese University of Hong KongSha TinHong Kong

About the editors

Silviu Ionel Dumitrescu, MD, PhD is a Cardiologist, Lecturer at ”Titu Maiorescu University” Faculty of Medicine, Bucharest; and  Interventional Cardiology Department, ”Carol Davila” Central Military Emergency University Hospital, Bucharest, Romania.

Ion C. Țintoiu, MD, PhD, FESC is a Professor of Cardiology and teaches at ”Titu Maiorescu University” Faculty of Medicine, Bucharest. He is further affiliated with “Vasile Candea’ Heart Center of the Army –CCA (1991- present), Faculty of Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest. He is the author and co-author of 12 specialized monographs, 421 papers from multiple medical specialties, and a member of the editorial board of 10 cardiology journals. In addition he is a member of numerous doctoral committees and consultant certification exams and supervise specialized training for resident doctors.

Professor Underwood obtained his MBChB in 1987 and his FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1991, a Doctorate of Medicine (1994) and FRCS (CTh) (1998). His scientific contribution led to him being awarded The Ronald Edwards Medal by the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain in 1993; and The Cardiac Research Club Prize for 1992 and 1993. In 1997, he was awarded the Francis Fontan Prize from the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, a Research Fellowship from the University of Louvain (Brussels), and a traveling scholarship from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He has been a Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery for over 10 years and was Senior Lecturer/Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Bristol Heart Institute, UK from 1999-2005. He has held several positions of responsibility including Programme Director for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chairman of the Specialist Training Committee in the United Kingdom (UK) South West Region; Research and Development Leader for the United Bristol Healthcare Trust, UK. He was Audit Lead and Clinical Governance representative for Cardiac Surgery during his time as a Consultant. In 2007 he was appointed as Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, CUHK, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. Academic positions: October 1999 – November 2005 Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Cardiac Surgery, University of Bristol/Bristol Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom November 2005 - present: Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, PWH, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Right Heart Pathology
  • Book Subtitle From Mechanism to Management
  • Editors Silviu Ionel Dumitrescu
    Ion C. Ţintoiu
    Malcolm John Underwood
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-73763-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08854-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-73764-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 935
  • Number of Illustrations 123 b/w illustrations, 261 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Cardiac Surgery
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