Cardiac Surgery

Operations on the Heart and Great Vessels in Adults and Children

  • Gerhard Ziemer
  • Axel Haverich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Knut H. Leitz, Gerhard Ziemer
      Pages 3-31
    3. Dietmar Boethig, Jeffrey Phillip Jacobs
      Pages 33-66
    4. Juergen Ennker, Tobias Walker
      Pages 67-84
    5. Matthias Loebe, Mark G. Davies
      Pages 85-94
    6. Wolfgang Schiller, Jan F. Gummert
      Pages 95-108
  3. Technical Prerequisites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Mathias H. Wilhelmi, Axel Haverich
      Pages 171-193
    3. Andreas Markewitz, Axel Franke, René H. Bombien, Ali Khoynezhad
      Pages 195-250
    4. Renate Kaulitz, Allison L. Thompson, Gerhard Ziemer
      Pages 251-287
  4. Congenital Anomalies of the Heart and Great Vessels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-290
    2. Rüdiger Lange, Jürgen Hörer
      Pages 425-462
    3. Markus K. Heinemann
      Pages 463-480
    4. Viktor Hraška, Joachim Photiadis
      Pages 531-579

About this book


This text describes and illustrates with some 700 detailed anatomic and surgical drawings the whole spectrum of surgical procedures employed to treat acquired and congenital diseases of the heart and great vessels in adults and children.

A rather traditional chapter on history of cardiac surgery precedes chapters dedicated to quality improvement, followed by ICU management in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery, and techniques of extracorporeal circulation in both age groups.

Further special topics are cardiovascular tissue engineering, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, endovascular treatment of aortic diseases, and cardiac assist devices, including total artificial heart.

Written by 71 internationally recognized experts from 40 cardiac units in Central Europe and North America, this book will be invaluable not only for both novice and experienced surgeons, but also for all physicians, nurses, and technicians caring for patients with heart disease of any type, at any age.


Anomalies of the great vessels Aquired heart disease Cardiac intensive care Cardiovascular tissue engineering Congenital heart defects

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Ziemer
    • 1
  • Axel Haverich
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.HTTG - SurgeryMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannoverGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-52670-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-52672-9
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