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Pioneers of Cardiac Surgery

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ISBN-10: 0826515940

ISBN-13: 9780826515940

Edition: 2008

Authors: William S. Stoney

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Heart operations today are quite common and relatively low-risk, but in the beginning it was just the opposite. Cardiac operations were reserved for desperately ill patients. The author documents this dramatic transition with profiles of 38 surgeons, active between 1940 and 1985, who tell of the development of new techniques such as the "blue baby operation," the first heart-lung machine, the first artificial heart valve, and the first coronary bypass operation. They also tell the unusual life stories of the surgeons and allude to professional and institutional rivalries.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date: 7/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

William S. Stoney, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
Significant Events in the Development of Cardiac Surgery
A Short History of Cardiac Surgery Stab Wounds of the Heart
Trendelenburg
Development of the Heart
Cross Circulation DeWall a Practical Heart
The Starr-Edwards Valve Coronary Artery Surgery Cardiac Transplantation Total Artificial Heart Pioneer Cardiac Surgeons The Early Years William
Congenital Heart Surgery Judson
Heart Surgery Albert Starr
Coronary Artery Surgery Ren�
Transplant-Artificial Heart Norman
Arrhythmia Surgery Will