Surgery of the Heart

The Coventry Conference

  • J. A. Dyde
  • R. E. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Conservation of the Mitral Valve

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. V. Braimbridge, B. A. Ross, M. Davies
      Pages 13-23
    3. Magdi H. Yacoub
      Pages 25-30
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 31-42
  3. Projection of the Myocardium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. M. V. Braimbridge, D. J. Hearse, D. A. Stewart
      Pages 71-82
  4. Reconstruction of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. F. Alvarez-Diaz
      Pages 119-129
    3. Donald Ross
      Pages 131-137
    4. P. B. Deverall
      Pages 139-153
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 155-164
  5. Long-Term Follow-up of Operations for Congenital Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 181-184
  6. Circulatory Support Using the Intra-Aortic Balloon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 201-204
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-209

About this book


DR. R. E. SMITH The first and second Coventry conferences on "Surgery of the Oesophagus" and "Surgery of the Lung" were arranged by Mr. Roger Abbey Smith, and they were so successful that he asked his colleague, Mr. J. A. Dyde to arrange one on "Surgery of the Heart." He willingly accepted this task and has also been joint Editor. This book reproduces as faithfully as possible the papers and the discussion on the various subjects included in the Coventry conference. The simple title "Surgery of the Heart" could be expanded to include the blood vessels. Especially important is the anatomy of the various combinations and permutations of the pulmonary and systemic vessels. These playa major role in the production of pulmonary hypertension. First class investigations by radiologists, and physiologists ascertain the precise situation which the surgeon will expect to find when he opens the chest; indeed will help him to make the right approach. Mr. W. G. Williams helped with the social programme which enabled people to meet people. Mr. A. Martin gave us valuable help in taping the recordings which Mrs. J. Jelley and Mrs. V. Bayliss-Stranks ably transcribed. The editorial staff of Plenum Publications have given us unsparing advice and guidance. v PROLOGUE DR. R. E. SMITH I welcome you all to this conference on Surgery of the Heart.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. A. Dyde
    • 1
  • R. E. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Walsgrave HospitalCoventryEngland
  2. 2.Warwickshire Postgraduate Medical CentreCoventryEngland

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