© 2008

Management of Heart Failure

Volume 2: Surgical

  • Jai Raman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jai Raman
    Pages 1-9
  3. Mahesh P. Gupta, Jai Raman
    Pages 11-22
  4. Irving L. Kron, R. Ramesh Singh, James D. Bergin, Benjamin B. Peeler
    Pages 23-39
  5. Stephen Westaby, Gabriele Bertoni
    Pages 41-70
  6. David C. McGiffin, James K. Kirklin
    Pages 71-97
  7. Mercedes Dullum, Jai Raman
    Pages 99-110
  8. Salim Aziz, Constantine Athanasuleas, Jai Raman
    Pages 137-151
  9. Yoshikazu Suzuki, Martinus T. Spoor, Steven F. Bolling
    Pages 161-180
  10. Murali Macherla, Valluvan Jeevanandam
    Pages 181-191
  11. Patricia Gramling-Babb, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Jai Raman, David Song, Hilton M. Hudson II, John Paul Williams
    Pages 193-214
  12. Bradley P. Knight, J. Massen, Gil Bolotin, Jai Raman
    Pages 215-219
  13. G. Bolotin, J. G. Maessen
    Pages 225-232

About this book


Management of Heart Failure has been conceived as a rapid but comprehensive review for practitioners of all persuasions involved in the management of patients with heart failure. Heart failure is a problem of epidemic proportions in all parts of the world. State of the art treatment may not be accessible to all, but simply creating an awareness of simple methods of diagnosis and treatment would assist in promoting a better global response to this epidemic.

This practical volume, written by a panel of world-renown cardiology experts, focuses on the surgical management of heart failure. Surgery for heart failure is an evolving and new area in cardiac surgery with many exciting developments.

This volume will be essential reading for all specialists dealing with patients with or who are at risk of heart failure, including but not limited to cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians, critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, interventionalists and cardiothoracic surgeons.


Ablation Cardic Failure Cardic Surgery Chronic heart failure Heart Failure atrial fibrillation cardiology congenital heart disease heart pathophysiology physiology radiology surgery transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jai Raman
    • 1
  1. 1.Director of Adult Cardiac SurgeryUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

About the editors

Jai Raman, MD, PhD is a highly skilled cardiac and thoracic surgeon known for his efforts to develop new and innovative surgical procedures, especially for the treatment of heart failure. He helped develop ventricular containment (or the wrap procedure) and performed the first eight of these procedures in the world. In addition, Dr. Raman developed the geometric endoventricular repair procedure – a new technique to reconstruct badly scarred heart chambers to restore the shape and size of the heart's ventricles. Dr. Raman is also an expert in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. He has created new surgical instruments to perform intra-operative radiofrequency ablation to eliminate the tissue that causes abnormal heart rhythms. His work to develop new techniques to repair mitral and tricuspid valves has been particularly successful. These procedures have spared many patients from requiring early total heart valve replacement. Dr. Raman is actively researching methods to improve graft survival and graft-harvesting procedures for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. He is currently co-coordinating a worldwide study on the long-term efficacy of using the radial artery for bypass surgery. In addition, he is studying the exclusive use of off-pump arterial grafting, which has been shown to decrease the need for red blood cell transfusion during bypass surgery and reduce the risk of stroke. In total, Dr. Raman has performed nearly 2000 heart surgery procedures and more than 600 thoracic operations. His surgical expertise encompasses a wide range of cardiac and thoracic procedures, with particular skill in complex, high-risk cardiac surgeries.

Bibliographic information


From the reviews: “The new reference work Management of Heart Failure presents an important new, truly multidisciplinary, approach to the patient with advanced heart failure. … volume 2 (edited by Jai Raiman) focuses on surgical strategies for the care of patients with heart failure. … Management of Heart Failure offers a … heterogeneous review of a broad range of medical and surgical strategies for evaluation and management of heart failure. … a welcome addition to the heart failure library … .” (Nancy K. Sweitzer and Mauricio Velez, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (14), April, 2010)