Cardio-aortic and Aortic Surgery

  • Shiaki Kawada
  • Toshihiko Ueda
  • Hideyuki Shimizu
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. The Science and Art of Aortic Disease

  3. Surgery of the Aortic Root

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Stephen Westaby
      Pages 21-23
    3. Hans-Joachim Schäfers
      Pages 24-24
    4. Kenji Minatoya, Yutaka Okita, Yuji Hanafusa, Osamu Tagusari, Yoshikado Sasako, Junjiro Kobayashi et al.
      Pages 33-40
  4. Brain Protection

  5. Surgery of the Ascending and/or Transverse Aorta

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Lars G. Svensson
      Pages 77-89
    3. Takeshi Miyairi, Shinichi Takamoto, Yutaka Kotsuka, Arata Murakami, Hiroshi Kubota, Toshiya Ohtsuka
      Pages 90-98
    4. Shigeyuki Aomi, Hiroshi Niinami, Sakashi Nozi, Kazuhiko Uwabe, Shinichirou Kihara, Tosio Kurihara et al.
      Pages 99-104

About these proceedings


As societies have aged and aortic diseases have become more prevalent, advances in diagnostic imaging and surgical techniques have brought significantly improved results for patients. In cardiovascular surgery, important questions remain to be addressed, however. "Strategy for Cardio-aortic and Aortic Surgery" was the theme of the 7th Keio University International Symposium for Life Sciences and Medicine. Meeting in Tokyo, researchers and specialists in cardiac surgery from around the world discussed crucial issues in their field. Papers from the symposium, collected in this volume, cover a broad range of topics, including recent advances in diagnostic imaging, brain protection during aortic surgery, spinal protection during thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair, treatment of type A acute aortic dissection, and stent-grafts and less-invasive aortic surgery. This unique book provides valuable information especially for aortic, cardiovascular, and thoracic surgeons.


Acute aortic dissection Aortic surgery Brain protection Spinal cord protection aneurysm aortic arch replacement cardiac surgery surgery vascular surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Shiaki Kawada
    • 1
  • Toshihiko Ueda
    • 1
  • Hideyuki Shimizu
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of MedicineKeio UniversityShinjuku-ku, TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-65936-5
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-65934-1
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