Dawn and Evolution of Cardiac Procedures

Research Avenues in Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology

  • Marco Picichè

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Research on Cardiac Surgery and Right Cardiac Catheterization Before the Advent of Cardiopulmonary Bypass

  3. Research on the Cardiopulmonary Bypass Machine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Matthew S. Yong, Stephen B. Horton, Igor E. Konstantinov
      Pages 105-113
    3. Fabio Guarracino, Rubia Baldassarri
      Pages 135-142
  4. Research on Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery After the Advent of Cardiopulmonary Bypass

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Achille Gaspardone, Giuilo G. Stefanini
      Pages 163-166
    3. Fabrizio Tomai, Leonardo De Luca
      Pages 167-179
    4. Alessandro Fontanelli
      Pages 181-188
    5. Achille Gaspardone, Giulio G. Stefanini
      Pages 189-195
    6. Ruggero De Paulis, Andrea Salica, Raffaele Scaffa, Luca Weltert
      Pages 205-213
    7. Victor S. Costache, Cristian Martu, Nicolas Chavanis, Jean Philippe Frieh, Serban Stoica
      Pages 215-224
    8. Gino Gerosa, Carlo Dal Lin, Vincenzo Tarzia
      Pages 233-240
    9. Alessio Marinelli, Domenico Corrado
      Pages 241-252
    10. Serge Boveda, Stéphane Garrigue, Philippe Ritter
      Pages 253-264
    11. Richard Baillot, Daniel Cloutier
      Pages 273-284
    12. Roberto Lorusso, Attilio Renzulli, Sandro Gelsomino
      Pages 285-294
    13. Johann U. Brink, Yves d’Udekem
      Pages 303-311
    14. Loris Salvador
      Pages 325-338
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 351-353

About this book


The origins of cardiac surgery are dramatic. It has evolved through the efforts of visionaries who were often criticized and at times dismissed as mad, as well as the great number of desperate patients who accepted to subject themselves to new and untried procedures in the hope of cheating death. While often disregarded, the history of scientific inquiry has much to teach us, and that of cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology is no exception. To discuss the dawn and evolution of cardiac procedures, an international team of cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, and biomedical engineers from 22 centers and six countries have been brought together. Each chapter of this book offers a detailed overview of previous investigative efforts and an understanding of the thinking and mentality behind them. Nevertheless, chapters on the recent history of mini-invasive and sutureless valve surgery have also been included, to further assist the reader in transitioning from past to present and on into the future. The attention devoted to research aspects, the comprehensiveness of the historical overview, and the pedagogic and anecdotal nature of the contents make this text unique in the cardiac field and of utmost interest to researchers, cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, residents, medical historians, and biomedical engineers.


Anesthesia Cardiac Surgery Cardiopulmonary Bypass Catheterization Interventional Cardiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Picichè
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiac Surgery UnitSan Filippo Neri HospitalRomeItaly

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