The Current Status of Cardiac Surgery

  • D. B. Longmore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Cardiac Transplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. B. Longmore
      Pages 3-5
    3. R. Y. Calne
      Pages 6-11
    4. J. J. Van Rood
      Pages 12-16
    5. P. K. Caves
      Pages 28-39
    6. Ch. Dubost
      Pages 40-45
  3. Fallot’s Tetralogy

  4. Prosthetic Valves

  5. Tissue Valve Replacement and Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. A. Carpentier, J. Relland, Ch. Dubost
      Pages 219-225
    3. C. G. Duran
      Pages 246-252
    4. M. H. Yacoub
      Pages 253-259
    5. Marian I. Ionescu
      Pages 260-271
    6. A. Carpentier, J. Relland, Ch. Dubost
      Pages 279-289
  6. Open-Heart Surgery under One Year of Age

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. A. Starr
      Pages 298-301

About this book


This book consists of an edited report of the proceedings of the Fifth Cardiac Surgical Course run by the Royal Post-Graduate Medical School, The Institute of Cardiology, The Institute of Diseases of the Chest, The Institute of Child Health, The National Heart Hospital, The Brompton Hospital, The Hammersmith Hospital and Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. These organisations encompass most of the major London hospitals associated with cardiac surgery. The course has been run annually, its aim being to help young men and women who are training in the specialised field of cardiac surgery. Thus this book consists of the proceedings of a teaching course rather than of a symposium, the 60 authors having been charged with the task of teaching rather than displaying their results or discussing their latest ideas and the proceedings reflect an interesting appraisal of the current status of cardiac surgery. The speakers were chosen from all over the world, because they were leaders in their field or because they have access to up to date and reliable information, and I am grateful to all the lecturers for their cooperation in the production of this volume. Ten thousand surgical cases are reported. These figures are drawn from experience in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand. The reader may be surprised to find that only a handful of experiments are described.


cardiac surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • D. B. Longmore
    • 1
  1. 1.National Heart HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6614-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6612-6
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