Cardiac Reconstructions with Allograft Tissues

  • Richard A. Hopkins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Original Principles

  3. Major Clinical Series of Homograft Valve Transplants: Left Ventricular Outflow Tract

    1. Robert B. Wallace, Thomas A. Orszulak
      Pages 17-22
    2. David C. McGiffin, James K. Kirklin
      Pages 23-29
  4. Major Clinical Series of Homograft Valve Transplants: Right Ventricular Outflow Tract

    1. Jaroslav Stark, Mila Stajevic-Popovic
      Pages 43-49
    2. David R. Clarke, Deborah A. Bishop
      Pages 50-62
    3. William G. Williams
      Pages 63-73
  5. Cryopreserved Allograft Tissue for Cardiac Reconstruction

    1. David C. McGiffin, James K. Kirklin
      Pages 85-94
    2. Jeff L. Myers, Richard A. Hopkins
      Pages 100-103
  6. Cell Biology of Heart Valve Leaflets

    1. Flavian M. Lupinetti
      Pages 107-113
    2. Robert H. Messier Jr., Patrick W. Domkowski, Richard A. Hopkins
      Pages 114-117
    3. Robert H. Messier Jr., Diane Hoffman-Kim, Richard A. Hopkins
      Pages 118-122
    4. Franciska Hoekstra, Christiaan Knoop, Ad Bogers, Willem Weimar
      Pages 123-130
  7. Cryobiology of Heart Valve Preservation

    1. Lloyd Wolfinbarger Jr., Kelvin G.M. Brockbank, Richard A. Hopkins
      Pages 133-160
    2. Diane Hoffman-Kim, Richard A. Hopkins
      Pages 161-164
    3. Richard A. Hopkins, Diane Hoffman-Kim, Robert H. Messier Jr., Patrick W. Domkowski
      Pages 165-174
    4. M.G. Hazekamp, D.R. Koolbergen, J. Braun, J.A. Bruin, C.J. Cornelisse, Y.A. Goffin et al.
      Pages 175-183
  8. Allograft Heart Valves: Morphologic, Biochemical, and Explant Pathology Studies

    1. Stephen L. Hilbert, Frederick J. Schöen, Victor J. Ferrans
      Pages 193-199
    2. Stephen L. Hilbert, Frederick J. Schöen, Victor J. Ferrans
      Pages 200-209
    3. Stephen L. Hilbert, Frederick J. Schöen, Victor J. Ferrans
      Pages 210-212
    4. Stephen L. Hilbert, Frederick J. Schöen, Victor J. Ferrans
      Pages 213-215
    5. Stephen L. Hilbert, Frederick J. Schöen, Victor J. Ferrans
      Pages 216-230
    6. Stephen L. Hilbert, Frederick J. Schöen, Victor J. Ferrans
      Pages 231-233
  9. Allograft Valve Banking: Harvesting and Cryopreservation Techniques

    1. Perry L. Lange, Richard A. Hopkins
      Pages 237-238
    2. Scott A. Brubaker
      Pages 239-243
  10. Surgical Techniques: Valve and Root Methods for Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Reconstructions

  11. Surgical Techniques: Ross Operation and Variants

    1. Richard A. Hopkins
      Pages 373-374
    2. Patricia A. Penkoske, Robert H. Anderson
      Pages 375-380
    3. Richard A. Hopkins
      Pages 381-395
    4. Arthur A. Bert, Scott F. MacKinnon
      Pages 396-401
    5. V. Mohan Reddy, Doff B. McElhinney, Frank L. Hanley
      Pages 408-414
  12. Surgical Techniques: Complex Reconstructions

  13. Surgical Techniques: Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Reconstructions

About this book


Cryopreserved allograft tissues are now standard materials for the reconstructive cardiac surgeon. Since publication of the first edition ("Cardiac Reconstructions with Allograft Valves") in 1989, the field has progressed dramatically with increased clinical use of cardiovascular allograft tissues, with the development of new surgical techniques, and with advances in the understanding of the fundamentals of valve transplantation biology and cryopreservation. As a result, over two-thirds of the present volume represents new material. Fifty-six authors bring their expertise to thirteen comprehensive, lavishly illustrated sections which discuss the principles of the use of homograft valves, major clinical series of homograft valves for both left and right ventricular outflow tracts, cryopreserved allograft tissue for cardiac reconstruction, cell biology of heart valve leaflets, cryobiology of heart valve preservation, morphological, biochemical, and explant pathology studies of allograft heart valves, allograft valve banking, as well as detailed explanation of surgical techniques for valve and root methods for left and right ventricular outflow tract reconstructions, the Ross operation and variants, and complex reconstructions. A final section presents potential future directions for the field. Over 400 illustrations, created expressly for this book, depict the surgical techniques from the perspective of the surgeon standing at the operating table. All surgeons performing pediatric and/or adult valve replacements and reconstructive cardiac surgeries will benefit from the described methods. Cardiothoracic residents and cardiologists will also find the text useful. It will provide the surgeon with an enhanced understanding of the biological and material properties of allografts and increased familiarity with the range of surgical techniques applicable for the use of these valves, particularly in the successful management of challenging cardiac reconstructions.>


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Authors and affiliations

  • Richard A. Hopkins
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Cardiothoracic SurgeryBrown University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Rhode Island HospitalUSA
  3. 3.The Miriam HospitalUSA
  4. 4.Hasbro Children’s HospitalUSA
  5. 5.Collis Cardiovascular Research LaboratoryProvidenceUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-94962-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-26515-5
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