Cardiac Reconstructions

  • Probal K. Ghosh
  • Felix Unger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. On Cardiac Reconstructions

    1. P. K. Ghosh
      Pages 1-5
  3. Reconstruction in Congenital Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. T. Ebels, A. H. Cromme-Dijkhuis, A. Eijgelaar, M. J. M. Schasfoort-van Leeuwen, E. J. Meijboom, J. N. Homan van der Heide
      Pages 8-14
    3. A. E. Urban, A. M. Brecher, M. Pozzi, J. Remig
      Pages 15-19
    4. W. R. Thies, W. Matthies, T. Breymann, H. Meyer, R. Körfer
      Pages 20-24
    5. N. K. Bhatnagar, J. D. Wisheart
      Pages 38-43
    6. G. Touati, F. Leca, P. Vouhe, P. M. Roux, F. Baillot-Vernant, P. Mauriat et al.
      Pages 44-47
    7. P. M. Roux, A. Serraf, G. Touati, P. Vouhe, O. Bical, F. Baillot-Vernant et al.
      Pages 48-51
    8. H. Greve, H. Dittrich
      Pages 52-58
  4. Tricuspid Valve Reconstructions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. R. Rivera
      Pages 74-81
    3. V. Dottori, R. Perrin, M. Benoit, J.-P. Bex
      Pages 82-84
    4. H. D. Schulte, W. Bircks, D. Horstkotte
      Pages 85-91
    5. S. Khonsari, C. Sintek, P. Sidhu, M. Singh, A. Fletcher
      Pages 101-107

About these proceedings


Attempts to reconstruct various parts of the heart started even before the beginning of open cardiac surgery. By the late 1950s and early 1960 s several closed and open procedures had already been described. In that era, several surgeons in Europe and the Americas were particularly prompted to develop various techniques of valve re­ construction because of the lack of acceptable valve prostheses and conduits which have become available subsequently. At that time, several congenital lesions still defied definitive correction, and clinical attempts at left ventricular wall replacement had not yet got under way. A renaissance in different cardiac reconstructive procedures started at the beginning of the 1980s. As the problems relating to valve prostheses became more generally appreciated and the importance of chamber volumes and geometry (atrial or ventricular) was accorded due importance in the long-term follow-up, there was a resurgence of surgical attempts at reconstruction in congenital and acquired cardiac lesions so as to approximate the natural state. At the same time several characteristics of this reconstructive "discipline" became apparent. First, cardiac reconstructive surgery has remained a surgical "art" with a gradually increasing number of interested cardiac surgeons.


Cardiac surgery Herzchirugie Herzklappenchirugie Kardio-Rekonstruktionschirugie Koronarchirugie angeborene Herzfehler congenital heart disease coronary artery surgery heart valve surgery reconstructive surgery surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Probal K. Ghosh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Felix Unger
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Medical SciencesCardiovascular Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi PostgraduateLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Herzchirurgie SalzburgLandeskrankenanstaltenSalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50973-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74629-1
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