This textbook provides a succinct overview of cardiac surgery, with key concepts being emphasized throughout. An abundance of illustrations, intra-operative photographs, tables as well as information boxes, aids the reader to visualise, grasp and retain difficult concepts. The inclusion of evidence-based approaches to the management of a range of cardiac surgical conditions equips the reader with an understanding of how to overcome a variety of potentially tough clinical challenges.
Concise Cardiac Surgery: A Complete Guide comprehensively covers a range of techniques used in cardiac surgery. It is therefore, an ideal resource for the trainee and practising cardiac surgeon seeking a practically focused text detailing how to apply the latest techniques and evidence-based approaches in their day-to-day practice.
Shahzad G. Raja graduated from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. He carried out his basic surgical training at Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. He passed M.R.C.S. from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001 and Intercollegiate Board Examination in Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2009. Dr. Raja received his specialist training in cardiothoracic surgery within the Glasgow University Hospitals, Harefield Hospital, and Great Ormond Street Hospital. He currently works as a consultant cardiac surgeon at Harefield Hospital, London. His interests lie in medical writing, undergraduate teaching, medical education, and clinical research. Dr. Raja has a special interest in assessing the impact of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in improving outcomes.