Section 1. Aorta Disease
Section 2. Arrhythmias
Section 3. Cardiac Tumors
Section 4. Coronary Insufficiency
Section 5. Congenital Heart Disease
Section 6. Endovascular Therapies
Section 7. Heart Failure
Section 8. Heart Transplantation
Section 9. Mechanical Circulatory Support
Section 10. Pericardial Disease
Section 11. Pulmonary Embolism
Section 12. Valvular Heart Disease
This clinical casebook is comprised of surgical cases involving the most important cardiovascular diseases in a concise, easy-to-ready format (5x8 in trim size, like other titles in this burgeoning, informal product line in the Springer clinical medicine program).Each chapter is a case that opens with a unique clinical presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management techniques used to treat it, as well as questions and answers (between 8 and 10) about relevant aspects related to the diagnosis and treatment of the addressed disease. The Q&A section will broaden discussion and increase the title's pedagogical value.
The casebook features 40 surgical cases in the following thematic areas: Aortic Disease, Arrhythmias, Cardiac Tumors, Coronary Insufficiency, Congenital Heart Disease, Endovascular Therapies, Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Pericardial Disease, Pulmonary Embolism and Valvular Heart Disease.
This book will be prepared by the Brazilian Department for Academic Leagues of Cardiovascular Surgery, within the Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery (BSCVS). This department is the section within BSCVS that consists of the academic leagues of cardiovascular surgery from each university throughout the country. In Brazil, medical academic leagues are organizations that gathers students, interns and residents to discuss a certain topic and promote research and teaching-oriented extra-class activities, supervised by a group of professors. Thus trainees will have involvement in writing the chapters and the senior professor supervisors will edit and finalize the work. Basically, each chapter is written by an intern or resident and, ultimately, his/her supervisor. As the books volume editors, doctors Almeida and Jatene will have final responsibility for the cases and overall manuscript.
Fabio Biscegli Jatene: Graduated in Medicine at ABC Faculty of Medicine (1978), PhD and Associate Professor at University of Sao Paulo Medical School (FMUSP). Currently, Full Professor at Cardiovascular Surgery Discipline at FMUSP and President of SBCCV.
Rui Manuel de Sousa Sequeira Antunes de Almeida: Graduated in Medicine at Federal University of Parana (1980). Residence at Evangelic University Hospital of Curitiba (1981-1984), Cardiac Surgery (1988-1993) at The Great Ormond Street Hospital, London - S.H.O (1985 - 1986), Honorary Research Fellow (1987) National Heart Hospital, London - Registrar (1986 - 1987). M.Sc. (1993) and Ph.D. (2000) at Federal University of Parana. Head Cardiac Surgeon (1993 - Present) at ICCOP. Associated Professor of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery (1995 - Present) at UNIOESTE. Medical School Dean (2008- Present) at FAG - Assis Gourgacz Faculty. Professor (2012-13) at Federal University of Parana. Board Member and President of the Endovascular Department (2010-13), Scientific Director (2014-15) and Vice-President (2016-17) at Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery.