Part I. General Practical Techniques.- Chapter 1. Closure of Skin Incisions.- Chapter 2. Securing Cannulae and Chest Tubes Connections.- Chapter 3. Pleural Effusions.- Chapter 4. Insertion and Removal of Chest Tubes.- Part II. Thoracic Surgical Procedures and Techniques.- Chapter 5. Thoracotomy.- Chapter 6. Closure of Thoracotomy.- Chapter 7. Chronic Pleural Empyema.- Chapter 8. Pleurodesis.- Chapter 9. Repair of Isolated Sternal Fracture.- Part III. Cardiac Surgery Procedures and Techniques.- Chapter 10. Pericardial Effusions and Cardiac Tamponade.- Chapter 11. Use of Non-Reversed Saphenous Vein Grafts.- Chapter 12. Patching of Left Main Coronary Artery.- Chapter 13. Lymphocele After Vein Harvesting.- Chapter 14. Placement of Temporary Epicardial Pacer Leads.- Chapter 15. Tricuspid Valve Replacement with Pacer Lead Present.- Chapter 16. Removal of Atrial Myxoma.- Chapter 17. Repair of Postoperative Sternal Wound Dehiscence with Mediastinatis.- Chapter 18. Prevention of Postoperative Sternal Dehiscence in Obese Patients.- Part IV. Cardiology and Electrophysiology Advances.- Chapter 19. Techniques for Endocardial Pacemaker/Defibrillator Leads Implant Not Available to Cardiologists.- Chapter 20. The Transthoracic Transatrial Approach.- Chapter 21. The Internal Jugular Approach.- Chapter 22. Infracardiac Defibrillator Lead Implant.- Chapter 23. Standby for Cardiology Pacemaker / Defibrillator Leads Removal.- Part V. Vascular Surgery Procedures and Techniques.- Chapter 24. Subclavian Vein Thrombosis (Paget-Schroetter Syndrome).- Chapter 25. Extended Incision to Expose the Innominate Vein.
Significant changes have taken place in the realm of cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery during the last five to ten years. Many new operative procedures have been developed which remain relatively unknown to cardiothoracic surgeons. This practical manual covers a wide variety of these new processes, several of which are interventions offered to cardiologists practicing in the field of electrophysiology who are unaware that these interventions exist and can help them in situations they cannot solve. It includes general practical techniques; cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery procedures; and advances in cardiology and electrophysiology. Throughout the book, illustrations accompany the technical descriptions and show in step-by-step detail how to perform the operations and various procedures using proper equipment. Cardiothoracic Surgical Procedures and Techniques: A Practical Manual is an essential resource for physicians and related professionals, residents, fellows, physician assistants (PA), and graduate students in cardiology, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and vascular surgery.
Dr. J. Ernesto Molina is a native of Guatemala. He graduated from Medical School at the Universidad de San Carlos de Borromeo in Guatemala Summa Cum Laude, receiving the Gold Medal "Flores Award" for his Graduate Thesis. He was Resident and Instructor of Surgery at University Hospital in Guatemala and Recipient of the German Scholarship from the Deutscher Akademisher Austaushdienst at the University of Dusseldorf. He completed his Surgery Residency in General and Cardiothoracic Surgery along with Training in Cardiac Pathology and Physiology and a Ph.D. in Surgery from the University of Minnesota. He is currently Full Professor of Surgery and Emeritus Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.