Diagnosis and Treatment of Aortic Diseases

Diagnosis and Treatment of Aortic Diseases

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The definite treatment ofaortic disorders goes back to the resection ofisthmic coarctation by Clarence Crafoord in 1944. It took another third of a century until all portionsofthe aortabecameaccessible to highly standardized surgery. This progress, delayed as it was in relation to most other cardiovascular in- terventions, depended on the availability of safe protective methods for the heart and central nervous system, of reliable vascular grafts and atraumatic instruments, novel suture material and tissue adhesives. The development ofadvanced surgical techniques went hand in hand with, and depended upon, the emergence of proper diagnostic tools, starting with aortography andultimately culminating inCT-scanning, transesophageal echo- cardiography and magnetic resonance imaging. These tools now allow for the rational planning and conductofany aortic intervention which may be surgical or, more recently, catheter-guided. Nienaber's and Fattori's new book aptly is addressing both the diagnos- tic procedure as well as the treatment of aortic disease.
The authors are well known experts in the fields of advanced diagnostics of aortic pathology, both spearheading a remarkably innovative group of aortic interventionalists as well. On account of their expertise, their chapters are able to answer any question rising in conjunction with these subjects.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 284 pages
  • 160 x 241.3 x 17.8mm | 635.04g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • XII, 284 p.
  • 0792355172
  • 9780792355175

Table of contents

Foreword; H.B. Borst. Preface. 1. Aortic Dissection; C.A. Nienaber. 2. Aortic Aneurysm; A. Evangelista, et al. 3. Surgical Treatment of Aortic Aneurysm; J.I. Fann, D.C. Miller. 4. Inherited Disorders of the Aorta; D.M. Milewicz. 5. Aortic Trauma; R. Fattori, A. Pierangeli. 6. Aortitis; T. Suzuki. 7. Etiology and Pathology of the Aortic Arch Malformations; C. Frescura, G. Thiene. Index.
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Review quote

`References are both comprehensive and unusually current. This is an excellent volume to find information about aortic pathology, particularly of the thoracic aorta. It also has a good discussion of modern diagnostic techniques ... will be of most value to cardiologists, interventionalists, and pathologists rather than surgeons.'
Journal of Vascular Surgery (March 2000)
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