By Richard A. Hopkins M.D. (auth.)
A significant want of all cardiologists and surgeons concerned with the appliance of allograft tissue to cardiac surgical reconstructions is met by means of this detailed atlas. step-by-step, it rigorously describes the approaches fascinated about buying, sterilizing, and cryo-preserving allograft valves in addition to the surgical procedure utilized in left and correct ventricular outflow tract reconstructions. the entire info had to practice the reconstructions is given, together with appropriate references and acceptable diversifications in approach. first-class illustrations accompany the outline of surgical method. the entire ideas are according to vintage ways, yet assimilate the authors' variations arrived at via significant event. The wealth of references, illustrations and services during this quantity make it a necessary asset for all cardiac surgeons.
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