Surgical Options for the Treatment of Heart Failure

  • Roy G. Masters

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 225)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Naranjan S. Dhalla, Jingwei Wang, Xiaobing Guo
    Pages 1-13
  3. John A. Elefteriades, George Tellides, Habib Samady, Meher Yepremyan, Umer Darr, Franz J. Th. Wackers et al.
    Pages 15-31
  4. Jeffrey D. Hosenpud, Leah E. Bennett, Berkeley M. Keck, Bennie Fiol, Mark M. Boucek, Richard J. Novick
    Pages 93-116
  5. Joe Helou, Robert L. Kormos
    Pages 117-135
  6. Vinay Badhwar, David Francischelli, Ray C-J. Chiu
    Pages 137-156
  7. Richard J. Kaplon, Patrick M. McCarthy
    Pages 157-164
  8. Farah N. K. Bhatti, John Wallwork
    Pages 165-173
  9. Tofy Mussivand, Paul J. Hendry, Roy G. Masters, Wilbert J. Keon
    Pages 175-186
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 187-198

About this book


Despite the significant decline in heart disease mortaht>' rates over the last 25 years, heart failure has remained a significant problem. We are now confronted with large numbers of terminally ill patients for whom conventional therapies for heart failure have been exhausted and for whom repeated hospital visits are necessary. There now is a major thrust towards a management strategy which embraces a comprehensive approach including vigorous preventive measures and earlier surgical interventions. This book outlines the major surgical options for the treatment of heart failure and brings together a very broad base of opinions with contributions from several outstanding individuals. With the improved knowledge and techniques to control rejection, transplantation has become the central pillar in the surgical management of this group of patients. Unfortunately, because of limited donor supply the teclmique cannot be applied to large numbers of patients. A great deal of excitement, however, exists in the potential for xenotransplantation as a supplement to homotransplantation. The use of cardiac assist devices has become a reality with several hundred LVADS and BiVADS implanted throughout the world and cardiac replacement with total artificial hearts continues to be used successfully as a bridge to transplantation. We are on the thieshold of the broad application of assist devices to provide prolonged relief of heart failure and restore patients to an ambulatoiy home environment and hopefully return to the work force in significant numbers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roy G. Masters
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiac SurgeryUniversity of Ottawa Heart InstituteOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6130-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-585-29191-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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