Weare entering an especially prolific era in reporting and publishing clinical experiences with cardiac valve replacement. A voluminous litera- ture on this subject is already in existence, emanating from clinicians, surgeons, bioengineers, and other scientists. Additionally, information presented at heart valve symposia in the form of bound collections reaches the shelves of the medical book stores every year. This activity reflects the dynamic state of cardiac valve technology, highlighted by the introduction each year of new valve designs that often utilize new materials. As a result, the authors recognized the need to update their book The Pacemaker and Valve Identification Guide, separating the contents into two volumes dealing with pacemakers* and cardiac valve technology. For this Guide to Prosthetic Cardiac Valves, we have gathered a group of recognized authorities in the field, all of whom have contributed in- depth analysis in their areas of expertise. New material dealing with the preoperative and postoperative care ofthe heart valve patient, pathol- ogy of cardiac valves, bioengineering problems of cardiac valve technol- ogy, and separate chapters on valve implantation in children and ultra- sonography have been added. Chapter 3, "The Radiology of Prosthetic Heart Valves," we feel will be particularly helpful to the physician in identifying a prosthetic valve and revealing the most likely complica- tions. Chapter 10 is an atlas with descriptions to supply the reader with the essential features of the various prostheses when he or she is faced with a new patient bearing an implanted cardiac valve.
1 The Development of Artificial Heart Valves: Introduction and Historical Perspective.- 2 The Evaluation of Patients for Prosthetic Valve Implantation.- Mitral Stenosis.- Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation.- Nonrheumatic Mitral Regurgitation.- Combined Mitral Stenosis and Regurgitation.- Aortic Stenosis.- Aortic Regurgitation.- Combined Aortic Stenosis and Regurgitation.- Combined Mitral and Aortic Valve Disease.- Tricuspid Valve Disease.- Pulmonic Valve Disease.- Summary.- References.- 3 The Radiology of Prosthetic Heart Valves.- Preoperative Patient Selection.- Postoperative Evaluation.- Radiographic Identification of Prosthetic Valves.- Radiographic Evaluation Following Valve Replacement.- Complications of Prosthetic Valves.- Magnetic Resonance Imaging.- Summary.- References.- 4 Ultrasonography of Cardiac Valves.- Noninvasive Techniques.- Mechanical Prostheses.- Bioprostheses.- Left Ventricular Dysfunction.- References.- 5 Surgical Aspects of Valve Implantation.- Types of Artificial Heart Valves.- Complications of Valve Substitutes.- Technical Principles of Valve Replacement.- References.- 6 Postoperative Management of Patients with Implanted Valvular Prostheses.- Early Postoperative Management.- Long-Term Management of Patients with Valvular Prostheses.- References.- 7 Prosthetic Cardiac Valves in Children.- The Mitral Valve in Children.- The Aortic Valve in Children.- The Pulmonary Valve in Children.- The Tricuspid Valve in Children.- The Choice of Prosthetic Valves for Children.- Prosthetic Valves in Children-An Overview.- Acknowledgment.- 8 Pathology of Cardiac Valve Replacement.- Early Postoperative Pathology.- Late Pathologic Features.- Prosthesis-Associated Complications.- Analysis of Explanted Specimens.- Acknowledgment.- References.- 9 Bioengineering of Mechanical and Biological Heart Valve Substitutes.- Dynamic Valve Motion Analysis.- In Vitro Hydrodynamic Characteristics.- Results.- Discussion.- Acknowledgment.- References.- Appendix-Theory.- 10 Cardiac Valve Identification Atlas and Guide.- Coratomic.- Cutter.- Edwards.- Daggett.- Hancock.- Hemex Scientific.- Medical Engineering.- Medical Incorporated.- Medtronic.- Mitral Medical.- Pemco.- St. Jude Medical.- Sao Paulo Heart Institute.- Shiley.- Sutter.- Valve Research.
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Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985