Cardiothoracic surgery

Matthew D. Gardiner and Neil R. Borley

in Training in Surgery

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199204755
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753145 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Speciality Training

Cardiothoracic surgery

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This chapter begins by discussing the basic principles of cardiac physiology and respiratory physiology, before focusing on the key areas of knowledge, namely congenital heart disease, coronary artery bypass grafting, heart valve disease, thoracic aortic dissection, thoracic aortic aneurysm, miscellaneous cardiac and mediastinal conditions, lung cancer, and miscellaneous thoracic conditions. The chapter concludes with relevant case-based discussions.

Chapter.  10431 words. 

Subjects: Professional Development in Medicine ; Cardiothoracic Surgery

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