Applied basic science

Joanna Chikwe, David Tom Cooke and Aaron Weiss

in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199642830
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742842 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Surgery

Applied basic science

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Surface anatomy - Thoracic bony cage - Thoracic incisions - Mediastinum - Cardiac chambers - Cardiac valves - Coronary arteries and veins - Lung anatomy - Anatomy of the esophagus - Thoracic vessels - Vascular anatomy and pathology - Myocardium - The electrocardiogram - Cardiac function - Circulation - Regulation of blood pressure - Lung and esophageal physiology - Renal homeostasis - Blood - Ischemic heart disease - Ischemia–reperfusion injury - Pathology of heart failure - Valvular heart disease - Infective endocarditis - Pericardial pathology - Cardiac neoplasms

Anatomy of the chest wall, airways, lungs and pleura, and esophagus are described in more detail on pp–. Embryology is described on pp–.

Chapter.  17453 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiothoracic Surgery ; Preclinical Medicine

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