9780945903635

State of the Heart: The Practical Guide to Your Heart and Heart Surgery

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    9780945903635

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    0945903634

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-04-01
  • Publisher: Write Stuff Enterprises Inc

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Summary

Heart and Heart Surgery is the ultimate source of information for heart patients, their families, and everyone concerned with heart health. Chapters include:
-- The Dawn of Open Heart Surgery
-- Signs and Symptoms of Heart Problems
-- Diagnosis
-- Coronary Bypass
-- Transplants, Heart Assist Devices, and the Future
-- Arrhythmias, Pacemakers, and Defibrillators
-- Aneurysms and Other Blood Vessel Problems
-- Recovery After Heart Surgery, Second Bypass Operations

All this valuable information is presented in an easy-to-understand format. Technical terms are bolded and defined within text margins for easy reference and are also included in a comprehensive glossary. A helpful appendix on the drugs available to treat heart patients describes what is likely to be prescribed and the potential effects.

Table of Contents

Foreword x
C. Everett Koop
Acknowledgements xii
Contributors xiv
The Dawn of Open Heart Surgery
16(16)
The Early Days
17(1)
The Heart-Lung Machine
18(2)
The Roller Pump (Dr. Michael DeBakey)
20(1)
The Dodrill Pump
21(1)
Cross-Circulation
21(1)
C. Walton Lillehei's Legacy
22(2)
John Kirklin's Heart-Lung Machine
24(4)
Denton Cooley: Inventor and Pioneer Surgeon
28(2)
Nikolay Amosov: Heart Surgeon and Public Servant in the U.S.S.R.
30(2)
The Normal Heart
32(12)
The Right Side of the Heart
33(1)
The Heart As a Muscle
34(2)
The Left Side of the Heart
36(1)
Blood Pressure
36(1)
The Blood
37(1)
The Electrical Conduction System
38(1)
The Cardiac Cycle
38(1)
The Coronary Arteries
39(1)
What You Should Know About Your Heart During Pregnancy
40(4)
Dr. Pamela Gordon
Staying Healthy
44(14)
Smoking
45(1)
High Blood Pressure
45(1)
High Cholesterol
45(2)
Vitamin E and the Heart
47(1)
Exercise
48(1)
Stress
48(1)
Diabetes
49(1)
Nutrition for a Healthy Heart
49(3)
Dr. Morrison Bethea
Wine, Alcohol, and the Heart
52(5)
Dr. R. Curtis Ellison
Antibiotic Protection for Dental Surgery
57(1)
Signs and Symptoms of Heart Problems
58(14)
History and Physical Exam
59(1)
Chest Pain
59(1)
Angina Pectoris
60(1)
Heart Attack
61(1)
Difficulty Breathing
61(1)
Coughing Up Blood
62(1)
Fatigue
62(1)
Swelling
62(1)
Pleural Effusion
63(1)
Fainting
64(1)
Vasovagal Fainting and Dizziness
64(1)
Palpitations
65(1)
Skin Color
66(1)
Shock
67(1)
Changes in Vision, Strength & Speech
67(1)
Leg Pain
67(1)
Your Visit to the Cardiologist
68(4)
Dr. John O'Connell
Diagnosing a Problem
72(12)
Electrocardiogram
73(1)
Exercise Stress Test
73(1)
Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Monitoring
74(1)
Echocardiography
74(1)
Exercise Echocardiogram
75(1)
The Chest X-Ray
76(1)
Chest Computed Tomography
76(1)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
77(1)
Nuclear Perfusion Tests
77(2)
Pyrophosphate Technetium-99m Scanning
79(1)
MUGA Scan
79(1)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
79(1)
Doppler Ultrasonography
80(1)
Blood Tests
80(1)
Arterial and Venous Oxygen Level
81(1)
Cholesterol Level
82(1)
Second Opinions
82(2)
What Is Cardiac Catheterization?
84(12)
Experimenting on Himself
85(1)
Catheters Today
86(1)
The Coronary Angiogram
87(1)
Therapeutic Cardiac Catheterization
88(4)
How to Choose a Cardiac Surgeon
92(4)
Dr. Julie Swain
Heart Problems of Infants and Children
96(14)
Diagnosing a Congenital Heart Defect
99(1)
Ventricular Septal Defect
100(1)
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
100(1)
Sir Barratt-Boyes: Opening Heart Surgery Down Under
101(1)
Atrial Septal Defect
102(1)
Coarctation of the Aorta
103(1)
Transposition of the Great Arteries
103(1)
Tetralogy of Fallot
104(1)
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
105(1)
Congenital Aortic Stenosis
106(1)
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
106(2)
Ectopia Cordis
108(1)
Thoracopagus Twins
108(2)
Coronary Artery Disease and Treatment Options
110(20)
The Coronary Bypass Evolves
112(2)
First Coronary Artery Bypass
114(2)
Drs. Dudley Johnson
Michael DeBakey
Coronary Artery Disease Today
116(1)
Coronary Artery Anatomy
116(1)
What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?
116(1)
Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease
117(1)
Heart Attack & Heart Failure
117(1)
Dissolving Blood Clots During Heart Attacks
118(1)
Dr. James Marsh
Medical Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease
118(1)
Interventional Therapy
119(1)
Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
120(1)
Coronary Bypass Grafting
121(1)
Complications of Heart Attacks Requiring Heart Surgery
121(1)
Left Ventricular Aneurysm
121(1)
Post-Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Septal Defect
122(1)
Mitral Valve Replacement for Papillary Muscle Rupture
123(1)
Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
124(2)
Drs. Lawrence Cohn
Sary Aranki
Women, Race, and Coronary Artery Surgery
126(4)
Dr. Renee S. Hartz
The Coronary Bypass: Operation and Recovery
130(18)
The Choice of Conduits for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
132(2)
The Heart Operation
134(2)
Placing the Graft
136(1)
The Postoperative Intensive Care Unit
137(1)
Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
138(1)
Complications from Coronary Bypass Surgery
139(1)
Strokes During or After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
140(1)
The Postoperative Exercise Stress Test
141(1)
Common Postoperative Complaints
141(3)
Strokes, Carotid Artery Disease, and Coronary Bypass Surgery
144(2)
Dr. Cary Akins
Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Revascularization
146(2)
Dr. Michael Mack
Heart Valve Problems
148(30)
Before the Heart-Lung Machine
149(2)
The Advent of the Heart-Lung Machine
151(1)
Albert Starr and the Starr-Edwards Valve
152(2)
Human Valves Used in Other Humans
154(1)
Donald Ross: The Valve Pioneer
154(2)
Alain Carpentier
156(1)
Modern Heart Valve Therapy
156(2)
Prolapsed Mitral Valve
158(1)
Aortic Valve Disease
158(2)
Mitral Valve Disease
160(1)
Tricuspid Valve Disease
161(2)
Pulmonary Valve Disease
163(1)
Heart Valve Surgery Repair Versus Replacement
164(1)
Heart Valve Replacement
164(2)
The Heart Valve Operation
166(2)
Robotic Heart Valve Surgery: Is This Reality or Myth?
168(4)
Dr. Randolph Chitwood
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery
172(2)
Drs. Delos Cosgrove
A. Marc Gillinov
Tissue Engineering of Cardiac Valves and Arteries
174(2)
Dr. John Mayer
Diet Pills and Heart Valve Problems
176(2)
Dr. Larry Stephenson
Advanced Heart Failure: Transplants, Heart Assist Devices, and the Future
178(26)
The History of Heart Transplants
179(1)
The First Heart Transplant
180(2)
Dr. Christiaan Barnard
The First Successful Heart-Lung Transplant
182(1)
Dr. Bruce Reitz
Heart and Lung Transplants
182(1)
Heart Transplants
183(2)
Heart Assist and Artificial Hearts
185(1)
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
185(1)
Adrian Kantrowitz: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
185(1)
Artificial Hearts
186(1)
Artificial Hearts Today
187(1)
Denton Cooley
187(1)
The Mechanical Heart
188(1)
Dr. Willem Kolff
Ventricular Assist Devices
188(2)
Batista Procedure
190(1)
Skeletal Muscle Cardiac Assist
191(1)
Cardiomyoplasty and Aortomyoplasty
192(3)
Dr. Michael Acker
Building a Heart Pump from Your Back Muscle
195(1)
Dr. Charles Bridges
State of the Art in Mechanical Heart Assist Devices
196(2)
Dr. O. Howard Frazier
Cardiac Reconstruction for Heart Failure
198(1)
Dr. Patrick McCarthy
Gene Therapy
199(1)
Dr. Todd Rosengart
The Future in Artificial Heart Technology
200(2)
Dr. Stephen Westaby
Heart Cell Transplantation for the Failing Heart
202(2)
Drs. Terrence Yau
Ren-Ke Li
Richard Weisel
Donald Mickle
Arrhythmias, Pacemakers, and Defibrillators
204(16)
Pacemakers
205(1)
Heart Pacemakers
206(1)
The First Practical Pacemaker
207(1)
Earl Bakken
The Single-Chamber Pacemaker
208(1)
Denton Cooley: Building His Own Defibrillator
209(1)
Dual-Chamber Pacemakers
210(1)
Ake Senning and the First Implantable Pacemaker
211(1)
Pacemakers for Atrial Tachyarrhythmias
212(1)
Surgery for Pacemakers
212(2)
Managing Arrhythmias
214(4)
Drs. Marc Meissner
Randy Lieberman
Surgery for the Irregular Heartbeat
218(2)
Dr. James Cox
Aneurysms and Other Blood Vessel Problems
220(14)
The Development of Vascular Surgery
222(1)
Dacron: Michael DeBakey's Surprise Success
222(1)
Aortic Aneurysms
223(2)
Catheter or Stent Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms
225(1)
Aortic Dissection
226(1)
Traumatic Aortic Rupture
227(1)
Atherosclerotic Disease of the Aorta and its Branches
227(1)
Blood Clots in Veins
228(1)
Varicose Veins
229(1)
Stent-Grafts: Avoiding Major Aortic Surgery
230(3)
Dr. D. Craig Miller
Surgery of the Thoracic Aorta
233(1)
Dr. Nicholas Kouchoukos
Heart Surgery in the Elderly
234(8)
Erectile Dysfunction, Viagra, and Heart Disease
237(5)
Dr. C.B. Dhabuwala
Recovery After Heart Surgery and A Second Bypass Operation... Will You Need It? When?
242(10)
Transfer from the ICU
243(1)
Discharge Home
243(1)
Surgical Wounds
244(1)
Recovery at Home
244(4)
Recovery from Coronary Bypass Surgery
248(1)
Recovery from Heart Valve Surgery
248(1)
Cardiac Rehabilitation
248(1)
Formal Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs after Heart Surgery or Heart Attacks
249(1)
The Second Bypass Operation: Will I Need It? When?
249(1)
Bypass Grafts Closing
250(1)
The Second Operation
250(1)
You Can Help
251(1)
References for Selected Chapters 252(6)
Common Drugs for Heart Patients 258(4)
Glossary 262(12)
Index 274

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