Comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease
Transplantation and Mechanical Support for End-Stage Heart and Lung Disease is the most comprehensive and contemporary textbook available that addresses the medical and surgical treatment options for patients with end-stage heart and lung disease. All facets of these complex and resource-intensive therapies are covered by leading experts — including the basics of transplant immunology, databases, regulatory and ethical aspects of transplantation and conventional and new modalities of donor organ harvest.
Transplantation and Mechanical Support for End-Stage Heart and Lung Disease includes further information on topics such as:
• Historical developments that facilitated heart and lung transplantation; engineering advances in continuous flow technologies
• Transplant organizations, oversight, structure, process, databases and registries in the thoracic transplants and MCS field
• Current strategies in immune modulation, desensitization protocols and mechanisms of allograft rejection and tolerance/immunosenescence
• Detailed descriptions of donor and recipient surgical procedures as well as comprehensive implantation techniques for all available short- and long-term mechanical circulatory support devices, including ECMO
• Organ allocation and prioritization, donor evaluation, high risk donors, marginal donors, and risk assessment
Richly enhanced with summary tables and color illustrations to provide an engaging and supportive learning experience, the book will serve as a highly valuable source of contemporary knowledge for medical students, residents, nurses, perfusionists, physicians and surgeons involved in the care of these desperately ill group of patients.
“This comprehensive book covers all aspects of advanced heart and lung failure treatment, including shock, short-term and durable mechanical assistance, as well as transplantation. The in-depth information will be welcome by newcomers in the field as well as seasoned veterans.”
—Andreas Zuckermann, M.D Vice-Chair, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Director of Cardiac Transplantation Program, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital
“This comprehensive tour-de-force compendium covers practical issues of clinical administration, program development, care pathways, ongoing challenges and opportunities in each treatment area as a must go-to reference for guidance in the rapidly evolving fields of mechanical circulatory support and transplantation.”
—Mandeep R. Mehra, MBBS, MSc, FRCP Executive Director, Center for Advanced Heart Disease, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
“This unique textbook authored by key opinion leaders is a refreshing ???wind of change??? in our field, one that will well serve all professionals involved in the care of end-stage heart and lung patients for many years to come.”
—Marcelo Cypel MD, MSc, FACS, FRCSC Surgical Director Ajmera Transplant Centre at UHN , University of Toronto
• Yaron D. Barac, M.D, Ph.D Associate Professor of Surgery and Cardiovascular Physiology; Director of the Heart and Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Programs; Director of The Cardiothoracic Surgery Translational Research Lab. The Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
• Scott C. Silvestry, M.D Co-Executive Medical Director, Heart, Lung, and Vascular Institute. Surgical Director, Thoracic Transplant Programs. AdventHealth Transplant Institute, AdventHealth Orlando.
• Mani A. Daneshmand, M.D Andrew J. McKelvey Professor of Lung Transplant Surgery. Director, Section of Thoracic Transplant and MCS Surgery. Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine.
• Daniel J. Goldstein, M.D Professor and Vice-Chair, Surgical Director, Cardiac Transplantation & Mechanical Assistance Programs, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.