By Yves Glock (auth.), Marco Picichè (eds.)

The publication offers a transparent assessment of some of the examine phases of cardiac surgical procedure, interventional cardiology, and cardiac anesthesia. It additionally bargains with fresh advances in minimally invasive surgical procedure, robot surgical procedure, and lots of different ideas brought during this box. despite the fact that, goal of this quantity is not just to explain the evolution of the self-discipline, but in addition to offer the party of revisiting previous and forgotten principles which may be used effectively additionally these days if supported by means of smooth applied sciences. With contributions by way of well known overseas specialists, the quantity may be a truly useful gizmo for college kids, citizens, cardiac surgical procedure and anesthesia execs, cardiologists, biomedical engineers, and researchers.

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Piciche` 14 Joseph Lister (1827–1912) was the father of surgical antisepsis [7]. Before Lister’s discoveries, nearly every wound became infected and suppurated. Following Pasteur’s lead he chose phenol (carbolic acid) rather than dry heat to ensure adequate sterilization during surgery. Lister developed his theories on surgical antisepsis by examining infected surgical wounds, performing experiments, and applying the results clinically. At first, the scientific community rejected his ideas and at the third meeting of the American Surgical Association he encountered strong opposition.

A grenadier of the Imperial Guard, Chapron, pierced by a sword was, according to Larrey, the first documented case of survival after opening of the pericardium [18]. At the same time, a famous English surgeon, George Guthrie (1785–1856), a ‘‘British Larrey’’, also questioned the lethality of cardiac wounds: ‘‘Wounds of the heart are for the most part immediately fatal. Many persons have however been known to live for hours, nay days and even weeks. That the heart when wounded is capable of recovery in a few rare instances is indisputable’’ [19].

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