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This book on the care of pediatric cardiac surgical patients provides a much-needed quick reference source for the commonly encountered problems in this rapidly developing field of cardiac surgery. No attempt is made to provide an exhaustive review of the subject, but the state of the art as practiced at Children's Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) in Boston, is presented with lucidity and brevity. A manual of preoperative and postoperative care has been used at CHMC for many years and succeeding generations of residents have contributed to the evolution of this book.
It is divided into four parts, which cover preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management and also the treatment of postoperative complications. An excellent brief introductory chapter describes the current surgical approach at CHMC to the more common congenital anomalies with clear explanatory diagrams that will be helpful to the novice in the field. Emphasis is placed throughout the book on
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