Dr. Kaiser, author of one of the leading textbooks in the field ( Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery ) together with his colleague, Dr. Singhal, have written a mini-textbook of essential information for residents and junior attendings. The focus is on practical, what you need to know information only the most relevant references are included for further reading and, of these, the most pertinent are highlighted for the readers attention. Written by only two persons, this book has a refreshing single voice throughout that is rare in the literature. The design is highly visual and functional--each chapter begins with a bulleted list of key points of learning objectives for the chapter crucial facts, mnemonics, are arranged in boxes and post-it note illustrations, photographs, and tables abound.
Delivers essential guidance in an economical and user-friendly format.
Addresses hot topics such as minimal access surg ery, perioperative care of the thoracic patient, bronchogenic cancers, and surgery for emphysema.
Begins each chapter with a bulleted list of key points, and offers crucial facts and mnemonics inside.
Offers an abundance of illustrations, photographs.
Presents only the most relevant references, highlighting particularly important ones for the reader's attention.