A brand-new team of editors and a multitude of new international contributors have completely revamped and updated Sabiston and Spencer's classic reference work. The result is today's only comprehensive, up-to-date collection of all essential clinical knowledge in cardiac and thoracic surgery. The contents have been reorganized into three major sections-Adult Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery. And, more than 50 new chapters have been added to reflect important changes within this rapidly evolving field, including both surgical and medical therapeutic approaches. More than 1,500 illustrations, nearly all of them new to this edition, help to clarify key concepts. * Features a new organization into three major sections-Adult Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery-that makes information * Covers hot new topics in thoracic surgery including minimal invasive treatment of lung cancer 302225 multimodal therapy for esophageal cancer 302225 innovative therapies and technology in thoracic surgery 302225 and endoscopic treatment of thoracic disease. * Explores new developments in adult cardiac surgery, such as catheter-based treatment of coronary disease 302225 advances in cardiac pacing and pacemakers 302225 valve replacement therapy 302225 Left Ventricular Assist Devices 302225 and bypass grafting for coronary * Addresses important new areas of pediatric cardiac surgery, such as cardiac catheterization and catheter-based interventions 302225 transposition of the great arteries 302225 congenital anomalies of the mitral valve 302225 surgery for arrhythmias 302225 and pacemakers in children.