Now in its 4th edition, "Kirklin/Barratt-Boyes Cardiac Surgery" remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of adult and pediatric cardiac surgery. This dynamic medical reference thoroughly and systematically covers the full range of new and classic surgical procedures - including the latest alternate and minimally invasive surgical techniques - and presents the up-to-date clinical evidence you need to make effective management decisions. "This is simply the best cardiac surgery reference available. The authorities who wrote the book ensure its success. Every page is meticulously written and the detailed illustrations support the text well, and references provide the opportunity for further reading on specific topics." - Sotiris Stamou, MD, Ph.D(University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics) Doody 4 stars!