Heart Substitutes: Mechanical and Transplant
Heart Substitutes surveys the impressive developments of the past decade in repairing or replacing the sick heart. It is divided into four parts, dealing with prosthetic heart valves, extracorporeal circulation, mechanical hearts, and cardiac transplantation.
The discussion on the physical characterization, hemodynamic performance and thrombogenic tendencies of prosthetic valves contains much information and it is well done. However, the chapters on clinical evaluation tend...