Jon Kobashigawa, MD, is the DSL/Thomas D. Gordon professor of Medicine, director of the Advanced Heart Disease Section, director of the Heart Transplant Program and the associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute as well as the associate director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
He received his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and earned his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He is a past president of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, past chair of the American College of Cardiology Committee on Heart Failure and Transplantation, and past member of the United Network of Organ Sharing National Thoracic Committee.
Dr. Kobashigawa is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in heart transplantation. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and monographs in the field of heart failure and transplantation and has chaired several multicenter clinical studies. Dr. Kobashigawa has organized and chaired several International Consensus Conferences to discuss pertinent questions regarding heart failure and heart transplant. He lectures at universities around the world and has mentored several young physicians who have ascended to important academic positions throughout the country.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of both pathophysiological and practical aspects of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal support. The basics of ECMO, including its history, the “ECMO team”, cannulation, materials, and blood-surface interactions, are first discussed. The various indications for and particular characteristics of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal life support are then described in detail in the main part of the book. Patient care during ECMO and monitoring of the ECMO patient are also carefully covered, with explanation of the management of technical and clinical complications and transport-related problems. Further topics include long-term therapy options beyond ECMO, such as ventricular assist devices and transplants, outcome, the new frontiers of ECMO for organ procurement and future challenges.
The authors are well-known experts in the field whose authoritative contributions and attention to practical aspects will be invaluable for novices and experienced practitioners alike.
Featuring contributions from leaders in the fields of heart failure, cardiac transplantation, cardiac pathology, and cardiovascular molecular research, Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation is a valuable compendium for cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, researchers, trainees, and students.
Dr. Philip Podrid, the primary author, is an academic cardiologist and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Boston University School of Medicine and a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. He has taught ECG interpretation for more than 35 years to medical students, house staff (interns and residents), cardiology fellows, physicians, nurses, and EMTs.Volume 4: Arrhythmias
Volume 4, Arrhythmias--Part A: Core Cases presents 62 cases that are fundamental to the understanding and diagnosis of arrhythmias. Included are rhythm disorders involving the sinus node, those generated by the atrial myocardium, those involving the AV node or junction, and those that originate within the ventricular myocardium.
An additional 58 cases for further study are available in a separate digital edition,Volume 4, Arrhythmias–Part B: Practice Cases.