Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

This WikiBook will develop into a comprehensive reference for adult cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.


The Scientific Foundations of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Medicine

Evaluation of the Cardiac Patient

Intraoperative and Postoperative Care in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Advanced Diagnostic Methods in Cardiovascular Medicine

  • ECG
  • MRI
  • PET
  • Echocardiography
  • Plain x-ray
  • Laboratory Tests
  • Radionuclide Imaging


  • Introduction
  • Tachycardia
  • Bradycardia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • His Bundle Arrhythmias
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Bundle Branch Block
  • Hemiblock
  • Nonspecific Intraventricular Conduction Defects
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome

Ischemic Heart Disease

Heart Failure

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cor Pulmonale
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Heart Transplantation


  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Noninfective Endocarditis

Pericardial Disease

  • Pericarditis

Valvular Disease

  • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Surgical Management of Aortic Valve Disease
    • Pulmonic Valve Disease
      • Surgical Management of Pulmonic Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Surgical Management of Mitral Valve Disease
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
      • Surgical Management of Tricuspid Valve Disease

Cardiac Oncology

  • Benign Cardiac Tumors
  • Malignant Cardiac Tumors

Diseases of the Main Vessels

  • Aneurysms
    • Thoracical Aortic Aneurysm
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • (Threathened) Rupture of Aneurysm
  • Dissection

Special Considerations in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

External Links and Resources

Medical Disclaimer

Wikibooks contains books on many medical topics; however, no warranty whatsoever is made that any of the books are accurate. There is absolutely no assurance that any statement contained or cited in a book touching on medical matters is true, correct, precise, or up-to-date. The overwhelming majority of such books are written, in part or in whole, by nonprofessionals. Even if a statement made about medicine is accurate, it may not apply to you or your symptoms.

The medical information provided on Wikibooks is, at best, of a general nature and cannot substitute for the advice of a medical professional (for instance, a qualified doctor/physician, nurse, pharmacist/chemist, and so on). Wikibooks is not a doctor.

None of the individual contributors, system operators, developers, sponsors of Wikibooks nor anyone else connected to Wikibooks can take any responsibility for the results or consequences of any attempt to use or adopt any of the information presented on this web site.

Nothing on or included as part of any project of Wikimedia Foundation Inc., should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a medical opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of medicine.

Last modified on 20 June 2011, at 13:12