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.