Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Texts for Cardiothoracic Trainees

The Board considers that trainees should read widely within and around topics in the Cardiothoracic Surgery curriculum. This should include not only Cardiothoracic Surgery texts, but also relevant material within the specialties of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.

The Cardiothoracic Specialty Specific Surgical Science Examination reading list comprises:

Anatomy

  • Lasts' Anatomy 9th Ed.
  • Colour Atlas of Anatomy: A photographic study of the human Body - J Rohen
  • Cardiac Surgery 3rd Ed. - N Kouchoukos, E Blackstone, D Doty, F Hanley
  • General Thoracic Surgery (General Thoracic Surgery (Shields)) 7th Ed. - T W Shields, J LoCicero, C E Reed R Feins

Pathology

  • Robbins 7th Edition, chapters
    • 11 - Blood vessel
    • 12 - Heart
    • 15 - Lung
    • 17 - Oesophagus only
  • Cardiac Surgery 3rd Ed. - N Kouchoukos, E Blackstone, D Doty, F Hanley
  • General Thoracic Surgery (General Thoracic Surgery (Shields)) 7th Ed. - T W Shields, J LoCicero, C E Reed R Feins

Physiology

  • Respiratory physiology: the essentials 7th Ed. - West
  • Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology 23rd Ed. - Ganong
  • Textbook of Medical Physiology 11th Ed. - Guyton

For further information regarding the Specialty Specific Surgical Science examination for Cardiothoracics, please refer to the Surgical Sciences Examination page under Examinations.

The Board recommends the following books as a reasonable but not exhaustive list in preparation for the Fellowship Examination:

  • Sabison & Spencer
  • Glenns Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cohn and Edmonds
  • Kirklin and Barratt-Boyes