Dr. Maziar Khorsandi Publishes Handbook for Treating Complex Patients with Heart Failure and End Stage Lung Disease

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Dr. Maziar Khorsandi

Heart failure and end stage lung disease are some of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Oxford Specialist Handbook in Cardiopulmonary Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support is a multinational collaboration with highly revered and globally respected authors and editors to provide the most concise and practical guide to the practitioners on the front line dealing with such complex patients. There are sections on heart transplantation, lung transplantation, ECMO and other forms of mechanical circulatory support. There are also separate sections on pediatric and congenital heart failure and transplantation. Dr. Maziar Khorsandi, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, explains further, “As I approached the final stretch of my specialty training in cardiothoracic surgery a few years ago, I felt that there was a paucity of a quick reference manual for my subspecialty field of interest, heart and lung transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. Most reference guides were large, cumbersome, and already outdated by the time they were published. Henceforth, I felt the need to embark on this handbook project. This work is a multinational collaboration of experts in the field and took nearly 5 years to come to fruition. It is available in hard copy and online, and as the managing editor, I will be continuously updating it. I sincerely hope that readers enjoy reading it.”



Published Thursday, October 13, 2022