Disease of the mitral and tricuspid valves is a common disorder affecting approximately 3% of the population. Recent improvements in the understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease processes affecting these valves have led to significant changes in the management strategies applied, with better outcomes. The field of mitral and tricuspid valve surgery continues to expand with the development of new techniques and operations as well as the refinement of well-established surgical procedures. Operative Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Surgery will systematically cover all the main topics involved in the current practice of an adult cardiac surgeon, performing operations on the mitral and tricuspid valve. Each chapter will be structured to include a step-by-step approach to the peri-operative management and surgical technique pertaining to each pathological process affecting the mitral and tricuspid valves. Importantly, there will be a section on the basic sciences related to the anatomy and physiology of the mitral and tricuspid valves, and a further section on pre-operative imaging of these valves, illustrating the variety of pathologies encountered. The book will be relevant to all adult cardiac surgeons, performing mitral and tricuspid valve surgery, at any stage of their career. It will provide them with a structured system to approach all pathologies of the mitral and tricuspid valves. Adult cardiologists and cardiac intensive care unit specialists will also find this book useful in terms of the management of these patients, as they are integral to the cardiac surgical process. Its concise, yet complete coverage of the important topics make it the ideal guide to answer the key questions involved in operating on the mitral and tricuspid valves. The data and body of knowledge presented in this book is based on the practice of a recognized international leader in the field, who has been performing and evolving these techniques for over 25 years.