BEST BOOKS FOR FRCS Cardiothoracic Surgery AND HOW TO PREPARE

Books for FRCS Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Below are the resources and books you would need to prepare for FRCS Cardiothoracic Surgery

Check for Eligibility requirements for FRCS Cardiothoracic Surgery here.

Questions and MCQ Books on Cardiothoracic Surgery

Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery

This book systematically covers all the important topics involved in the current practice of a cardiac surgeon. It incorporates current guidelines for practice (such as from the American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology) and up-to-date information supported with current literature.   Key concepts presented as core knowledge to pass the FRCS Cardiothoracic Surgery, and then instruct further reading in each topic.    Good all-around revision book.

Key Questions in Thoracic Surgery

It will incorporate current guidelines for practice (such as from the American College of Chest Physicians, British Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society) and up-to-date information based on current literature.

Really useful read. Quite exhaustive and complete with content presented very clearly in steps, much needed comprehensive thoracic surgical revision book for the exams

250 SBAs in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Excellent book. Wide range of questions with a detailed explanation of the answers.
It is very useful for all cardiac surgeons and for the preparation of FRCS.

Related Books

MCQs in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Sample SBA and EMI Questions – Basic Sciences, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Test Yourself Revision)

Another book you can use for MCQs on Cardiothoracic Surgery

Textbooks on Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery

A very good review of cardiothoracic surgery techniques. Great for anyone with an interest in FRCS cardiothoracic surgery. Covers all topics in detail. Great review and explanations.

Books for Reference

Following are other books that you may choose to use for reference

Books for Anatomy
Lasts’ Anatomy 9th Ed.



Kirklin/Barratt-Boyes Cardiac Surgery Textbook


General Thoracic Surgery (Shields) – T W Shields, J LoCicero, C E Reed R Feins


Books for Pathology
Robbins 7th Ed., chapters -Blood vessel, Heart, Lung, 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

Books for Physiology


Respiratory physiology: the essentials – West


Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology


Textbook of Medical Physiology -Guyton

Other textbooks on Cardiothoracic Surgery:


Cardiac Surgery in the Adult – Cohn and Edmonds

Sabiston and Spencer Surgery of the Chest

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