Congenital Heart Disease: The Catheterization Manual / Edition 1

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Overview

Edited by one of the leading pioneers in the field Reader-friendly and practical structure Concise and step-by-step approach This manual provides a comprehensive overview of how the cardiac catheterization laboratory in a pediatric cardiology division works. Chapters are organized in the order in which a case progresses. Specific types of cases are discussed in detail and hemodynamics is covered in depth. Information tables and line illustrations are used throughout the text to further emphasize important concepts and information. Lisa Bergersen, M.D. is affiliated with the Children's Hospital Boston, Department of Cardiology, Boston, MA. Susan Foerster, M.D. is affiliated with the St. Louis Children's Hospital, Division of Cardiology, St. Louis, MO. Audrey C. Marshall, M.D. is affiliated with the Children's Hospital Boston, Department of Cardiology, Boston, MA. Jeffrey Meadows, M.D. is affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.

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Reviewer: Anil Verma, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: Pediatric congenital heart disease is the focus of this book.
Purpose: This manual provides an operational overview of a pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory as well as a guide for percutaneous, catheter-based cardiac catheterization techniques. This includes hemodynamic and angiographic assessments, as well as interventions for children with congenital heart disease.
Audience: It will be of interest to students, technicians, physicians in training, and pediatric cardiologists. It may also be of interest to cardiac catheterization laboratory personnel, such as nurses and technicians, who work closely with pediatric cardiologists in the laboratory.
Features: This book provides an excellent understanding of the hemodynamics and angiographic assessment of the congenital heart disease and is broken up into two sections; the first chapter provides basic hemodynamic assessment, precatheterization planning and postcatheterization care. Various catheters and devices used in the treatment of congenital heart disease are described. The second section provides an overview of specific cases and the chapters are organized in the order in which a case progresses. All chapters are well organized and of appropriate length. The book is nicely illustrated with numerous procedural images. References and selected articles are provided at the end of each chapter for additional reading.
Assessment: Invasive assessment with cardiac catheterization remains an important tool in the assessment and management of patients with congenital heart diseases and this book does an excellent job of providing a concise outline of the hemodynamic and angiographic assessment while reviewing various procedures and techniques used to treat them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387772912
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/4/2008
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,285,409
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The Basics.- Hemodynamics.- Precatheterization Assessment and Preparation.- In the Lab.- After the Case.- A Few Final Words of Advice.- Specific Cases.- Pulmonary Valve Dilation.- Critical Pulmonary Stenosis.- Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum (PA/IVS).- Aortic Valve Dilation.- Critical Aortic Stenosis.- Mitral Valve Dilation.- Pulmonary Angioplasty.- Balloon Dilation and Stent Placement for Coarctation.- RV-PA Conduit Dilation and Stenting.- The Pre-Glenn and Pre-Fontan Catheterization.- Device Closure of Fontan Fenestrations.- ASD Device Closure.- PFO Device Closure.- PDA Closure.- Creating Atrial Septal Defects.- Pericardiocentesis.- Endomyocardial Biopsy.- Coronary Angiography.

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