Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

by Michael A. Gatzoulis, Gary D. Webb, Piers E. F. Daubeney
     
 

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Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, by Drs. Gatzoulis, Webb, and Daubeney, is a practical, one-stop resource designed to help you manage the unique challenges of treating long-term adult survivors of congenital heart disease. Authored by internationally known leaders in the field, this edition is the first that truly integrates anatomy and

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Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, by Drs. Gatzoulis, Webb, and Daubeney, is a practical, one-stop resource designed to help you manage the unique challenges of treating long-term adult survivors of congenital heart disease. Authored by internationally known leaders in the field, this edition is the first that truly integrates anatomy and imaging technology into clinical practice, and includes new chapters on cardiac CT for ACHD assessment, critical and perioperative care, anesthesia for ACHD surgery, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and transition of care. Congenital defects are presented with high-quality illustrations and appropriate imaging modalities.

  • Find all the information you need in one user-friendly resource that integrates anatomy, clinical signs, and therapeutic options.
  • Confidently make decisions aided by specific recommendations about the benefits and risks of surgeries, catheter interventions, and drug therapy for difficult clinical problems.
  • Recognize and diagnose morphologic disorders with the help of detailed, full-color diagrams.

Quickly find what you need thanks to easily accessible, consistently organized chapters and key annotated references.

  • Keep pace with the latest advancements including five new chapters on cardiac CT for ACHD assessment, critical and perioperative care, anaesthesia for ACHD surgery, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, and transition of care
  • Comply with the latest European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) practice guidelines - integrated throughout the book - for cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • See imaging findings as they appear in practice and discern subtle nuances thanks to new, high-quality images and illustrations

Integrates anatomy, clinical signs and therapeutic options of congenital heart disease both in print and online!

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3 Stars from Doody
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Reviewer: Srinivasa P Potluri, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book on congenital heart disease is divided into 11 sections and each section into chapters. The first section comprehensively describes the general principles that define adult congenital heart diseases with good anatomical illustrations. Section 2 is dedicated to the septal defects. Sections 3 to 7 focus on the acyanotic malformations and section 8 on cyanotic congenital heart disease. Section 9 describes the topic of univentricular heart and properly describes atrioventricular valve atresias. Section 10 is devoted to the coronary anomalies, a topic that is generally underrepresented. Section 11 is titled "Other Lesions" and includes informative accounts of acquired diseases, marfan syndrome and pulmonary hypertension.
Purpose: This is a concise multisource text that is a welcome addition to the still emerging field and will appeal to cardiologists as a comprehensive reference on the adult congenital heart diseases. The goals of the authors shaped the layout of the book, which is characterized by a systematic approach, easy access to information, and emphasis on patient management.
Audience: This book targets adult and pediatric cardiologists (in-training as well as practitioners) whose interest is in congenital heart diseases from infancy through adulthood. Michael Gatzoulis and Gary Webb, as directors of the internationally acclaimed adult congenital heart disease centers, are remarkably well equipped to edit this multisource textbook.
Features: The late sequelae of congenital heart disease are extensively covered in this book. Each consistently structured, disease-oriented chapter discusses incidence, genetics, morphology, presentation, investigation and imaging, treatment, and intervention. A wealth of illustrations — including line drawings, EKGs, X-rays, and echocardiograms — clearly depict the clinical manifestations of congenital defects. The illustrations and figures cover more of the management aspect of the disease than the anatomy and physiology, which makes this book appealing, mainly to a subspecialist.
Assessment: There have been many recent advances in the field of adult congenital heart diseases and this book is a timely work with eminent contributors. The book compliments rather than duplicates previous books on the same subject which are mainly single source texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455710010
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences UK
Publication date:
10/13/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
File size:
15 MB
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