Adult Congenital Heart Disease, An Issue of Cardiology Clinics

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, An Issue of Cardiology Clinics

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease, An Issue of Cardiology Clinics

More than 1 million Americans have congenital heart defects, according to the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). Congenital heart defects (CHD) occur when the heart or blood vessels near the heart don't develop normally before birth. Most specialists don't know why they occur, but they're always researching. Keep up with advances in this issue Guest Edited by Gary D. Webb, MD, FRCP(C), FACC, from the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Chapters planned include syndromes encountered in adult CHD patients, sudden death in perspective in ACHD, pregnancy and congenital heart disease and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416038771
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 12/25/2006
Series: Clinics: Internal Medicine Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword   Michael H. Crawford     ix
Preface   Gary D. Webb     xi
Adult Congenital Heart Disease: the Patient's Perspective   Amy Verstappen   Disty Pearson   Adrienne H. Kovacs     515
The Role of Cardiac Catheterization in Adult Congenital Heart Disease   Peter McLaughlin   Lee Benson   Eric Horlick     531
The Geneticist's Role in Adult Congenital Heart Disease   Francois P. Bernier   Renee Spaetgens     557
The Anesthesiologist's Role in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease   Jane Heggie   Jacek Karski     571
The Team Approach to Pregnancy and Congenital Heart Disease   Henryk Kafka   Mark R. Johnson   Michael A. Gatzoulis     587
The Role of the Psychologist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease   Adrienne H. Kovacs   Candice Silversides   Arwa Saidi   Samuel F. Sears     607
Transition and Transfer from Pediatric to Adult Care of the Young Adult with Complex Congenital Heart Disease   Alison Knauth   Amy Verstappen   John Reiss   Gary D. Webb     619
Determinants and Assessment of Pulmonary Regurgitation in Tetralogy of Fallot: Practice and Pitfalls   Andrew N. Redington     631
Exercise Intolerance in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease   Konstantinos Dimopoulos   Gerhard-Paul Diller   Massimo F. Piepoli   Michael A. Gatzoulis     641
Index     661

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