Valvular Heart Disease

Valvular Heart Disease

by Robert O. Bonow


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Valvular Heart Disease by Robert O. Bonow

The 2nd Edition of the field's definitive reference has been completely updated to reflect all of the advances in the field. The second edition discusses significant advances in problem management, disease processes, and optimal treatments for patients with valvular heart disease. Designed to fully accommodate information needs of health practitioners across all specialties, it offers to the cardiologist succinct and practical information on clinical aspects, diagnostic approaches, and medical as well as surgical management options.

• Features individual chapters on special considerations in management of valve disease in pediatric and pregnant patients.
• Includes new data on the myocardial response at the cellular and tissue level.
• References and summarizes ACC/AHA guidelines on valvular heart disease.
• Gives complete guidelines on how and why to surgically treat valve patients.

• Reports on the clinical trial outcomes of valve disease · new data on EBCT for valve calcification and real-time MR imaging · new data on valve substitutes..
• Incorporates new chapters addressing valve disease in children and pregnant women..
• Proposes methods of surgical management and interventions for the treatment of valve disease.
• Focuses on the genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms of valvular disease.
With 8 additional contributing experts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780721697871
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 11/07/2003
Series: Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiology Fellowship Programs, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Valvular Heart Disease: Prevalence and Clinical Outcomes

Chapter 2: Pathology and Etiology of Valvular Heart Disease

Chapter 3: Echocardiographic Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease

Chapter 4: Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography for Evaluation of Valvular Disease

Chapter 5: Other Diagnostic Approaches

Chapter 6: Basic Principles in the Medical Therapy in the Patient with Valvular Heart Disease

Chapter 7: The Left Ventricular Response to Chronic Pressure and/or Volume Overload

Chapter 8: Basic Principles of Surgical Interventions for Treatment of Valvular Disease

Chapter 9: Aortic Stenosis

Chapter 10: Mitral Stenosis

Chapter 11: Surgical and Percutaneous Intervention for Mitral Stenosis

Chapter 12: Aortic Regurgitation

Chapter 13: Mitral Regurgitation

Chapter 14: Mitral Valve Prolapse

Chapter 15: Surgical Intervention for Mitral Regurgitation

Chapter 16: Right-sided Valve Disease

Chapter 17: Prosthetic Valves

Chapter 18: Infective Endocarditis

Chapter 19: Valve Disease in Children

Chapter 20: Valvular Heart Disease in Pregnancy

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