This new book reviews the latest advances in the embryology, genetics, diagnosis, imaging, and therapy of congenital heart disease. The international cast of authors has combined its talents to produce a unique, expert perspective. This publication arrives at a very exciting time when new genetic, imaging, and therapeutic developments are changing the field. It is relevant to pediatricians, internal medicine specialists, medical geneticists, both pediatric and adult cardiologists, embryologists, imaging physicians, and cardiac surgeons. The reader is taken on a journey that begins with a historical overview of congenital cardiovascular anomalies and ends with developments in stem cell and tissue engineering. In between are chapters on cardiac embryogenesis; epidemiology; genetic syndromes associated with cardiovascular anomalies; single gene disorders; cardiac imaging; surgical and interventional therapies; and ethical considerations.
This book combines an exceptional wealth of precise, exquisite schematic drawings and high-quality images with clear explanatory text in order to provide readers with a crisp and clear understanding of all aspects of congenital heart disease, from diagnosis to treatment and from the fetus to the adult. In format the book appears similar to a large collection of case reports covering all types of congenital heart disease, including complex lesions such as single ventricle and atrial isomerism. For each lesion, the illustrations are placed before the text so that the reader can gain a quick and general overview before going into more detail. The contents are as practical and concise as possible. The intention is that, despite its size, the book will serve as a handy reference for cardiologists, surgeons, intensivists, obstetricians specializing in fetal sonography, nurses, trainees, students, researchers, and even patients and their families. This is a “must-have” bedside reference in the cardiac ward, the ICU, and the fetal sonography room and will even be valuable in outpatient clinics.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a screening tool called the Listing of Impairments to identify claimants who are so severely impaired that they cannot work at all and thus immediately qualify for benefits. In this report, the IOM makes several recommendations for improving SSA's capacity to determine disability benefits more quickly and efficiently using the Listings.
|Author||: Michael A. Gatzoulis,Gary D. Webb,Piers E. F. Daubeney|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2017-02-02|
|ISBN 10||: 0702069310|
|Pages||: 576 pages|
Designed to meet the needs of clinicians working with adults with congenital heart disease, Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease , by Drs. Michael A. Gatzoulis, Gary D. Webb, and Piers E. F. Daubeney, offers essential guidance on the anatomical issues, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment options available to practitioners today. This latest edition features completely updated content, including new information for nurses and nurse practitioners who, now more than ever, are playing an important role in the care of adults with CHD. You'll also access four new chapters, illustrated congenital defects, coverage of long-term outcomes, and much more. Drs. Gatzoulis, Webb, and Daubeney lead a team of experts ideally positioned to provide state-of-the-art global coverage of this increasingly important topic. Each disease-oriented chapter is written to a highly structured template and provides key information on incidence, genetics, morphology, presentation, investigation and imaging, and treatment and intervention. Congenital defects are illustrated with full-color line drawings and by the appropriate imaging modality (for example, EKG, x-ray, echocardiogram, MRI, CT, ). Provides coverage of long-term outcomes, including the management of pregnant patients and patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Features the addition of four new chapters: A Historic Perspective; Quality of Life in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension; Psychosocial Issues in ACHD; Supportive and Palliative Care for End-Stage ACHD.
This highly illustrated, well-written and beautifully produced text is aimed at cardiologists and internal medical doctors, whether qualified or in-training, who are not specialized in the field of congenital heart disease, who will, nevertheless, meet these patients more and more often in their daily practice. The complicated subject of congenital
|Author||: Horst Sievert,Shakeel Qureshi,Neil Wilson,Ziyad M. Hijazi|
|Publisher||: CRC Press|
|Release Date||: 2007-03-20|
|ISBN 10||: 9780203018262|
|Pages||: 672 pages|
Percutaneous Interventions for Congenital Heart Disease is written for pediatric cardiologists specializing in interventional cardiology and need a step-by-step guide to carrying out procedures, as well as adult cardiologists. Covering all kinds of interventions in congenital heart disease and the new field of structural heart disease, the book examines: Acquired valvular heart disease Post-myocardial infarction ventricular septal defects PFO closure Closure of the left atrial appendage Paravalvular leak closure Techniques for treating diseases of the aorta Hybrid procedures An essential text on how to perform interventional cardiology for congenital heart disease in both the pediatric and adult patient, this expertly written work will help to overcome barriers between pediatric and adult cardiologists, and pave the way for new cardiovascular interventionalists.
|Author||: Doreen DeFaria Yeh,Ami Bhatt|
|Release Date||: 2018-02-17|
|ISBN 10||: 331967420X|
|Pages||: 453 pages|
There is an evident practice gap in education of general adult cardiologists on long-term management of congenital heart disease (CHD). The goal of this book is to help general cardiologists, but also pediatrics and related physicians in the management and diagnosis of adult CHD. Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Clinical Practice provides clear, practical advice on adult CHD for the busy fellow, resident and practicing clinician. It includes training and revision material to assist learning and is formatted in such a way as to provide short, concise content designed for easy recall of salient facts.
|Author||: Robert M. Freedom,Shi-joon Yoo,Haverj Mikailian,William G. Williams|
|Publisher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Release Date||: 2008-04-15|
|ISBN 10||: 0470986891|
|Pages||: 904 pages|
Exhaustive in its scope, this book provides a comprehensive study of the natural and modified history of congenital heart disease. Focusing particularly on the discussion of fetal and post-natal outcomes, the contributors seek to place developments in historical perspective. Virtually all surgical and catheter-based strategies to enhance outcomes of all forms of congenitally malformed heart are analysed, covering the morphology and genetic basis of each particular abnormality, and issues that were germane to evolving different therapeutic strategies. Using data from the records of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, contributors highlight the complications of the various forms of therapies and identifies particular risk factors for mortality and morbidity.
|Author||: Dorairaj Prabhakaran,Shuchi Anand,Thomas A. Gaziano,Jean-Claude Mbanya,Rachel Nugent|
|Publisher||: World Bank Publications|
|Release Date||: 2017-11-17|
|ISBN 10||: 1464805202|
|Pages||: 466 pages|
Cardiovascular, respiratory, and related conditions cause more than 40 percent of all deaths globally, and their substantial burden is rising, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Their burden extends well beyond health effects to include significant economic and societal consequences. Most of these conditions are related, share risk factors, and have common control measures at the clinical, population, and policy levels. Lives can be extended and improved when these diseases are prevented, detected, and managed. This volume summarizes current knowledge and presents evidence-based interventions that are effective, cost-effective, and scalable in LMICs.
|Author||: Horst Sievert,Shakeel A. Qureshi,Neil Wilson,Ziyad M. Hijazi|
|Publisher||: CRC Press|
|Release Date||: 2015-02-10|
|ISBN 10||: 1482215640|
|Pages||: 1051 pages|
At one time, many children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) suffered from issues that carried fatal prognoses. But that's changing, thanks to technological advances. Interventions in Structural, Valvular, and Congenital Heart Disease, Second Edition guides you throught the interventional treatment of congenital, valvular, and stru
The ability to read a paper, judge its quality, the importance of its results, and make a decision about whether to change practice based on the information given, is a core skill for all doctors. To be able to do this quickly and efficiently is, without a doubt, a skill needed by all time-pressured emergency doctors and one which is tested in the Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine (FCEM) examination. Critical Appraisal for FCEM is the essential revision source for all those who want to pass the critical appraisal section of this exam. It is also required reading for those who want to incorporate evidence-based medicine into their everyday clinical practice. Features: Helps you become truly competent in critical appraisal Provides information in "Spod’s Corner," which helps you reach the next level and excel Prepares you for the Critical Topic Review Contains two fictional practice papers to test and practise your knowledge With its relaxed conversational style—yet crammed with essential information, key tips, and advice—this book is indispensable for all those wanting to achieve success in their FCEM and MCEM examinations.
|Author||: Anita Sadeghpour,Majid Kyavar,Azin Alizadehasl|
|Release Date||: 2014-07-31|
|ISBN 10||: 1447163834|
|Pages||: 382 pages|
In the United States, there are approximately 1 million adults with congenital heart disease, with 20,000 new patients reaching adolescence each year. With early pediatric diagnosis, improved medical, surgical and post operative care, it is now expected that 90% of patients born with congenital heart disease (CHD) will survive to adulthood. Therefore, the number of adult CHD (ACHD) patients will continue to rise. In fact, it is now estimated that for the first time in history, there are more adults living with CHD than children. The cardiologist who deals with these patients must therefore be familiar with congenital heart lesions in their uncomplicated state and know appropriate testing and follow-up methods. Also the inherent complexity of this type of cardiovascular disease really needs a comprehensive, multimedia included, practical and case base approach and assessment. The aim of this book is to provide a case base approach to adult patients with congenital heart disease including all diagnostic and treatment methods focus on physical exam, ECG, chest X-Ray, heart sounds, advanced echocardiography including of TTE & TEE, cardiac CT, CMR, catheterization, interventional procedures, surgery and also anesthesia highlights in these patients.