|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.
|Author||: Gary D. Webb|
|Release Date||: 2011|
|ISBN 10||: 9780702047671|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
|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.
Congenital heart disease with its worldwide incidence of 1% is themost common inborn defect. Increasingly, patients are living intoadulthood, with ongoing congenital heart and other medical needs.Sadly, only a small minority have specialist follow-up. However,all patients see their family doctor and may also seek advice fromother health professionals. This practical guide with its straightforward a,b,c approach iswritten for those professionals. Special features of this book: • Introduces the principles of congenital heart diseaseand tells you whom and when to refer for specialist care • Discusses common congenital heart lesions in a practical,easy-to-follow way, with an emphasis on diagnosis and managementissues • Includes an extensive chapter on 'Pregnancy andContraception' (by Philip J. Steer), essential both for familyplanning and for managing safely the pregnant woman with congenitalheart disease • Includes chapters on non-cardiac surgery and lifestyleissues such as work, insurability, travel and driving • Provides invaluable information on dealing with commonemergencies; what to do and what not to do With a wealth of illustrations (including diagrams, EKGs, CXRs,Echos and cardiac MRIs) and with key point tables, this is anessential guide for all health care professionals managing patientswith adult congenital heart disease.
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.
|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.
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.
Here's the thoroughly revised and expanded 2nd Edition of the definitive resource on adult congenital heart disease! Written by leading authorities in the field, this book presents a comprehensive examination of the subspecialty, including basic unoperated malformations, medical and surgical perspectives, postoperative residua and sequelae, and more. All chapters have been painstakingly rewritten * and all illustrations meticulously reviewed * to ensure they reflect the full range of new advances in the field. two new chapters, Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiology Imaging, and Neurologic Disorders. Presents a comprehensive examination of all aspects of the field, including basic unoperated malformations, medical and surgical perspectives, postoperative residua and sequelae, and more. Contains a separate chapter on the noncardiac disorders that make cyanotic congenital heart disease in adults a multi-system disorder. Clarifies important material with more than 530 illustrations - many brand new - that depict virtually all imaging modalities in current use, plus much more. Offers a great deal of previously unpublished data throughout. Discusses topics not comprehensively covered in other texts, such as Psychosocial Disorders and Normal Myocardiac Growth and the Development and Regression of Increased Ventricular Mass. Includes extensive references to make further reading easy.
The aims and scope of this atlas include a complete review of the embryology of the normal heart, the normal cardiac anatomy along with a complete discussion of the terms and definitions used to identify and clarify both normal and abnormal anatomy. In addition, techniques of cardiac CT angiography as it pertains to imaging congenital abnormalities are discussed including radiation concepts and radiation saving techniques. The bulk of this book then goes on to completely review the field of adult congenital heart disease using text and more importantly a multitude of pictorial examples (in color and grey scale) to demonstrate the abnormalities. Drawings accompany each picture to better explain the example. Furthermore, difficult and complex anatomical examples are supplemented with digital images and movies to aid in illustrating and understanding the anatomy. Each general set of anomalies as well as each specific abnormality or set of abnormalities includes a concise and simple review of the embryology and epidemiology of the abnormality as well as a concise explanation of the anatomy of the abnormality. In addition, the methods to identify and recognize the abnormality by computed tomography is discussed. Finally, the prognosis and common treatment options for the anomaly are addressed within this comprehensive book.
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|Author||: Konstantinos Dimopoulos,Gerhard-Paul Diller|
|Release Date||: 2017-09-08|
|ISBN 10||: 3319460285|
|Pages||: 368 pages|
This book is intended as a comprehensive, practically oriented reference on pulmonary hypertension within the context of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). After an introductory chapter on pathophysiology, the various types of pulmonary hypertension that may be encountered in ACHD are discussed, highlighting the specifics observed within different patient categories. The diagnostic approach is then addressed in detail, and the last section of the book is devoted to management options, from conservative approaches to interventional treatment and the concept of treat and repair. Management in specific patient subjects, such as pregnant women, Fontan patients, and Down syndrome patients with Eisenmenger syndrome, is fully discussed, and guidance is also provided on palliative care. Pulmonary arterial hypertension related to congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD), despite significant similarities in lung pathohysiology, differs significantly from other types of PAH in terms of mechanism of onset, natural history and management. Mistakes and pitfalls in the management of patients with PAH-CHD are often related to a lack of knowledge or expertise in this condition. Pulmonary Hypertension in Adult Congenital Heart Disease will be a valuable resource and learning tool for all who care for patients with ACHD, both in tertiary practice and general cardiology.
Dr. Perloff, the founding father of the field of adult congenital heart disease, presents a decade’s worth of research and clinical data in the completely redefined 3rd edition to bring you the most current information. With advances in diagnosis and treatment in children, more and more of those with CHD survive well into adulthood. Expert contributors in various fields offer a multi-disciplinary, multi-system approach to treatment so you get comprehensive coverage on all aspects of the subspecialty, including basic unoperated malformations, medical and surgical perspectives, postoperative residue, and sequelae. As someone who treats these patients, you need to be ready to provide the continual care they require. Conveys a multidisciplinary, multi-system approach to the lifelong care of adult CHD patients to put treatment in a broader context. Presents information in a consistent, logical style so the information you need is easy to find and apply. Supplements the text with 600 clear conceptual illustrations to clarify difficult concepts. Features completely rewritten chapters to include the latest developments in the field—such as major advances in surgical and interventional techniques—and the various needs of patients with adult CHD. Incorporates recently published trials such as those involving cyanotic CHD and atherogenesis, coronary microcirculation, and pathogenesis of thrombocytopenia to supplement the chapter on cyanotic CHD. Emphasizes advances in imaging in a new section—edited by an expert—that covers echocardiography as well as specialized imaging techniques. Illustrates the full range of advances in the field with 600 images that reflect the latest progress. Includes new chapters—Global Scope of ACHD; Cardiac Transplantation; Electrophysiologic Abnormalities in Unoperated Patients and Residue and Sequelae After Cardiac Surgery—to provide you with the latest information on the growth of the subspecialty and its effect on treatment. Presents revisions by a new authorship of experts in infectious disease, genetics and epidemiology, sports medicine, neurology, cardiac surgery, cardiac anesthesiology, and more.