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1st Edition

Atrial Septal Defects
Diagnosis and Management

ISBN 9780367568337
Published July 8, 2021 by CRC Press
126 Pages 70 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This comprehensive text follows an evidence-based approach to thoroughly discuss Atrial septal defects. Since this congenital heart disease mostly presents in adulthood, it becomes imperative to understand the embryology, pathophysiology and anatomy in detail, for effective management of these patients. This book has strong clinical focus on anatomy, natural history, indications, imaging methods and practical aspects of disease management, which inculcates best practice in the day to day management techniques employed by cardiologists, trainees and professionals.

Key Features

  • Covers all aspects of atrial septal defects with a logical flow of topics.

  • Serves as a useful guide to clinical cardiologists aiming to specialize in atrial septal defects and professionals entering the field.

  • Explores future directions in diagnosis and treatment, elaborating on the use of 3D echocardiography and Intracardiac echocardiography.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Classification and Natural History
A A Pillai, Amit Handa, Vidhyakar Balasubramanian, Saranya Gousy

Chapter 2 Pathophysiology
A A Pillai, Amit Handa, Chandramohan.

Chapter 3 Embryology and Anatomy
A.A.Pillai, Amit Handa, Vidhyakar Balasubramanian, Saranya Gousy

Chapter 4 Principles of Imaging
Amit Handa, Saranya Gousy

Chapter 5 Assessment of Morphology of Defects: Standards and Characterization
A A Pillai

Chapter 6 Indications of ASD Closure
A A Pillai, Amit Handa

Chapter 7 ASD Closure Devices: History and Present
Vidhyakar Balasubramanian

Chapter 8 Role of Echocardiography in Trans Catheter Device Closure
 Amit Handa

Chapter 9 Trans Catheter Closure Techniques
A A Pillai, Amit Handa

Chapter 10 Surgical Closure Techniques
Amit Handa, Saranya Gousy

Chapter 11 Transcatheter closure of complex and large ASDs.
A.A.Pillai, Vidhyakar Balasubramanian.

Chapter 12 Transcatheter Closure in Special Situations.
Vidhyakar Balasubramanian

Chapter 13 Newer frontiers in Imaging: Three- Dimensional Echo and Intracardiac Echocardiograpghy (ICE)
Kabilan Jagadeesan, A A Pillai.

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Dr AJITH ANANTHAKRISHNA PILLAI M.D, D.M, FRCP (LONDON), FACC (USA), FSCAI (USA)  is currently the Head of Department of Cardiology, JIPMER. He has mentored many students in the field of Interventional Cardiology over past 12 years and has a vast experience in Complex Coronary Interventions and Nonsurgical Management of Congenital and Structural Heart Diseases in both paediatric and adult population.

Dr VIDHYAKAR BALASUBRAMANIAN M.D, D.M(CARDIOLOGY), FSCAI(USA), PDF (CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY), CCDS (IBHRE, USA) is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiology, PSGIMSR, Coimbatore. He has co- authored many national and international journals. He was associated with principal author Dr. Ajith Ananthakrishnapillai in various academic and research activities.


This book is a comprehensive review of atrial septal defects, focusing especially on ostium secundum ASDs. The authors have done an excellent job identifying the key aspects in diagnosis and treatment of ASDs and discuss them in great detail. The objective of the book seems to be to provide a thorough review ofostium secundum ASDs, which is exceptionally met by the authors. The intended audience includes medical students, residents, pediatricians, internists, family physicians, adult and pediatric cardiology fellows, cardiologists, and midlevel providers. The authors are internationally renowned cardiologists working at a reputable hospital in India. This book is very useful in learning about ostium secundum ASDs. 3D imaging, TTE/TEE and intracardiac echocardiographic images, which are abundant in the book, make it easier for the targeted audience to understand the diagnosis and closure techniques. The authors have done a phenomenal job covering all the aspects of this entity including history, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management techniques. They have very meticulously gathered information about various closure devices and indications to use different devices. Comprehensive review of all the available closure devices adds significant, unique value. Overall, this book is an excellent resource for physicians in all stages of their careers who are interested in learning about ASDs, echo imaging, and closure devices.

Niravkumar Patel, MD(Ballad Health-Johnston Memorial Hospital)