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 heart disease is written in a very simple, easy and comprehensive way. Congenital Heart Disease in Adults provides a brief overview of the morphology, physiology, diagnostic methods, therapy and prognosis of the most common congenital heart disease in adulthood.
Written by international leaders in the field of adult congenital heart disease, this superb guide provides practical, beneficial consultation for every situation
Table of Contents
Foreword – Joseph K Perloff, Preface, 1 History, 2 Prevalence of congenital heart disease in adulthood, 3 Atrial septal defect, 4 Patent foramen ovale, 5 Atrioventricular septal defect, 6 Ventricular septal defect, 7 Tetralogy of Fallot, 8 Coarctation of the aorta, 9 Bicuspid aortic valve and diseases of the aorta, 10 Pulmonary stenosis, 11 Transposition of the great arteries, 12 Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, 13 Patent ductus arteriosus, 14 Ebstein’s anomaly of the tricuspid valve, 15 Functionally single ventricle, Fontan procedure – univentricular heart/circulation, 16 Cyanotic congenital heart diseases in adulthood, 17 Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect, 18 Congenital coronary artery anomalies, 19 Persistent left superior vena cava, 20 Anomalous pulmonary venous connection, 21 Psychosocial issues, 22 Cardiac injury during surgery in childhood, 23 Terminology remarks, Index
Jana Popelová MD PhD Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Program of Congenital Heart Disease in Adults, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Na Homolce, Prague, Czech Republic.
Erwin Oechslin MD FRCPC FESC Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network/Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, USA.
Harald Kaemmerer MD VMD FESC Professor of Internal Medicine, Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Klinik für Kinderkardiologie und Angeborene Herzfehler, Münche, Germany.
Martin G St John Sutton FRCP FAHA FACC FESC FASE John W Bryfogle Professor of Cardiac Imaging, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Philadelphia, PA, USA.