Following the recent publication of new guidelines by the European Society of Cardiology, this fully up-to-date work provides cardiologists and cardiac surgeons with the first comprehensive guide to post-operative management of patients who have undergone heart valve surgery.
An international team of contributors, all recognized authorities in their field, and themselves contributors to the new guidelines, present evidence-based recommendations for managing a range of clinical problems in both adults and children, extending from immediate care in the hospital setting, through to long-term considerations for the primary care physician.
Topics covered include:
* management of thrombosis
* rheumatic fever
* special considerations such as care of the patient undergoing non-cardiac surgery.
Illustrated with numerous graphics, checklists and flow charts to enable readers to locate information rapidly and easily, Heart Valve Disease provides practical guidance on a range of common clinical scenarios, encompassing immediate post-operative care in the hospital as well as long-term management in the primary care settings.
1. Rehabilitation after Heart Valve Surgery 2. Clinical Follow-Up and Common Problems 3. Echocardiographic Follow-Up 4. Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation during Follow-Up 5. Normal Echocardiographic Data of Prosthetic Valves 6. Tricuspid Valve Problems during Follow-Up 7. Problems Specific to Homografts and Autografts 8. Problems Specific to Valve Repair 9. Anti-Thrombotic Management 10. Investigation and Management of Recurrent Embolism 11. Management of Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis 12. Management of Prosthesis-Related Haemolysis 13. Endocarditis Prophylaxis 14. Management of Prosthetic Endocarditis 15. Management during Pregnancy 16. Management during Non-Cardiac Surgery 170 Prophylaxis against Rheumatic Fever 18. Follow-Up and Management in Children 19. Follow-Up and Management in Developing Countries 20. Prosthetic Valve Complications 21. Follow-Up in Primary Care