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Valvular Heart Disease

1st Edition

By Bruce W Andrus, John C Baldwin

CRC Press

176 pages | 133 Color Illus.

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The study of valvular heart disease has progressed rapidly over the past two decades. The understanding of etiology and natural history, the precision of noninvasive assessment, and the surgical and interventional management of valve disease have all improved dramatically. Coupled with an appreciation of physiologic principles, thoughtful interviews and physical exam, current technology allows clinicians to characterize all types of valve lesion. In addition, evolving techniques in interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery, guided by quantitative outcome analysis, have reduced the morbidity and mortality of these procedures.
Reflecting all the above and evidence-based medical practice, the authors aim to provide a concise and straightforward guide to the recognition and management of valvular heart disease, complemented by current guidelines and abundant high quality images. It will be a valuable reference for all involved in the care of patients with valvular heart disease, including cardiologists in practice and training, young hospital doctors, general physicians, cardiac nurse specialists, and medical students.

Table of Contents

Approach to the patient

Cardiac murmurs

Prevention of valvular heart disease

Aortic stenosis

Chronic aortic Regurgitation

Acute aortic regurgitation

Mitral stenosis

Mitral valve prolapse

Chronic mitral regurgitation

Acute mitral regurgitation

Pulmonic stenosis

Pulmonic regurgitation

Tricuspid stenosis

Tricuspid regurgitation

Mixed single valve disease

Multiple valve disease

Infective endocarditis

Drug induced valvular heart disease

Prosthetic heart valves

Pregnancy and valvular heart disease

Valvular heart disease in the elderly

Quality improvement in valvular heart disease

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Surgery / Vascular