1st Edition

Valvular Heart Disease

By Bruce Andrus, John Baldwin Copyright 2006
    176 Pages 133 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    176 Pages 133 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Bruce Andrus, John Baldwin