A comprehensive guide to the assessment, diagnosis, investigation and management of complex clinical scenarios in congenital cardiovascular medicine. Challenging Concepts in Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease in the Young contains a series of challenging concepts in paediatric cardiology covering all subspecialty areas including general paediatric cardiology, intervention, cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, cardiac devices, transplant medicine, epidemiology and foetal cardiology.
Each case provides an in-depth review of current practice, the application of national and international guidelines and a summary of evidence from the medical literature. Data sets, investigation results and cardiac imaging give the reader a 'real-life' sense of being in the outpatient clinic, emergency room, cardiac intensive care unit or cardiac catheterisation laboratory.
Each case is punctuated by 'Clinical Tips', 'Learning Points' and 'Landmark Trial Summaries' to enhance the learning process alongside an 'Expert Commentary' written by internationally-renowned leaders in the field of paediatric cardiology.
This book will appeal to all those involved in the treatment of congenital patients; Paediatric Cardiology Trainees, Paediatricians with an interest in Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Trainees, Paediatric Cardiology Consultants, ACHD Consultants, Congenital Paediatric Nurses, Congenital Adult Nurses, Cardiac Physiologists and Echocardiographers.
- Case based approach based on real life cases across the field
- Part of the Challenging Concepts series so benefits from the excellent format that includes "Clinical Tips", "Learning Points", and "Expert Commentary"
- Based on the Congenital Heart Disease Curriculum
- International authorship with contributors from every cardiac cetnre in the United Kingdom as well as team from accross the world
Salim Jivanji, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Evelina London Children's Hospital, London, UK,Michael Rigby, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust , London, UK
Dr. Salim Jivanji is a paediatric cardiologist currently undertaking an advanced fellowship in congenital interventional cardiology at Evelina London Children's Hospital. He graduated from University of Sheffield medical school and completed his general medical and paediatric training in Australia and London before moving to paediatric cardiology specialty training between the Royal Brompton and Great Ormond Street hospital. He is a committee member and lead for East Africa at Healing Little Hearts, a UK charity that supports development of congenital heart programs in the developing world
Dr Michael Rigby is Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, teacher, researcher and writer at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He is a specialist in interventional cardiac catheterisation in congenital heart disease. He trained in Leeds, Birmingham Children's Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto prior to his appointment at in London.
He has published over 180 papers on congenital heart disease and he is the author or co-author of 55 chapters and 10 books. He has organised annual courses in neonatal and infant heart disease and in echocardiography in congenital heart disease. He has lectured in the UK and internationally. He arranges distance education between London and universities in Greece, Cyprus, Brazil, France and Chile as well as with other parts of the United Kingdom.