No other book exists, except for a 1999 title, on how to perform interventional cardiology for congenital heart disease in both the pediatric and adult patient. The book is aimed at both pediatric and adult interventional cardiologists. Covers all aspects of congenital heart disease and gives excellent guidance as to performing percutaneous interventions. The contributors are all world leaders. Written for pediatric cardiologists who want to specialize in interventional cardiology and need a step-by-step guide to carrying out procedures, this practical text is also aimed at adult cardiologists who want to learn more than just ‘shooting for the coronaries’. Addressing this need, all kinds of interventions in congenital heart disease and the new field of ‘structural heart disease’ are covered, includingacquired valvular heart disease. post-myocardial infarction ventricular septal defects. PFO closure. closure of the left atrial appendage. paravalvular leak closure. techniques to treat diseases of the aorta. hybrid procedures. The only recent text on how to perform interventional cardiology for congenital heart disease in both the pediatric and adult patient, this expertly written work will help to overcome barriers between pediatric and adult cardiologists, and pave the way for a new specialist - the cardiovascular interventionalist.
Table of Contents:
The Ideal Cath-Lab. Imaging Modalities in the Cath-Lab. Vascular Access. Hemodynamics. Prenatal Interventions. Special Considerations in Small Children and Newborns. Catheterization of Children on Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support. Valves. Septal Defects. Aorto-Pulmonary Shunts. Fistulas. Obstructions. Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy. Aneurysms. Hybrid Procedures. Left Atrial Appendage Closure