About this book
- Provides cardiologists with access to the wealth of imaging from the Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute in London
- Reveals the adult manifestations of congenital heart disease on non-invasive imaging
- Reviews all the current echocardiographic and magnetic resonance techniques for reviewing this group of patients
- Describes the importance of echocardiography and magnetic resonance in the clinical, surgical and pathologic aspects of congenital heart disease
Congenital heart disease is a multi-faceted and complex subject due to the immense variability in cardiac morphology. Some of these changes can be expected as part of the natural history of the various diseases and others are directly related to the original surgery correcting the congenital defect, so it has become clear that adult congenital cardiology is a defined entity on its own. Cardiologists and cardiac radiologists therefore must be prepared for a huge variability in the echocardiographic appearances of congenital heart disease both pre and postoperative, and this book provides the tools to evaluate the potential malformed pediatric or adult heart.
Echocardiography in Adult Congenital Heart Disease provides the cardiologist with access to the considerable wealth of imaging data from Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute in London, UK. Consequently, the book contains numerous echocardiographic images to illustrate the appearances of rare defects and demonstrates areas for using non-invasive imaging to assess cardiac physiology in different disease. This gives readers a practical insight into the techniques needed to establish non-invasive diagnoses of congenital heart diseases.
Written for: Cardiologists
Foreword by Daniel J. Murphy, Jr.
1 Septal Defects
2 Left Ventricular Inflow Obstruction
3 Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Lesions
4 Disease of the Aorta
5 Tricuspid Valve Abnormalities
6 Right Ventricular Outfl ow Tract Lesions
7 Other Congenital Heart Diseases with Major Right Ventricular Involvement
8 Univentricular Heart (Singe Ventricle)
9 Congenital Anomalies of the Coronary Arteries
10 Infective Endocartidis