Congenital malformations of the heart are often dismissed as a form of complex heart disease, which is too difficult to understand, and is best referred to the specialists. The authors of this handbook, however, aim to dispel this myth. The advent of cross-sectional and, more recently, three-dimensional echocardiography, enables the structural malformations to be visualised virtually non-invasively. Without a thorough understanding of the arrangement of cardiac structures, interpretation of these images can be very frustrating, not to mention having to cope with difficult terminology. Contrary to popular belief, however, the reader does not require any knowledge of cardiac embryology in order to understand the morphology of a malformed heart.
This book takes the reader through the subject in a straightforward fashion,
beginning with recognition of the normal cardiac chambers, progressing through
the process of analysing the layout of the chambers in a sequential way, and
then dealing with the more common cardiac defects in turn. Each chapter deals
with the anatomical arrangement illustrated with diagrams and complemented with
echocardiographic images of the most important cross-sections. The text is succinct,
and is accompanied by numerous diagrams and cross-sectional echocardiographic
images of the highest quality. The most common defects are described chapter
by chapter, emphasising the salient anatomical features.
By Siew Yen Ho (Imperial College & Royal Brompton Hospital, UK), Michael L Rigby (Royal Brompton Hospital, UK), & Robert H Anderson (Institute of Child Health, UK).
- The Normal Heart
- The Normal Cross-Sectional Echocardiographic Study
- Basic Principles of Diagnosis
- Isomeric Arrangement of the Atrial Appendages
- Normal Septal Structures
- Interatrial Communications
- Atrioventricular Septal Defects
- Ventricular Septal Defects
- The Ventricular Outflow Tracts
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia
- Hypoplastic Right and Left Ventricles
- Double Outlet Right Ventricle
- Common Arterial Trunk
- Complete Transposition
- Congenitally Corrected Transposition
- Hearts with Univentricular Atrioventricular Connections
- Ebstein Malformation
- Aortic Coarctation and Interruption
- The Arterial Duct
Readership: Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anaesthesists, radiologists, cardiovascular pathologists, echocardiographers, nurses, intensivists, radiographers, sonographers, neonatologists, biologists and veterinarians.