Expressly created to assist with decision making for surgical treatment of congenital heart defects, this new reference covers all relevant aspects. The Congenital Heart Defects are presented with each chapter devoted to a single malformation, with incidence, morphology, associated anomalies, pathophysiology, diagnosis (including clinical pattern, electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, echocardiogram, cardiac catheterization with angiography), indications for surgical treatment, details of surgical treatment, potential complications and literature references. Morphology, pathophysiology and surgical treatment of the defects are explained with schematic drawings, while images taken from morphologic specimens, echocardiographic and angiographic investigations as well as from intra-operative photographs illustrate better than any words the key points of the decision-making process for the surgical treatment of congenital heart defects.
Cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, intensivists; students and post-graduate doctors; nurses, technicians, parents' associations
- congenital heart defects
- heart surgery
- pediatric cardiac surgery
- pediatric surgery
Table of contents
Cor triatriatum.- Tricuspid atresia.- Double inlet ventricle.- Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect.- Truncus arteriosus.- Aorto-pulmonary window.- Anomalous pulmonary arteries.- Anomalous coronary arteries.- Congenital mitral stenosis (mitral valve disease).- Aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva.- Aortic-left ventricular tunnel.- Double outlet right ventricle.- Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (double discordance).- Straddling atrioventricular valve.- Isomerism.- Slings and rings.- Cardiac tumors.