ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Covers the various innovative methodologies used to assess morphological and functional abnormalities in congenital heart disease (CHD)
- Provides readers new insights to help them comprehend the clinical symptoms of CHD
- Presents essential information on CHD to pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons
Anatomical (morphological) abnormalities in congenital heart disease (CHD) are generally accompanied by abnormal loading conditions, which, in turn, cause ventricular and vascular functional impairments. The functional impairments may also exist independently of the anatomical abnormalities. These two factors - morphological and functional abnormalities - importantly interact to determine the underlying pathophysiology and generate clinical symptoms in CHD. This book comprehensively covers the latest information on ventricular-vascular morphology and function in CHD as assessed by means of various innovative methodologies. Recent advances in technology have provided useful tools for this purpose, and novel findings are emerging that further impact understanding of the disease. This text will provide researchers and clinicians with invaluable information concerning this field.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » 3-D echocardiography - MD-CT - cardiac catheterization - congenital heart disease - magnetic resonance imaging - pressure-volume relationship
Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Radiology - Surgery
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part I. Overview - Overview (Hideaki Senzaki, Saitama Medical University, Japan) Part II . Morphological assessment of congenital heart disease - Assessment of intra-cardiac anatomy by trans-esophageal and trans-pericardium real-time 3-D echocardiography (Kiyohiro Takigiku, Nagano Children’s Hospital, Japan) - Assessment of atrio-ventricular valvular anatomy by trans-thoracic 3-D echocardiography (Suneo Nii, Shizuoka Children’s Hospital, Japan) - Assessment of intra-cardiac anatomy by magnetic resonance imaging (Satoshi Yasukochi, Nagano Children’s Hospital, Japan) - Assessment of intra-cardiac and extra-cardiac anatomy by MD-CT (Kenji Waki, Kurashiki Chuo Hospital, Japan) Part III. Functional assessment of congenital heart disease - Assessment of ventricular function by pressure-volume relationship (Satoshi Masutani, Saitama Medical University, Japan) - Assessment of vascular function by cardiac catheterization (Hirofumi Saiki, Saitama Medical University, Japan) - Assessment of ventricular-vascular function by echocardiography (Manatomo Toyono, Akita University, Japan) - Assessment of hemodynamics by magnetic resonance imaging (Masaya Sugimoto, Asahikawa Medical University, Japan)
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Dr. Hideaki Senzaki obtained PhD degree in Division of Medicine, Tokyo University, Japan in 1988. He started his carrier as an assistant professor at Tokyo University in 1994. He moved to Saitama Medical University as an assistant professor in 1999, and promoted to a full professor. His main theme is the assessment of cardiovascular dynamics by pressure-area relations in patients with congenital heart disease.