Adult Congenital Heart Disease by Sara ThorneAdult Congenital Heart Disease by Sara Thorne

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

EditorSara Thorne, Paul Clift

Paperback | March 17, 2009

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To the adult cardiologist, the language of congenital heart disease can be confusing and the spectrum of disease bewildering. Many find the prospect of meeting an adult with complex congenital heart disease in the emergency department disturbing, and rightly so. This book aims to dispelconfusion and equip cardiology trainees, general cardiologists and acute medicine physicians with a sound understanding of the principles of the physiology and management of adult congenital heart disease, so that they can treat emergencies and recognise the need for referral to a specialist unit.With easy-to-understand diagrams and key clinical points, this handbook provides both rapid reference for use when the clinical need arises and also an insight into the basic principles of congenital heart disease, giving the reader a good grounding in the care of the adult with congenital heartdisease.
Dr Sara Thorne specialises in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) and pregnancy in heart disease. She is a Cardiologist at the University Hospital Birmingham, and with Paul Clift runs the Specialist ACHD Service for the West Midlands. She also runs the joint Cardiology High Risk Pregnancy service in Birmingham. Sara Throne also lectu...
Title:Adult Congenital Heart DiseaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.02 inPublished:March 17, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199228183

ISBN - 13:9780199228188


Table of Contents

IntroductionIntroduction to adult congenital heart disease1. Morphology and classification2. Non invasive imaging3. Physiological testing4. Cardiac catheterisation5. Influence of pulmonary blood flow on management and outcome6. CyanosisSpecific lesions7. Valve and outflow tract lesions8. Septal defects9. The Eisenmenger Syndrome10. Aortic lesions11. Venous anomalies12. Transposition complexes13. Tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary atresia14. Univentricular hearts and Fontan Circulation15. Rare conditions presenting in adulthoodManagement of adult congenital heart disease16. Emergencies17. Pregnancy and contraception18. Endocarditis19. Lifestyle issuesAppendixGlossary of terms