Valvular Heart Disease

Paperback | March 10, 2011

byJames Newton, Nikant Sabharwal, Saul G. Myerson

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Disease of the heart valves is increasingly common and frequently requires treatment, usually a combination of drug therapy and surgery to repair or replace the valve. The majority of valvular heart disease occurs in older people, and is due to degenerative disease of the valve tissue.Understanding how to diagnose, investigate and manage patients with valvular heart disease is a core skill for a wide range of doctors, including cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, general physicians, general surgeons and anaesthetists. Valvular heart disease can also occur in younger patients and canbe particularly challenging to diagnose and treat in pregnant women. New advances in cardiology mean a range of valvular heart disease can be treated with percutaneous procedures avoiding the need for full cardiac surgery. This unique text covers all aspects of valvular heart disease, including normal valve anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, modes of investigation, assessment and treatment of specific valve lesions, valve surgery (both medical and surgical aspects), treatment in pregnancy or during non-cardiacsurgery, and the devastating complication of infective endocarditis, in an easy-to-read, accessible format. It contains over 150 high quality pictures and illustrations, providing contemporary diagnostic imaging (including conventional radiography, echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging) todemonstrate the importance of imaging in diagnosis and treatment. Individual valve lesions are reviewed in turn with specific indications for intervention in line with current European guidelines.

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Disease of the heart valves is increasingly common and frequently requires treatment, usually a combination of drug therapy and surgery to repair or replace the valve. The majority of valvular heart disease occurs in older people, and is due to degenerative disease of the valve tissue.Understanding how to diagnose, investigate and mana...

James Newton is Specialist Registrar in the Department of Cardiology at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. Nikant Sabharwal is Consultant Cardiologist at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, UK. Saul G. Myerson is Consultant Cardiologist at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovas...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.68 inPublished:March 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199559236

ISBN - 13:9780199559237

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1. Introduction to valvular heart disease2. Assessment of valvular heart disease3. General management4. Aortic stenosis5. Aortic regurgitation6. Mitral stenosis7. Mitral regurgitation8. Tricuspid stenosis9. Tricuspid regurgitation10. Pulmonary stenosis11. Pulmonary regurgitation12. Surgery and prosthetic valves13. Percutaneous valve therapy14. Management during non-cardiac surgery15. Valvular heart disease in pregnancy16. Infective endocarditisAppendix- Further reading