Section I. General.
Section II. Vascular access.
Section III. Step-by-step:
Section IV. Step-by-step: closure of defects.
Section V. Step-by-step: creating a defect.
Section VI. Step-by-step: Pulmonary Valve implantation.
Section VII. Step-by-step: principles of hybrid approach.
Section VIII. Step-by-step: Miscellanea.
Section IX. Tables and charts
- Pocket format
- Step-by-step approach ensuring immediate access to information relevant to daily practice
- Tips, tricks and helpful illustrations offering "how to" guidance in the delicate field of percutaneous procedures for congenital heart disease
Congenital cardiology continues to advance at a rapid pace, with recent decades witnessing exceptional growth in the number and range of catheter-based interventions. This handbook is an ideal, up-to-date guide to the application of these procedures across the entire patient age range, from fetal life through to adulthood. Clear instruction is offered on techniques of vascular access, valve dilatation, angioplasty, stent implantation, defect closure, defect creation, pulmonary valve implantation, and the hybrid approach, as well as miscellaneous other procedures. Topics are approached using a step-by-step format, ensuring that the reader will immediately be able to access information relevant to daily practice. Many explanatory figures and drawings are included in each chapter in order to clarify further how to plan, perform, and evaluate diagnostic and interventional procedures in the field of congenital heart disease. Attention is drawn to important tips and tricks that will assist in achieving optimal outcomes. Besides the detailed descriptions of procedures, background information is provided on patient preparation, anesthesia, instrumentation, and hemodynamics. At the end of the book, an appendix includes additional general equations and BSA and oxygen consumption charts.
This handbook will be an invaluable tool and a comprehensive companion for all who work in the field of congenital heart disease.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Adult congenital heart disease - Congenital heart disease - Defect closure - Fetal congenital heart disease - Interventional procedures - Transcatheter implantation
Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Internal Medicine - Surgery