Edited by one of the leading pioneers in the field
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This manual provides a comprehensive overview of how the cardiac catheterization laboratory in a pediatric cardiology division works. Chapters are organized in the order in which a case progresses. Specific types of cases are discussed in detail and hemodynamics is covered in depth. Information tables and line illustrations are used throughout the text to further emphasize important concepts and information.
Lisa Bergersen, M.D. is affiliated with the Children's Hospital Boston, Department of Cardiology, Boston, MA.
Susan Foerster, M.D. is affiliated with the St. Louis Children's Hospital, Division of Cardiology, St. Louis, MO.
Audrey C. Marshall, M.D. is affiliated with the Children's Hospital Boston, Department of Cardiology, Boston, MA.
Jeffery Meadows, M.D. is affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.
The Basics.- Hemodynamics.- Precatheterization Assessment and Preparation.- In the Lab.- After the Case.- A Few Final Words of Advice.- Specific Cases.- Pulmonary Valve Dilation.- Critical Pulmonary Stenosis.- Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum (PA/IVS).- Aortic Valve Dilation.- Critical Aortic Stenosis.- Mitral Valve Dilation.- Pulmonary Angioplasty.- Balloon Dilation and Stent Placement for Coarctation.- RV-PA Conduit Dilation and Stenting.- The Pre-Glenn and Pre-Fontan Catheterization.- Device Closure of Fontan Fenestrations.- ASD Device Closure.- PFO Device Closure.- PDA Closure.- Creating Atrial Septal Defects.- Pericardiocentesis.- Endomyocardial Biopsy.- Coronary Angiography.