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Adult Congenital Heart Disease
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Main description:

  • Guides practicing physicians in the practical aspects of how to diagnose and treat patients with congenital heart disease

  • Reviews the most common congenital cardiac anomalies seen in practice

  • Focuses on both clinical evaluation and diagnostic imaging modalities as well as practical management issues, as well as when to refer patients to tertiary care centres

  • Each chapter is preceded by a case study to exemplify the issues which may be challenging in practical management


Contributors vii

Preface xi

Foreword xiii

1 Secundum atrial septal defect 1
Sabrina D. Phillips

2 Atrioventricular septal defects 9
Frank Cetta

3 Pulmonary stenosis/right ventricular outflow tract obstruction 25
Elyse Foster and Katy Lease

4 Ventricular septal defect 41
Naser M. Ammash

5 Pulmonary arterial hypertension in Eisenmenger Syndrome 57
Kevin Owusu–Ansah, Zeksen Lim and Gruschen R. Veldtman

6 Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries 76
Sara A. Thorne

7 Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction 87
Craig S. Broberg

8 Coarctation of the aorta and aortic disease 102
Michelle Z. Gurvitz

9 Transposition of the great arteries after a Mustard atrial switch procedure 126
Folkert Meijboom and Gary Webb

10 Tetralogy of Fallot 139
Judith Therrien

11 Single ventricle physiology 157
Michael A. Gatzoulis and Lorna Swan

12 Ebstein s anomaly 174
Heidi M. Connolly

13 Imaging in adult congenital heart disease 190
Candice K. Silversides and Samuel C. Siu

14 The chest x–ray in congenital heart disease 208
Joseph K. Perloff

15 Arrhythmias in congenital heart disease 221
Barbara J. Deal

16 Pregnancy and contraception 237
Rachel M. Wald and Jack M. Colman

Index 260

Author Disclosure Table 272


ISBN-13: 9781444357271
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: April, 2009
Pages: 292
Dimensions: 162.00 x 234.00 x 20.38

Subcategories: Cardiovascular Medicine


Carole A. Warnes, MD

Professor of Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA