Following on from the success of the international best-seller "Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery", the long awaited Key Questions in Congenital Cardiac Surgery will be the latest book in the Key Questions series to be released. Key Questions in Congenital Cardiac Surgery will systematically cover all the main topics involved in the current practice of a congenital cardiac surgeon. It will incorporate current guidelines for practice (such as from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, British Paediatric Cardiac Association and European Society of Cardiology) and up-to-date information based on current literature. Each chapter will be structured to include the aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, indications for surgery, peri-operative management, surgical options and postoperative care. Possible complications will be discussed and the results of current practice presented. Importantly, there will be a section on basic sciences related to the practising congenital cardiac surgeon and a further section on congenital cardiac investigations with many images illustrating the variety of pathologies.
Each chapter will also contain important references for further reading and greater depth of knowledge. The data and body of knowledge presented in this book is strictly evidence-based and is relevant to all congenital cardiac surgical trainees, at any stage of their training programme. It will provide residents, fellows and specialist registrars the necessary information to carry out their daily duties. Congenital cardiologists and paediatric cardiac intensive care unit specialists will also find the book useful in terms of the indications and surgical management of these patients, as they are integral to the congenital cardiac surgical process. Another important group is the nursing staff, physiotherapists and other professions allied to medicine working with patients with congenital cardiac disease either pre-operatively or postoperatively, as it will help to give a detailed understanding of the principles surrounding congenital cardiac surgical disease. Most importantly, the book is ideal as a revision aid for residents/registrars undertaking their Cardiothoracic Surgery Board examinations around the world.
Although these examinations vary in format in different countries, this book is applicable to all cardiothoracic surgical trainees. Its concise, yet complete coverage of the important topics, make it the ideal guide to answer the key questions in congenital cardiac surgery that are asked within the confines of an examination.
Contents include: Segmental Cardiac Anatomy / Embryology; Cardiac Physiology; Cardiac Pharmacology; Congenital Echocardiography; Cardiac Imaging; Congenital Angiography & Intervention; Cardiac Anesthesia; Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Management; Cardiopulmonary Bypass & Adjuncts; Extra-Corporeal Life Support; Hybrid Procedures; Consent & Data Analysis; Anomalous Systemic & Pulmonary Venous Connections; Atrial Septal Defects; Atrio-Ventricular Septal Defects; Ventricular Septal Defects; Ebstein's Anomaly; Tricuspid Atresia; Hypoplastic Right Heart; Pulmonary Stenosis & Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction; Tetralogy of Fallot; Pulmonary Atresia With Ventricular Septal Defect; Transposition of the Great Arteries; Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries; Double Outlet Ventricles; Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; Congenital Anomalies of the Mitral Valve; Aortic Stenosis & Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction; Truncus Arteriosus; Anomalies of Coronary Arteries & Coronary Fistulas; Aortopulmonary Window; Vascular Rings & Slings; Patent Ductus Arteriosus; Coarctation of the Aorta; Interrupted Aortic Arch; Univentricular Heart; Surgical Palliation In Congenital Heart Disease; Surgery For Cardiac Failure; Cardiac & Pulmonary Transplantation; Surgery For Cardiac Arrhythmias; Cardiac Tumors; Infective Endocarditis; Index.