OPTIMIZE ADULT PATIENT CARE.
WITH THIS WORLD-CLASS GUIDE TO THE.
BROAD SPECTRUM OF CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS.
“�[the authors} have carefully summarized their 20 to 40 years of clinical experience to provide the reader with the most essential and practical information about patients with congenital heart disease.”— Review in JAMA.
Includes 50 full-color echocardiograms and angiograms.
Depicts each important congenital heart disease lesion as acyanotic or cyanotic.
Describes the surgical approach that corrects or palliates the lesion�the secondary consequences and natural history of each lesion�and the problems and consequences related to types of surgical interventions.
Discusses end-stage medical and surgical management .
“�medical housestaff who have this monograph available will breathe easier when they encounter and must present or discuss the next patient with adult congenital heart disease, an unusual cardiac examination, or a difficult-to-interpret electrocardiogram.” [From the Foreword by Myron L. Weisfeldt, MD, Bard Professor of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University; Chairman, Department of Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital].
Featuring outstanding four-color echocardiograms and angiograms as well as original schematic drawings, this unique reference fills a need long felt by internists and cardiologists who assume the care of adult patients with congenital cardiac abnormalities..
Each chapter of Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult focuses on a specific lesion �- characterized as acyanotic or cyanotic �- reviewing:.
Potential long-term problems encountered in adulthood.
Chapter summary sections review the most important information about the congenital heart lesion, allowing a patient�s status to be better categorized when the patient is first referred to an internist/cardiologist for evaluation .
“�an easily accessible resource for the general internist (in training or practice) or the cardiologist without extensive training in congenital heart disease.”.
— Review in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Emphasizes optimal evaluation and follow-up care.
Gives special scrutiny to physical and laboratory findings; indications for invasive assessment; and management planning.
Offers valuable special sections devoted to pregnancy and the genetics of congenital heart disease.
Identifies critical issues in shortened form, with an included algorithm illustrating a clinical practice plan for management of each defect and its variations, based on the patient�s current status.
Provides guidelines outlining the frequency of visits, appropriate testing, and criteria for intervention
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