A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Diseases

A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Diseases

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Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a problem with the structure and function of the heart that is present at birth and is the most common type of birth defect (PubMed Health). This comprehensive guide offers a step by step approach to the diagnosis and management of different types of CHD, at different stages of life. Beginning with an introduction to the development of the foetal cardiovascular system and genetic, the following section discusses the basics of heart examination, radiography and terminology. Each section progresses through different conditions and examines the transition of care into adulthood and long term issues facing adults with CHD. Key points Comprehensive, step by step guide to congenital heart disease (CHD) Covers diagnosis and management of CHD disorders at all stages of life Internationally recognised author and editor team Includes more than 1000 full colour images and illustrationsSurgery is needed in patients with severe congestive cardiac failure and/or LV dysfunction refractory to maximal medical therapy. ... Mitral Valve Repair The initial surgical approach to patients with congenital mitral valve lesions is reconstructive surgery, ... Valve repair by itself does not require anticoagulation for the patient.

Title:A Comprehensive Approach to Congenital Heart Diseases
Author:IB Vijayalakshmi, P Syamasundar Rao, Reema Chugh
Publisher:JP Medical Ltd - 2013-02-28


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