Congenital Heart Disease in Adults,
Edition 3
By Joseph K. Perloff, MD, John S. Child, MD, FACC and Jamil Aboulhosn

Publication Date: 28 Aug 2008
Dr. Perloff, the founding father of the field of adult congenital heart disease, presents a decade’s worth of research and clinical data in the completely redefined 3rd edition to bring you the most current information. With advances in diagnosis and treatment in children, more and more of those with CHD survive well into adulthood. Expert contributors in various fields offer a multi-disciplinary, multi-system approach to treatment so you get comprehensive coverage on all aspects of the subspecialty, including basic unoperated malformations, medical and surgical perspectives, postoperative residue, and sequelae. As someone who treats these patients, you need to be ready to provide the continual care they require.

Key Features

  • Conveys a multidisciplinary, multi-system approach to the lifelong care of adult CHD patients to put treatment in a broader context.
  • Presents information in a consistent, logical style so the information you need is easy to find and apply.
  • Supplements the text with 600 clear conceptual illustrations to clarify difficult concepts.

New Features

  • Features completely rewritten chapters to include the latest developments in the field—such as major advances in surgical and interventional techniques—and the various needs of patients with adult CHD.
  • Incorporates recently published trials such as those involving cyanotic CHD and atherogenesis, coronary microcirculation, and pathogenesis of thrombocytopenia to supplement the chapter on cyanotic CHD.
  • Emphasizes advances in imaging in a new section—edited by an expert—that covers echocardiography as well as specialized imaging techniques.
  • Illustrates the full range of advances in the field with 600 images that reflect the latest progress.
  • Includes new chapters—Global Scope of ACHD; Cardiac Transplantation; Electrophysiologic Abnormalities in Unoperated Patients and Residue and Sequelae After Cardiac Surgery—to provide you with the latest information on the growth of the subspecialty and its effect on treatment.
  • Presents revisions by a new authorship of experts in infectious disease, genetics and epidemiology, sports medicine, neurology, cardiac surgery, cardiac anesthesiology, and more.
About the author
By Joseph K. Perloff, MD, Streisand American Heart Association Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Director, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congential Heart Disease Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA; John S. Child, MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology; Director, Adult Cardiac Imaging and Hemodynamic Laboratories, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA and Jamil Aboulhosn
Table of Contents
SECTION I - Background and Facilities

CHAPTER 1 Historical Perspective, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 2 National and International Scope, Joseph K. Perloff, Amy Verstappen

CHAPTER 3 Specialized Facilities for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, Joseph K. Perloff, Pamela D. Miner, Linda Houser

SECTION II - Survival Patterns

CHAPTER 4 Survival Patterns Without Cardiac Surgery or Interventional Catheterization: A Narrowing Base, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 5 Survival Patterns After Cardiac Surgery or Interventional Catheterization: A Broadening Base, Joseph K. Perloff, Mark D. Plunkett

SECTION III - Medical Considerations

CHAPTER 6 Echocardiography in Anatomic Imaging and Hemodynamic Evaluation of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, John S. Child

CHAPTER 7 Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography in the Assessment of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Jamil Aboulhosn, Howard Dinh, John Paul Finn

CHAPTER 8 Infective Endocarditis and Congenital Heart Disease, John S. Child, David A. Pegues, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 9 Management of Pregnancy and Contraception in Congenital Heart Disease, John S. Child, Joseph K. Perloff, Brian Koos

CHAPTER 10 Genetics, Epidemiology, and Counseling, Fabian Chen, Emmanuèle Délot, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 11 Exercise and Athletics in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, Jamil Aboulhosn, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 12 Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease: A Multisystem Disorder, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 13 Psychiatric and Psychosocial Disorders in Congenital Heart Disease, Barry H. Guze, Elisa A. Moreno, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 14 Neurologic Disorders, Joseph K. Perloff, Jeffrey L. Saver

SECTION IV - Surgical Considerations

CHAPTER 15 Cardiac Surgery in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: Operation and Reoperation, Daniel Marelli, Mark D. Plunkett, Joseph K. Perloff, Hillel Laks

CHAPTER 16 Prosthetic Materials: Selection, Use, and Long-Term Effects, Mark D. Plunkett, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 17 Cardiac Transplantation in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease, Jon A. Kobashigawa, Daniel Marelli

CHAPTER 18 Transcatheter Interventions in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Jamil Aboulhosn, Daniel Levi, John W. Moore

CHAPTER 19 Noncardiac Surgery, Joseph K. Perloff, Michael Sopher

SECTION V - Residua And Sequelae After Surgery Or Interventional Catheterization

CHAPTER 20 Residua and Sequelae: A Perspective, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 21 Residua and Sequelae Involving Cardiac Valves, Joseph K. Perloff, Mark D. Plunkett

CHAPTER 22 Electrophysiologic Abnormalities: Unoperated Occurrence and Postoperative Residua and Sequelae, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 23 Myocardial Growth and the Development and Regression of Increased Ventricular Mass, Joseph K. Perloff
Book Reviews

"There has been a dramatic increase in the survival of children with congenital cardiac anomalies since the previous edition was published, necessitating an extensive update in order to keep readers abreast of the current status of this evolving field… This timely update serves as a useful reference for those caring for adult patients with congenital cardiac anomalies." - Doody’s 4 Stars **** - May 2009

Book details
ISBN: 9781416058946
Page Count: 504
Retail Price : £131.00
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