Adult Congenital Heart Disease (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198759959

Sara Thorne; Sarah Bowater
288 Pages
100 x 180 mm
Pub date
Sep 2017
Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Cardiology
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A practical approach to the investigation and treatment of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), this fully updated Oxford Specialist Handbook is a concise and accessible overview of a complex condition. Packed with straightforward advice, management strategies and key clinical points, it equips clinicians with a sound understanding of the principles and physiology of ACHD. An ideal reference tool for cardiology trainees, general cardiologists and acute medicine physicians, this second edition of Adult Congenital Heart Disease has been fully reviewed to include new guidelines and increased illustations to aid understanding. Brand new chapters on epidemiology, heart failure, device therapy and transition and transfer of care ensure that Adult Congenital Heart Disease remains the definitive guide to supporting clinicians throughout all aspects of the patient's care.


Part 1. Introduction to adult congenital heart disease
1 Sarah Bowater: Epidemiology of adult congenital heart disease
2 Sara Thorne and Phil Botha: Morphology and classification
3 Lucy Hudsmith: Non-invasive imaging
4 Paul Clift and Sarah Bowater: Physiological testing
5 Paul Clift and Sayqa Arif: Cardiac catheterization
6 Sara Thorne: Influence of pulmonary blood flow on management and outcome
7 Sara Thorne: Cyanosis

Part 2. Specific lesions
8 Sarah Bowater: Valve and outflow tract lesions
9 Lucy Hudsmith and Sayqa Arif: Septal defects
10 Sarah Bowater and Paul Clift: The Eisenmerger syndrome
11 Paul Clift: Aortic lesions
12 Sarah Bowater: Venous anomalies
13 Sarah Bowater: Transposition complexes
14 Tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary atresia with VSD
15 Paul Clift, Sarah Bowater and Phil Botha: Functionally univentricular hearts and Fontan circulation
16 Sarah Bowater and Paul Clift: Pulmonary hypertension in ACHD
17 Sarah Bowater: Rare conditions presenting in adulthood

Part 3. General management issues of adult congenital heart disease
18 Lucy Hudsmith and Sarah Bowater: Emergencies
19 Sarah Bowater: Heart failure in ACHD
20 Sayqa Arif: Device therapy in ACHD
21 Lucy Hudsmith: Contraception and pregnancy
22 Sara Thorne: Endocarditis
23 Nicola Pope: Transition and transfer of care
24 Nicola Pope and Sarah Bowater: Lifestyle issues

About the author: 

Dr Sara Thorne is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK. Dr Thorne founded the hospital's Adult Cogenital Heart Disease Unit in 2000 having previously been a consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital. She lectures nationallya nd itnernationally on congenital heart disease and cardiac disease and pregnancy, and is a lead consultant for training in adult congenital heart disease.; Dr Sarah Bowater is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK. She joined the Adult Congenital Heart Disease unit in 2014 after completing training in congenital heart disease in Birmingham. Her specialist interests included the management of advanced congenital heart disease, and she is developing a programme of supportive care in congenital heart disease and heart failure. She also has experise in pregnancy in heart disease.

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