Comprehensive Approach to Adult Congenital Heart Disease PDF
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In the United States there are approximately 1 million adults with congenital heart disease with 20000 new patients reaching adolescence each year. With early pediatric diagnosis improved medical surgical and post operative care it is now expected that 90% of patients born with congenital heart disease (CHD) will survive to adulthood. Therefore the number of adult CHD (ACHD) patients will continue to rise. In fact it is now estimated that for the first time in history there are more adults living with CHD than children. The cardiologist who deals with these patients must therefore be familiar with congenital heart lesions in their uncomplicated state and know appropriate testing and follow-up methods. Also the inherent complexity of this type of cardiovascular disease really needs a comprehensive multimedia included practical and case base approach and assessment.
The aim of this book is to provide a case base approach to adult patients with congenital heart disease including all diagnostic and treatment methods focus on physical exam ECG chest X-Ray heart sounds advanced echocardiography including of TTE & TEE cardiac CT CMR catheterization interventional procedures surgery and also anesthesia highlights in these patients.
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