Congenital Diseases of the HeartClinical-Physiological Considerations
This important revision presents the accumulated knowledge of its highly-regarded author, Dr. Abraham Rudolph, who is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading pioneers in the field of Pediatric Cardiology. Fully revised and updated, the book includes sections considering the changes in pathophysiology with growth into adulthood and the effects of various treatment approaches. The author explains the physiology of normal fetal circulation and the effects of congenital cardiac lesions, with particular reference to the interactions between the lesions and fetal cardiovascular development.
Preface. Chapter 1 The fetal circulation. Chapter 2 Perinatal and postnatal changes in the circulation. Chapter 3 Oxygen uptake and delivery. Chapter 4 Functional assessment. Chapter 5 Prenatal and postnatal pulmonary circulation. Chapter 6 The ductus arteriosus and persistent patency of the ductus arteriosus. Chapter 7 Ventricular septal defect. Chapter 8 Atrial septal defect and partial anomalous drainage of pulmonary veins. Chapter 9 Atrioventricular septal defect. Chapter 10 Bicuspid aortic valve and aortic stenosis. Chapter 11 Aortic atresia, mitral atresia, and hypoplastic left ventricle. Chapter 12 Aortic arch obstruction. Chapter 13 Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection. Chapter 14 Pulmonary stenosis and atresia with ventricular septal defect (tetralogy of Fallot). Chapter 15 Pulmonary stenosis and atresia with intact ventricular septum. Chapter 16 Tricuspid atresia and hypoplastic right ventricle. Chapter 17 Ebstein malformation of the tricuspid valve. Chapter 18 Aortopulmonary transposition. Chapter 19 Truncus arteriosus communis. Index. Color plates.
Abraham M. Rudolph, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Staff, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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