A comprehensive work written by driving forces in the field, defining theessentials of congenital heart disease. Over the last 50 years, tremendous strides have been made in the treatmentof congenital heart disease. Many patients with congenital heart diseaseare now reaching adulthood and seeking medical care from cardiologists,internists, and family practitioners who do not historically deal withcongenital heart disease. Written by two acclaimed authorities andeducators in the field, Jesse E. Edwards Synopsis of Congenital HeartDisease provides these physicians with a richly illustrated refreshercourse, and a handy reference text, in the fundamentals of congenital heartdisease. In this book, Dr. Jesse Edwards shares his vast experience in a discussionof the fundamental anatomy and physiology associated with congenital heartdisease. The text provides succinct descriptions of the common and uncommonabnormalities of congenital heart disease and the principles underlyingtheir treatment, while 200 figures clearly demonstrate and guide the user tounderstand the essential nature of the characteristic defects andabnormalities discussed.
This book will serve as a unique and useful reference to broaden theknowledge of adult cardiologists, internists, radiologists, cardiovascularnurses, nurse practitioners, cardiac catheterization personnel, and otherparamedical professionals who wish to understand more thoroughly thefundamentals of congenital heart disease.
AcknowledgementsForewordGuest PrefacePrefaceRecollectionsAbbreviationsVariations of Bodily OrgansAtrial AnomaliesVentricular AnomaliesAtrioventricular Cushion DefectMyocardial DiseaseSingle VentricleComplete TranspositionCorrected TranspositionDouble Outlet Right VentricleTetralogy of FallotAnomalies of Pulmonary ArteriesPersistent Truncus ArteriosusAnomalies of Coronary VesselsValvular and Related AnomaliesAortic AtresiaPulmonary AtresiaMitral AtresiaTricuspid AtresiaAortic StenosisSubaortic StenosisPulmonary StenosisMitral Stenosis and Similar Functional EntitiesAortic RegurgitationPulmonary RegurgitationMitral RegurgitationTricuspid Dysplasia and Regurgitation in Ebstein's MalformationPatent Ductus Arteriosis and AP WindowAortic Sinus AneurysmAortic CoarctationSupravalvular Aortic StenosisHypoplasia or Interruption of the Aortic ArchVascular Rings and Vascular SlingsAnomalies of Pulmonary VeinsVena Caval SystemsAsplenia and PolyspleniaReferencesIndex