The Complete Reference for Scimitar Syndrome: Anatomy, Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment gives the complete picture of this rare syndrome that is usually treated with tactics such as imaging. The book goes beyond imaging, providing a pathological and clinical description of this rare syndrome. All aspects beginning with development, clinical presentation, current surgical options (including recent techniques) and indications to treat patients based on current results coming from multicenter study experiences are included. This book is a must-have reference for all cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons, pathologists, physicians, residents and students involved in Scimitar Syndrome cases.
Dr. Vida is a surgeon in the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences at the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit at the University of Padua Medical School in Italy. In 2007 while spending time at the Children's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Vida was introduced to his first case of Scimitar Syndrome. He was given the opportunity to coordinate 4 multicenter studies (2 on national and 2 on international basis). These studies focused on the treatment of patients with this syndrome that were finalized with 3 scientific publications (plus one on going, the international scimitar registry collection data of 501 patients with this syndrome). Dr. Vida has also been invited by numerous societies to present the results of his experience. His major research areas include congenital heart disease in adults, congenital heart surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and Scimitar Syndrome.
Part A. Scimitar Syndrome 1. Introduction and Definition 2. Historical Notes 3. Embryology 4. Anatomy and Histology 5. Epidemiology and Physiopathology of Scimitar Syndrome 6. Diagnosis and Imaging 7. Natural History and Medical Treatment 8. Cardiac Angiography and Interventional Therapy 9. Surgical Treatment and Outcomes Part B. Pulmonary Vascular Anomalies 10. Other Pulmonary Vascular Anomalies: Anatomy, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment