Evaluates the natural history of congenital heart lesions as a background to finding out if and how much treatment has improved outcomes
Introduces and defines lesions, providing general information about its frequency, familial or syndromic associations, and associated congenital heart lesions
Provides sections on pathological anatomy and physiology important in determining outcomes
Includes results of surgery, both in terms of survival and also in terms of event-free survival, that is, survival free of reoperation, cardiac failure, arrhythmias, and other late complications that are often seen
Helps cardiologists and cardiac surgeons understand what is likely to happen to patients with or without treatment, and which forms of treatment currently in use provide the best outcomes to date
Julien I.E. Hoffman, M.D., B.SC. HONS., F.R.C.P Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus) Senior Member, Cardiovascular Research Institute Department of Pediatrics University of California at San Francisco San Francisco, CA USA
Foreword. CHAPTER 1. THEORY. CHAPTER 2. ASSOCIATED NON-CARDIAC DISEASE. COMMON SURGICAL PROCEDURES. CHAPTER 3. AORTO-PULMONARY SHUNTS. CHAPTER 4. BANDING THE PULMONARY ARTERY. CHAPTER 5. CONDUITS AND VALVES. CHAPTER 6. "SINGLE VENTRICLE" REPAIRS. Left-to-right shunts. Aortic origin. CHAPTER 7. PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS. CHAPTER 8. ANOMALOUS ORIGIN OF ONE PULMONARY ARTERY FROM THE AORTA (HEMITRUNCUS). CHAPTER 9. AORTOPULMONARY WINDOW. Chapter 10. Coronary arterial fistulae. Chapter 11. Intracranial arteriovenous fistulae. Chapter 12. Hepatic arteriovenous fistulae. Chapter 13. Peripheral arteriovenous fistulae. Chapter 14. Congenital Aneurysms of the Sinus of Valsalva. Ventricular or atrial origin. Chapter 15. Atrial septal defect (secundum). Chapter 16. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection with an intact atrial septum. Chapter 17. Atrioventricular septal defect (partial or ostium primum defect). Chapter18. Atrioventricular septal defect (complete). Chapter 19. Ventricular septal defect. Obstructive lesions. Right ventricular outflow tract. Chapter 20. Pulmonic stenosis. Chapter 21. Double chambered right ventricle. Chapter 22. Pulmonary arterial anomalies. Left ventricular outflow tract and aorta. Chapter 23. Valvar aortic stenosis. Chapter 24. Bicuspid aortic valve without stenosis. Chapter 25. Supravalvar aortic stenosis. Chapter 26. Discrete subvalvar aortic stenosis. Chapter 27. Coarctation of the aorta. Chapter 28. Interrupted aortic arch. Left ventricular inflow tract. Chapter 29. Cor triatriatum. Chapter 30. Mitral valve. Regurgitant lesions. Chapter 31. Aortic valve. Chapter 32. Aortico-left ventricular tunnel. Chapter 33. Mitral valve. Chapter 34. Tricuspid valve. Chapter 35. Pulmonic valve. Miscellaneous aortic root lesions. Chapter 36. Origin of a coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. Chapter 37. Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery. Chapter 38. Vascular rings and slings. Right to-left shunts. Chapter 39. Tetralogy of Fallot. Chapter 40. Complete d-transposition of the great arteries. Chapter 41. Tricuspid atresia. Chapter 42. Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. Chapter 43. Ebstein's anomaly. Chapter 44. Hypoplastic left heart. Chapter 45. Truncus arteriosus. Chapter 46. Single ventricle. Chapter 47. Double outlet right ventricle. Chapter 48. Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection. Chapter 49. Heterotaxies. Chapter 50. Eisenmenger's complex. Chapter 51. PULMONARY ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA. Chapter 52. Venous anomalies. Superior vena cava. Inferior vena cava. Coronary sinus.