Editor: Wael AlJaroudi

Role of Imaging in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: State-of-art Review

eBook: US $21 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $69
Printed Copy: US $59
Library License: US $84
ISBN: 978-1-60805-700-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-088-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2010
DOI: 10.2174/97816080508881100101

Introduction

With the success in the surgical treatment of congenital heart disease, the population of adults with congenital heart disease requiring imaging is soaring. The Role of Imaging in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: A State-of-the-Art Review is a practical reference guide that covers each major category of congenital heart disease, providing an overview of the diseases as well as specific imaging recommendations for each disease. This Ebook has been written for cardiologists who encounter adults with congenital heart disease in clinical practice as an aid to help these patients with appropriate imaging. Additionally, the Ebook includes numerous color illustrations of the imaging modalities used, as well as a full appendix of additional images. It also includes a summary of the 2008 ACC/AHA Guidelines for Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease as a second appendix. It is considered essential reading for practitioners in this field.

Preface

This book is intended to serve as a reference to help clinicians understand the role, advantages and limitations of the different imaging modalities (echocardiography, CT, MRI, nuclear, and catheterization) in the diagnosis, follow-up and clinical care of adult patients with congenital heart disease.

This book is different in the respect that it is written for the general cardiologist in a simplified way. It is a summary of the guidelines and up-to-date studies on the different imaging modalities used in congenital heart disease. The book is divided into four sections; shunt lesions, left-sided obstructive lesions, cyanotic lesions, and other congenital cardiac lesions. It covers the most common types encountered in practice.

Wael AlJaroudi, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL
USA

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