The first Edition of "Heart Failure in Pediatric Patients": An Textbook of Pediatric Heart Failure, serves as the core of a learning tool designed to help cardiologists, pediatricians, pediatric nurses and students at all levels, from trainees to highly specialized practitioners, confront the challenge of staying abreast of this evolving field.
The field of heart failure in pediatric populations has perhaps recently initiated more registries and clinical trials than previously. This age group has special concerns and particularities regarding their clinical picture and management. Therefore, multiple disciplines have been involved in the management of heart failure in this age group.
In this edition, we tried to answer all the questions concerning this field, and be up-to-date in all our resources.
This e-book was prepared by a group of eminent international specialists from different international centers. All of them are experts in one of the related fields.
We tried to make this edition an information source of practical utility; to help readers surmount the swift change in hears failure knowledge.
Within chapters, you will notice the novelty and the adherence to the guidelines as well as the experience aspect of the authors.
This book contains very interesting images as well as videos that illustrate and accurately describe cases regarding the field of pediatric heart failure.
After reading this book, you will be able to deal with heart failure in this special entity of pediatric populations in different age groups.
This book contains various key components of the "Heart Failure in Pediatric Patients", assembled in a personalized way to meet the needs of each practitioner.
In this e-book, we described the pathophysiology, classification and clinical data of heart failure with special concern in pediatric populations. We emphasized on a special group of infants with congenital heart disease with all aspects concerning their diagnosis and management.
We displayed different modes of imaging diagnosis for heart failure then concentrated on one of the most important investigations as myocardial biopsy.
In this book, we described the detailed radiological and imaging investigations for heart failure in general; however we spoke about the investigation of certain pediatric and congenital heart disease within their chapters. This attittude was decided to broaden the scope of target audience and help the readers to discover all about the field of heart failure investigations.
We described one of the most important pathological types of heart failure; hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. We put this topic in a separate chapter due to its special importance.
We described the modes of management of heart failure in pediatric patients. Finally, we presented the surgical management of terminal cases of heart failure in pediatric age groups.
We hope that the readers will find "Heart Failure in Pediatric Patients" and its associated learning tools useful in their quest to stay abreast of this ever-evolving field.
Mohammad El Tahlawi
Zagazig University Hospitals,