Editors: Edward Araujo Júnior, Nathalie Jeanne M. Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto

Perinatal Cardiology-Part 1

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Library License: US $276
ISBN: 978-981-14-4678-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-4680-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114468011200101


In Perinatal Cardiology, fetal cardiology experts provide key information on tools for fetal evaluation through echocardiography / cardiac ultrasonography, with a primary focus on the nature and prenatal detection of structural and functional cardiac heart defects (CHDs). In this two-part book, readers will find details about different types of fetal cardiac abnormalities along with important updates on the diagnosis, management, planning delivery, and postnatal treatment in CHD cases. This information is supplemented with guidelines for the clinical management of patients with a fetus affected by cardiovascular defects, and surgical procedures in neonates.

Key features:

  1. -presents information gathered by experts in perinatal cardiology, organized into 26 topic-based chapters
  2. -explores the cardiac development, fetal cardiovascular hemodynamics, genetic and environmental factors associated with congenital heart defects (CHD), perinatal management, planning delivery, and postnatal treatment of newborns with CHD
  3. -presents information about normal cardiac functions and heart defects to give readers a clear and detailed picture of abnormal cardiac function
  4. -presents information about perinatal ultrasound physiology
  5. -gives practical guidelines for ultrasound and echography parameters required for evaluating fetal heart anatomy and diagnosing diseases
  6. -includes a new system of classifying prenatal CHDs based on the stratification of the risk level of care
  7. -features a straightforward and accessible style of presentation suitable for all readers
  8. -provides references in each chapter for further reading

Part 1 of this two-part set covers the basics of perinatal cardiology which chapters that introduce readers to CHD classification, fetal heart and placental physiology and pathology, diagnosis of fetal cardiac malposition and anomalies and some congenital heart defects such as septal defects, cardiac anomalies of the left and right sides, conotruncal anomalies and aortic arch anomalies.

Perinatal Cardiology is an essential reference for postgraduate medical students seeking to improve their knowledge of fetal and pediatric cardiology as part of their residency and professional training. The book equips readers with the information necessary to understand the role of the perinatal cardiologist and goes further to facilitate the ability to perform adequate risk assessments for fetal CHD.


- Pp. i
Simcha Yagel
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- Pp. ii-iii (2)
Edward Araujo Júnior, Nathalie Jeanne M. Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iv-vi (3)
Edward Araujo Júnior, Nathalie Jeanne M. Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto
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Classification of Prenatal Congenital Heart Diseases

- Pp. 1-20 (20)
Maciej Słodki, Maria Respondek-Liberska
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Cardiovascular Development

- Pp. 21-35 (15)
Maya Reddy, Daniel L. Rolnik
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Utero-Placental Circulation Development

- Pp. 36-60 (25)
Kersti K. Linask
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Placenta Circulation

- Pp. 61-68 (8)
Leonor Ferreira, Jader Cruz
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Fetal Echocardiographic Evaluation

- Pp. 69-84 (16)
Luciane Alves da Rocha, Edward Araujo Júnior
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Early Fetal Echocardiography

- Pp. 85-119 (35)
Ritu Mogra, Jon A. Hyett
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Normal Fetal Cardiac Rhythm and Arrhythmias

- Pp. 120-153 (34)
Ganesh Acharya, Agata Wloch
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Prenatal Diagnosis of Cardiac Malposition’s and situs Anomalies

- Pp. 154-170 (17)
Laudelino M. Lopes, Michael Tartar, Sheldon Bailey, Travis Kowlessar, Judy A. Jones
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Fetal Septal Defects

- Pp. 171-183 (13)
Darren Hutchinson, Ricardo Palma-Dias
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Fetal Right Heart Malformations

- Pp. 184-219 (36)
Jesus Rodríguez Calvo, Enery Gómez Montes, Ignacio Herraiz, Cecilia Villalaín, Alberto Galindo
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Fetal Left Cardiac Malformations

- Pp. 220-253 (34)
Gabriele Tonni, Gianpaolo Grisolia
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Fetal Conotruncal Anomalies

- Pp. 254-289 (36)
Maria Virgina Lima Machado
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Fetal Aortic Arch Anomalies

- Pp. 290-303 (14)
Oliver Graupner, Aline Wolter, Roland Axt-Fliedner
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Subject Index

- Pp. 304-316 (13)
Edward Araujo Júnior, Nathalie Jeanne M. Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto
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