Pediatric Practice Cardiology

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May 16, 2012


Hardback, 367 pages

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0071763201 / 9780071763202


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Main description

Hands-on guidance for managing pediatric patients with congenital and acquired heart disease


Part of the Pediatric Practice series, Pediatric Practice: Cardiology is filled with practical, clinically relevant guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions in children. The care of the patient forms the core of this text, which provides perspectives on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis that every pediatrician, cardiologist, family physician, and pediatric nurse needs to know.

Pediatric Practice: Cardiology includes concise yet detailed overviews of pediatric cardiac conditions, along with proven diagnostic and management strategies you can incorporate into your practice immediately. It familiarizes primary care providers with the tools used in the care of pediatric cardiology patients and explains the different types of congenital heart defects. Additional coverage includes the risk factors for acquired adult heart disease and the different forms of inflammatory heart disease.

Features of the Pediatric Practice Series
The Pediatric Practice series simplifies the care of pediatric patients by delivering:

  • Tips that tell you what you must know—and what you must do—at every stage of care
  • Diagnostic and treatment algorithms
  • Signs/Symptoms and Differential Diagnosis boxes
  • “When to Refer” boxes, which examine all the relevant clinical considerations
  • Diagnostic Tests—with a realistic emphasis on the right tests to order
  • Medical Treatment coverage that includes drugs, dosages, and administration in an easy-to-read tabular format
  • Convenient icons and a consistent chapter design
  • Numerous clinical color photos and didactic diagrams

Table of contents

1. Normal Cardiac Physiology and the Cardiac Exam
2. Cardiac Testing
3. Fetal Cardiology
4. The Genetics of Abnormal Cardiac Development
5. Evaluation and Therapy: Neonatal Critical Heart Disease
6. Care of the Postprocedural Patient
7. Acyanotic Shunt Lesions
8. Acyanotic Heart Disease: Valves,Outflow Tracts, and Vasculature
9. Conotruncal Abnormalities
10. Single-Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease
11. Neurodevelopment in Children with Complex Congenital Heart Disease
12. Cardiac Arrhythmias
13. Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, and Pulmonary Hypertension
14. Acquired Heart Disease
15. Preventive Cardiology
16. Pediatric Issues for the Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
17. Survival to Adulthood

Author comments

Robert E. Shaddy, MD, is Chief, Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Marie M. Gleason, MD, is Associate Chief and Director of Outpatient and Community Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Jack Rychik, MD, is Medical Director of The Fetal Heart Program and Associate Chief for Academic Affairs, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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