Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

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Feb 102019
 

Echocardiography is essential in the practice of pediatric cardiology. A clinical pediatric cardiologist is expected to be adept at the non-invasive diagnosis of congenital heart disease and those who plan to specialize in echocardiography will need to have knowledge of advanced techniques. Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease addresses the needs of trainees and practitioners in this field, filling a void caused by the lack of material in this fast-growing area. This new title comprehensively covers the echocardiographic assessment of congenital heart disease, from the fetus to the adult, plus acquired heart disease in children. Topics covered include: ultrasound physics laboratory set-up a protocol for a standard pediatric echocardiogram quantitative methods of echocardiographic evaluation, including assessment of diastolic function in depth coverage of congenital cardiovascular malformations acquired pediatric heart disease topics of special interest, such as 3D echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and fetal echocardiography The approach of this book is a major advancement for educational materials in the field of pediatric cardiology, and greatly enhances the experience for the reader. An accompanying DVD with moving images of the subjects covered in the textbook will further enhance the learning experience.Content: Chapter 1 Ultrasound Physics (pages 1–14): Piet Claus and Jan D’HoogeChapter 2 Laboratory Function, Instrumentation, Patient Preparation and Patient Safety (pages 15–21): Richard A. HumesChapter 3 Nomenclature and Segmental Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (pages 22–33): Tal GevaChapter 4 The Normal Pediatric Echocardiogram (pages 34–50): Wyman W. Lai and H. Helen KoChapter 5 Structural Measurements and Adjustment for Growth (pages 51–62): Thierry Sluysmans and Steven D. ColanChapter 6 Hemodynamic Measurements (pages 63–75): Steven D. ColanChapter 7 Echocardiographic Evaluation of Systolic Function (pages 76–94): Luc L. Mertens, Javier Ganame and Benedicte EyskensChapter 8 Diastolic Ventricular Function Assessment (pages 95–116): Peter C. FrommeltChapter 9 Pulmonary Venous Anomalies (pages 117–142): David W. BrownChapter 10 Systemic Venous Anomalies (pages 143–157): Leo Lopez and James C. HuhtaChapter 11 Anomalies of the Atrial Septum (pages 158–174): Tal GevaChapter 12 Anomalies of the Ventricular Septum (pages 175–187): Geoffrey A. Forbus and Girish S. ShiraliChapter 13 Tricuspid Valve and Right Atrial Anomalies (pages 188–213): Ulrike E. Salzer?MuharChapter 14 Mitral Valve and Left Atrial Anomalies (pages 214–229): James C. Nielsen and Sharon E. O’BrienChapter 15 Common Atrioventricular Canal Defects (pages 230–248): Meryl S. CohenChapter 16 Anomalies of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract and Pulmonary Valve (pages 249–263): Matthew S. Lemler and Claudio RamaciottiChapter 17 Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum (pages 264–282): Jami C. LevineChapter 18 Abnormalities of the Ductus Arteriosus and Pulmonary Arteries (pages 283–296): Theresa A. TacyChapter 19 Anomalies of the Left Ventricular Outflow Tract and Aortic Valve (pages 297–314): John M. SimpsonChapter 20 Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (pages 315–338): David J. Goldberg and Jack RychikChapter 21 Aortic Arch Anomalies: Coarctation of the Aorta and Interrupted Aortic Arch (pages 339–361): Jan Marek, Matthew Fenton and Sachin KhambadkoneChapter 22 Tetralogy of Fallot (pages 362–384): Shubhika Srivastava and Ira A. ParnessChapter 23 Truncus Arteriosus (pages 385–397): Mark B. Lewin and Jack C. SalernoChapter 24 Transposition of the Great Arteries (pages 398–416): Luc L. Mertens, Manfred Otto Vogt, Jan Marek and Meryl S. CohenChapter 25 Double?Outlet Ventricle (pages 417–438): Leo LopezChapter 26 Physiologically “Corrected” Transposition of the Great Arteries (pages 439–455): Erwin OechslinChapter 27 Functionally Univentricular Heart (pages 457–475): Stephane L. J. Moniotte and Catherine BarreaChapter 28 Cardiac Malpositions and Heterotaxy Syndrome (pages 476–501): Irene D. Lytrivi and Wyman W. LaiChapter 29 Congenital Anomalies of the Coronary Arteries (pages 502–522): J. Rene HerlongChapter 30 Vascular Rings and Slings (pages 523–536): Andrew J. PowellChapter 31 Connective Tissue Disorders (pages 537–546): Julie De Backer, Ann De Paepe, Bart Loeys and Harry C. DietzChapter 32 Cardiac Tumors (pages 547–555): Michele A. FrommeltChapter 33 Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis (pages 557–580): Carolyn T. SpencerChapter 34 Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (pages 581–596): Colin J. McMahon and Javier GanameChapter 35 Restrictive Cardiomyopathy and Pericardial Disease (pages 597–618): Cecile Tissot, Christina Phelps and Adel K. YounoszaiChapter 36 Other Anomalies of the Ventricular Myocardium (pages 619–633): Mary Etta E. KingChapter 37 Kawasaki Disease (pages 635–647): Erik C. MichelfelderChapter 38 Rheumatic Fever (pages 648–656): Luciana T. YoungChapter 39 Infective Endocarditis (pages 657–668): Manfred Otto VogtChapter 40 Transesophageal Echocardiography (pages 669–686): J. Geoffrey StevensonChapter 41 3D Echocardiography (pages 687–716): Folkert Jan Meijboom, Annemien van den Bosch and Jackie McGhieChapter 42 Fetal Echocardiography (pages 717–744): Lisa K. HornbergerChapter 43 Vascular Ultrasound Imaging in Children (pages 745–753): Elif Seda Selamet Tierney and Tajinder P. SinghChapter 44 The Echocardiographic Assessment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (pages 754–764): Jeffrey F. Smallhorn
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Overcoming Congestive Heart Failure: I Fully Recovered. You can too!

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Feb 102019
 

The American Heart Association says that Cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 836,546 deaths in the US. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths in the US. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease combined.

In 2016, I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure and became yet another such statistic. However, by making certain lifestyle changes, improving my diet, and following a very specific whole food supplement protocol, I was able to fully recover!
I invite you to join me on my personal journey as I battled congestive heart failure from utter despair to full recovery. I share the details of my personal experience with you and tell you exactly what I did to regain my health.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, you need to read this book. It could literally save your life or the life of a loved one.

 

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The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

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Feb 032019
 

The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization TherapyBy Tom Kenny, RNVice President, Clinical Education and Training, St. Jude Medical, Austin, TX, USACardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an exciting new option for a growing number of heart failure patients, but CRT systems present special challenges to clinicians, even those accustomed to working with pacemakers. Now, Tom Kenny demystifies the field in this timely, easy-to-understand paperback.The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy concentrates on the practical aspects of how these devices work and how to follow the growing number of patients who are using them to fight heart failure. Designed specifically for the non-specialist, the book explains how the device works, how and why CRT-paced ECGs look different, and how to test for proper function of a CRT system. It also includes a systematic (numbered sequence) guide to follow-up that you can use in the clinic.This practical reference offers:clear, straightforward explanations that require no prior training in device therapy many CRT ECGs to familiarize you with what you will encounter in practice a generous illustration program that includes diagrams, charts, and anatomy pictures to reinforce the text sensible advice on daily issues and troubleshooting systems current references to the latest clinical studies and device technology accessible information, organized for ease of navigation a helpful glossary at the end of the bookBoth practicing and prospective clinicians will find CRT much less daunting when The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy is close at hand.Content: Chapter 1 Understanding Heart Failure (pages 1–5): Chapter 2 Cardiovascular Anatomy of the Healthy Heart (pages 6–10): Chapter 3 Cardiac Physiology and Heart Failure (pages 11–16): Chapter 4 Causes of Heart Failure (pages 17–22): Chapter 5 The Neurohormonal Model of Heart Failure (pages 23–26): Chapter 6 An Overview of Heart Failure Drugs (pages 27–33): Chapter 7 Ventricular Dyssynchrony (pages 34–37): Chapter 8 Arrhythmias in Heart Failure Patients (pages 38–53): Chapter 9 Indications for CRT (pages 54–63): Chapter 10 Types of CRT Systems (pages 64–71): Chapter 11 Implant Procedures (pages 72–78): Chapter 12 Basic Programming (pages 79–86): Chapter 13 Advanced Programming (pages 87–92): Chapter 14 Basic ECG Interpretation for CRT Systems (pages 93–102): Chapter 15 CRT System Optimization (pages 103–108): Chapter 16 Troubleshooting the Non?Responder (pages 109–115): Chapter 17 Defibrillation Basics (pages 116–124): Chapter 18 Advanced Defibrillation Functions (pages 125–134): Chapter 19 Advanced CRT ECG Analysis (pages 135–143): Chapter 20 DFT Management in CRT?D Patients (pages 144–149): Chapter 21 Atrial Fibrillation (pages 150–157): Chapter 22 CRT in Post?AV Nodal Ablation Patients (pages 158–162): Chapter 23 Special CRT Device Features (pages 163–168): Chapter 24 Diagnostics (pages 169–176): Chapter 25 A Systematic Guide to CRT Follow?Up (pages 177–185): Chapter 26 Troubleshooting (pages 186–189):
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Cardiology Secrets – 5th Edition (May 2017 Release)

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Feb 022019
 

For more than 30 years, The Secrets Series® has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Cardiology Secrets, 5th Edition, features the Secrets’ popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, and an easy-to-read style – making reference and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.

  • The Secrets Series® format gives you the most return for your time – concise, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective – now with an improved organization that makes information even easier than ever to find.
  • Written by global experts and thought leaders in cardiovascular disease.

  • Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice.

  • Portable size makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime.

  • New dedicated sections on peripheral vascular and cerebrovascular disease, venous thromboembolic disease, and specific populations and conditions, plus a dedicated chapter on new direct oral anticoagulant agents.

  • New chapters added on hypercoagulability states, specific valvular lesions, sleep apnea and the heart, heart disease in women, cardio-oncology, cardiac arrest, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), carotid artery disease, and hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Several hundred illustrations, figures, and flow diagrams – 100+ are new!

  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, Q&As, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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Your Best Health Ever!: The Cardiologist’s Surprisingly Simple Guide to What Really Works

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Jan 302019
 

A compassionate and optimistic roadmap, based on the science behind great health.
Melissa Hartwig, Whole30 NYTimes best-selling author: “Growth mindset, real food, healthy movement, prioritizing sleep… this is the book I wish every doctor would write, or at the very least, read and implement with their patients.”

Developed by a board-certified preventive cardiologist, this surprisingly simple guide puts you back in charge of your own health – without a lifetime of prescription drugs or extreme lifestyle changes.

Easy-to-follow explanations make sense of the endless flood of studies, headlines and “expert advice” and give you straightforward weekly plans that won’t overwhelm you. Imagine your best health ever – and make it happen!

Dr. Scher demystifies the important science behind healthy lifestyles. He debunks myths you’ve heard even the “experts” repeat, and shows you how to navigate healthcare and food industry propaganda to set yourself up for success.

Overwhelmed by ever-changing health advice?
Ready for more than crazy fads or prescriptions?
Your instincts are right on. Great health ISN’T as hard as society tells us, and you CAN do better than prescription drugs!

You CAN take charge of your health–starting now.
Are you ready for a simple, back-to-fundamentals approach that actually works?

Do you want to take charge of your relationship with your healthcare providers?

Built around the six building blocks of great health, simple weekly action plans tackle everything from eating well to overcoming sleep and stress, backed up with helpful tools like checklists, power tips, a problem-solving guide, and more.

You’ll have the confidence–and the knowledge–to start your journey to your best health ever!

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Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia

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Jan 282019
 

The book provides comprehensive guidelines on preoperative evaluation, perioperative management, and postoperative care for all pediatric cardiac surgical procedures and includes quick-reference summaries of perioperative management for each procedure. For this edition, Dr. Lake is joined by an eminent British co-editor, Peter D. Booker, and an international group of distinguished contributors. Coverage includes cutting-edge information on echocardiography, fast tracking, and the newest surgical techniques. New chapters cover teaching, practice management, anesthesia for cardiac MIS, and hemostasis, coagulation, and transfusion.

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Imaging and Intervention in Cardiology

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Jan 222019
 

The concept of the book is to give clinicians and interventionalists a unique, up to the minute overview of the use of cardiac imaging techniques in combination with modern interventional procedures such as thrombolysis, catheter-based coronary revascularization, valvuloplasty and interventions in congenital heart disease. The book is divided into sections reflecting the types of interventions listed above. Each section contains several chapters describing how each imaging modality can be used before, during or after intervention to improve outcome, select the optimal interventional strategy or to simply foster our understanding of the interaction between disease and interventional therapy. The idea of the book is to select a number of interventions and imaging techniques stressing scintigraphic and ultrasound techniques rather than producing an encyclopedia which would combine all possible imaging modalities with every type of cardiac intervention. The conjunction of interventional cardiology and an appropriate imaging modality is an interesting concept not only for diagnostic purposes and for the objective documentation of success or failure, but may also provide a significant contribution to quality control and thus indirectly to cost containment in the era of interventional cardiology.
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Chlamydia pneumoniae: The Lung and the Heart

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Jan 222019
 

Chlamydia pneumoniae is now recognized as an important human pathogen. Chlamydia pneumoniae is involved in 5%-15% of community acquired pneumonias, and recent data indicate its relevance in severe pneumonia and as a respiratory pathogen in immunocompromised subjects. A causal role for Chlamydia pneumoniae in the initiation, exacerbations and promotion of asthma has been suggested. Approximately 5% of chronic bronchitis exacerbations have been attributed to Chlamydia pneumoniae infections, and chronic infection may facilitate access of other pathogens to the lower respiratory tract. Another field of potential great social impact is the possible involvement of Chlamydia pneumoniae in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and related cardiovascular diseases. This book presents the current state-of-the-art knowledge on Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and highlights future lines of research.
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Cardiac Arrhythmias 1999: Vol.1. Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias (Venice, 5–8 October 1999

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Jan 212019
 

The volume includes more than seventy articles written by well-recognized world leaders in the field of clinical electrophysiology and arrhythmology. It represents an important update on the most recent advances in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.
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Cardiac Arrhythmias 2003: Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias

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Jan 212019
 

The field of cardiac arrhythmias has been evolving so fast during the last years that scientific meetings are frequently necessary to present technological advances, to communicate results of relevant and innovative researches, to assess the impact of recently developed diagnostic and therapeutical tools, to discuss controversial aspects, and to reach a consensus on the most appropriate evaluation and management of specific problems. This is the main reason why in 1988 we started to organize a biannual International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias. Since then many editions of the workshop have taken place and over the years the fame and popularity of the event have increased continuously. This book contains the Proceedings of the Eighth Edition of the Workshop th th held in Venice at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini from the 5 to the 8 of October 2003. During the meeting all the principal aspects of the different arrhythmias, from epidemiology to physiopathology, electrogenetic mechanisms, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, pshycological implications and economic costs have been discussed among the numerous experts and participants.
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