Left to Right Shunts - ECAB book cover

Left to Right Shunts - ECAB

Patients born with cardiac defects need to be identified early and the severity of symptoms also needs to be identified. In children with larger defects or with more symptoms, early institution of treatment is warranted, since in absence of treatment, the disease progresses to pulmonary hypertension and a simple pathology gets complicated. Presence of congestive cardiac failure in infancy or of pulmonary artery hypertension is indication for early surgical treatment (prior to 6 months of age). Untreated ASD may at times allow the child to grow and reach adulthood, but can cause complications in adulthood also.

These issues related to understanding of natural history of the shunts and its implications in management decisions need to be addressed in clear terms. Also the role and timing of surgical therapy need to be emphasized. This book is designed to address such questions with supportive clinical scenarios. Thus, it provides an excellent opportunity to widen one’s perspective in this area.

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Published: July 2012

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-81-312-3174-6

Contents

  • Introduction

    Natural History of Left to Right Shunts

    Hemodynamic Assessment of Congenital Heart Defects with Left to Right Shunts and Pulmonary Hypertension

    Surgery in Congenital Heart Disease with Left to Right Shunts

    Summary

    Forthcoming Books

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