Dr. Perloff, the founding father of the field of adult congenital heart disease, presents a decade’s worth of research and clinical data in the completely redefined 3rd edition to bring you the most current information. With advances in diagnosis and treatment in children, more and more of those with CHD survive well into adulthood. Expert contributors in various fields offer a multi-disciplinary, multi-system approach to treatment so you get comprehensive coverage on all aspects of the subspecialty, including basic unoperated malformations, medical and surgical perspectives, postoperative residue, and sequelae. As someone who treats these patients, you need to be ready to provide the continual care they require.

Key Features

  • Conveys a multidisciplinary, multi-system approach to the lifelong care of adult CHD patients to put treatment in a broader context.
  • Presents information in a consistent, logical style so the information you need is easy to find and apply.
  • Supplements the text with 600 clear conceptual illustrations to clarify difficult concepts.

Table of Contents

SECTION I - Background and Facilities

CHAPTER 1 Historical Perspective, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 2 National and International Scope, Joseph K. Perloff, Amy Verstappen

CHAPTER 3 Specialized Facilities for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, Joseph K. Perloff, Pamela D. Miner, Linda Houser

SECTION II - Survival Patterns

CHAPTER 4 Survival Patterns Without Cardiac Surgery or Interventional Catheterization: A Narrowing Base, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 5 Survival Patterns After Cardiac Surgery or Interventional Catheterization: A Broadening Base, Joseph K. Perloff, Mark D. Plunkett

SECTION III - Medical Considerations

CHAPTER 6 Echocardiography in Anatomic Imaging and Hemodynamic Evaluation of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, John S. Child

CHAPTER 7 Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography in the Assessment of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Jamil Aboulhosn, Howard Dinh, John Paul Finn

CHAPTER 8 Infective Endocarditis and Congenital Heart Disease, John S. Child, David A. Pegues, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 9 Management of Pregnancy and Contraception in Congenital Heart Disease, John S. Child, Joseph K. Perloff, Brian Koos

CHAPTER 10 Genetics, Epidemiology, and Counseling, Fabian Chen, Emmanuèle Délot, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 11 Exercise and Athletics in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, Jamil Aboulhosn, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 12 Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease: A Multisystem Disorder, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 13 Psychiatric and Psychosocial Disorders in Congenital Heart Disease, Barry H. Guze, Elisa A. Moreno, Joseph K. Perloff

CHAPTER 14 Neurologic Disorders, Joseph K. Perloff, Jeffrey L. Saver

SECTION IV - Surgical Considerations

CHAPTER 15 Cardiac Surgery in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: Operation and Reoperation, Daniel Marelli, Mark


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About the authors

Joseph Perloff

Affiliations and Expertise

Streisand American Heart Association Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Director, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congential Heart Disease Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

John Child

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology; Director, Adult Cardiac Imaging and Hemodynamic Laboratories, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA