Parks Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners is the essential medical reference book for the ever-changing field of pediatric cardiology. Comprehensive in its content, it provides the practical guidance you need to diagnose and manage children with congenital and acquired heart disease. From history and physical examination through preventative treatment and the management of special problems, the fully revised 6th edition incorporates all of the latest concepts in cardiology, distilled in a way that is understandable to pediatricians, family practitioners, NPs, and PAs alike.
"...a concise reference book; Students and clinician; practicing Pediatric cardiology will continue to find Parks Pediatric Cardiology book to be easy to read and refer for the precise information readily." Reviewed by: BACCH Newsletter, March 2015
- Apply the latest knowledge and methods with coverage of surgical techniques in pediatric cardiology, the application of interventional non-surgical techniques, blood pressure standards, and cardiac arrhythmia treatments.
- Easily grasp the latest techniques with helpful line drawings throughout.
- Select the best approaches for your patients with extensive coverage of special problems, including congestive heart failure and syncope.
Part I Basic Tools in Routine Evaluation of Cardiac Patients
* History Taking * Gestational and Natal History * Postnatal History * Family History
* Physical Examination * Growth Pattern * Inspection * Palpation * Blood Pressure Measurement * Auscultation * Some Special Features of the Cardiac Examination of Neonates
* Electrocardiography * What Is the Vectorial Approach? * Comparison of Pediatric and Adult Electrocardiograms * Basic Measurements and Their Normal and Abnormal Values Necessary for Routine Interpretation of an Electrocardiogram * Ventricular Hypertrophy * Ventricular Conduction Disturbances * ST-Segment and T-Wave Changes
* Chest Roentgenography * Heart Size and Silhouette * Evaluation of Cardiac Chambers and Great Arteries * Pulmonary Vascular Markings * Systematic Approach
* Flow Diagrams
Part II Special Tools in Evaluation of Cardiac Patients
* Noninvasive Techniques * Echocardiography * Stress Testing * Long-Term ECG Recording * Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
* Invasive Procedures * Cardiac Catheterization and Angiocardiography* Catheter Intervention Procedures
Part III Pathophysiology
* Fetal and Perinatal Circulation * Fetal Circulation * Changes in Circulation after Birth * Premature Newborns
* Pathophysiology of Left-to-Right Shunt Lesions * Atrial Septal Defect * Ventricular Septal Defect * Patent Ductus Arteriosus * Endocardial Cushion Defect
* Pathophysiology of Obstructive and Valvular Regurgitation Lesions * Obstruction to Ventricular Output * Stenosis of Atrioventricular Valves * Valvular Regurgitant Lesions
* Pathophysiology of Cyanotic Congenital Heart Defects * Clinical Cyanosis * Common Cyanotic Heart Defects
Part IV Specific Congenital Heart Defects
* Left-to-Right Shunt Lesions * Atrial Septal Defect * Ventricular Septal Defect * Management * Patent Ductus Arteriosus * Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Neonates * Complete Endocardial Cushion Defect * Partial Endocardial Cushion Defect * Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
* Obstructive Lesions * Pulmonary Stenosis * Aortic Stenosis * Coarctation of the Aorta * Interrupted Aortic Arch
* Cyanotic Congenital Heart Defects * Approach to a Cyanotic Neonate * Complete Transposition of the Great Arteries * Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries * Tetralogy of Fallot * Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia (Pulmonary Atresia and Ventricular Septal Defect) * Tetralogy of Fallot with Absent Pulmonary Valve * Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return * Tricuspid Atresia * Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum * Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome * Ebstein's Anomaly * Persistent Truncus Arteriosus * Single Ventricle * Double-Outlet Right Ventricle * Heterotaxia (Atrial Isomerism, Splenic Syndromes) * Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn
* Vascular Ring * Prevalence * Pathology * Clinical Manifestations * Diagnosis * Management
* Chamber Localization and Cardiac Malposition * Chamber Localization * Dextrocardia and Mesocardia
* Miscellaneous Congenital Cardiac Conditions * Aneurysm of the Sinus of Valsalva * Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery (Bland-White-Garland Syndrome, ALCAPA Syndrome) * Aortopulmonary Septal Defect * Arteriovenous Fistula, Coronary * Arteriovenous Fistula, Pulmonary * Arteriovenous Fistula, Systemic * Atrial Septal Aneurysm * Cervical Aortic Arch * Common Atrium * Cor Triatriatum * DiGeorge Syndrome * Double-Chambered Right Ventricle * Ectopia Cordis * Hemitruncus Arteriosus * Idiopathic Dilation of the Pulmonary Artery * Kartagener Syndrome * Parachute Mitral Valve * Patent Foramen Ovale * Pericardial Defect, Congenital * Pseudocoarctation of the Aorta * Pulmonary Artery Stenosis * Scimitar Syndrome * Systemic Venous Anomalies
Part V Acquired Heart Disease
* Primary Myocardial Disease * Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy * Infants of Diabetic Mothers * Transient Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Neonates * Dilated or Congestive Cardiomyopathy * Endocardial Fibroelastosis * Doxorubicin Cardiomyopathy * Carnitine Deficiency * Restrictive Cardiomyopathy * Right Ventricular Dysplasia * Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy
* Cardiovascular Infections * Infective Endocarditis * Myocarditis * Pericarditis * Constrictive Pericarditis * Kawasaki Disease * Lyme Carditis * Postpericardiotomy Syndrome * Postperfusion Syndrome * Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
* Acute Rheumatic Fever * Prevalence * Cause * Pathology * Clinical Manifestations Diagnosis * Differential Diagnosis * Clinical Course * Management * Prognosis * Prevention
* Valvular Heart Disease * Mitral Stenosis * Mitral Regurgitation * Aortic Regurgitation * Clinical Manifestations * Mitral Valve Prolapse
* Cardiac Tumors * Prevalence * Pathology * Clinical Manifestations * Management
* Cardiovascular Involvement in Systemic Diseases * Mucopolysaccharidoses * Systemic Lupus Erythematosus * Rheumatoid Arthritis * Friedreich's Ataxia * Muscular Dystrophy * Myotonic Dystrophy * Marfan Syndrome * Acute Glomerulonephritis * Hyperthyroidism: Congenital and Acquired * Hypothyroidism: Congenital and Acquired * Sickle Cell Anemia
Part VI Arrhythmias and Atrioventricular Conduction Disturbances
* Cardiac Arrhythmias * Rhythms Originating in the Sinus Node * Rhythms Originating in the Atrium * Rhythms Originating in the Atrioventricular Node * Rhythms Originating in the Ventricle * Long QT Syndrome * Short QT Syndrome * Brugada Syndrome
* Disturbances of Atrioventricular Conduction * First-Degree Atrioventricular Block * Second-Degree Atrioventricular Block * Third-Degree Atrioventricular Block * Atrioventricular Disassociation
* Cardiac Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Children * ECGs of Artificial Cardiac Pacemakers * Pacemaker Therapy in Children * Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy
Part VII Special Problems
* Congestive Heart Failure * Definition * Cause * Pathophysiology of Congestive Heart Failure * Diagnosis * Management
* Systemic Hypertension * Definition * Normative Blood Pressure Standards * Cause * Diagnosis and Workup * Management * Hypertensive Crisis
* Pulmonary Hypertension * Definition * Cause * Physiology * Pathogenesis * Pathology * Pathophysiology * Clinical Manifestations * Natural History * Diagnosis * Management * Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia * Diaphragmatic Hernia
* Child with Chest Pain * Cause and Prevalence * Clinical Manifestations * Diagnostic Approach * Management
* Syncope * Prevalence * Definition * Causes * Evaluation of a Child with Syncope * Treatment * Differential Diagnosis
* Palpitation * Definition and Description * Causes * Evaluation * Management
* Dyslipidemia and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors * Childhood Onset of Coronary Artery Disease * Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Metabolic Syndrome * Dyslipidemia * Other Risk Factors * Practice of Preventive Cardiology
* Athletes with Cardiac Problems * Sudden Unexpected Death in Young Athletes * Preparticipation Screening * Classification of Sports * Eligibility Determination for Athletes with Cardiovascular Diseases * Cardiac Arrhythmias and Sports * Athletes with Systemic Hypertension
* Cardiac Transplantation * Indications * Selection of the Recipient * Evaluation and Management of the Cardiac Donor * Informed Consent from the Family and Recipient * Operative Technique * Early Postoperative Management * Late Post-Transplantation Follow-up * Prognosis
Appendix A Miscellaneous
Appendix B Blood Pressure Values
Appendix C Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Appendix D Normal Echocardiographic Values and Images
Appendix E Drugs Used in Pediatric Cardiology
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- 14th March 2014
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Professor Emeritus (Pediatrics), Former Director of Pediatric Cardiology, Former Director of Preventative Cardiology and Weight Management Clinics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
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