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.
* 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 Atrioventr