Key Features

  • Apply today's best medical and surgical approaches with comprehensive, expert guidance on today's full range of clinical heart disease treatments.
  • Provide appropriate care to pediatric and pregnant patients with focused chapters on the unique needs of these special populations.

Table of Contents

1. Epidemiology of Valvular Heart Disease

2. Three-Dimensional Anatomy of the Aortic and Mitral Valves

3. Cellular and Molecular Basis of Calcific Aortic Valve Disease

4. Clinical and Genetic Risk Factors for Calcific Valve Disease

5. Left Ventricular Adaptation to Pressure and/or Volume Overload

6. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease

7. Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease for Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography

8. Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography

9. Basic Principles of Medical Therapy in the Patient with Valvular Heart Disease

10. Risk Assessment for Valvular Heart Disease

11. Aortic Stenosis

12. Aortic Regurgitation

13. The Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Associated Aortic Disease

14. Surgical Approach to Diseases of the Aortic Valve and the Aortic Root

15. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

16. Imaging Guidance of Transcatheter Valve Procedures

17. Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease

18. Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease

19. Secondary Mitral Regurgitation

20. Mitral Regurgitation: Timing of Surgery

21. Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement

22. Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement

23. Intraoperative Echocardiography for Mitral Valve Surgery

24. Diseases of the Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valves

25. Infective Endocarditis

26. Prosthetic Heart Valves

27. Valvular Heart Disease in Pregnancy

Appendix 1: ACC/AHA Guidelines Classification and Levels of Evidence

Appendix 2: ESC Guidelines Classification and Levels of Evidence



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