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Adult Congenital Heart Disease: A Practical Guide
Congenital heart disease
with its worldwide incidence of 1% is the most common inborn defect. Increasingly, patients are living into adulthood, with ongoing congenital
heart and other medical needs. Sadly, only a small minority have specialist follow-up. However, all patients see their family doctor and may also seek advice from other health professionals.This practical guide with its straightforward
a,b,c approach is written for those professionals.Special features of this book:
• Introduces the principles of congenital heart disease and tells you whom and when to refer for specialist care• Discusses common congenital heart lesions
in a practical, easy-to-follow way, with an emphasis on diagnosis and management issues• Includes an extensive chapter on ‘Pregnancy
and Contraception’ (by Philip J. Steer), essential both for family planning and for managing safely the pregnant woman with congenital heart disease• Includes chapters on non-cardiac
surgery and lifestyle issues such as work, insurability, travel and driving• Provides invaluable information on dealing with common emergencies; what to do and what not to do
With a wealth of illustrations (including diagrams, EKGs
, CXRs, Echos and cardiac MRIs)
and with key point tables, this is an essential guide for all health care professionals managing patients with adult congenital heart disease..
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