The Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease

  • Mary Ella Mascia Pierpont
  • James H. Moller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mary Ella Mascia Pierpont, James H. Moller
    Pages 13-24
  3. Tomas Pexieder
    Pages 25-68
  4. Mary Ella Mascia Pierpont, Robert J. Gorlin, James H. Moller
    Pages 69-94
  5. Catherine A. Neill
    Pages 95-112
  6. Ann Dunnigan, D. Woodrow Benson Jr.
    Pages 127-142
  7. Richard Emanuel, Ronald Withers
    Pages 143-159
  8. Mary Ella Mascia Pierpont, Marjorie Ellen Tripp
    Pages 193-214
  9. Reed E. Pyeritz
    Pages 215-240
  10. Fred A. Ziter, Frank H. Tyler
    Pages 241-263
  11. Reed E. Pyeritz
    Pages 265-303
  12. Trudy L. Burns, Ronald M. Lauer
    Pages 305-317
  13. Mary Allen Engle, Kathryn H. Ehlers, John E. O’Loughlin, Patricia Giardina, Margaret Hilgartner
    Pages 319-338
  14. James H. Moller
    Pages 339-347
  15. Russell V. Lucas Jr.
    Pages 349-366
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 367-374

About this book


Over the past 25 years, the growing impor­ cardiovascular. We hope that by having this tance of genetic factors in the basic understand­ compilation of cardiovascular diseases in one ing of human cardiovascular disease has become source, it will be of value to all who are involved apparent. Prior to this time, there was an era in the care of patients with cardiovascular dis­ when cardiovascular disease was first viewed at ease or their families. the diagnostic level followed by an era when The first six chapters of this book delineate cardiovascular disease was viewed at a treatment conditions related to congenital cardiac mal­ level. The first era occurred at the turn of the formations. Their etiology is not precisely century with the first clinical recognition of known, so we have included chapters that dis­ symptoms and patterns for diagnosis of car­ cuss many aspects of congenital cardiac mal­ diovascular diseases. The development of formations. The first chapter provides discus­ diagnostic methodology, such as radiographic sion of mechanisms of maldevelopment of the studies and electrocardiography, led to marked heart. We believe that these mechanisms pro­ changes in our understanding of cardiovascular vide a basis for understanding the genetic and disease. This era was followed by improved environmental factors which operate to produce methods of medical treatment, introduction congenital cardiac malformations. Chapter 2 describes the occurrence of con­ of medication such as antibiotics, and more genital cardiac malformations in families and sophisticated surgical techniques.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mary Ella Mascia Pierpont
    • 1
  • James H. Moller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics Institute of Human GeneticsUniversity of Minnesota Hospital and Variety Club Children’s HospitalMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Minnesota Hospital and Variety Club Children’s HospitalMinneapolisUSA

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