Valvular Heart Disease in Clinical Practice

  • Michael Y. Henein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michael Henein, John Pepper
    Pages 1-72
  3. Michael Henein, Joseph Maalouf
    Pages 73-153
  4. Michael Henein
    Pages 155-193
  5. Michael Henein, Wei Li
    Pages 195-220
  6. Eugenio Picano
    Pages 221-240
  7. John Chambers
    Pages 241-263
  8. Maurizio Galderisim, Sergio Mondillo
    Pages 265-287
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 289-299

About this book


Major advances in the management of heart valve diseases have occurred in the past three decades. Doppler echocardiography has become the cornerstone for accurate assessment of valve disease, even allowing identification of disease progression. Surgical treatment of valve disease has also witnessed great advances, having moved from traditional valve replacement to sophisticated repair procedures, with robotic cardiac surgery also showing promising results. Furthermore, in special circumstances, with conventional surgical valve excision has now been being replaced by percutaneous catheter-based valve replacement for aortic and pulmonary disease. This approach reduces the risk from the surgery itself, avoids general anesthesia and many potential postoperative complications.

Valvular Heart Disease in Clinical Practice includes chapters from a distinguished panel of contributors looking at the practicalities of diagnosing and treating common heart valve diseases and covering all of the standard clinical and surgical issues. It is designed to assist in the management of patients with valve disease and provide cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, intensivists, and emergency medicine physicians with answers to the clinical questions that arise in their practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Y. Henein
    • 1
  1. 1.Umea Heart CentreUmea UniversitySweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-274-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-275-3
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