Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julene S. Carvalho, Olus Api
      Pages 3-21
    3. Jan S. Erkamp, Jérôme Cornette
      Pages 23-33
    4. M. A. M. Kampman, P. G. Pieper
      Pages 35-49
    5. Ingrid van de Laar, Marja Wessels
      Pages 51-65
    6. Iris M. van Hagen, Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink
      Pages 67-81
    7. Matt Cauldwell, Mark Cox, Roisin Monteiro, Mark R. Johnson
      Pages 83-95
  3. Specific Lesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Sonya V. Babu-Narayan, Wei Li, Anselm Uebing
      Pages 99-112
    3. Daniel Tobler, Matthias Greutmann
      Pages 113-127
    4. Antonia Pijuan-Domenech, Maria Goya
      Pages 129-140
    5. Stefan Orwat, Helmut Baumgartner
      Pages 141-154
    6. Michelle Michels
      Pages 155-164
    7. Julie De Backer, Laura Muiño-Mosquera, Laurent Demulier
      Pages 165-194
    8. Margarita Brida, Gerhard-Paul Diller
      Pages 195-205
    9. Andrea Girnius, Gruschen Veldtman, Carri R. Warshak, Markus Schwerzmann
      Pages 207-224
    10. Margherita Ministeri, Michael A. Gatzoulis
      Pages 225-241
    11. Matthias Greutmann, Daniel Tobler
      Pages 243-256
    12. Werner Budts
      Pages 257-270
    13. Marianna Stamatelatou, Lorna Swann
      Pages 271-280

About this book


This book describes the risks facing patients with congenital heart disease who wish to become pregnant and the ways in which these patients can best be followed and treated during pregnancy. In addition, the organization of care around the delivery is discussed in detail. The first section provides clear advice on pre-pregnancy risk estimation, counseling of patients, medication use, and inheritance. The specific risks associated with congenital heart defects of differing severity are then explained, with guidance on monitoring and management. The coverage includes simple lesions such as atrial and ventricular septal defects, conditions associated with moderate risk, including tetralogy of Fallot and coarctation, and complex disease such as a Fontan or Mustard repair. The final section is devoted to delivery and considers the mode of delivery, anesthetic use, and postpartum care. Readers will find much information that is underreported in the literature, and the book goes well beyond the European Society of Cardiology guidelines, for example, by considering medical conditions not defined as high risk and addressing the organization of care thoroughly.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink
    • 1
  • Mark R. Johnson
    • 2
  1. 1.Erasmus MC University Medical CenterRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Chelsea and Westminster HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-38911-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-38913-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6659
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6667
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