Congenital Heart Disease

The Nursing Care Handbook

  • Serena Francesca Flocco
  • Angelo Lillo
  • Federica Dellafiore
  • Eva Goossens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Samantha Scolari
    Pages 69-79
  3. Alessandra Rizza, Zaccaria Ricci
    Pages 115-133
  4. Piyagarnt Vichayavilas, Laura Kashtan
    Pages 135-147
  5. Giuseppe Isgrò, Simona Silvetti
    Pages 163-175
  6. Vincenzo Pazzano, Fabio Anselmo Saputo, Letizia Verticelli, Ilaria Tamburri, Antonio Longoni
    Pages 177-192
  7. Mary C. McLellan
    Pages 193-204
  8. Christina Sillman, Marilynne Ngo
    Pages 205-216
  9. Eliana Zarlenga
    Pages 217-228
  10. Michele Sannino, Giulia P. Pisani
    Pages 229-245
  11. Mauro Cotza, Giovanni Carboni
    Pages 247-270
  12. Rosario Caruso
    Pages 289-294

About this book


This book provides the theoretical and practical basis of technical nursing in congenital heart disease; it is intended for nurses and nursing students, and for anyone involved in the treatment of these patients. The improvements in diagnosis and management of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) are due to the recent advances in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology and have meant that an increasing number of infants are reaching adolescence and adulthood.  This manual is a practical and easy-to-use guide, which promotes effective cooperation between health professionals.Congenital heart disease is a disorder that is present at birth, and studies show that the incidence is around eight cases per thousand live births. The heart is formed during the first four - ten weeks of gestation, and alterations to this process can affect normal development, leading to heart defects. There are various types of heart defects: abnormalities that affect a single part of the heart (for example a valve) but also, highly complex abnormalities where there is severe damage to the cardiac architecture. The seriousness of the disease and the effects on child health vary: some forms have no real impact on child health and allow a normal life, while others are incompatible with life.


Congenital Heart Disease Nursing Care Nursing Care Transition Nursing research Pediatric cardiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Serena Francesca Flocco
    • 1
  • Angelo Lillo
    • 2
  • Federica Dellafiore
    • 3
  • Eva Goossens
    • 4
  1. 1.Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato University HospitalSan Donato Milanese (MI)Italy
  2. 2.Policlinico S.Orsola-MalpighiBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Health Professions Research and Development Unit, IRCCS Policlinico San DonatoSan Donato Milanese (MI)Italy
  4. 4.Department of Public Health and Primary CareAcademic Center for Nursing and Midwifery, KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78421-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78423-6
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