The Right Ventricle in Adults with Tetralogy of Fallot

  • Massimo Chessa
  • Alessandro Giamberti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Massimo Chessa, Alessandro Giamberti
    Pages 1-2
  3. Carla Frescura, Gaetano Thiene
    Pages 3-25
  4. M. Cristina Digilio, Bruno Dallapiccola, Bruno Marino
    Pages 27-37
  5. Luigi Anastasia, Marco Piccoli
    Pages 39-46
  6. Gabriele Egidy Assenza, Michael J. Landzberg
    Pages 47-59
  7. Jochen Weil
    Pages 61-74
  8. Folkert J. Meijboom, Barbara Mulder
    Pages 75-89
  9. Claudio Bussadori
    Pages 91-112
  10. Harald Kaemmerer, Andreas Eicken, John Hess
    Pages 113-123
  11. Mark S. Turner, Mario Carminati, Philipp Bonhoeffer
    Pages 125-132
  12. Massimo Chessa, Gianfranco Butera
    Pages 133-143
  13. Alessandro Giamberti, Giuseppe Pomè, Alessandro Frigiola
    Pages 145-153
  14. Alessandro Giamberti
    Pages 155-165
  15. Sara Foresti, Maria Cristina Tavera, Pierpaolo Lupo, Riccardo Cappato
    Pages 167-178
  16. Marco Ranucci
    Pages 179-189
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 191-193

About this book

Introduction

Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common form of cyanotic congenital heart disease, and one of the first to be successfully repaired by congenital heart surgeons. Although “fixed”, patients born with tetralogy of Fallot cannot be considered “cured”. Improving survival and quality of life for this ever-increasing adult population will continue to challenge the current and future generations of cardiologists.

Adult patients with tetralogy of Fallot should be seen by a cardiologist specializing in the care of adults with congenital heart disease, to be monitored for late complications. They need to be checked regularly for any subsequent complications or disturbances of heart rhythm.

This monograph is intended as both an introduction to the subject and a timely, comprehensive review, and will be welcomed by adult cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, internists, surgeons, obstetricians, and intensivists who wish to learn about the most recent discoveries and advances concerning tetralogy of Fallot in adults. It will also be of interest to advanced undergraduates wanting to learn more about the subject.

Keywords

Adult with Congenital Heart Defect Percutaneous Valve Pulmonary Regurgitation RV Failure Tetralogy of Fallot

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Chessa
    • 1
  • Alessandro Giamberti
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart CenterIRCCS Policlinico San DonatoSan Donato Milanese (Mi)Italy
  2. 2.Cardio-Thoracic SurgeryIRCCS Policlinico San DonatoSan Donato Milanese (Mi)Italy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2358-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2357-4
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2358-1
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