Cardiac Catheterization for Congenital Heart Disease

From Fetal Life to Adulthood

  • Gianfranco Butera
  • Massimo Chessa
  • Andreas Eicken
  • John Thomson

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maarten Witsenburg
      Pages 3-6
    3. Luciane Piazza
      Pages 17-22
    4. Jose Luis Zunzunegui
      Pages 23-35
    5. Federico Gutierrez-Larraya, Angel Sanchez-Recalde, Enrique Balbacid-Domingo
      Pages 37-58
    6. Adam Koleśnik, Grażyna Brzezińska-Rajszys
      Pages 59-84
    7. Caroline Ovaert
      Pages 85-104
    8. Eric Rosenthal, Sebastian Goreczny
      Pages 105-123
    9. Juan Pablo Sandoval Jones, Lee Benson
      Pages 125-148
    10. Edward Callus, Cristina Farè, Emilia Quadri
      Pages 149-156
  3. Vascular Access

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Jochen Weil
      Pages 159-169
    3. Stephan Schubert, Felix Berger
      Pages 171-180
    4. Zakhia S. Saliba, Sami G. Slaba, Elie B. Sawan
      Pages 181-191
    5. Zakhia S. Saliba, Georges S. Tabet, Chady C. Kallassy
      Pages 193-203
    6. Chad Kliger, Carlos E. Ruiz
      Pages 205-221
  4. Fetal Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Carlos A. C. Pedra, Simone Fontes Pedra
      Pages 225-239
  5. Step-by-Step Procedures: Valve Dilatation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Xiangbin Pan
      Pages 243-260
    3. Tingliang Liu, Wei Gao
      Pages 261-277
    4. Zaheer Ahmad, Mazeni Alwi
      Pages 279-297
    5. Raghavan Subramanyan, Anuradha Sridhar
      Pages 299-316
  6. Step-by-Step Procedures: Vessel Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Peter Ewert, Andreas Eicken
      Pages 319-334
    3. Raul Ivo Rossi Filho, João Luiz Langer Manica
      Pages 335-353
    4. Henri Justino, Athar M. Qureshi
      Pages 355-373
    5. Kothandam Sivakumar
      Pages 375-399
  7. Step-by-Step Procedures: Closing or Creating a Defect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. John D. R. Thomson
      Pages 421-447
    3. Derize E. Boshoff, Marc H. Gewillig
      Pages 449-464
    4. Massimo Chessa, Gianfranco Butera
      Pages 465-487
    5. Ahmed Mohammed Alkamali
      Pages 489-506
    6. Kothandam Sivakumar, Ajit Mullasari, Bharat Dalvi
      Pages 507-526
    7. Gerrit Kaleschke, Helmut Baumgartner
      Pages 549-559
    8. Giuseppe Santoro, Luca Giugno, Cristina Capogrosso, Gianpiero Gaio, Maria Giovanna Russo
      Pages 561-570
    9. Derize E. Boshoff, Marc H. Gewillig
      Pages 571-589
  8. Step-by-Step Procedures: Valve Implantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 591-591
    2. Gianfranco Butera, Massimo Chessa, Philipp Bonhoeffer
      Pages 593-610
    3. Noa Holoshitz, Ziyad M. Hijazi
      Pages 611-631
    4. Andreas Eicken, Peter Ewert
      Pages 633-645
  9. Step-by-Step Procedures: Principles of Hybrid Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 647-647
    2. Gareth Morgan, Eric Rosenthal
      Pages 667-678
    3. Ralf J. Holzer
      Pages 679-693
  10. Step-by-Step Procedures: Miscellanea

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 695-695

About this book


Congenital cardiology continues to advance at a rapid pace, with recent decades witnessing exceptional growth in the number and range of catheter-based interventions. This handbook is an ideal, up-to-date guide to the application of these procedures across the entire patient age range, from fetal life through to adulthood. Clear instruction is offered on techniques of vascular access, valve dilatation, angioplasty, stent implantation, defect closure, defect creation, pulmonary valve implantation, and the hybrid approach, as well as miscellaneous other procedures.

Topics are approached using a step-by-step format, ensuring that the reader will immediately be able to access information relevant to daily practice. Many explanatory figures and drawings are included in each chapter in order to clarify further how to plan, perform, and evaluate diagnostic and interventional procedures in the field of congenital heart disease. Attention is drawn to important tips and tricks that will assist in achieving optimal outcomes. Besides the detailed descriptions of procedures, background information is provided on patient preparation, anesthesia, instrumentation, and hemodynamics. At the end of the book, an appendix includes additional general equations and BSA and oxygen consumption charts.

This handbook will be an invaluable tool and a comprehensive companion for all who work in the field of congenital heart disease.


Adult congenital heart disease Congenital heart disease Defect closure Fetal congenital heart disease Interventional procedures Transcatheter implantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianfranco Butera
    • 1
  • Massimo Chessa
    • 2
  • Andreas Eicken
    • 3
  • John Thomson
    • 4
  1. 1.Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart CenterIRCCS Policlinico San DonatoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart CenterIRCCS Policlinico San DonatoMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart DiseaseGerman Heart Center, Technical University of MunichMunichGermany
  4. 4.Pediatric CardiologyYorkshire Heart CentreLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5680-0
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5681-7
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