Echocardiography in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Wei Li
  • Michael Henein
  • Michael A. Gatzoulis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Wei Li, Michael Henein, Michael A. Gatzoulis
    Pages 1-24
  3. Wei Li, Michael Henein, Michael A. Gatzoulis
    Pages 25-38
  4. Wei Li, Michael Henein, Michael A. Gatzoulis
    Pages 39-58
  5. Wei Li, Michael Henein, Michael A. Gatzoulis
    Pages 59-64
  6. Wei Li, Michael Henein, Michael A. Gatzoulis
    Pages 65-71
  7. Wei Li, Michael Henein, Michael A. Gatzoulis
    Pages 72-76
  8. Wei Li, Michael Henein, Michael A. Gatzoulis
    Pages 77-111
  9. Wei Li, Michael Henein, Michael A. Gatzoulis
    Pages 112-116
  10. Wei Li, Michael Henein, Michael A. Gatzoulis
    Pages 117-121
  11. Wei Li, Michael Henein, Michael A. Gatzoulis
    Pages 122-125
  12. Wei Li, Michael Henein, Michael A. Gatzoulis
    Pages 126-132
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 133-185

About this book

Introduction

Congenital heart disease is a multi-faceted and complex subject due to the immense variability in cardiac morphology. Some of these changes can be expected as part of the natural history of the various diseases and others are directly related to the original surgery correcting the congenital defect, so it has become clear that adult congenital cardiology is a defined entity on its own. Cardiologists and cardiac radiologists therefore must be prepared for a huge variability in the echocardiographic appearances of congenital heart disease both pre and postoperative, and this book provides the tools to evaluate the potential malformed pediatric or adult heart.

Echocardiography in Adult Congenital Heart Disease provides the cardiologist with access to the considerable wealth of imaging data from Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute in London, UK. Consequently, the book contains numerous echocardiographic images to illustrate the appearances of rare defects and demonstrates areas for using non-invasive imaging to assess cardiac physiology in different disease. This gives readers a practical insight into the techniques needed to establish non-invasive diagnoses of congenital heart diseases.

Keywords

anatomy cardiology congenital heart disease diagnosis echocardiography heart hospital lung management physiology surgery

Authors and affiliations

  • Wei Li
    • 1
  • Michael Henein
    • 1
  • Michael A. Gatzoulis
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS TrustImperial College School of MedicineLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-816-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-815-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-816-6
  • About this book