Pulmonary Hypertension in Adult Congenital Heart Disease 1st ed. 2017 Edition

Ebook Details


Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Gerhard-Paul Diller

Year 2017
Pages 368
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9783319460260
File Size 7.9 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

This book is intended as a comprehensive, practically oriented reference on pulmonary hypertension within the context of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). After an introductory chapter on pathophysiology, the various types of pulmonary hypertension that may be encountered in ACHD are discussed, highlighting the specifics observed within different patient categories. The diagnostic approach is then addressed in detail, and the last section of the book is devoted to management options, from conservative approaches to interventional treatment and the concept of treat and repair. Management in specific patient subjects, such as pregnant women, Fontan patients, and Down syndrome patients with Eisenmenger syndrome, is fully discussed, and guidance is also provided on palliative care.