Valvular Heart Disease: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Sep 18, 2009 - Medical - 468 pages
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Valvular Heart Disease is now an even better source for all your questions on dysfunctions or abnormalities of the heart’s four valves. In the third edition, Catherine Otto is joined by Robert Bonow and a team of expert contributors to bring you the latest developments in imaging and treatment. The full-color images and illustrations reflect the cutting-edge imaging and diagnostic modalities—Doppler echo and MR—that are so important for diagnosing aortic valve defects. Superb diagrams, an increased focus on imaging and case-based presentation, and new chapters—on Cardiac MR and CT imaging for valvular heart disease; Genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of valvular disease; Bicuspid aortic valve disease; and Ischemic mitral regurgitation—further enhance this valuable reference.
  • Presents comprehensive coverage of valvular heart disease to provide you with a complete reference and one-stop shop for this specialty in cardiac medicine.
  • Provides complete guidance on how and why to surgically treat valve patients for a reliable manual on managing difficult cases.
  • Features chapters on pediatric and pregnant patients so you know what considerations to take into account when treating these special populations.
  • Introduces Robert Bonow as an editor, who joins Catherine Otto and the team of expert authors to provide you with guidance from leaders in the field.
  • Features new chapters—Genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of valvular disease; Bicuspid aortic valve disease; and Ischemic mitral regurgitation—for the latest in cutting-edge research and clinical data.
  • Reflects the latest in imaging modalities in the new section on cardiac MR and CT imaging for valvular heart disease to provide you with a full understand of the tools for the most accurate diagnosis.
  • Presents detailed illustrations and images in full color to better showcase valve anatomy and dysfunction, as well as important techniques and surgical procedures.
  • Includes a summary of the new ACC/AHA valvular heart disease guidelines in each chapter to keep you up to date on the latest best practices throughout the field.
 

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Contents

The Burden of Valvular Heart Disease
1
Clinical Pathology of Valvular Heart Disease
19
Cellular Molecular and Genetic Mechanisms of Valvular Heart Disease
39
Left Ventricular Adaptation to Pressure andor Volume Overload
55
Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease by Echocardiography
62
Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease by Cardiac Catheterization and Angiocardiography
85
Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography
101
Basic Principles of Medical Therapy in the Patient with Valvular Heart Disease
113
Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
260
Mitral Regurgitation Timing of Surgery
274
Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement Including Associated Atrial Fibrillation and Tricuspid Regurgitation
291
Percutaneous Transcatheter Treatment for Mitral Regurgitation
307
Intraoperative Echocardiography for Mitral Valve Disease
322
RightSided Valve Disease
334
Infective Endocarditis
356
Prosthetic Heart Valves
383

Aortic Stenosis
127
Aortic Regurgitation
155
The Bicuspid Aortic Valve
169
Surgical Approach to Aortic Valve Disease
187
Percutaneous Aortic Valve Implantation
209
Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease
221
Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease
243
Valve Disease in Children
399
Valvular Heart Disease in Pregnancy
424
Accaha guidelines classification and levels of evidence
437
Esc guidelines classification and levels of evidence
438
Index
439
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