Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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Sara Thorne, Sarah Bowater
Oxford University Press, 2017 - Congenital heart disease - 260 pages
A practical approach to the investigation and treatment of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), this fully updated Oxford Specialist Handbook is a concise and accessible overview of a complex condition. Packed with straightforward advice, management strategies and key clinical points, it equips clinicians with a sound understanding of the principles and physiology of ACHD.

An ideal reference tool for cardiology trainees, general cardiologists and acute medicine physicians, this second edition of Adult Congenital Heart Disease has been fully reviewed to include new guidelines and increased illustations to aid understanding. Brand new chapters on epidemiology, heart failure, device therapy and transition and transfer of care ensure that Adult Congenital Heart Disease remains the definitive guide to supporting clinicians throughout all aspects of the patient's care.


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Part 2 Specific lesions
Part 3 General management issues of adult congenital heart disease
Glossary of terms
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
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Sara Thorne, Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, Sarah Bowater, Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Dr Sara Thorne is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK. Dr Thorne founded the hospital's Adult Cogenital Heart Disease Unit in 2000 having previously been a consultant at the Royal Brompton Hospital. She lectures nationallya nd itnernationally on congenital heart disease and cardiac disease and pregnancy, and is a lead consultant for training in adult congenital heart disease.

Dr Sarah Bowater is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK. She joined the Adult Congenital Heart Disease unit in 2014 after completing training in congenital heart disease in Birmingham. Her specialist interests included the management of advanced congenital heart disease, and she is developing a programme of supportive care in congenital heart disease and heart failure. She also has experise in pregnancy in heart disease.

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