Greatly enhances the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease Features a simple review and concise explanation for each set of anomalies/abnormalities Includes a concise and simple review of the embryology and epidemiology of the abnormality as well as a concise explanation of the anatomy of the abnormality
Improvements in surgical and medical management of congenital heart disease (CHD) result in an increased life expectancy and a greater number of children living into adulthood. Consequently, adult cardiologists are caring for increasing numbers of patients with congenital heart defects. In many instances, these patients have undergone palliative but not corrective procedures and may be at higher risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
In the past several years, the use of CT angiography (CTA) has increased, driven mainly by technical improvements that allow shorter imaging times and high spatial and temporal resolution. Thus, CTA combines widespread availability with the advantages of volumetric data acquisition, short acquisition times, and the possibility of simultaneous evaluation of myocardial and extracardiac structures, ventricular function and coronary anatomy making it a very appealing imaging modality in CHD patients.
CT Atlas of Adult Congenital Heart Disease is an all inclusive, invaluable tool to describe the features of classic CHD, hereditary cardiomyopathies and aortopathies. It includes comprehensive pathology descriptions and discussions of the utility of CTA in the diagnosis of all forms of adult CHD. The many CTA images and illustrations demonstrate the pathologies and provide a framework for recognizing patterns of CHD in adult patients. It also includes pre-procedural pediatric CHD cases to allow better understanding of CHD anatomy and pathophysiology, and thus will be essential reading for all pediatric and adult cardiologists and radiologists involved in the management of these patients.
Table of contents
Foreword.- Preface.- Embyology and the Normal Heart.- Cardiac Embryology.- The Normal Heart.- Normal Anatomic Variants and Imaging Artifacts Mimicking Pathology.- Basic nomenclature and Approach to Evaluating Congenital Heart Disease Imaging.- Basic Nomenclature in Adult Congenital Heart Disease.- Systematic Approach to CT Interpretation in Adult Congenital Heart Disease .- CT Imaging Techniques in Adult Congenital Heart Disease.- Technical Principles in CT Imaging of Adult Congenital Heart Disease.- Congenital Dysplasias and Cardiomyopathies.- Arrythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia.- Uhl Anomaly.- Isolated Left Ventricular Noncompaction (LVNC).- Hyperthrophic Cardiomiopathy.- Anomalies with Normal chamber and Valve Sequence and Position.- Septal Defects.- Atrioventricular valve abnormalities.- Left ventricular outflow tract abnormalities.- Right ventricular outflow tract abnormalities.- Arterial anomalies (Excluding Coronary Anomalies).- Coronary Anomalies.- Venous anomalies.- Anomalies with Abnormal Chamber Sequence or Relationship.- Abnormal relationship between Atria and Ventricles.- Abnormal Relationships between Ventricles and Great Vessel.- Heterotaxy syndrome.- Common Palliative and Corrective Procedures in Adult Congenital Heart Disease.- Percutaneous Closure Procedures.- Aortopulmonary Shunts.- Atrial baffles: (Mustard, Senning).- Arterial Switch Operations.- Fontan and Kawashima procedures.- Rastelli procedure .- Damus-Kaye-Stansel procedure.- Double switch procedure.- Tetrology of Fallot repair.- Ross procedure.- Norwood procedure and Sano Modification.- Aortic Coarctation Repairs.- Congenital Pericardial Abnormalites.- Absence of the Pericardium and Pericardial Cysts and Diverticula.