Adult Congenital Heart Disease: A Practical Guide
Wiley, Jun 17, 2005 - Medical - 288 pages
Congenital heart disease with its worldwide incidence of 1% is the most common inborn defect. Increasingly, patients are living into adulthood, with ongoing congenital heart and other medical needs. Sadly, only a small minority have specialist follow-up. However, all patients see their family doctor and may also seek advice from other health professionals.
This practical guide with its straightforward a,b,c approach is written for those professionals.
Special features of this book:
• Introduces the principles of congenital heart disease and tells you whom and when to refer for specialist care
With a wealth of illustrations (including diagrams, EKGs, CXRs, Echos and cardiac MRIs) and with key point tables, this is an essential guide for all health care professionals managing patients with adult congenital heart disease.