Fetal Cardiology

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OUP Oxford, Jul 23, 2009 - Medical - 340 pages
Fetal cardiac assessment is a central part of managing many kinds of high risk pregnancies.There are relatively few full time fetal cardiologists, and as a result diagnosis and management of fetal cardiac disease continues to involve considerable input from a variety of professionals, who need easy access to succinct, up-to-date information on fetal cardiac anatomy, rhythm and function. This handbook provides clinically relevant guidance in an easily-accessible and practical format which is idea for day-to-day use in the clinic. Written by authors with backgrounds in fetal diagnostic ultrasound and in paediatric cardiology, the handbook is structured according to presentation, allowing each fetal cardiac problem to be easily recognised and an outline approach identified to aid immediate decision making and patient counselling. The book is fully illustrated with high quality illustrations demonstrating echo findings.
 

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Contents

1 The normal heart
1
2 Aetiology of structural congenital heart disease
17
3 Indications for fetal echocardiography
35
4 History and examination
41
5 Fetal echocardiography
45
6 Structural abnormalities
69
7 Leftsided anomalies
75
8 Rightsided anomalies
99
15 Heart muscle disease
219
16 Abnormalities at a glance
231
17 Other investigations
243
18 Cardiac tumours
251
19 Nuchal translucency and the heart
263
20 Fetal hydrops and the heart
269
21 Twins and the heart
281
22 The heart in the sick fetus
291

9 Septal anomalies
121
10 Miscellaneous structural anomalies
139
11 Abnormal ventriculararterial connections
147
12 Cardiac position
159
13 Fetal cardiac rhythm
165
14 Cardiac function
201
23 Management of fetal structural cardiac disease in pregnancy
303
24 Postnatal evaluation
319
25 Conclusion
329
surgical procedures
331
Index
335
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After completing postgraduate training in paediatrics and perinatal paediatrics, Dr Archer trained in paediatric cardiology and became a consultant paediatric cardiologist in Oxford. His main research interests are in neonatal and fetal cardiology and he has written and taught in these fields in UK and abroad. Nicky Manning qualified as a doctor in London in 1978 and after working in London and Norwich, started working in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford in 1980, initially in Prenatal Diagnosis with an interest in clinical genetics. Since 1994 she has specialised in Fetal Cardiology but continues to work in Fetal Medicine and also maintains links with general prenatal diagnosis.

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