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Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children

Elsevier Title
ISBN: 978-1-4557-0760-7

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Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children , 3rd Edition

By Ross M. Ungerleider, MD, Kristen Nelson, David S Cooper, Jon Meliones and Jeffrey Jacobs

960 pages
Trim Size 8 3/4 X 11 1/16 in
Copyright 2019
$324.99, Hardcover, Reference

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Now in brilliant full color and reflecting recent significant changes in the field, Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children, 3rd Edition, keeps you abreast of the skills and knowledge required to safely care for children with congenital and acquired heart disease in the ICU. Pediatric intensivists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and anesthesiologists from leading centers around the world provide a well-rounded perspective on basic scientific principles, medical and pharmacologic treatments, surgical techniques, and equipment.

Key Features

  • Employs well-documented tables, text boxes, and algorithms to make clinical information easy to access.
  • Features chapters each written and reviewed by intensivists, surgeons, and cardiologists.
  • Integrates the authors' extensive experiences with state-of-the-art knowledge from the literature.

New to this Edition

  • Offers four completely new chapters: Cardiac Trauma, Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult, Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries, and Outcome Evaluation.
  • Describes the basic pharmacology and clinical applications of all of the new pharmacologic agents.
  • Details important refinements and developments in surgical techniques, including the Ross pulmonary autograft replacement of the aortic valve, video-assisted fluoroscopy, and the extracardiac Fontan connection, and discusses their indications and potential complications.
  • Explores the latest advances in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, new developments in mechanical assist devices, heart and lung transplantation, and interventional cardiac catheterization.
  • Examines issues affecting adults with congenital heart disease.

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Author Information

By Ross M. Ungerleider, MD, Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Driscoll Children's Hospital, Children's Heart Program, Corpus Christi, TX; Kristen Nelson; David S Cooper; Jon Meliones and Jeffrey Jacobs

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