Practical Pediatric Cardiology (5th edition)
From pediatric exploration to adult congenital cardiology
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New, completely revised edition of the essential book of the discipline
Congenital heart defects occur in about 8 out of every 1,000 births. These heart diseases are often curable, but their prognosis can be severely clouded by delayed treatment. Knowing how to identify them as early as possible is therefore a priority.
Since its first edition in 1995, Practical Pediatric Cardiology has contributed to training and updating the knowledge of all practitioners faced with the diagnosis, monitoring and management of congenital heart disease. Voluntarily concise, favouring images and illustrations, the book is complemented by abundant imagery available online. It is a daily work tool, designed for practical use.
This 5th fully revised edition is no exception to the rule and confirms the exceptional place of this book in pediatrics and cardiology departments. Directed by Dr Marilyne Lévy, the book reports on major developments, particularly in terms of exploration techniques, which have been enriched with the contribution of CT and MRI scanners. And of course, echocardiography, a central element in the diagnosis of cardiopathies, has its rightful place in the book. Thus today, antenatal diagnosis makes it possible to improve the prognosis of cardiopathies that are poorly tolerated at birth.
Progress in management is also considerable and is changing the discipline: in utero transfer allows the child to be born in a cardiological environment without being separated from its mother; thanks to new surgical techniques, small patients become adults who will be followed throughout their lives by congenital cardiologists.
Congenital heart disease is therefore in constant motion and Practical Pediatric Cardiology is a witness to this.
Students, interns, paediatricians, cardiologists, obstetricians and midwives will find all the elements to better apprehend the often complex situations they may face in their daily practice.