CHD is one of the most important topics in cardiology today, yet this book is the only clinically–orientated monograph devoted exclusively to ventricular function and blood flow as it relates to CHD. It is essential that not only pediatricians, pediatric cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardiac anesthesiologists familiarize themselves with all the nuances of this branch of pediatrics, but that family practitioners, internists, adult cardiologists and intensivists do so as well.
Written by a distinguished panel of cardiologists, bioengineers, physiologists, and clinical investigators,Ventricular Function and Blood Flow in Congenital Heart Disease is an extensive and comprehensive presentation of the key aspects of this branch of CHD.
This textbook can be used as both a learning tool and reference, or as a springboard to further study in the field.
List of Contributors vii
Part I Overview 1
1 Pediatric Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease as It Relates to Ventricular Function and Blood Flow 3Mark A. Fogel
2 Ventricular Function—The Basics of the Discipline 11Mark A. Fogel
3 Blood Flow—The Basics of the Discipline 38Hiroumi Kitajima & Ajit P. Yoganathan
4 History and Physical Examination 55Amy H. Schultz & Mark A. Fogel
5 Plain Radiographic Examination of the Heart and Chest 77Julien I.E. Hoffman & Robert C. Brasch
6 Cardiac Catheterization 84Julien I.E. Hoffman
Part II Techniques in Assessing Ventricular Function 99
7 Echocardiography and Doppler Ultrasound 101Jack Rychik
8 Magnetic Resonance Imaging 124Mark A. Fogel
9 Nuclear Cardiology and Positron Emission Tomography 147Bruce Y. Lee & Martin Charron
10 Exercise Testing 165Stephen Paridon
Part III Ventricular Function in Specific Categories 185
11 Ventricular Function in Pressure Overload Lesions 187Steven D. Colan
12 Ventricular Function in Volume Overload Lesions 205Steven D. Colan
13 The Right Ventricle in a Dual Chambered Circulation 223Andrew N. Redington
14 The Left Ventricle in a Dual Chambered Circulation 241Debra A. Dodd Ann Kavanaugh–McHugh & Thomas P. Graham Jr.
15 Blood Flow in the Normal and Diseased Aorta 259Theresa Ann Tacy
16 Blood Flow in Normal and Diseased Pulmonary Arteries 275Brian D. Hanna
17 Considerations in the Single Ventricle 286Mark A. Fogel
18 Exercise Performance in Fontan Patients 309Stephen Paridon
19 Considerations in Intensive Care 314Meryl S. Cohen
Part IV Ventricular Function and Blood Flow in Specific Categories 325
20 Considerations in Catheter Interventions 327Michael Cheung & Lee Benson
21 Pharmacology and Ventricular Performance 345Stanford Ewing