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Congenital Heart Disease

Selected Aspects

Edited by Syamasundar Rao

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, United States of America

There are significant advances in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cardiac development and the etiology of congenital heart disease (CHD). However, these have not yet evolved to such a degree so as to be useful in preventing CHD at this time. Developments such as early detection of the neonates with serious heart disease and their rapid transport to tertiary care centers, availability of highly sensitive noninvasive diagnostic tools, advances in neonatal care and anesthesia, progress in transcatheter interventional procedures and extension of complicated surgical procedures to the neonate and infant have advanced to such a degree that almost all congenital cardiac defects can be diagnosed and "corrected". Treatment of the majority of acyanotic and simpler cyanotic heart defects with currently available transcatheter and surgical techniques is feasible, effective and safe. The application of staged total cavo-pulmonary connection (Fontan) has markedly improved the long-term outlook of children who have one functioning ventricle. This book, I hope, will serve as a rich source of information to the physician caring for infants, children and adults with CHD which may help them provide optimal care for their patients.

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Congenital Heart DiseaseSelected AspectsEdited by Syamasundar Rao

Published: January 18th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1462

ISBN: 978-953-307-472-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6631-3

Copyright year: 2012

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15 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

43 Dimensions Citations


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1. Congenital Heart Defects – A Review

By P. Syamasundar Rao


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2. Epidemiology and Etiology of Congenital Heart Diseases

By Jarun Sayasathid, Kanchapan Sukonpan and Naraporn Somboonna


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3. Recent Advances Concerning the Molecular Mechanism of Patent Ductus Arteriosus

By Susumu Minamisawa and Utako Yokoyama


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4. Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling Pathways in Heart Development and Disease

By Cristina Harmelink and Kai Jiao


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5. Molecular Mechanisms of Congenital Heart Disease

By Jing-bin Huang and Jian Liang


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6. Drosophila Model of Congenital Heart Diseases

By Georg Vogler, Rolf Bodmer and Takeshi Akasaka


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7. Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries

By English C. Flack and Thomas P. Graham


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8. Proximal Anomalous Connections of Coronary Arteries in Adults

By Pierre Aubry, Xavier Halna du Fretay, Patrick A. Calvert, Patrick Dupouy, Fabien Hyafil, Jean-Pierre Laissy and Jean-Michel Juliard


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9. Evaluation and Emergency Treatment of Criticlly Ill Neonate with Cyanosis and Respiratory Distress

By Emina Hadzimuratovic and Admir Hadzimuratovic


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10. Fontan Surgery: Experience of One Cardiovacular Center

By Monica Guzman, Juan Marcos Guzman and Miguel Ruz


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11. Challenges in the Management of Congenital Heart Disease in Developing Countries

By Fidelia Bode-Thomas


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12. Myocardial Self-Repair and Congenital Heart Disease

By Fariba Chalajour, Xiaoyuan Ma and R. Kirk Riemer


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13. Accurate Measurement of Systemic Oxygen Consumption in Ventilated Children with Congenital Heart Disease

By Jia Li


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14. Myocardial Lactate Metabolism in Children with Non-Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease

By Toshiyuki Itoi


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15. Chemical Elements and Structural/Molecular Properties of Myocardium in Infants with Transposition of Great Arteries

By G.N. Okuneva, A.M. Karaskov, V.A. Trunova, V.V. Zvereva, Ye.E. Kliever, A.M. Volkov and Yu.A. Vlasov


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