P. Syamasundar Rao

University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School

Dr. P. Syamasundar Rao is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, and Emeritus Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the McGovern Medical School, University of Texas at Houston. Dr. Rao received his medical degree from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India where he also received initial pediatric training. He trained in pediatric cardiology in the United States at Stanford University, Case-Western Reserve University, and University of California at Los Angeles. He has held faculty positions at the Medical College of Georgia, USA; King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; University of Wisconsin, USA; and Saint Louis University School of Medicine/Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, USA. Dr. Rao has authored 430 papers, 15 monographs/books, and 150 book chapters.

P. Syamasundar Rao

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Over the last 50 years, there have been remarkable developments in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects. This book addresses some of these developments, including the role of echocardiography in improving the prognosis of fetal heart defects, benefits of new echo techniques, cardiac screening of participants in sports, management of premature babies with patent ductus arteriosus, and advantages of stenting the right ventricular outflow tract. It also discusses several types of heart defects, including ventricular septal defect, atrioventricular septal defect, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and Ebstein’s anomaly of the tricuspid valve. Finally, the book discusses the treatment of congenital aortic valve disease and issues related to managing congenital heart disease in developing countries.

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