Congenital Heart Diseases: An Updated Approach to Some Important Issues


Raúl O. Cayré, MD, PhD and José Milei (Editors)
Cardiological Research Institute, “Prof. Dr. Alberto C. Taquini” University of Buenos Aires and National Council of Research, Science and Technology, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Series: Cardiology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED010000

Congenital Heart Diseases are of the utmost importance in modern cardiology. This is a book that deals with essential matters which are developed by experienced researchers in their respective fields. An updated approach to these issues was largely sought after. The authors share their own papers and experience with the enthusiastic professionals reading their work all throughout the chapters in an easy-to-read format.

Modern medical practice demands continuous research on specific topics. Thereafter, this book is devoted to the development of the coronary arteries facing the fact that coronary artery disease is the most common cause of mortality in the developed world. The the role of the estrogen receptor and transforming growth factors in coronary intimal hyperplasia and thorough descriptions of new diagnostic techniques in congenital heart diseases are also displayed (severe congenital heart defects are generally diagnosed during pregnancy or soon after birth while less severe defects often are not diagnosed until children are older). Accordingly, complex malformations of the heart, fetal arrhythmias and pulmonary hypertension are also included.

In as much as other specific subjects are relevant as well, topics like an etiological overview of intrauterine ductus arteriosus constriction, restrictive cardiomyopathy in children or hybrid procedures for congenital heart disease, namely palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome, closure of muscular ventricular septal defect and stenting of branch pulmonary arteries are developed as well.
Last but not least, the long-term outcomes of congenital heart diseases, including medical, interventional and emergency treatments, are examined.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Observations on the Development of the Coronary Arteries in the Human Embryo (pp. 1-16)
Julio D. Civetta, Lilliam M. Valdes-Cruz and Raúl O. Cayré (School of Medicine, National University of Northeast, Corrientes, Argentina and others)

Chapter 2 – TGF-β1 and Estrogen Receptor Alpha in Coronary Intimal Hyperplasia in Pediatric Patients with Congenital Heart Disease (pp. 17-36)
Rocío Castilla, Matilde Otero-Losada, Angélica Müller, Francisco Azzato, Giuseppe Ambrosio and José Milei (Instituto de Investigaciones Cardiológicas, Buenos Aires and others)

Chapter 3 – New Diagnostic Techniques in Congenital Heart Disease (pp. 37-62)
Ana Maria de Dios, Judith Ackerman, Fernanda Biancolini and Julio Biancolini (Hospital Pedro de Elizalde, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 4 – Use of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography in the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Anomalies (pp. 63-84)
Augusto Pablo Bayol (Instituto de Cardiología de Corrientes)

Chapter 5 – Intrauterine Ductus Arteriosus Constriction: An Etiological Overview (pp. 85-112)
Paulo Zielinsky and Stefano Busato (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Chapter 6 – Fetal Cardiac Arrhythmias: Diagnosis and Treatment (pp. 113-136)
Pedro O. Weisburd and Esteban Vázquez (Instituto de Cardiología de La Plata, Argentina)

Chapter 7 – Pulmonary Hypertension and Congenital Heart Diseases (pp. 137-164)
Gabriel Fernando Díaz Góngora (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)

Chapter 8 – The Functionally Univentricular Heart: ―40 Years without a Subpulmonary Ventricle (pp. 165-202)
Mario Cazzaniga and Renata Revel-Chion (Madrid, España y Ferrara, Italia)

Chapter 9 – Restrictive Cardiomyopathy in Children (pp. 203-222)
Alejandra Villa and Marisa Di Santo (Hospital Garrahan y Fundacion Favaloro, Buenos Aires)

Chapter 10 – Therapeutic Intervention in Congenital Heart Disease (pp. 223-246)
Ana M. S. de Dios, Jesus Damsky Barbosa, Maria Fernanda Biancolini and Julio Cesar Biancolini (Hospital Pedro de Elizalde, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 11 – Hybrid Procedures for Congenital Heart Disease: Palliation of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Closure of Muscular Ventricular Septal Defect and Stenting of Branch Pulmonary Arteries (pp. 247-262)
Alejandro R. Peirone and Carlos A. C. Pedra (Hospital Privado y Hospital de Niños de Cordoba. Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia, São Paulo, Brazil and others)

Chapter 12 – Strategy for Biventricular Outflow Tract Reconstruction for the Transposition of the Great Arteries with Ventricular Septal Defect and Left Ventricle Outflow Tract Obstruction: ―Rastelli Procedure‖ and the ―Newer Aortic Translocation Techniques (pp. 263-278)
Claudia Natalia Villalba, Mariela Mouratian and Horacio A. Capelli (Department of Cardiology, Hospital de Pediatría “Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan” Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 13 – Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Problems and Perspectives (pp. 279-284)
Horacio Capelli and Mariela Mouratian (Department of Cardiology, Hospital de Pediatría, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 14 – Management of Cardiac Emergencies in Children with Congenital Heart Disease (pp. 285-304)
Guillermo A. Kohn Loncarica and Guillermo E. Moreno (Hospital Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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