Valvular Heart Disease

1st Edition

CRC Press
Published March 4, 1994
Reference - 760 Pages
ISBN 9780824788612 - CAT# DK4718
Series: Fundamental and Clinical Cardiology

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This useful reference provides up-to-the-minute coverage of every aspect of valvular heart disease-presenting etiology, pathophysiology, and symptomatology in detail as well as current methods of diagnosis and treatment.
Examines specific problems in valvular heart disease such as endocarditis, pregnancy, arrhythmias, rheumatic disease, acute regurgitation, and surgery in children and the elderly!
Reviewing the latest invasive and non-invasive diagnostic techniques and analyzing the wide variety of management choices, Valvular Heart Disease
  • explicates the pathology, echocardiography, and the radiological examination of valvular diseases
  • discusses each of the heart valves
  • elucidates possible pitfalls in diagnosis and management
  • shows how to assess left and right ventricular function and how to time surgery
  • illustrates the benefits and drawbacks of medical, interventional, and surgical management, including balloon catheter, valvotomy, and valve repair
  • supplies an in-depth overview of conservative therapy
  • and more!
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