Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults

Pulmonary Hypertension in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Editors: Dimopoulos, Konstantinos, Diller, Gerhard-Paul (Eds.)

  • Explains all aspects of pulmonary hypertension diagnosis
  • Describes management options and related issues, including in patient subsets 
  • Will serve as a comprehensive, practically oriented reference
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About this book

This book is intended as a comprehensive, practically oriented reference on pulmonary hypertension within the context of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). After an introductory chapter on pathophysiology, the various types of pulmonary hypertension that may be encountered in ACHD are discussed, highlighting the specifics observed within different patient categories. The diagnostic approach is then addressed in detail, and the last section of the book is devoted to management options, from conservative approaches to interventional treatment and the concept of treat and repair. Management in specific patient subjects, such as pregnant women, Fontan patients, and Down syndrome patients with Eisenmenger syndrome, is fully discussed, and guidance is also provided on palliative care.

Pulmonary arterial hypertension related to congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD), despite significant similarities in lung pathohysiology, differs significantly from other types of PAH in terms of mechanism of onset, natural history and management. Mistakes and pitfalls in the management of patients with PAH-CHD are often related to a lack of knowledge or expertise in this condition. Pulmonary Hypertension in Adult Congenital Heart Disease will be a valuable resource and learning tool for all who care for patients with ACHD, both in tertiary practice and general cardiology.

About the authors

Diller Gerhard, Royal Bromption Hospital, London, UK
Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Royal Bromption Hospital, London, UK

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Congenital Heart Defects and Pulmonary Hypertension: The Heath–Edwards Paradigm

    Dimopoulos, Konstantinos (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Definition and Classification of Pulmonary Hypertension in Congenital Heart Disease

    Diller, Gerhard-Paul

    Pages 23-28

  • Eisenmenger Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Haematologic Effects

    Broberg, Craig S.

    Pages 29-44

  • PAH in Patients with Prevalent Systemic–Pulmonary Shunts and PAH in Patients with Small Cardiac Defects

    Manes, Alessandra

    Pages 45-60

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Patients with Previous Reparative Surgery

    Moledina, Shahin (et al.)

    Pages 61-68

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46028-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46026-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pulmonary Hypertension in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Editors
  • Konstantinos Dimopoulos
  • Gerhard-Paul Diller
Series Title
Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46028-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46028-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46026-0
Series ISSN
2364-6659
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 368
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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