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Fetal Cardiology

A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Editors: Simpson, John, Zidere, Vita, Miller, Owen I. (Eds.)

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  • Practical in approach and utilizing a systematic approach in the assessment of the fetal heart based on the recommendations of the leading societies
  • Comparison of line drawings, still ultrasound images and videos consistent with major society recommendations. Extended views for detailed fetal echocardiography will also be addressed
  • Key prognostic findings will be emphasized with discussion of the obstetric management of affected fetuses
  • “New” genetics including NIPT and array included
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About this book

This practical book describes a systematic approach to the ultrasound examination of the fetal heart based on accepted screening recommendations.  The written content is enhanced by images and videos of both normal and abnormal sonographic findings.

Fetal Cardiology: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management goes further than simply describing core screening views. It includes extended views of the fetal heart, the use of Doppler techniques and assessment of fetal cardiac function.  “Variants” which can be encountered in practice are described as well as the features of the major groups of cardiac abnormalities and fetal arrhythmias. Because the authors include experienced fetal and paediatric cardiologists, the focus is not only on diagnostic features but also the approach to postnatal care and prognosis. This content is enhanced by inclusion of chapters relating to associated fetal abnormalities, the genetics of congenital heart disease and new imaging modalities such as MRI of the fetal heart. 

The book equips all those using ultrasound to image the fetus with a clear concise reference to meet the challenge of new guidelines and to expand their knowledge of complementary echocardiographic techniques and management. It details why prenatal recognition of congenital heart disease is being prioritised to allow for parental choice, recognition of associated abnormalities and improvement of postnatal outcome. As such, this book will be important for all professionals, whether they be a cardiologist, fetal medicine specialist, sonographer or midwife.

About the authors

John Simpson is Professor of Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1987 and trained in paediatric cardiology at Guy’s Hospital, London and the University of California, San Francisco.  Professor Simpson has published over 150  peer-reviewed papers with a major focus on prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease.  He was a co-author of the AEPC guidelines on the practice of fetal cardiology in Europe and is on the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging. 

Vita Zidere is Consultant in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. She qualified in medicine from the Riga Stradins University in 1994 and trained in paediatric and fetal cardiology at the University Children’s Hospital in Riga, Latvia, at Guy’s Hospital, London and at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Centre, Babies Hospital, New York, USA. Dr Zidere has published peer-reviewed papers with a major focus on prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease. 

Owen Miller is a Consultant in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology and Associate Medical Director, Evelina London Children’s Hospital.  He graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia and trained in Paediatrics, Paediatric Intensive Care and Paediatric Cardiology in Sydney, Zurich and London.  Dr Miller is a board member of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and his main clinical and research interests cover advanced cardiac imaging in fetal and paediatric cardiology.

 


Reviews

“This presents a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of fetal cardiac diseases. … This is a good supplement to the other books available on fetal cardiology and echocardiographic examination. The focus is predominantly on echocardiographic examinations, which this book does well.” (Aashish Gupta, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 15 , 2019)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77461-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77460-2
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08460-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fetal Cardiology
Book Subtitle
A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Editors
  • John Simpson
  • Vita Zidere
  • Owen I. Miller
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77461-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77461-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77460-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08460-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 308
Number of Illustrations
62 b/w illustrations, 186 illustrations in colour
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