Transesophageal Echocardiography for Congenital Heart Disease represents a unique contribution as the only contemporary reference to focus exclusively on the clinical applications of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in congenital heart disease (CHD). Written by numerous prominent specialists and renowned leaders in the field, it presents a comprehensive, modern, and integrated review of the subject in light of the cumulative experience and most recent advances in the technology. Topics related to CHD include:
· Physics and instrumentation of TEE, particularly as they apply to the structural evaluation.
· Specialized aspects of the examination, with emphases on technical considerations pertinent to both pediatric and adult patients with congenital cardiovascular pathology.
· Segmental approach to diagnosis and functional assessment.
· Extensive discussion of the TEE evaluation of the many anomalies encompassing the CHD spectrum.
· Use of the imaging modality in the perioperative and interventional settings.· Important aspects of 3D TEE evaluation.
Richly illustrated by more than 700 figures/illustrations and 400 videos, this textbook will serve as an indispensable resource for all who use TEE in the care of both children and adults with CHD, from the novice to the expert.
Science of Ultrasound and Echocardiography.- Instrumentation for Transesophageal Echocardiography.- Indications and Guidelines for Performance of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Acquired Heart Disease.- Structural Evaluation of the Heart by Transesophageal Echocardiography.- Evaluation of complex cardiac malpositions, dextrocardia, heterotaxy.- Functional Evaluation of the Heart by Transesophageal Echocardiography.- Systemic and Pulmonary Venous Anomalies.- Atrial Abnormalities.- Atrial Septal Defects.- Atrioventricular Septal Defects and Atrioventricular Valve Anomalies.- Ventricular Septal Defects.- Evaluation of the Single Ventricle.- Outflow Tract Anomalies.- Evaluation of Conotruncal Abnormalities.- Transposition complexes: corrected and congenitally corrected.- Great Artery and Other Vascular Abnormalities.- Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies.- Intraoperative and Postoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease.- Transesophageal echocardiography for noncongenital heart disease in pediatric patients.- Additional Applications of Transesophageal Echocardiography.- Applications of Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.-Applications of TEE in the critical care/emergency care setting.- Transesophageal Echocardiography in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.- Transesophageal Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease.- Clinical Applications of Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease.
Dr. Pierre Wong is the Director of Echocardiography and the Cardiac Registry at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Wanda C. Miller-Hance is Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. She is a member of the medical staff at Texas Children's Hospital and the Texas Heart Institute. She shares responsibilities in the Arthur S. Keats Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and the Section of Pediatric Cardiology at Texas Children's Hospital.
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