Adult Congenital Heart Disease (American Heart Association by Carole A. Warnes

By Carole A. Warnes

Publications training physicians within the functional points of ways to diagnose and deal with sufferers with congenital middle diseaseReviews the most typical congenital cardiac anomalies visible in practiceFocuses on either scientific review and diagnostic imaging modalities in addition to sensible administration concerns, in addition to while to refer sufferers to tertiary care centresEach bankruptcy is preceded by way of a case examine to exemplify the problems that could be hard in useful administration

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This is likely due to hypertrophied and hypercontractile infundibular muscle tissue. At times, this gradient may reach systemic Chapter 3 Pulmonary stenosis/right ventricular outflow tract obstruction 33 levels and rarely may cause hemodynamic consequences, such as hypotension or syncope. Acutely, beta-blockers such as propranolol are sometimes given to decrease or prevent high gradients. Follow-up studies reveal a decrease in this residual gradient over months, associated with regression of hypertrophy in the infundibular region [9,26–29,31,33].

21. Gersony WM, Hayes CJ, Driscoll DJ, et al. Bacterial endocarditis in patients with aortic stenosis, pulmonary stenosis, or ventricular septal defect. Circulation 1993;87:I121–6 (suppl). 22. Wolfe RR, Driscoll DJ, Gersony WM, et al. Arrhythmias in patients with valvar aortic stenosis, valvar pulmonary stenosis, and ventricular septal defect: results of 24-hour ECG monitoring. Circulation 1993;87:I89–101 (suppl). 23. Personal communication, Dr. Thomas Ports; University of California, San Francisco.

Patients Al Kasab et al. [26] 21 15–37 (24) 93 → 26 23 12–26 months (17 months) Sievert et al. [27] 24 17–72 (39) 92 → 43 33 3 months to 3 years Herrmann et al. [28] 8 23–66 (40) 62 → 20 20 (24 months) Kaul et al. [29] 40 18–56 (27) 107 → 37 31 (24 months) Chen et al. 9 years) Sadr-Ameli et al. [30] 127 16–54 (30) 108 → 22 20 6–8 years Teupe et al. 5 years) Lip et al. [32] 22 16–46 (28) 53 → 15 N/A (20 months) Fawzy et al. [33] 90 (n = 85 at follow-up) 15–54 (23) 105 → 34 26 2–17 years (10 years) promising as for those patients treated with surgery.

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