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Internationally renowned cardiologists Drs. Catherine M. Otto and Robert O. Bonow help you to apply all of the latest scientific knowledge and clinical strategies with Valvular Heart Disease, a companion to Braunwald''s Heart Disease. This indispensable resource for your everyday practice provides all of the knowledge you need to give your patients the most accurate diagnoses, the best possible heart disease treatment options, and the expert care they deserve.
"…This textbook is a key to all of us for rational decision-making and the optimal management of patients with valvular heart disease." Reviewed by Perfusion, Apr 2015
• Apply today's best medical and surgical approaches with comprehensive, expert guidance on today's full range of clinical heart disease treatments.
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Table of Contents1. Epidemiology of Valvular Heart Disease
2. Three-Dimensional Anatomy of the Aortic and Mitral Valves
3. Cellular and Molecular Basis of Calcific Aortic Valve Disease
4. Clinical and Genetic Risk Factors for Calcific Valve Disease
5. Left Ventricular Adaptation to Pressure and/or Volume Overload
6. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease
7. Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease for Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography
8. Evaluation of Valvular Heart Disease by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography
9. Basic Principles of Medical Therapy in the Patient with Valvular Heart Disease
10. Risk Assessment for Valvular Heart Disease
11. Aortic Stenosis
12. Aortic Regurgitation
13. The Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Associated Aortic Disease
14. Surgical Approach to Diseases of the Aortic Valve and the Aortic Root
15. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
16. Imaging Guidance of Transcatheter Valve Procedures
17. Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease
18. Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease
19. Secondary Mitral Regurgitation
20. Mitral Regurgitation: Timing of Surgery
21. Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
22. Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
23. Intraoperative Echocardiography for Mitral Valve Surgery
24. Diseases of the Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valves
25. Infective Endocarditis
26. Prosthetic Heart Valves
27. Valvular Heart Disease in Pregnancy
Appendix 1: ACC/AHA Guidelines Classification and Levels of Evidence
Appendix 2: ESC Guidelines Classification and Levels of Evidence