Perinatal Cardiology - Rao 9781935395935

Perinatal Cardiology: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Perinatal Cardiology: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Perinatal Cardiology - Rao 9781935395935

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Perinatal Cardiology: A Multidisciplinary Approach

by P. Syamasundar Rao, MD; Dharmapuri Vidyasagar, MD

Foreword by William B. Strong

Product Details:
Published February 2015
eISBN: 9781935395935
Format: eBook


Perinatal cardiology is an important developing field as high quality ultrasound is used on a growing number of pregnant women, and diagnosis prior to birth will become a more common occurrence. In addition, highly sensitive noninvasive diagnostic tools, advances in neonatal care and anesthesia, evolution of transcatheter interventional procedures and performance of complicated surgical procedures in the neonate and young infant have advanced to such an extent that almost all congenital cardiac defects can be diagnosed and “corrected.”  Illustrated with over 500 figures, this book by leaders in the fields of pediatric cardiology, neonatology, pediatric cardiovascular surgery and interventional pediatric cardiology focuses on congenital heart defect issues during the perinatal period: prenatal (before birth) and neonatal (first month after birth).

This book discusses the three major areas of perinatal cardiology:

  1. Provides an overview of advances in perinatology, neonatology, cardiology and cardiac surgery in making early diagnosis and offering treatment options for patients with CHD.
  2. The concept of the multidisciplinary approach to managing infants with congenital cardiac lesion.
  3. Evidence-based therapeutic approaches to successfully treat the fetus and the newborn with congenital cardiac lesions.

Audience: Pediatric cardiologists, cardiologists, neonatologists, maternal-fetal specialists, pediatric intensivists, cardiovascular surgeons, and house-staff in pediatric cardiology and neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.

Dr. Rao's vision of the direction of pediatric cardiology has led to his acceptance that a great part of serious congenital heart disease is now managed in the perinatal period… This book is written not only for the pediatric cardiologist but for all those specialists and subspecialists who participate in a programmatic approach to the child with congenital heart disease, from the embryologist to the pediatrician or family practitioner to the hands of caregivers in the tertiary care setting.

-    From the Foreword by William B. Strong, MD


"I highly recommend this book. It is really all you need to be up-to-date on Perinatal Cardiology, and to manage your practice. Whether you are a pediatric cardiologist, a perinatologist, a neonatologist or you are in training to be one of these specialists; this is a terrific reference and guide for you. If you are a cardiac or pediatric surgeon, this book will also be of interest to you because it covers the comprehensive care and management of your surgical patients."
~John W. Moore, MD, MPH; Medical Editor, Congenital Cardiology Today and Neonatology Today

Read the full review from Congenital Cardiology Today


P. Syamasundar Rao, MD, DCH, FAAP, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine; Director, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program; Director, Interventional Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program; Emeritus Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Texas at Houston Medical School; Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas
Dharmapuri Vidyasagar, MD, MSc, FAAP, FCCM, PhD (Hon)
Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Visiting Professor and Director, Sri Ramachandra Center of Perinatal Excellence (SCOPE), Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, India

Table of Contents:

Foreword by William B. Strong
SECTION I. Perinatal Circulation

Chapter 1
Perinatal Circulatory Physiology
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 2
Role of Perinatal Circulatory Physiology on Clinical Manifestations and Management of Neonatal Heart Disease
P. Syamasundar Rao


Chapter 3
Embryology of the Heart
Gurur Biliciler-Denktas, Duraisamy Balaguru and P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 4
Fetal Echocardiography – Part I
Gurur Biliciler-Denktas and Nazire Ozcelik

Chapter 5
Fetal Echocardiography – Part II - Congenital Heart Defects and Their Management
Nazire Ozcelik and Monesha Gupta-Malhotra

Supplement to Chapter 5
Prenatal Screening of Congenital Heart Disease
Durga P. Naidu, Okojie Eghonghon, Jennie Zarasvand and Monesha Gupta-Malhotra

Chapter 6
Fetal Arrhythmias
Nazire Ozcelik and Gurur Biliciler-Denktas


Chapter 7
Ethical Issues in Managing Fetal and Neonatal Cardiac Lesions
Steve Leuthner

SECTION IV. Changes in Oxygen Saturations at Birth and Pulse Oximetry Screening

Chapter 8
Changes in Oxygen Saturations During First Few Minutes of Life in the Delivery Room
Manisha Bhandankar and Dharmapuri Vidyasagar

Chapter 9
Pulse Oximetry Screening for Detecting Congenital Heart Defects in the Newborn
Dharmapuri Vidyasagar

SECTION V. Diagnosis and Management

Chapter 10
An Approach to the Diagnosis of Cyanotic Neonate for the Primary Care Provider
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 11
Echocardiographic Evaluation of Neonates with Suspected Heart Disease
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 12
Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Heart Disease in the Neonates
Arpan R. Doshi, Siddharth P. Jadhav and Monesha Gupta-Malhotra

Chapter 13
Principles of Management of the Neonate with Congenital Heart Disease
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 14
Neonatal Cardiac Emergencies: Management Strategies
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 15
Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease
Joseph W. Ray and Hope Northrup

Chapter 16
Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn: Pathophysiology and Management  
Adeleye J. Afolayan and Girija G. Konduri

Chapter 17
Neonatal Rhythm and Dysrhythmias
Mohammed T. Numan

Chapter 18
Single Ventricle Physiology
Tharakanatha R. Yarrabolu and William I. Douglas

Chapter 19
Catheter Interventions in the Neonate: Part I - Non-Surgical Atrial Septostomy
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 20
Catheter Interventions in the Neonate: Part II - Balloon Angioplasty/Valvuloplasty
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 21
Catheter Interventions in the Neonate: Part III – Other Interventions
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 22
In Utero Intervention for Severe Congenital Heart Disease
Helena M. Gardiner

Chapter 23
Surfactant Therapy and Neonatal Hemodynamics
Rangasamy Ramanathan

Chapter 24
Anesthesia for the Neonate with Congenital Heart Disease
Muhammad Rafique and Nischal K. Gautam

Chapter 25
Cardiac Surgery in the Neonate
Tharakanatha R. Yarrabolu, Jonathan D. Spicer and William I. Douglas

Chapter 26
Perioperative Care of Newborn with Critical Heart Disease
Duraisamy Balaguru

Chapter 27
Feeding Strategies in Neonates with Severe Congenital Heart Disease with Comments on Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Girija Natarajan

SECTION VI. Individual Cardiac Defects

Chapter 28
Transposition of the Great Arteries
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 29
Tetralogy of Fallot
Srilatha Alapati and P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 30
Tricuspid Atresia
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 31
Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 32
Truncus Arteriosus
Duraisamy Balaguru and P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 33
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
P. Syamasundar Rao and Srilatha Alapati

Chapter 34
Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum
Duraisamy Balaguru and P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 35
Ebstein’s Anomaly of the Tricuspid Valve
Duraisamy Balaguru and P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 36
Cardiac Malpositions including Heterotaxy Syndromes
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 37
Other Cyanotic Heart Defects in the Neonate
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 38
Coarctation of the Aorta
P. Syamasundar Rao

Chapter 39
Patent Ductus Arteriosus in the Premature Infant
Rama Bhat

Chapter 40
Video-thoracoscopic Ductal Closure in the Premature and Newborn
Michael H. Hines

Chapter 41
Other Acyanotic Heart Defects
P. Syamasundar Rao

SECTION VII. Cardiomyopathies

Chapter 42
Neonatal Cardiomyopathies
Mousumi Moulik

SECTION VIII. Hypertension

Chapter 43
Systemic Hypertension in the Premature and the Neonate
Okojie Eghonghon and Monesha Gupta-Malhotra

SECTION IX. Conclusions

Chapter 44
Summary and Conclusions
P. Syamasundar Rao