Special Issue "Congenital Heart Disease: Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management"
A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2019)
Prof. Dr. P. Syamasundar Rao
UT-Houston McGovern Medical School, 6410 Fannin Street, UTPB Suite #425, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Interests: congenital heart disease; pediatric cardiology; tricuspid atresia; physiologically advantageous ventricular septal defect; interventional pediatric cardiology
Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are anatomic malformations of the heart or great vessels that develop during the intrauterine period; however, age at presentation of CHD may vary. The prevalence of CHD is approximately 0.8% of live births. Approximately 50% of these children may be treated with simple medications, observation, and follow-up, without any major intervention. Nevertheless, the remaining half of the patients required surgical intervention in the past. Since the advent of percutaneous, trans-catheter techniques, half of these babies (i.e., 25% of the total) can be treated with less invasive, trans-catheter interventions. Progress in the diagnosis and management of CHD, such as early detection of newborns with serious CHD, rapid transportation of these babies to tertiary care institutions, accessibility to highly sensitive invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tools, improvements in neonatal care and anaesthesia, innovations in trans-catheter interventions, and application of complex surgical procedures to the neonates and young infants, have progressed to such a degree that the majority of CHDs may be diagnosed and “corrected”. The CHDs that are not amenable for correction are effectively palliated. Developments in medical, surgical, and trans-catheter methods began in the late 1930s and have continued to occur to the present time.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring together recent advances in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart defects, presenting them to the attention of interested physicians, paediatricians, cardiologists, and surgeons.
Prof. Dr. P. Syamasundar Rao
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- congenital heart disease
- magnetic resonance imaging
- computed tomography
- balloon valvuloplasty
- balloon angioplasty
- trans-catheter occlusion of heart defects
- ventricular septal defect
- pulmonary stenosis
- coarctation of the aorta