CARDIOLOGY

Chapter 14 – Heart Transplantation

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Abstract Following a brief introduction listing the salient aspects of heart transplantation as they pertain to children, there is a detailed section on assessment of the explanted heart with special…

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Chapter 9 – The Coronary Arteries

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Abstract A brief reprise of normal coronary artery structure is followed by a discussion of normal anatomical variants of the coronary arteries. The commoner abnormal variants, including origin of the…

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Chapter 13 – Tumours

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Abstract This chapter surveys the entire spectrum of tumours that are described in the fetus, infant and child. The commoner tumours (rhabdomyoma, fibroma, teratoma, myxoma) are discussed in detail, but…

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Chapter 10 – Metabolic and Storage Disease

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Abstract This chapter deals with the inherited metabolic diseases affecting the heart in which there are morphological changes sufficient to permit a tentative diagnosis to be offered by a pathologist….

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Chapter 11 – Pericardium

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Abstract A separate chapter is devoted to the pericardium, beginning with congenital absence of pericardium and other congenital defects and cysts. Pericardial effusion is treated in some detail together with…

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Chapter 4 – Congenital Heart Disease (I)

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Abstract This chapter, the first of two devoted to congenital heart disease, deals with the commoner forms including ventricular septal defect, atrioventricular septal defect, tetralogy of Fallot and hypoplastic left…

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Chapter 5 – Congenital Heart Disease (II)

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Abstract The second of the two chapters on congenital heart disease deals with the less common conditions. Conditions covered include double-inlet ventricle, double-outlet ventricle, atrial isomerism and Ebstein’s anomaly. The…

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Chapter 1 – The Anatomy of the Normal Heart

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Abstract This chapter examines the structure of the normal heart at the gross, microscopic and ultrastructural levels. The pericardium, myocardium, endocardium, valves, arteries, veins, lymphatics, nerves and conduction system are…

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