Dr. P. Syamasundar Rao
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA.
Special Issue Introduction
Early detection of neonates with serious heart disease and their rapid transport to tertiary care centers; availability of highly sensitive noninvasive diagnostic tools such echo-Doppler studies, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT); advances in transcatheter interventional procedures; improvements in pediatric cardiac anesthesia; and extension of complicated surgical procedures to treat children with simple and complex congenital heart defects (CHDs) have resulted in successful management of all children with heart disease. Consequently, almost all CHDs are diagnosed and "corrected". Defects that cannot be completely corrected can be effectively palliated. The last five decades have seen a great many advances, as mentioned above; these resulted in the increased survival of children with CHD. The purpose of the Special Issue on "Insights into Congenital Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management" is to present some of these advance into an easily readable format for the physicians interested in the care of infants and children with heart disease.
Congenital heart defects, cardiac murmurs, echocardiography, ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus, post-operative management, cyanotic heart disease, ventilatory management
15 Oct 2021