Practical Pediatric Cardiology

Case-Based Management of Potential Pitfalls

  • Alan G. Magee
  • Jan Till
  • Anna N. Seale

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Merlin Ranald McMillan, Jan Till, Ferran Roses
    Pages 1-8
  3. Victoria Jowett
    Pages 9-12
  4. Srinidhi J. V. Rao
    Pages 13-18
  5. M. Kanagaratnam, Pavanasam Ramesh
    Pages 19-24
  6. Sarah Boynton, Vinay K. Bhole
    Pages 25-31
  7. Paraskevi Theocharis, Alan G. Magee
    Pages 33-38
  8. Georgia Spentzou, Benjamin G. Smith
    Pages 39-46
  9. Srinidhi J. V. Rao, Tara Bharucha
    Pages 47-51
  10. Shree Vishna Rasiah
    Pages 53-57
  11. Elena Montanes, Jan Till
    Pages 59-65
  12. Srinidhi J. V. Rao
    Pages 73-76
  13. Paraskevi Mikrou, Pavanasam Ramesh
    Pages 87-93
  14. Shree Vishna Rasiah
    Pages 95-100
  15. Andrew B. Ho, James P. Gnanapragasam
    Pages 101-107
  16. David F. A. Lloyd
    Pages 109-115
  17. Luke D. Starling, Jan Till
    Pages 117-126
  18. Norah Y. S. Yap, Stephen Harden, Tara Bharucha
    Pages 127-136
  19. Michael Harris
    Pages 137-143
  20. Andrew James McArdle, Anna N. Seale
    Pages 145-148
  21. James Wong, Mohammed Tarique Hussain
    Pages 149-153
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


This book is a collection of cases highlighting situations which can ensnare even the best cardiologist working with pediatric patients. Heart disease in children has a number of diagnostic traps for the unwary, and many of those involved in the specialty have been caught at one time or another. Although the cases contained within these pages illustrate the importance of taking a good history and performing a thorough examination, the most important lesson is learning to keep an open mind and develop the ability to think laterally. For example, it is sometimes very difficult to differentiate between respiratory and cardiac disease in infants and between neurological and cardiac conditions in older children, and the consequences of taking the wrong path can be significant.

Practical Pediatric Cardiology is made up of concise chapters that are designed to shed some light on the often difficult management decisions in this group of patients. The chapters represent a wide range of clinical experience and thus will be useful for all readers from those in training through nursing and emergency medical professionals to practicing pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.


Cardiac Surgery Catheter Intervention Electrophysiology Fetal Cardiology Imaging Pediatric Cardiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan G. Magee
    • 1
  • Jan Till
    • 2
  • Anna N. Seale
    • 3
  1. 1.University Hospital Southampton SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyRoyal Brompton and Harefield NHS TrustLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Paediatric CardiologyBirmingham Children’s HospitalBirminghamUnited Kingdom

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