Congenital Heart Disease and Adolescence

  • Markus Schwerzmann
  • Corina Thomet
  • Philip Moons

Part of the Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults book series (CHDAA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Efrat Mazor Dray, Ariane J. Marelli
      Pages 3-14
    3. Werner Budts, Alexandra Frogoudaki
      Pages 15-26
  3. Anatomy and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Julie De Backer, Daniel De Wolf
      Pages 29-42
    3. Jan Müller, Alfred Hager
      Pages 43-57
  4. Adolescence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Marijke Miatton, Iemke Sarrechia
      Pages 61-82
    3. Jamie L. Jackson, Karolijn Dulfer, Elisabeth M. W. J. Utens
      Pages 83-93
    4. Christoph Rutishauser
      Pages 95-112
  5. Organization of Care for Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Eva Goossens, Mark D. Norris
      Pages 115-127
    3. Eva Goossens, Lynda Davies Shaughnessy
      Pages 129-144
    4. Keila N. Lopez, Andrew S. Mackie
      Pages 145-161
    5. Arpad von Moers
      Pages 163-180
    6. Edward Callus, Emilia Quadri, Jamie L. Jackson, Elisabeth M. W. J. Utens, Karolijn Dulfer
      Pages 181-190
    7. Adrienne H. Kovacs, Geraldine Cullen-Dean, Luke J. Burchill, Arwa Saidi
      Pages 191-203
  6. Research in Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Janet E. McDonagh, Gail Dovey-Pearce
      Pages 207-221
    3. Jane N. T. Sattoe, AnneLoes van Staa
      Pages 223-231

About this book


This book provides medical care givers with detailed information on those aspects of adolescence that are of significance in the setting of congenital heart disease (CHD), from anatomic and physiologic changes to behavioral issues. In addition, it explains how care should be organized in order to ensure that the needs of adolescents with CHD are fully met. Both theoretical and practical aspects of the switch from a pediatric to an adult health perspective in CHD patients are outlined in detail, drawing attention to the importance of a structured transition plan and other best practices. As the survival of children with complex CHD improves further, the number of adolescents with CHD will continue to grow. Awareness of the challenges that these patients face is essential if they are to be appropriately prepared to assume adult roles and functioning. Readers will find Congenital Heart Disease and Adolescence to be an excellent source of relevant knowledge and guidance. It has been written for a broad audience, bearing in mind that care in adolescents is an interdisciplinary task involving close collaboration among physicians, specialists, nurses, patients, and relatives.


Adolescent medicine Behavioral issues Cardiac physiology Complex CHD Exercise physiology Physical changes in adolescence Transition plan Transition program

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Schwerzmann
    • 1
  • Corina Thomet
    • 2
  • Philip Moons
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Congenital Heart DiseaseUniversity Hospital InselspitalBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Center for Congenital Heart DiseaseUniversity Hospital InselspitalBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Public Health and Primary CareKU Leuven – University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium and Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31137-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31139-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6659
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6667
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