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Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Lorna Swan
  • Alexandra A. Frogoudaki
  • Focuses on providing optimal care for a rapidly growing population of patients

  • Provides new treatment algorithms in a field with little evidence basis

  • A clinical reference book that fills important gaps in the ESC guidelines


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Heart Failure in ACHD

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vivan J. M. Baggen, Laurie W. Geenen, Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink
      Pages 47-71
    3. Pastora Gallego
      Pages 73-94
  3. Specific Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez
      Pages 97-114
    3. Lorna Swan
      Pages 115-127
    4. Despina Ntiloudi, George Giannakoulas
      Pages 129-142
    5. Alexander Van De Bruaene, S. Lucy Roche
      Pages 143-161
  4. Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Anselm Uebing
      Pages 165-186
    3. Pieter De Meester, Werner Budts
      Pages 187-200
    4. Ilaria Cazzoli, Sabine Ernst
      Pages 201-222
    5. Matthias Greutmann, Gudrun Theile, Daniel Tobler
      Pages 241-250
    6. Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Alessia David
      Pages 251-263

About this book


This book sheds new light on the diagnosis and treatment of Heart Failure in adult patients with congenital heart disease. This is a rapidly growing clinical issue for this group of patients and the clinical teams caring for them. The book highlights the major clinical dilemmas in diagnosing heart failure in patients with a lifelong cardiac condition and describes in details the utility of biomarkers, complex imaging and functional tests, e.g. the cardiopulmonary exercise testing. 

A step-wise approach to treatment is described from drug therapy through to devices and transplantation. As such, the book offers an essential guide for cardiologists and cardiac surgeons looking to optimize the management of patients with delicate physiology and complex disease.


Heart Transplantation Failing Fontan Drug Treatment Device Therapy Rhythm management Mechanical Support Univentricular Heart Systemic Right Ventricle cardiopulmonary exercise testing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorna Swan
    • 1
  • Alexandra A. Frogoudaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Brompton HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.ATTIKON University Hospital, Athens UniversityAthensGreece

About the editors

Lorna Swan is the Clinical Lead for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London  – one of the oldest and largest units in the world.  Lorna trained in Glasgow, London and Toronto. Her previous  roles have included being a council member of the British Congenital Cardiac Association and a nucleus member of the ESC GUCH Working Group. Her main interests include Pregnancy and Heart Disease and ACHD Heart Failure.

Alexandra Frogoudaki runs the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Service at the University General Hospital ATTIKON in Athens. Prior to that she trained in Greece and London. She was the previous elected president of the Greek working group on ACHD and is currently the national coordinator of the ESC pregnancy register. Dr. Frogoudaki is the senior author of the ESC Heart Failure -ACHD position paper published in 2016.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Editors Lorna Swan
    Alexandra A. Frogoudaki
  • Series Title Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults
  • Series Abbreviated Title Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-77802-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08545-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-77803-7
  • Series ISSN 2364-6659
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-6667
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 263
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Cardiac Surgery
    Transplant Surgery
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Industry Sectors
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