© 2017


  • Koichiro Niwa
  • Harald Kaemmerer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Koichiro Niwa
      Pages 3-14
    3. Koichiro Niwa
      Pages 15-30
    4. Tomoaki Murakami
      Pages 31-39
    5. Harald Kaemmerer, Yskert von Kodolitsch
      Pages 41-58
    6. Takayuki Morisaki, Hiroko Morisaki
      Pages 59-72
  3. Diagnosis and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Kenneth Guo, Narayan Lath, Ju Le Tan
      Pages 75-111
    3. Tomoaki Murakami
      Pages 113-121
    4. Hirofumi Saiki, Hideaki Senzaki
      Pages 123-139
    5. Shinji Katsuragi, Jun Yoshimatsu, Koichiro Niwa, Tomoaki Ikeda
      Pages 141-153
    6. Hsin-Hui Chiu, Mei-Hwan Wu
      Pages 155-163
    7. Joanna Ghobrial, Jamil Aboulhosn
      Pages 193-213
  4. Various Disorders That Represent Aortopathy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Romy Franken, Barbara J. M. Mulder
      Pages 217-228
    3. Yskert von Kodolitsch, Harald Kaemmerer
      Pages 229-256
    4. Allard T. van den Hoven, Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink
      Pages 257-275

About this book


This is the first textbook to focus on Aortopathy, a new clinical concept for a form of vasculopathy. The first section of the book starts from discussing general concept and history of Aortopathy, and then deals with its pathophysiology, manifestation, intrinsic factor, clinical implication, management and prevention. The second part closely looks at various disorders of the Aortopathy such as bicuspid aortic valve and coarctation of aorta. The book editors have published a lot of works on the topic and have been collecting relating data in the field of congenital heart disease for the past 20 years, thus present the book with confidence.

The topic - an association of aortic pathophysiological abnormality, aortic dilation and aorto-left ventricular interaction - is getting more and more attention among cardiovascular physicians. This is the first book to refer for cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, surgeons, ACHD specialists, etc. to acquire thorough knowledge on Aortopathy. 


Aortic dilation Aorto-left ventricular interaction Ascending aorta Bicuspid aortic valve CHD Coarctation of the aorta Congenital heart disease Marfan syndrome

Editors and affiliations

  • Koichiro Niwa
    • 1
  • Harald Kaemmerer
    • 2
  1. 1.Cardiovascular CenterSt Luke’s International HospitalChuo-kuJapan
  2. 2.ACHD UnitGerman Heart Centre MunichMunichGermany

About the editors

Koichiro Niwa is the Director at Cardiovascular Center at St. Luke:s International Hospital in Tokyo, Japan. The co-editor, Harald Kaemmerer is the Director ACHD Unit at German Heart Centre Munich.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Aortopathy
  • Editors Koichiro Niwa
    Harald Kaemmerer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan KK 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-56069-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-56770-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-56071-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 333
  • Number of Illustrations 70 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Cardiac Surgery
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