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Critical Care Management of the ACHD Patient with Aortopathies

  • David Briston
  • Curt DanielsEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults book series (CHDAA)

Abstract

Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) often have aortopathies. These patients require specialized care and attention before, during, and after procedures are performed. With complex relationships involving differential blood flow, elevated pressures and resistances, as well as unique blood vessel anatomy, these patients require specialty care. Knowledge of medications to avoid, details of post-procedural monitoring, and sequelae associated with the inherent congenital heart disease and aortopathy mandate that critical care staff be aware of the clinical complexities associated with each patient’s specific anatomy and physiology.

Keywords

Aortopathy Adult congenital heart disease Critical care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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