By Koichiro Niwa, Harald Kaemmerer
This is the 1st textbook to target Aortopathy, a brand new scientific thought for a kind of vasculopathy. the 1st component of the publication begins from discussing common notion and heritage of Aortopathy, after which bargains with its pathophysiology, manifestation, intrinsic issue, medical implication, administration and prevention. the second one half heavily seems at a variety of problems of the Aortopathy comparable to bicuspid aortic valve and coarctation of aorta. The e-book editors have released loads of works at the subject and feature been gathering touching on facts within the box of congenital center sickness for the earlier twenty years, therefore current the publication with confidence.
The subject - an organization of aortic pathophysiological abnormality, aortic dilation and aorto-left ventricular interplay - is getting a growing number of realization between cardiovascular physicians. this can be the 1st e-book to refer for cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, surgeons, ACHD experts, and so on. to procure thorough wisdom on Aortopathy.
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Kaemmerer and Y. von Kodolitsch Assessing the absolute size of the aorta, it is reasonable to refer the diameter to body size, weight, and body surface area, as well as the gender and age of a person. 0 cm in diameter, and usually the abdominal aorta is as thick as the patient’s thumb. Ectasia (dilatation) or aneurysm formation of the aortic root is often seen in patients with congenital heart anomalies, such as bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) or coarctation of the aorta (CoA), or with GAS, such as Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Whether great arterial medial abnormalities are inherent or acquired 2. Whether and to what extent CHD plays a causal or a facilitating role 3. Whether and to what extent genetic determinants are operative References 1. Niwa K, Perloff JK, Bhuta SM et al (2001) Structural abnormalities of great arterial walls in congenital heart disease. Light and electron microscopic analyses. Circulation 103:393–400 2. Roberts CS, Roberts WC (1991) Dissection of the aorta associated with congenital malformation of the aortic valve.
Ann Thorac Surg 80:995–1000 19. Murakami T, Tateno S, Kawasoe Y et al (2014) Aortic surgery is one of the risk factors for enhancement of pressure wave reflection in adult patients with congenital heart disease. Int J Cardiol 175:451–454 3 Physiological Background 39 20. Guzzardi DG, Barker AJ, van Ooij P et al (2015) Valve-related hemodynamics mediate human bicuspid aortopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol 66:892–900 21. Murakami T, Niwa K (2015) Elastin fracture localized in ascending aorta could be one of the mechanisms of enhanced aortic pressure wave reflection in adult patients with congenital heart disease.