Congenital Heart Disease: A Surgical Color Atlas
By: A. Sukru Mercan, MD; Zakariya Hubail, BMedSc, MD; S. Yen Ho, PhD
Foreword by Hisashi Nikaidoh
Published January 2015
Format: Hardcover and eBook set; eBook
Trim size: 8.5 x 11 inches
400 pages, full color interior
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Congenital Heart Disease: A Surgical Color Atlas is a pictorial illustration with over 750 stunning photographs and line drawings that highlight important surgical, anatomic and pathologic points of congenital heart disease. This impressive work by a surgeon, a cardiologist, and a pathologist, features full-color images as seen through the surgeon’s eyes, juxtaposed with line drawings to allow for the full examination of anatomic and surgical details.
From the Preface:
“This Atlas may very well be the most accurate photographic description of congenital heart disease ever published.”
- Hisashi Nikaidoh, MD
A. Sukru Mercan, MD, FETCS, Consultant Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Head of Pediatric Cardiovascular Services, Saad Specialist Hospital, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mercan has operated on more than 3,000 cases in the field of congenital cardiac cardiology since 1996. He has established new pediatric cardiac centers in Istanbul, Turkey (2004), and in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia (2007). He has been actively involved with digital photography and the capturing of intraoperative images of cardiac anomalies for the last 15 years. He is also the Deputy Chief of Cardiovascular Services at Saad Specialist Hospital.
Zakariya Hubail, BMedSc, MD, FAAP, Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist, Salmaniya Medical Complex and Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
Dr. Hubail has trained and worked in Bahrain, the United States, and Saudi Arabia. He is currently a consultant pediatric cardiologist at the Salmaniya Medical Complex in Bahrain, and also holds a teaching post at the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University. He has published in local and international journals, and is also a referee for many local journals.
S. Yen Ho, PhD, FRCPath, FESC, FHEA, Professor of Cardiac Morphology, Consultant, Royal Brompton Hospital & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College London, London, UK
Professor Ho carries out research on the morphology and anatomy of normally structured hearts, hearts with conduction disturbance, and hearts with congenital malformations. She conducts regular courses on morphology of congenital heart defects and on cardiac anatomy for surgeons and interventionists.
Table of contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Ventricular Septal Defect
Chapter 3: Atrial Septal Defect
Chapter 4: Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Chapter 5: Atrioventricular Septal Defect
Chapter 6: Coarctation of the Aorta
Chapter 7: Interrupted Aortic Arch
Chapter 8: Vascular Ring
Chapter 9: Aortopulmonary Window
Chapter 10: Persistent Truncus Arteriosus
Chapter 11: Cor Triatriatum
Chapter 12: Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connections
Chapter 13: Tetralogy of Fallot
Chapter 14: Pulmonary Atresia
Chapter 15: Transposition of the Great Arteries
Chapter 16: Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries
Chapter 17: Single Ventricle
Chapter 18: Double Outlet Right Ventricle
Chapter 19: Aortic Valve
Chapter 20: Valve Surgery
Chapter 21: Coronary Artery Abnormalities
Chapter 22: Cardiac Tumors
Chapter 23: Infective Endocarditis
Chapter 24: Miscellaneous Conditions
Robert Arensman, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Congenital Heart Disease: A Surgical Color Atlas is the title, and the title says it all. Atlases by nature are long on pictures, short on text, and should be easy to view and understand. This one succeeds admirably in its mission.
A pediatric heart surgeon, a cardiologist, and a cardiac morphologist have teamed to assemble a large collection of intraoperative photographs of 22 congenital heart conditions. These are well presented with high resolution. When needed, line drawings are added to further explain the operative photographs. The editors number structures to avoid confusing arrows and occasionally present several examples of a single condition.
Anyone interested in congenital heart disease will appreciate this atlas, but it has particular value for those who care for afflicted children and do not participate in the operative repairs. This atlas will go a long way in explaining what happens in the operating room, and possibly what needs to be done to support these children after surgery.
Except for two chapters (the first, an introduction, and the last, on miscellaneous conditions) each chapter is devoted to a single anomaly, i.e. tetralogy of Fallot, vascular ring, aortic coarctation. The text is minimal, but the photographs are copious and illustrate the varieties of the anomaly. For instance, in the chapter on ventricular septal defect, photographs demonstrate the various types and position. Follow-up photographs demonstrate the correction or repair.
An atlas stands or falls on the quality of its photographic reproductions and paper. In this case, both are high quality and succeed. This is a well done book that nicely illustrates the various congenital heart anomalies and at least one acceptable and current method of repair.