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Transcatheter Therapy in Pediatric Cardiology Editor P. Syamasundar Rao New interventional techniques, such as balloon angioplasty and transcatheter occlusion, have enabled cardiologists to treat a wide range of heart defects with dramatically lessMoreTranscatheter Therapy in Pediatric Cardiology Editor P. Syamasundar Rao New interventional techniques, such as balloon angioplasty and transcatheter occlusion, have enabled cardiologists to treat a wide range of heart defects with dramatically less risk and morbidity than surgical correction. Transcatheter Therapy in Pediatric Cardiology fully describes the state-of-the-art clinical procedures used in this rapidly expanding field, integrating the substantial progress of the last ten years. The text offers detailed accounts of the various transcatheter techniques currently employed for specific pediatric conditions, and discusses relevant aspects of their immediate and long-term results, potential complications, applicability of findings to adult patients, and comparisons with surgical treatment. While the main focus of the book is on balloon angioplasty / valvuloplasty and transcatheter closure of septal defects, chapters also address such related topics as balloon and blade atrial septostomy, selective embolization of abnormal blood vessels, and transcatheter removal of foreign bodies. Specific topics covered in the book include:balloon and blade atrial septostomyballoon pulmonary valvuloplasty / angioplastyballoon dilatation of fixed subaortic stenosiscatheter closure of the ductus arteriosustranscatheter ablation in the treatment of dysrhythmiaTranscatheter Therapy in Pediatric Cardiology is an indispensable reference for all pediatric cardiologists and for internist cardiologists managing adults with congenital heart disease. Pediatricians, cardiovascular surgeons, neonatologists, and pediatric intensive care specialists will also find this book to be an excellent source of practical information.