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Cardiac Catheterization in Congenital Heart Disease: Pediatric and Adult.


Cardiac catheterization in congenital heart disease; pediatric and adult.

Mullins, Charles E.

Blackwell Futura


932 pages




The goal of Mullins (pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine) in putting together this medical textbook is to provide coverage of the "minute details" of cardiac catheterization techniques and procedures in infants, children, and older patients with congenital heart disease. Emphasizing reliability and safety over speed, he first presents seven chapters discussing the organization of a pediatric/congenital cardiac catheterization laboratory, medications used in conjunction with the cardiac catheterization laboratory and patient preparation for cardiac catheterization, cardiac catheterization equipment, vascular access (covering needle, wire, sheath/dilator, and catheter introduction), catheter manipulations, special guide and deflector wires and techniques for their use, and flow directed catheters. Excepting the concluding chapter on complications related to catheterization, the remaining 28 chapters introduce specific techniques.

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