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Heart Defects in Children: What Every Parent Should Know

Heart Defects in Children: What Every Parent Should Know

Cheryl J. Wild

ISBN: 978-0-471-34735-4

Nov 1998

160 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$19.95

Description

A must-read for parents of children with heart defects

Heart Defects in Children: What Every Parent Should Know provides parents with critical information that their child's doctor may not provide. The book begins by describing a healthy heart and how it functions, then explores the most common heart defects including atrial septal defects, aortic stenosis, tetralogy of Fallot, and others. You'll learn just how your child's particular defect is affecting his or her heart, and what to expect in terms of testing, treatment, and long-term care.

THE HEART.

Introduction to and Causes of Heart Defects.

The Healthy Heart.

Before Your Baby Was Born.

YOUR CHILD'S DEFECT.

Atrial Septal Defects (ASDS).

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDAS).

Ventricular Septal Defects (VSDS).

Aortic Stenosis.

Coarctation of the Aorta.

Tetralogy of Fallot.

Atrio-Ventricular (A-V) Canal Defect.

Other Heart Defects.

WHAT YOU MUST KNOW.

Infection of the Heart and Its Valves.

Common Tests Your Child May Need.

If Your Child Needs Surgery.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor.

PERSONALIZING YOUR CHILD'S DEFECT AND REPAIR WITH THE USE OF DRAW-ON HEARTS.

The Healthy Heart.

Your Child's Heart Before Repair.

What Was Done in Surgery.

Your Child's Heart After the Final Repair.

Appendices.

Index.