By Koichiro Niwa, Harald Kaemmerer
This is the 1st textbook to target Aortopathy, a brand new medical idea for a kind of vasculopathy. the 1st part of the e-book starts off from discussing common proposal and background of Aortopathy, after which bargains with its pathophysiology, manifestation, intrinsic issue, medical implication, administration and prevention. the second one half heavily appears at a variety of issues of the Aortopathy similar to bicuspid aortic valve and coarctation of aorta. The publication editors have released loads of works at the subject and feature been amassing pertaining to info within the box of congenital middle sickness for the earlier two decades, therefore current the e-book with confidence.
The subject - an organization of aortic pathophysiological abnormality, aortic dilation and aorto-left ventricular interplay - is getting progressively more cognizance between cardiovascular physicians. this is often the 1st ebook to refer for cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, surgeons, ACHD experts, and so on. to obtain thorough wisdom on Aortopathy.
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The estimated prevalence is 3–4 % of those >65 years, and it has been increasing in the last decade and probably will continue to increase [3, 4]. Data from the USA indicate that aneurysmal disease is the 18th most common cause of death in the general western population and the 15th most common in individuals older than age 65 years, accounting for 13,843 and 11,147 deaths in these two groups, respectively . Experts estimate that between 30,000 and 60,000 deaths per year in the USA are caused by aneurysmal disease .
The diagnostic approach to the diagnosis of aortopathies incorporates primarily the clinical impression, the medical history, and the results of the physical examination, supplemented by sophisticated modern laboratory and imaging techniques, particularly advanced echo, MRI, and CT techniques, which have improved the clinical diagnosis substantially. Only timely discovery provides the chance to induce prophylactic or therapeutic measures. Keywords Aortopathy • Aortic aneurysm • Aortic dissection • Aortic rupture • Clinical diagnosis • Congenital heart disease H.
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