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Editors: Marius D. Oliveira and William S. Copley
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Up to one-third of American children have high cholesterol. Compared with their counterparts in many other countries, American children and adolescents also have higher blood cholesterol levels and higher intakes of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol. There is also evidence now that atherosclerosis, a build up of plaque in the arteries, starts in childhood. However, most of the risk factors that affect children can be controlled early in life, lowering the risk of heart disease later in life. This book examines new developments in the field. Included is a review on neurologic abnormalities associated with congenital heart disease (CHD), the diagnosis and management of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), one of the most common cardiovascular abnormalities in preterm neonates and an analysis of fetal cardiac rhythm. Also looked at are therapeutic options for children who suffer from congenital long QT syndrome (CLQTS) and myocarditis, which could be a cause of sudden death in infants, children and adolescents. This book also further explores necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), the most common gastrointestinal disease in infancy and the correlation between children with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Congenital Primary Arrhythmias in Children
(Z. A. Bhuiyan, T. S. Momenah, A.A.M. Wilde, Department of Clinical Genetics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and others)pp.1-42

The Impact Of Congenital Heart Disease On Brain Development And Neurodevelopmental Outcome
(An N. Massaro and Mary T. Donofrio, Departments of Neonatology and Cardiology, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC)pp.43-74

PDA In The Preterm Infant
(Afif EL-Khuffash, Kevin Walsh, Eleanor Molloy, Department of Neonatology, National Maternity, Hospital, Ireland, and others)pp.75-112

Fetal Arrythmias
(Maurizio Mongiově and Salvatore Pipitone, U.O. Cardiologia Pediatrica - P.O. “Casa del Sole”, A.U.S.L, Italy)pp.113-138

Pharmacological therapy in children with congenital long-QT syndrome
(Tarik EL Houari, Rachida Bouhouch, Ibtissam Fellat, Mohamed Arharbi, Department of cardiology B. Ibn Sina Hospital. University of Rabat. Morocco)pp.139-148

Diagnostic difficulties of myocarditis in children and their medico-legal aspects
(Klára Törő, László Losonczi, György Fekete, Department of Forensic Medicine, Semmelweis University Budapest, and others)pp.149-156

Apparent life-threatening event (ALTE) and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome – is there a connection?
(Thomas Erler, Albrecht Grunske, Department of pediatrics, Sleep Disorders Center, Carl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany)pp.157-164

Congenital Heart Disease and Necrotizing Enterolitis
(Peter J Giannone, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH)pp.165-170

BMPR2 Sequence Analysis in a Down Syndrome Population with Congenital Heart Disease
(Clifford L Cua, Lora JH Bean, Gloria Zender, Trang Pham, Stephanie L Sherman, Kenneth Dooley, Kim L McBride, Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus, and others)pp.171-176

Arterial Duct Stenting in Congenital Heart Disease with Duct-dependent Pulmonary Circulation^
(Giuseppe Santoro, Chiara Marrone, Giovanbattista Capozzi, Gianpiero Gaio, Carola Iacono, Marianna Carrozza, Raffaella Esposito, Carmela Morelli, Maria Giovanna Russo, Raffaele Calabrň, Division of Cardiology, 2nd University of Naples, “Monaldi” Hospital, Naples, ITALY)pp.177-196

Rare reason for myocardial infarction in adolescence: Anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery in association with combined prothrombotic defects
(Martin Koestenberge, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria)pp.197-204

Index pp.205-225

   Series:
      Cardiology Research and Clinical Developments
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 4th Quarter
   Pages: pp.225
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-504-6
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