By Koichiro Niwa, Harald Kaemmerer

ISBN-10: 4431560696

ISBN-13: 9784431560692

ISBN-10: 4431560718

ISBN-13: 9784431560715

This is the 1st textbook to target Aortopathy, a brand new scientific inspiration for a kind of vasculopathy. the 1st element of the publication begins from discussing basic idea and historical past of Aortopathy, after which bargains with its pathophysiology, manifestation, intrinsic issue, medical implication, administration and prevention. the second one half heavily seems at quite a few problems of the Aortopathy reminiscent of bicuspid aortic valve and coarctation of aorta. The publication editors have released loads of works at the subject and feature been gathering pertaining to information within the box of congenital center ailment for the prior two decades, hence current the publication with confidence.

The subject - an organization of aortic pathophysiological abnormality, aortic dilation and aorto-left ventricular interplay - is getting progressively more recognition between cardiovascular physicians. this is often the 1st publication to refer for cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, surgeons, ACHD experts, and so on. to procure thorough wisdom on Aortopathy.

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1 Electrocardiogram (ECG) In every patient with acute chest pain with and without suspected thoracic aortic dissection, a 12-lead ECG should be acquired, mainly in order to rule out an acute coronary syndrome. However, the ECG often shows normal results or nonspecific abnormalities. In the IRAD study, nearly half of the patients had a normal ECG and none had signs of 4 Aortopathies: Clinical Manifestation 55 acute myocardial infarction [37]. However, up to 1–2 % of patients with AD may have acute ST elevation [42].

Only timely discovery provides the chance to induce prophylactic or therapeutic measures. Pain is the central feature of an AAS which comprises aortic dissection (AD), intramural hematoma (IMH), and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU) (Fig. 1) [4, 7]. Among these disorders, AD occurs more often (62–88 % of all patients with AAS) than IMH (10–30 %) and PAU (2–8 %) [7]. Acute aortic pain is caused by aortic distention or disruption due to tears, intramural hematoma, dissection, ulceration, or rupture, while chronic aortic pain is associated with aortic dilatation, distension, and dissection [13].

Niwa in hypertensive pulmonary trunks associated with nonrestrictive ventricular septal defects, but they are consistently present after the age of 5 years [45]. In the histological study [1, 46], a patient with ruptured pulmonary trunk and Eisenmenger ventricular septal defect and a patient with ruptured ascending aorta and Eisenmenger ventricular septal defect revealed cystic medial necrosis in both pulmonary trunk and ascending aortic walls. Even in cyanotic adults with decreased pulmonary blood flow and surgical excessive left to right shunt, obstructive pulmonary vascular disease with pulmonary trunk dilatation is not rare.

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