Fetal cardiology has developed dramatically into a subspecialty in the past 25 years. The majority of people examining the fetal heart are not ‘experts’ in fetal cardiology and therefore find interpreting images, particularly in case of abnormality, rather difficult.
Fetal Cardiology Simplified is designed as a practical guide, to be kept near the ultrasound machine, for all those performing fetal heart scans, but without the expertise of a fetal cardiologist. The aim is to allow the user to recognize the common forms of fetal cardiac abnormality and to appreciate the associated lesions and outcome. The book has a large number of illustrations to enable the reader to visualize the different types of problem and the various forms in which they may manifest. There are relatively few books published in the field of fetal cardiology.
Fetal Cardiology Simplified is aimed at all sonographers, obstetricians and radiologists performing obstetric ultrasound scans and at paediatric cardiologists, both at consultant and trainee level. Thus, this book should fulfill this unmet need in the market, although it is not designed as a comprehensive reference textbook in fetal cardiology.
About the Author
Gurleen Sharland BSc MD FRCP, Reader/Consultant in Fetal Cardiology, Fetal Cardiology Unit, Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, St Thomas Hospital, London, UK
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