Congenital cardiac anatomy and operative correction

Charles Shepard, Robroy McIver, James D. St. Louis

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There are numerous congenital defects that may present with human hearts, and many typically require surgical intervention. The primary goal of this chapter is to briefly define such abnormalities and introduce the reader to the various classification schemes that have been used to describe their relative anatomical and functional features. The chapter will also highlight the more common surgical procedures utilized to treat congenital cardiac lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319194646
ISBN (Print)9783319194639
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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  • Aortopulmonary window defect
  • Atresia
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Interrupted aortic arch
  • Persistent truncus arteriosus
  • Septal defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • Transposition of the great vessels


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