Anderson’s Pediatric Cardiology, 4th Edition

Authors :
Gil Wernovsky & Robert H. Anderson & Kumar Krishna & Andrew Redington & James S. Tweddell & Justin Tretter
Date of Publication: 07/2019
As a leading reference on pediatric cardiology and congenital heart disease, Anderson's Pediatric Cardiology provides exhaustive coverage of potential pediatric cardiovascular anomalies, potential sequelae related to these anomalies, comorbidities an ...view more

As a leading reference on pediatric cardiology and congenital heart disease, Anderson's Pediatric Cardiology provides exhaustive coverage of potential pediatric cardiovascular anomalies, potential sequelae related to these anomalies, comorbidities and neurodevelopmental problems, and current methods for management and treatment. The fully revised 4th Edition addresses significant and ongoing changes in practice, including recent developments in fetal, neonatal, and adult congenital heart conditions as well as expanded content on intensive care, nursing issues, and societal implications. The outstanding illustration program provides superb visual guidance and is now supplemented with a remarkable collection of more than 350 professionally curated imaging and intra-operative surgical videos.

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As a leading reference on pediatric cardiology and congenital heart disease, Anderson's Pediatric Cardiology provides exhaustive coverage of potential pediatric cardiovascular anomalies, potential sequelae related to these anomalies, comorbidities and neurodevelopmental problems, and current methods for management and treatment. The fully revised 4th Edition addresses significant and ongoing changes in practice, including recent developments in fetal, neonatal, and adult congenital heart conditions as well as expanded content on intensive care, nursing issues, and societal implications. The outstanding illustration program provides superb visual guidance and is now supplemented with a remarkable collection of more than 350 professionally curated imaging and intra-operative surgical videos.


Key Features
  • Offers authoritative, long-term coverage of a broad spectrum of cardiology conditions, including congenital heart disease, adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), acquired heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and rhythm disturbances.
  • Features exquisite specimen images by Dr. Robert Anderson and Diane Spicer dissected in easily recognizable analogous imaging planes. These are included in the over 850 anatomic, photographic, imaging, and algorithmic figures, and incorporate new images using virtual dissections of 3D datasets obtained in living patients.
  • An extensive new section describing the non-cardiac consequences of congenital cardiac disease and other related issues Outside the Heart, including new chapters on quality improvement in congenital cardiac disease, models of care delivery, neurocognitive assessment and outcomes, psychosocial issues for patients and families, ethics, nursing implications, acute and chronic renal complications, and telemedicine.
  • Three entirely new, expanded sections on the Functionally Univentricular Heart, Fetal Congenital Cardiac Disease, and Heart Failure and Transplantation.
  • Provides a new focus on patient and family-centered care with expert advice on how to communicate difficult diagnoses to patients and families.
  • Features new integration of nursing content into all disease-specific chapters, as well as updated content on genetics, congenital heart disease and follow-up, and new imaging modalities.
  • Contains chapters on new and emerging topics such as MRI and Quantifying the Fetal Circulation in Congenital Cardiac Disease; Congenital Anomalies of the Coronary Arteries; and The Global Burden of Pediatric Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiac Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  • Shares the experience and knowledge of an international team of multidisciplinary experts in medicine and advanced practice nursing.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, tables and figures from the book on a variety of devices.


Author Information
Edited by Robert H. Anderson, BSc,MD, PhD (Hon), FRCPath,FRCS Ed (Hon), Professor Institute of Genetic Medicine Newcastle University Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom; Kumar Krishna, MD, DM, Professor and Head Pediatric Cardiology Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Cochin, Kerala, India; Andrew Redington, MD, Chief of Cardiology Heart Institute Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, Ohio; James S. Tweddell, MD, Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of Surgery Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio; Justin Tretter, MD, Director. Congenital Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Director of Cardiac Morphology, Co-Director. Valvar Procedural Planning Center Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic and Gil Wernovsky, MD, FAAP,FACC, Senior Consultant in Cardiac Critical Care and Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s National Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences