By Gianfranco Butera, John Cheatham, Carlos AC Pedra, Dietmar Schranz, Gerald Tulzer

This e-book is a perfect, updated consultant to the appliance of fetal interventions and hybrid approaches, during which the health care professional and the interventional heart specialist interact, for the remedy of congenital center illnesses at a really early degree whilst affliction final result will be altered. cutting-edge information and transparent guide are provided on thoughts resembling fetal pulmonary and aortic valve dilatation, fetal interatrial septum stenting, hybrid disorder closure, hybrid stent implantation, and hypoplastic left middle syndrome remedy. famous specialists describe some great benefits of such early interventions, rather obvious when it comes to valve disorder, and clarify how the hybrid process, by means of combining benefits and instruments from each one process, can decrease invasiveness and dangers and enhance effects. The booklet additionally appears to be like forward to the most likely effect of latest applied sciences, together with nanotechnology, that would quickly be to be had. Fetal and Hybrid systems in Congenital middle ailments could be a wealthy resource of information, step by step counsel, and functional counsel and methods for obstetricians/gynecologists, fetal cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, congenital cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and intensivists.

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Echocardiography is performed at intervals determined by the primary fetal cardiologist. We have recommended that these mothers give birth at our own institution to customize the management strategy for each patient. In line with this policy, we believe that an elective C-section helps to better plan the next treatment step and at the same time posing less stress on such fragile patients. 5 49 Immediate Outcomes Feasibility Success in crossing and dilating the aortic valve is observed in >90 % of patients.

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