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Pathophysiology of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

John E. Mayer, Jr, MD
Pathophysiology of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is a topic covered in the Adult and Pediatric Cardiac.

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Introduction

Congenital heart disease with its wide variety of anatomic pathologies presents unique conceptual challenges in understanding the resulting pathophysiology for those caring for these patients. The pathophysiology resulting from congenital heart defects differs in important ways from that seen in patients with most forms of acquired heart disease, and it is the purpose of this chapter to describe the more common pathophysiologic patterns and their therapeutic implications.

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Introduction

Congenital heart disease with its wide variety of anatomic pathologies presents unique conceptual challenges in understanding the resulting pathophysiology for those caring for these patients. The pathophysiology resulting from congenital heart defects differs in important ways from that seen in patients with most forms of acquired heart disease, and it is the purpose of this chapter to describe the more common pathophysiologic patterns and their therapeutic implications.

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Last updated: August 13, 2021