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Practical Guide to Congenital Cardiology By Laurie Armsby
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This book is intended to enhance the understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of congenital heart defects, as well as the common surgical and transcatheter forms of repair. Each lesion is... More > represented on a single page by a basic illustration, along with a description of the anatomy and pathophysiology, typical signs and symptoms, and guidelines for fluid and oxygen administration for the specific lesion. There are four key sections: 1. Basic Physiologic Concepts 2. Congenital Heart Defects 3. Cardiac Surgical Repairs 4. Cardiac Defects associated with Syndromes Although the information in this guide is general, it is intended to facilitate recognition of baseline versus unstable circulation, and promote a greater degree of comfort in providing early supportive measures while awaiting subspecialty care for children with these lesions.< Less
Quality of life in adults with congenital heart disease By Philip Moons
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It is sometimes assumed that individuals with congenital heart disease have a diminished quality of life. However, this does not fit with clinical impressions. A large portion of these persons have a... More > good quality of life. The paradox of having physical limitations, albeit experiencing an excellent quality of life urges to raise some questions: How well are studies on quality of life in congenital heart disease conducted? How is quality of life being measured? Can patients indicate what is important for their quality of life? How can a good quality of life in persons with heart defects be explained? This book describes the results of different studies that have been conducted in this respect. This book is a source for clinicians and researchers to understand how persons with congenital heart disease can have an excellent quality of life. Furthermore, this book can be a source of support for patients and parents to value a good quality of life, irrespective the heart condition.< Less
Rhys's Rhyme: Ode to hearts By Robert A. Serrano
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Rhys's Rhyme is a classic tale of bravery and perseverance of a newborn boy forced to improvise, adapt, and overcome Congenital Heart Defects. Prepare to be touched and inspired as you embark on the... More > first 9 days of Rhys's journey inside the Children's Hospital.< Less
Boss Your Heart By Lorraine Patterson
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When the Patterson family followed God’s call to adopt a Serbian orphan with severe congenital heart defects, Chrissie, they never imagined how He would use this precious four-year old to... More > transform not only their own hearts, but also the hearts of people around the world. Your heart, too, will be forever changed as you read this true story that chronicles Chrissie’s 31 days in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A place where God unpredictably chose to display His glory through amazing miracles, a courageous girl’s battle, and the unconditional love of a family.< Less
Boss Your Heart By Lorraine Patterson
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When the Patterson family followed God’s call to adopt a Serbian orphan with severe congenital heart defects, Chrissie, they never imagined how He would use this precious four-year old to... More > transform not only their own hearts, but also the hearts of people around the world. Your heart, too, will be forever changed as you read this true story that chronicles Chrissie’s 31 days in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A place where God unpredictably chose to display His glory through amazing miracles, a courageous girl’s battle, and the unconditional love of a family.< Less
The “People Power” Health Superbook: Book 9. Heart Problems/ Heart Disease By Tony Kelbrat
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The heart is the engine of the body. It's always pumping blood. When it stops, you die. Many heart diseases are the result of years of wear and tear but some are congenital, a structural or... More > functional abnormalities there at birth. As far as birth defects go, congenital heart defects are the most common kind, occurring in at least 1% of all live births. The general knowledge thus far is that heart defects are not passed on by genetic inheritance, rather, it is a weakness the child is born with that could have something to do with what the mother did while pregnant (like had rubella which is linked to CHD), could be one part of another genetically inherited disorder like cystic fibrosis or could be the bad luck of the draw. There will always be a certain percentage of live births born with anomalies and as far as medical knowledge currently knows, it's just one of those things some babies are born with but the news is not all bad.< Less
Jacob's Journal - My Journey Home By Marla Murasko
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"Jacob's Journal - My Journey Home" is written by a mother of a child diagnosed at birth with Down Syndrome. This story is unique in the way it was written, since the mother chose to write... More > it as if her son was telling the story. It will take you on an incredible journey, as this first-time Mom finds out when she was 4 months pregnant, that her child has a congenital heart defect called - Tetralogy of Fallot with complete Atrioventricular Canal Defect, and that open heart surgery will be needed to correct the defect. Along with that devastating news, she was informed of the chances her child might have Down Syndrome because of these defects. Travel with this family on their emotional roller-coaster ride from Jacob's birth, through his first surgery, to the first couple of months when he got home. This powerful story demonstrates a families' courage and belief in their faith, that no matter what the next turn in their journey brings them, that they have been blessed with such an amazing child.< Less
Jacob's Journal - My Journey Home By Marla Murasko
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"Jacob's Journal - My Journey Home" is written by a mother of a child diagnosed at birth with Down Syndrome. This story is unique in the way it was written, since the mother chose to write... More > it as if her son was telling the story. It will take you on an incredible journey, as this first-time Mom finds out when she was 4 months pregnant, that her child has a congenital heart defect called - Tetralogy of Fallot with complete Atrioventricular Canal Defect, and that open heart surgery will be needed to correct the defect. Along with that devastating news, she was informed of the chances her child might have Down Syndrome because of these defects. Travel with this family on their emotional roller-coaster ride from Jacob's birth, through his first surgery, to the first couple of months when he got home. This powerful story demonstrates a families' courage and belief in their faith, that no matter what the next turn in their journey brings them, that they have been blessed with such an amazing child.< Less
Fifty Three By Rosanita Ratcliff
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Jelynda thought her life would be smooth sailing after college. She was supposed to save the world, fall in love and live happily ever after. Life doesn't always go how we plan though. After hearing... More > news that almost destroys her, Jelynda must decide if she wants to pick up the pieces of her life or lose the love she most desperately wants.< Less
Stitch Myself Back Up Again By Andrew Prater
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This book is a collection of Andrew Wayne Prater's short story, canto, & poems; much of which reflects his life. Andrew was born on May 11, 1990 with a congenital heart defect known as... More > Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; he was missing the left lower chamber of his heart. Andrew had his first of five open heart surgeries when he was only two days old. The next was when he was nine months old, again at three years old. Andrew had his fourth open heart surgery at sixteen; this is also when Andrew’s first pacemaker was placed. Andrew had his final open heart surgery when he was nineteen years old. Andrew Wayne Prater died at the young age of twenty years old on September 4, 2010. Thanks to the generous organ and tissue donations by Andrew many people have been given a new beginning on their lives. Andrew lived most of his life in Cottage Grove, Minnesota and his tombstone may be viewed at the Newport Cemetery in Newport, Minnesota. Proceeds from this book will be donated to Camp Odayin.< Less