Congenital Heart Defects, Simplified - 30% OFF SALE

Congenital Heart Defects, Simplified - 30% OFF SALE


Congenital Heart Defects, Simplified - 30% OFF SALE



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Congenital Heart Defects, Simplified - 30% OFF SALE

Designed for use by sonographers and nurses, Congenital Heart Defects, Simplified won’t bog you down with page after page of confusing, unnecessary information. This quick-reference, spiral-bound book covers both heart defects and surgical repairs with easy-to-understand 2-page chapters: full color diagram on one side, bulleted text on the other. You’ll learn about:


Congenital Heart Defects, Simplified is a well-organized, easy-to-read resource for the busy echocardiographer who needs access to information immediately. It is also an excellent guide for medical and nursing students and even parents seeking to understand congenital heart defects. The book includes full descriptions of the 30 most common heart defects, ranging from familiar defects like pulmonary stenosis and aortic coarctation to more uncommon ones, such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome and truncus arteriosus. Each defect is explained in a two-page spread with bullet-point descriptions on the right-hand page and full-color illustrations (that include surgical repairs) on the left. The 90 full-color illustrations will further enhance understanding of this complex subject area. Congenital Heart Defects, Simplified is a Pediatric Registry Review offering readers the opportunity to earn 30 CMEs through a self-guided, 300-question on-line test. Students preparing for pediatric certification will also find the review questions helpful as a practice exam. Approved for 30 SDMS CME credits upon completion of the post test through the publishers website

Date of Original Release: 8/1/2009

Length: 112 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9822709-0-5

Product Code: CHDS


  • Normal Heart
  • Normal Pediatric Heart
  • Essential Concepts for Nurses and Technologists
  • Basic Embryology
  • Shunts
  • Anomalous Coronary Arteries
  • Aortic Arch Abnormalities
  • Aortic Arch Abnormalities with Vascular Ring
  • Aortic Stenosis and Associated Outflow Lesions
  • Aortic Obstructive Lesions - Surgical Repairs
  • Branch Stenosis and Pulmonary Artery Band
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Car Triatriatum
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)
  • Ebstein's Malformation of the Tricuspid Valve
  • Endocardial Cushion Defect or AV Canal
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrom (HLHS)
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (PAPVR)
  • Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava (PLSVC)
  • Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum (PA-IVS)
  • Pulmonary Atresia with Ventricular Septal Defect (PA-VSD)
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Single Ventricle (Univentricular Heart)
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TET)
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR)
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR) - Surgical Repairs
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries D-Type (D-TGA)
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries Corrected or L-Type (L-TGA)
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries - Surgical Repairs
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Tricuspid Atresia with D-Transposition
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Truncus Arteriosus - Surgical Repairs
  • Other Syndromes and Conditions Associated with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Simplified also includes:
  • An echocardiogram worksheet
  • A full glossary of terms


Intended for physicians, PA’s, nurses, and/or sonographers involved with performing pediatric ultrasound exams. Participants may include (but are not limited to) emergency, trauma, critical care, hospitalists, internal medicine, and primary care professionals.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Ken Heiden  RDCS (AE, PE), RVT

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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