The editors of this book have selected 74 contributors from 33 centers to encompass the topics in pediatric cardiology. Each chapter includes an extensive selection of references.
The first chapter, written by James Nora, is concerned with the etiologic aspects of congenital heart disease. His tables of autosomal dominant, recessive, and sex-linked syndromes will be helpful in investigating causes of heart disease when associated with other malformations. Forrest Adams describes fetal circulation and the alterations that occur after birth. Jerome Liebman and Robert Plonsey present electrocardiography along with tables of normal values for heart rate, PR interval, and amplitude of R and S waves in the precordial leads. Criteria for ventricular hypertrophy are designated. The intricacies of vectorcardiography are related by Samuel Sapin, with illustrations and tables of normal values for age. Richard Meyer, a pioneer in the field of pediatric echocardiography, amply covers the subject and provides superb echocardiograms