Editors: Jonathan N. Johnson, MD, FACC, FAAP, and Deepak M. Kamat, MD, PhD, FAAP
Learn from leading experts the latest information on cardiac issues seen most often in a pediatric office. The scope of focus includes signs and symptoms, management of patients with acquired or congenital heart disease, cardiac implications of common infectious diseases, preventive cardiology strategies, and other issues that are frequently managed or evaluated by the primary care clinician.
More than 130 full color photos and illustrations enhance disease recognition and clinical decision-making. In addition, the resource features information on preventive cardiology strategies, patient evaluation, and more issues in primary cardiac care.
Sample video content for Balloon atrial septostomy (video courtesy of Dr. Josh Kailin, www.pedecho.org) available at https://www.aap.org/en-us/restricted/common-cardiac-issues
YouTube links incorporated throughout the book to a collection of heart murmur recordings created by William Buck Kyle, one of the contributing authors.
Deepak M. Kamat, MD, PhD, FAAP
Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, FAAP, is professor of pediatrics, as well as vice chair of education, in the Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University and designated institutional official for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
Dr Kamat received his medical and doctorate degrees from University of Bombay, India, and then completed his residency in pediatrics and fellowship training in immunology at the University of Minnesota. He is board-certified in pediatrics and in clinical and laboratory immunology.
Dr Kamat served as director of the combined Medicine Pediatric Residency program at the University of Minnesota and as director of the Pediatric Residency Program at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He developed an international pathway for residents at the University of Minnesota and at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He has been honored with Teacher of the Year awards by medical students and residents on multiple occasions. In 2009 he received the Wayne State University Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award, in 2010 he received the national AAP Education Award, and in 2012 he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the president of Wayne State University. He served on the Pediatric Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for 6 years and was also vice chair of this committee for 2 years.
Dr Kamat is active in multiple national and international medical societies. He has authored and coauthored more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, book chapters, and case reports. He serves on the editorial board of 3 journals and as ad hoc manuscript reviewer for many others. He is an editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) first textbook, AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care. He is editor in chief of the editorial board for the AAP Web site Pediatric Care Online, as well as for the Quick Reference Guide to Pediatric Care. He is coeditor of the AAP publications Textbook of Global Child Health and Common Cardiac Issues in Pediatrics. In addition, he edited Challenging Cases in Pediatric Diagnosis, also published by the AAP.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents.
Jonathan N. Johnson, MD, FAAP
Jonathan N. Johnson, MD, FAAP is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he is the Chair of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and Medical Director of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Program. Dr. Johnson received his medical degree from Wayne State University in 2005. He completed training in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in 2008, and subsequently went on to complete subspecialty training in Pediatric Cardiology at Mayo in 2011. He also serves as co-director of CME programs for the Department of Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic, and has a particular interest in medical education, symposium and meeting development, and outreach to primary care physicians and nurses.
4 Star Review!
"This book gives primary care providers a strong foundation of cardiology. Pediatricians can better triage patients, have appropriate expectations for the cardiology consultation, and be better prepared to interpret the recommendations of the consulting cardiologist or have an informed discussion with the cardiologist about the patient."
Paula Evelyn Williams, MD, MS (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Doody's Book Review 2018