Caring for children with heart disease is extremely complex, requiring a different and often tailor-made approach compared with adults with similar cardiac problems. Built on the success of previous editions and brought to you by a stellar author team, Pediatric Cardiology: The Essential Pocket Guide provides a unique, concise and extremely practical overview of heart disease in children. From history-taking, physical examination, ECG, and chest X-ray -- the basics that enable clinicians to uncover possible problems and eliminate areas of false concern -- it goes on to examine the range of more complex topics in the diagnosis and treatment/management of childhood cardiovascular disease.New to this edition youll find: * An enhanced section on imaging including recent advances in cardiac MRI and fetal echocardiography. * New techniques in genetic testing for heart disease in special populations. * Much more emphasis on the importance of echocardiography in understanding the pathophysiology of congenital cardiac malformations.