A unique and straightforward explanation of complex pathophysiology of cardiac malformations. Addresses the important and growing concern of diagnosing heart disease and cardiac problems in pediatric care. Provides the skills necessary for today's managed care environment in using the history, physical examination, ECG, and chest X-ray to uncover possible problems and eliminate areas of false concern. Topics covered include preventive cardiology and health promotion, heart disease in the neonate and in special populations, congenital cardiac malformation, acquired cardiac conditions, and congestive heart failure. © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.