Chapter 3. Classification and Pathophysiology

  1. Walter H. Johnson Jr. M.D. Associate Professor of Pediatrics1 and
  2. James H. Moller M.D.2

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300697.ch3

Pediatric Cardiology: The Essential Pocket Guide

Pediatric Cardiology: The Essential Pocket Guide

How to Cite

Johnson, W. H. and Moller, J. H. (2008) Classification and Pathophysiology, in Pediatric Cardiology: The Essential Pocket Guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300697.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, H 320, 620 South 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA

  2. 2

    University of Minnesota Medical School, MMC 288, Room 203 VCRC, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0374, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178181

Online ISBN: 9781444300697



  • cardiac malformation classification;
  • communication between great vessels;
  • classification and pathophysiology;
  • cardiac conditions with obstruction to blood flow;
  • cardiac anomalies and clinical correlations;
  • cardiac malformation type - clue to possible etiology;
  • unequal upper-extremity blood pressures of supravalvar aortic stenosis in Williams syndrome;
  • pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary arterial pressure elevation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Classification

  • Pathophysiology

  • Clinical correlation