PART I: General principles
1. Basic doppler principles
2. Common doppler artefacts and pitfalls
3. Haemodynamics for echocardiography
4. Cardiac mechanics
5. Heart-lung interactions
PART II: Echo assessments
6. Left ventricular systolic function
7. Left ventricular diastolic function
8. Right Ventricular Function
9. Pulmonary hypertension
10. Preload and fluid responsiveness
11. Cardiac output measurement
12. Pericardial Effusion & Cardiac Tamponade
13. Dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
14. Valvular stenosis
15. Valvular Regurgitation
16. 16 Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Part III: Integrative Approach
19. Acute Pulmonary Embolism
20. Septic shock
21. Acute respiratory failure
22. Chest pain
23. Post-cardiac surgery
25. Mechanically ventilated patients
Part IV: Future Developments
26. Strain, twist and torsion in left ventricular assessment
27. Strain imaging in right ventricle assessment
28. Contrast echocardiography
29. 3D Echocardiography in the Intensive Care
30. Accreditation in Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography
Advanced critical care echocardiography brings many benefits to critical care medicine. For those wishing to practice echo at a more advance level, it is necessary to master the theoretical aspects. The Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography provides a physiological and evidence-based reference guide to the principles and techniques of advanced echocardiography. Both transoesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography are addressed and over 300 videos, 470 figures and, 140 mcqs are included making this an ideal adjunct for courses for intensivists.
The foundations of advanced echocardiography are outlined before specific assessment methods of critical care echo are provided. In reality, most critically ill patients do not suffer only one clinical problem so a section on integrated techniques explains how to answer both common and unexpected critical care questions. Finally the re use of echocardiography in critical care is explored. Important reference values for clinical use can be accessed easily in the appendices.
The Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography includes access to online-only content, consisting of videos, figures and multiple choice questions that can be used to reinforce understanding. This online material can be accessed by activating your unique access code.
Authored by an international team of expert practitioners this textbook reflects the International Consensus Statement on Training Standards for Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography. Designed for trainees and consultants, this resource provides comprehensive and integrated coverage of all aspects of advanced critical care echo.
- Addresses both transoesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography for the full application of critical care echo
- Covers both basic and advanced ultrasound theories as well as cardiovascular and haemodynamic principles.
- Provides clear guidance on how to use echocardiography to evaluate cardiac function and haemodynamics in the critically ill patient
- Throughout high definition images and schematic diagrams demonstrate how to interpret echo images
- Includes videos and multiple choice questions
- Aligned to the International Consensus Statement on Training Standards for Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography
Anthony McLean, Professor and Director, Intensive Care Medicine, Sydney Medical School & Nepean Hospital, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia,Stephen Huang, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Sydney Medical School & Nepean Hospital, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia,Andrew Hilton, Clinical Associate Professor & Deputy Director of ICU, Intensive Care Unit, Austin Hospital & Melbourne University, Victoria, Australia
Anthony McLean. BSc(Hons),MBChB (Otago), MD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FCICM, MRACMA. Head of Nepean Intensive Care Medicine and Professor with the University of Sydney, his research background ranges from critical care echocardiography and heart failure to genomics of sepsis in critically ill patients. An ardent educator in critical care echocardiography he is involved in regular basic and advanced workshops, in addition to haemodynamic workshops, both nationally and internationally. A lead clinician of both a busy Intensive Care Unit and medium sized echocardiography laboratory performing over 4500 studies annually, this mix has led to a range of research studies relevant to the haemodynamic unstable patient population. He leads a team of enthusiastic and dedicated clinicians pushing the boundaries of the use of echocardiography in the critical care setting.
Stephen Huang received his PhD in Physiology and is a Professor at the University of Sydney Medical School. He works at the Nepean Hospital Intensive Care Unit and is an accredited echocardiographer. He has 20 years of experience in teaching critical care echocardiography and is a renowned teacher and trainer worldwide. He is the co-author of Critical Care Ultrasound Manual, a popular basic critical care ultrasound textbook. Stephen's research interest is in critical care echocardiography and haemodynamics, and has published numerous papers in the field.
Andrew Hilton is Intensive Care Specialist and Deputy Director Austin ICU, Melbourne, Australia. He has over 25 years experience in perioperative and critical care echocardiography, including extensive experience in teaching echocardiography in the critical care environment. Over this time, he has been involved in many echocardiography workshops, courses and forums, and related research. He is particularly interested in "echo-physiology" and translating the rigor and methods of traditional cardiology based echocardiography to the fluid and dynamic critical care context. Other interests include echocardiographic assessment and guided treatment of acute heart failure, and optimisation of extracorporeal circulatory support. He is also an examiner for the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (Critical Care) for the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine.