This comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of both live/real time 3D transthoracic
and transesophageal echocardiography illustrates both normal and pathologic
findings. With more than 800 images that detail the technique of performing these studies and demonstrate various cardiovascular pathologies, as well as a DVD containing more than 350 moving images, it is a valuable compendium for both novice and experienced practitioners.
The book opens with chapters on the history of 3D echocardiography and basic and technical aspects of live/real time 3D transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograpy, then considers:
- normal anatomy, examination protocols, and the technique for performing live/real time 3D transthoracic echocardiography
- abnormalities affecting the mitral, aortic, tricuspid, and pulmonary valves and the aorta
- prosthetic heart valves
- 3D echocardiographic assessment of left and right ventricular function, ischemic heart disease, and cardiomyopathies
- congenital cardiac lesions
- tumors and other mass lesions
live/real time 3D transesophageal echocardiography
It concludes with coverage of some of the most recent advances in 3D technology, real time full-volume imaging, and 3D wall tracking, including 3D assessment of strain, strain rate, twist, and torsion.
Vividly demonstrating the superiority of 3D echocardiography over conventional 2D imaging in several clinical situations, this carefully produced volume shows how to use the most recent technology for better assessment of cardiovascular disease.
Table of Contents
1. Historical Perspective.
2.3D Echocardiographic Technology.
3. How to do a 3D echocardiogram: Examination protocol and normal anatomy.
4. Mitral valve.
5. Aortic valve and aorta.
6. Tricuspid and pulmonary valves.
7. Prosthetic valves.
8.LV and RV function assessment.
9.Ischemic heart disease.
11. Congenital heart disease
12. Tumors and other mass lesions.
13. Miscellaneous lesions (Pericardial effusion, other miscellaneous lesions)[pending].
14. Live/real time 3D transesophageal echocardiography.
15. Recent advances.
Navin C. Nanda MD, FACC, FAHA, FSGC, FISCU(D)
Professor of Medicine and Director, Heart Station/Echocardiography Laboratories, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, Alabama and Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, The Kirklin Clinic, University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, Birmingham, Alabama, July 1984-present
Editor-in-Chief, Echocardiography Journal
President, International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound