Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound provides an overview of transesophageal ultrasound of the heart, lung, and upper abdomen as well as basic ultrasound of the brain, lung, heart, abdomen, and vascular system. Ultrasound-guided procedures commonly used in critically ill patients are also covered.
With more than 400 clinical images, this well-illustrated text and its accompanying videos demonstrate new developments and challenges for those interested in mastering basic transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and bedside surfaceultrasound.
Each chapter is presented in an easy-to-read format that includes color diagrams and ultrasound images which optimize interactive learning for both novice and experienced clinicians. The book is divided into two parts. The first is dedicated to basic TEE while the second provides focused coverage of bedside ultrasound.
The book also includes chapters on extra-cardiac TEE and ultrasound of the brain—unconventional areas that will become more important in the future as clinicians evaluate not only the etiology of hemodynamic instability but also the impact onmultiple organs and systems such as the kidney, liver, splanchnic perfusion, and brain.
This text is an invaluable resource to those preparing for the National Board of Echocardiography’s Examination of Special Competence in Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (PTEeXAM) and its equivalents outside the USA and Canada.
In addition, it prepares physicians for the American College of Chest Physician’s critical care ultrasound certification. The contents follow the syllabus of the TEE basic echo exam to ensure complete coverage of a trainee's requirements. It also includessample questions and two helpful mock exams. Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts in TEE, the book is a must-have for those in training and in practice.
Table of Contents
- Ultrasound Imaging: Acquisition and Optimization
- Patient Safety and Imaging Artifacts
- Normal Cardiac Anatomy and TEE Imaging Planes
- Extra-Cardiac Transesophageal Ultrasonography
- Assessment of Global Ventricular Function, Pericardium and Cardiomyopathy
- Basic Regional Ventricular Systolic Function
- Basic Valve Diseases
- Intracavitary Contents
- Basic Hemodynamic Assessment
- Related Diagnostic Imaging Modalities
- Simple Congenital Heart Disease in Adults
- Echocardiography in Non-Cardiac Procedures and Trauma
- Critical Care Ultrasound Examination of the Nervous System
- Critical Care Examination of the Respiratory System
- Critical Care Examination of the Cardiovascular System
- Critical Care Examination of the Abdomen
- Ultrasound for Critical Care Procedure
- Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access and Examination
- Training Guidelines and Simulation
André Y. Denault, MD, PhD, received his medical degree from the Université de Montréal, Canada. He completed his training in Internal Medicine at McGill University, Montreal; Critical Care at the Presbyterian-University Hospital, Pittsburgh, USA; Anesthesiology at the Université de Montréal and PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the Université de Montréal. Dr. Denault works at the Montreal Heart Institute as a cardiac anesthesiologist and critical care physician and at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal in critical care. He is a professor of Anesthesiology at the Université de Montréal Canada. Dr. Denault holds the Richard I. Kaufman Endowment Fund in Anesthesia and Critical Care.
Pierre Couture, MD, received his medical degree from the Université de Montréal, Canada. He is an anesthesiologist at the Montreal Heart Institute and associate professor of Anesthesiology at the Université de Montréal.
Yoan Lamarche, MD, conducted his residency in cardiac surgery at Université de Montréal. He then obtained a subspecialty in intensive care and undertook further training at the University of British Columbia. He is one of the founding members of the Canadian Cardiovascular Critical Care Society (CANCARE) and has been part of the surgical team at the Montreal Heart Institute since 2010.
Jean-Claude Tardif, MD, received his medical degree from the Université de Montréal, Canada. He is a cardiologist and the director of the Research Center at the Montreal Heart Institute. He is also professor of medicine and holds the endowedPfizer Research Chair in Atherosclerosis at the Université de Montréal. Dr. Tardif is the scientific director of the Montreal Health Innovations Coordinating Center and of the Canadian Atherosclerosis Imaging Network.
Annette Vegas, MD, received her medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Vegas is a staff anesthesiologist at the Toronto General Hospital, Canada and is an associate professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include cardiac anesthesia and TEE education.