Coronary artery disease is the most commonly encountered problem in adult cardiology in the developed world. In the US, more than 70 million people are at risk for developing coronary artery disease (CAD) and it is responsible for almost 40% of all deaths each year. The reliable evaluation of patients with suspected ischemic heart disease is therefore critical to identifying those at risk for CAD.
Initially used to detect pericardial effusions and cardiac tumors, the development of echocardiography as a dignostic tool has paralleled the progress made in acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and ACS is now the most common indication for echocardiography.
Echocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention details the role of echocardiography in diagnosing and managing ACS. It provides a practical approach using evidence-based pathways for prevention, rapid diagnosis and treatment of patients with acute coronary disease using echocardiography. Also included are a number of case scenarios encountered in everyday practice for which echocardiography had significant clinical impact making this a convenient reference for all involved in the management of these patients, from echocardiographers and cardiology clinicians to emergency room personnel, and internal medicine and cardiology trainees.
Written for: Emergency room physicians (both physician and non-physician staff), internal medicine physicians and trainees, cardiology fellows, and practicing cardiologists, echo cardiologist and echocardiography technicians, also be useful as a teaching tool for ancillary personnel
- Echocardiography Acute Coronary Syndrome
Introduction: Acute Coronary Syndrome and Echocardiography.- A Novel Pathway for the Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome.- Echocardiography In Acute Coronary Syndrome: Anatomy, Essential Views And Imaging Plains.- Echo Assessment of Systolic And Diastolic Function In Acute Coronary Syndrome.- Echocardiography Assessment of the Right Ventricle in Acute Coronary Syndrome.- Role of TEE in Acute Coronary Syndrome.- Newer Quantification Technique for the Left Ventricular Wall Motion Analyses.- 3D and 4D Echo in Acute Coronary Syndrome.- Contrast Echocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndromes .- Cardiac Risk Prevention Strategies.- The "ISCHEMIC CASCADE".- How to Perform Stress Echocardiography.- Principles of Interpretation of Stress Echocardiography.- Pathway for the Management of Patients Based on Stress Echo Results.- Echocardiography in Identifying Subclinical Disease.- Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome.- Comprehensive Evaluation of Cardiac Hemodynamics in Acute Coronary Syndrome-"Echocardiography guided Cardiac Catherization".- Echocardiography during Angina Pectoris and Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Emergency Room.- Hand Held and Miniature Echocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome.- Acute Complications of Myocardial Infarction Left ventricular free wall rupture Ventricular septal rupture Pericardial effusion and tamponade Right ventricular infarction Acute mitral regurgitation.- Chronic Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Aneurysm Ventricular Psendoaneurysm Left Ventricular Thrombus Cardiac Remodeling after Myocardial infarction.- Echocardiographic Guided Pericardial Drainage in ACS.- Risk Stratification Following Acute Myocardial Infarction: Role of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography.- Echo Assessment of Myocardial Viability.- Pathway for the Management of Heart Failure complicating Acute Coronary Syndrome.- Echocardiography for the Management of End Stage Ischemic Heart Disease and as a tool for Resynchronization Therapy.- Future applications of Echocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome.