- Examines the explosion in new echocardiography technologies from a practical view-point
- Covers the day-to-day aspects of echocardiography practice
- Includes details of vascular imaging that reflect the current trend towards a more integrated cardiovascular approach
Echocardiography remains the most commonly used cardiac imaging modality in clinical care and is now considered an extension of the stethoscope with other physicians, such as interventional cardiologists and internists, often viewing and interpreting echocardiograms. Technology advances in echocardiography such as tissue Doppler/strain and 3D echocardiography have further extended its clinical scope, while cardiac imaging is rapidly extending beyond the heart with laboratories now incorporating various vascular imaging protocols as part of their clinical activity. Lastly, the emerging focus on continuing education and certification in echocardiography puts pressure on physicians to keep abreast of basic and new techniques in echocardiography Case-Based Echocardiography: Fundamentals And Clinical Practice has been developed to offer a succinct guide to the discipline, incorporating topics ranging from fundamental physical principles to important cardiac pathologies and novel technologies. It has been designed to provide this knowledge in a novel, condensed format, enabling easy and quick reference to topics and also enables its use in a bedside situation to enhance performance and interpretation of echocardiographic data. The content will also assist readers in preparing for competency tests in echocardiography such as the echocardiography boards. To give the reader the benefit of most meaningful and up-to-date content, Dr Abraham has assembled a group of renowned experts in echocardiography with substantial experience in various specific echocardiography technologies. The result is a compact yet highly informative clinical handbook that provides as much if not more knowledge than most textbooks with a significantly less investment of time.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Critical Care & Emergency Medicine
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Physics and Artifacts.- 2. Basic Ultrasound Views.- 3. Quantification of Left Ventricular Size and Wall Thickness.- 4. Quantification of Left Ventricular Systolic Function.- 5. Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Assessment.- 6. Echocardiographic Assessment of Diastolic Dysfunction (DD) and Heart Failure with Normal EF (HFnlEF).- 7. Tissue Doppler and Strain Imaging.- 8. Transesophageal Echocardiography.- 9. Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.- 10. Use of echo contrast in routine practice.- 11. Three Dimensional Echocardiography.- 12. Stress Echocardiography.- 13. Mechanical Dyssynchrony Assessment.- 14. Post Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Optimization Protocol.- 15. Echocardiographic Assessment of the Right Ventricle.- 16. Aortic Valve Stenosis and Regurgitation.- 17. Mitral Regurgitation and Stenosis- 18. Right Sided Heart Valves assessment in Disease.- 19. The Assessment of Prosthetic Valve Function.- 20. Diseases of the Aorta.- 21. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.- 22. Stress Cardiomyopathy.- 23. Pericardial Diseases.- 24. Adult Congenital Heart Disease.- 25. Percutaneous interventions for congenital heart defects.- 26. Cardiac Tumors and Masses.- 27. Cardiac Transplantation.- 28. Vascular Imaging.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
The authors are all internationally renowned experts in echocardiography and have considerable experience in training echocardiography staff in all aspects of best practice. Dr Abraham is based at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and Dr Miller is based at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester.