Preface: why do we need this book?.- Noncompaction cardiomyopathy, a novel clinical entity (historical perspective).- Clinical features of noncompaction cardiomyopathy.- Imaging and diagnostic uncertainties of noncompaction cardiomyopathy.- Neuromuscular diseases and noncompaction cardiomyopathy.- Sudden cardiac death, prevention and treatment with implantable cardiac defibrillators.- Prevalence and prevention of thromboembolic events in noncompaction cardiomyopathy.- Noncompaction cardiomyopathy in childhood.- Noncompaction look-a-likes: the athletes, the hypertensives and the blacks.- Familial screening and cardio-genetics of noncompaction cardiomyopathy.- Prognosis and treatment of noncompaction cardiomyopath.- Future perspectives.
This book provides a comprehensive but concise overview of noncompaction cardiomyopathy. Information on congestive heart failure, thromboembolic events, (potentially lethal) arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death is presented. Topics covered include the use of modern imaging modalities, such as contrast echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging in relation to noncompaction cardiomyopathy treatment.
Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy is a critical resource for all medical professionals managing these patients, including clinicians in cardiology, electrophysiology, clinical and molecular genetics, pediatrics, pathology, neurology and general practitioners.
Dr. Kadir Caliskan is graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1994 at the University of Amsterdam. In 1999, he started his training in Cardiology. Since 2005, he works as heart failure / transplant / VAD cardiologist at the Department of Cardiology, Unit Heart Failure, Transplantation, and Mechanical Circulatory Support. In 2012, he completed his PhD thesis, "Clinical Features of Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy". Since 2012, he is member of Dutch Thoracic Organ Transplant Advisory Board. In the same year, he joined the Dutch Mechanical Circulatory Support Working Group. In 2013, he was appointed as head of the Unit Heart Failure, Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support. In 2014, he was appointed as the Dutch representative in to EThAC, the Eurotransplant Thoracic Advisory Committee. In 2015, he entered the Board of EUROMACS, the European Registry of Mechanical Circulatory. In 2017, he was elected to the Scientific Board of the International Heart-Lung Transplantation Registry for Mechanical Assisted Circulatory Support.
Dr. Osama I. Soliman, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC works as assistant professor of cardiology at the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is the director of structural heart imaging at Cardialysis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Soliman is a consultant cardiologist specialised in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging and he is a principal investigator of several clinical trials. Dr Soliman has been graduated in 1996 Summa Cum Laude from the Medical School of Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. He completed eight years of training in internal medicine and cardiology at Al-Azhar University Hospitals in Cairo, Egypt. In 2000, he was awarded the degree of Master of Science Cum Laude based on a dissertation entitled "Intravascular ultrasound versus quantitative coronary angiography for the assessment of immediate results of coronary artery stenting". In 2005, he joined the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands where he was granted the doctoral degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2007 based on dissertation entitled "Advanced quantitative echocardiography guiding therapy for heart failure". His major areas of teaching and research include echocardiography and non-invasive imaging and heart failure. He is leading a research team in structural heart interventions and outcome studies. His bibliography to date includes more than 200 articles and book chapters. Dr. Soliman is an active member of several professional societies and organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the International Society of Contrast Ultrasound. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several prestigious cardiology journals including the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography and Eurointervention.
Dr. Folkert J. ten Cate MD, PhD, FESC, FACC is an Associate Professor of the Department of Cardiology at the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has been the late director of the Thoraxcenter fellow training program. Dr ten Cate is a consultant cardiologist specialised in general cardiology and non-invasive cardiovascular imaging.
Dr. ten Cate has been graduated in 1972 from the Medical School of Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He completed six years of training in internal medicine and cardiology at Erasmus University Hospitals in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 1973, he joined the Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he was granted the doctoral degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1978 based on a dissertation entitled "Asymmetric septal hypertrophy (ASH): echocardiographic manifestations dissertation". He has given numerous international and national lectures. He is a world renown expert in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Contrast Echocardiography. Also he has trained numerous foreign and national fellows in cardiology. His major areas of teaching and research include echocardiography and non-invasive imaging, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease, and diastolic heart failure. His bibliography to date includes more than 350 articles and book chapters. Dr. ten Cate is an active member of several professional societies and organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology and the International Society of Contrast Ultrasound.