Foreword.-Preface.- Ultrasound Physics.- Section 1 TEE and TTE Views.-Transthoracic echocardiography: views and measurements.- Transoesophageal echo views and measurements.- Artifacts.- Section II: Echocardiography in ICU.- Echocardiography in ICU: when to use it.- Transthoracic echocardiography : technical aspects.- Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in mechanically ventilated patients: practical aspects.- Section III: Heart lung interactions.- Heart lung interactions.- Section IV: Hemodynamic evaluation.- Fluid requirement and fluid-responsiveness.- LV global and segmental systolic function including cardiac output.- LV diastolic function and PAOPRight ventricular function.- Pulmonary artery pressures.- Section V: Shocks.- Hypovolemia fluid-responsiveness.- Cardiogenic shock.- Septic shock .- Section VI: Respiratory failures.- Respiratory failure.- Right to left shunt.- Section VII: Pathologies.- Pericardial Effusion and tamponade.- Echocardiography in ARDS.- Pulmonary embolism.- Valvulopathy quantification.- Infective Endocarditis.- Prosthetic valve evaluation.- Myocardial infarction and complications.- Acute diseases of the thoracic aorta
This book offers readers a better understanding of how to perform echocardiography in their daily intensive care unit (ICU) work. With numerous practical examples highlighting the indices and hemodynamic monitoring profiles that physicians could encounter, it considers echocardiography not merely as a simple imaging technique, but as a practical diagnostic and hemodynamic monitoring tool. The booklet is richly illustrated with figures explaining how to perform echo, and includes numerous tables, simple equations and normal and abnormal values. Echocardiography in ICU, a pocket guide written by the leading international experts in the field, is an excellent source of information and guidance for all residents and physicians working in ICU, emergency medicine, anesthesia and cardiology as well.
Michel Slama, professor in the ICU in Amiens, head of the medical ICU, chairman of Critical Care Medicine, former medical director of Amiens Hospital, and former first vice president of the University of Amiens university board. He has more than 130 publications to his name, mainly on echocardiography and been invited to participate in over 200 conferences on echocardiography in ICU around the globe. A leading expert in the field, he is one of the authors of the international guidelines on echocardiography in critical care.