Three-dimensional echocardiography.- Tissue velocity and deformation imaging.- Contrast echocardiography.
This book covers all aspects of modern techniques used in the rapidly developing field of adult critical care echocardiography, 3D transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, myocardial tissue velocity and deformation assessment, and contrast echocardiography. Featuring multiple color illustrations and echocardiographic images, it provides essential information on the technical aspects and current specifics of the equipment, anatomical imaging guidance, and physiological and pathological approaches with a focus on critically ill population. This book helps practitioners to not only understand the techniques and the applicability of these new technologies in various disease states, but also to apply them in a clinical setting. 3D echo, tissue deformation and contrast are opening tremendous new horizons for intensive care practitioners, offering them previously unimaginable insights into cardiac mechanics and anatomy and using non-invasive approaches for central hemodynamic diagnostic and monitoring management of intensive care patients. It also opens the way for completely new areas in clinical research.
This book is useful for intensive care physicians, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, emergency physicians and sonographers involved in the provision of advanced echocardiographic services in intensive care units and in critical care environments. It is also suitable for students undertaking a Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (Critical Care) with the Australasian Society of Ultrasound Medicine, adding to the existing literature used to prepare for the second and third parts examinations.
Dr Konstantin Yastrebov (MBBS (Hons), PhD, FCICM, FACRRM, DDU graduated from Novosibirsk State Medical University. He completed his specialist training in anesthesia and intensive care in Russia and undertook further extensive postgraduate training in the USA, UK and Australia. One of the pioneers of critical care echocardiography (CCE) in Australia, he has over 20 years of experience in CCE education and practice. He served as a board member for the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society and as an inaugural Chair of the Ultrasound Special Interest Group for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. Dr Yastrebov has presented at multiple international and national meetings, widely contributed to the research and guidelines on CCE, has written multiple peer-reviewed publications and served as an invited Visiting Professor around the globe. Since 2005, he has had a special interest in the application of 3D echocardiography in intensive care. Currently, he is practicing as a senior specialist in intensive care and head of the CCE program at St George Hospital, Sydney.
Dr Yastrebov is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales.