Case Based Echocardiography: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice

Editat de Theodore Abraham
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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – July 2011

Case Based Echocardiography will provide a case-based introduction/primer to the practice of echocardiography with liberal use of images and actual patient histories. The reader will be able to gain extensive practical knowledge of the practice of echocardiography with the use of these case reports. These will concentrate on the skills necessary to increase specialist knowledge of echocardiography practice.

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ISBN-13: 9781849961509
ISBN-10: 1849961506
Pagini: 288
Ilustrații: 262 schwarz-weiße und 192 farbige Abbildungen
Dimensiuni: 155 x 235 x 20 mm
Ediția: 2011
Colecția Springer
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Public țintă



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.


From the reviews:
“The intended audience includes sonographers and echocardiographers. … Extensive topics ranging from the physics of echocardiography, to three-dimensional echocardiography, to the use of echocardiography to assess heart transplants are well covered. … a wonderfully thorough resource for echocardiography board review. … Readers who prefer an atlas or outline format you will find this to be an excellent resource for echocardiography. The topics it covers are important and wide-ranging, and the information is presented succinctly and with full-color, highly detailed, albeit small, images.” (David J. Homan, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2012)
“No heart specialist should be without this book, which expounds on advanced and sophisticated interpretation of echocardiographic data. Case Based Echocardiography liberally uses images and actual patient histories to teach the reader how to interpret echo results. Vital to any health-care professional who uses echocardiography in the daily course of their practice.” (The Electric Review, October, 2012)
“This book … is a collection of lecture notes around the echocardiography syllabus. … find a home in the library of the larger echo department to be picked up when a brief text is required to address a particular case-based echo problem.” (Guy Lloyd, Cardiology News, February/March, 2013)

Notă biografică

The authors are all internationally renowned experts in echocardiography and have considerable experience in training echocardiography staff in all aspects of best practice.

Textul de pe ultima copertă

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.


First book to cover practically the explosion in new echocardiography technologies
Covers the day-to-day aspects of echocardiography practice
Includes details of vascular imaging reflecting the current towards a more integrated cardiovascular approach