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The Practice of Clinical Echocardiography [electronic resource]

[edited by] Catherine M. Otto
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Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier/Saunders, [2012]
4th ed
9781455733798, 1455733792, 9781437727654, 1437727654
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In Practice of Clinical Echocardiography, world-renowned authority Dr. Catherine M. Otto offers expert guidance on interpreting echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data and applying your findings to your daily clinical decision making. This medical reference book keeps you current on the latest advances and techniques, so you can implement the best possible approaches with your patients! Master the challenging practice of echocardiography through clear explanations of advanced concepts. Reinforce your learning with a visually rich reference that includes abundant figures and tables to supplement the text. Utilize the most promising approaches for your patients with coverage of all echocardiography modalities, including contrast and 3-D echocardiography. Zero in on the critically important information and get a quick summary for review thanks to key points at the end of each chapter and a disease-oriented assessment of echocardiographic data.
  • Advanced echocardiographic techniques. Transesophageal echocardiography ; Monitoring Ventricular Function in the Operating Room: Impact on Clinical Outcome ; Contrast Ultrasound Imaging: Technical Aspects and Clinical Applications ; Three-Dimensional Echocardiography ; Echocardiographic guidance of structural heart disease interventions ; Intracardiac Echocardiography ; Intravascular ultrasound: Principles, histologic correlation and clinical applications ; Hand held echocardiography.
  • The left ventricle. Quantitative evaluation of left ventricular structure, wall stress, and systolic function ; Myocardial mechanics: Velocity, strain, strain-rate, cardiac synchrony, and twist ; Assessment of diastolic function by echocardiography ; Digital image processing and automated image analysis in echocardiography.
  • Ischemic heart disease. The role of echocardiographic evaluation in patients presenting with acute chest pain to the emergency department ; Echocardiography in the coronary care unit: Management of acute myocardial infarction, detection of complications and prognostic implications ; Exercise echocardiography ; Stress echocardiography with nonexercise techniques: Principles, protocols, interpretation, and clinical applications ; Echocardiographic Evaluation of Coronary Blood Flow: Approaches and Clinical Applications.
  • Valvular heart disease. Mitral valve anatomy, quantification of mitral regurgitation, and timing of surgical intervention for mitral regurgitation ; Intraoperative echocardiography in surgical and transcatheter mitral valve repair ; Aortic valve regurgitation: quantitation of disease severity and timing of surgical intervention ; Echocardiography in the patient undergoing catheter balloon mitral valvotomy: patient selection, hemodynamic results, complications and long-term outcome ; Clinical decision-making in patients with infective endocarditis: the role of echocardiography ; Aortic stenosis: Disease severity, progression, timing of intervention, and role in monitoring transcatheter valve implantation ; Fluid dynamics of prosthetic valves ; Echocardiographic recognition and quantitation of prosthetic valve dysfunction.
  • Cardiomyopathies and pericardial disease. Doppler echocardiography in heart failure and cardiac resynchronization ; Echocardiography in the evaluation and management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ; Restrictive cardiomyopathy: diagnosis and prognostic implications ; Pericardial Disease ; Cardiac transplantation: pre and post transplant evaluation ; Cardiac assist devices: normal findings, device failure and weaning parameters.
  • The right heart. Right ventricular anatomy, function and echocardiographic evaluation ; Echocardiographic evaluation of the patient with pulmonary hypertension ; Right sided valve disease.
  • The pregnant patient. The role of echocardiography in the diagnosis and management of heart disease in pregnancy.
  • Vascular and systemic diseases. Aortic dissection and trauma: Value and limitations of echocardiography ; Echocardiographic findings in systemic diseases characterized by immune-mediated injury ; Echocardiography in the evaluation of cardiac disease resulting from endocrinopathies, renal, disease, obesity and nutritional deficiencies ; Echocardiography in patients with inherited connective tissue disorders ; Aging changes seen on echocardiography ; Echocardiographic evaluation of the patient with a systemic embolic event ; The role of chocardiography in atrial fibrillation and flutter.
  • Adult congenital heart disease and cardiac tumors. General echocardiographic approach to the adult with suspected congenital heart disease ; Echocardiographic evaluation of the adult with unoperated congenital heart disease ; Echocardiographic evaluation of the adult with post-operative congenital heart disease ; Cardiac tumors.
1 online resource (xvii, 942 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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