Anatomic Basis of Echocardiographic Diagnosis

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Dezember 2010



The aim of this book is to provide a systematic approach to echocardiographic diagnosis based upon a comprehensive understanding of cardiac anatomy. We shall provide abundant anatomic correlates of echocardiographic findings throughout the book.The book will be divided into three sections. Each chapter will cover both normal and pathological findings on echocardiography with anatomic correlation. The first section will address the normal findings which can be appreciated by current day echocardiography. The impact of aging on cardiac structure and function will also be covered in this section. In the second section, specific cardiac diseases will be discussed. The differentiating features between normal and pathologic conditions will be discussed. The last section will address specific clinical settings where echocardiography is pivotal for diagnosis and patient management.


Normal findings and age related changes - Normal cardiac anatomy - orientation and imaging approach, Impact of age upon cardiac structure.
Cardiac Diseases - Aortic valve, Mitral valve, Tricuspid and pulmonic valve, Cardiomyopathies, Coronary artery disease, Right ventricular diseases, Diseases of the aorta, Pericardial diseases
Special Clinical Settings - Prosthetic heart valves, Endocarditis and valvular thrombi, Cardiac tumors, Congenital heart disease, Suspected cardiac source of embolism, Diastolic heart failure, Cardiac involvement of systemic diseases, Interventional procedures (closure devices, valves and other intracardiac devices.




From the reviews:"This book provides an in-depth, systematic approach to the clinical application of echocardiography with a strong foundation in anatomy and pathology. ... It is suitable for sonographers, physicians in training, internists, and cardiologists. ... a valuable resource for those seeking an in-depth understanding of anatomic correlates of echocardiography. ... The strength of this book lies in the unique relationship of the authors, where frequent dialogue and review between the pathologist and echocardiographer truly produces a final product that will assist readers in ... cardiology." (Nicholas N. Hanna, Doody's Review Service, April, 2011)
EAN: 9781849963862
ISBN: 184996386X
Untertitel: 332 schwarz-weiße und 332 farbige Abbildungen, 67 schwarz-weiße Tabellen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2010
Seitenanzahl: XIV
Format: gebunden
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