Practical Manual of Echocardiography in the Urgent Setting

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-13
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Practical Manual of Echocardiography in the Urgent Setting covers the essentials of echocardiography in the acute setting, from ultrasound basics to descriptions of all pertinent echocardiographic views to clear stepwise advice on basic calculations and normal/abnormal ranges.

This compact new reference:

•             Provides step-by-step guidance to acquiring the correct views and making the necessary calculations to accurately diagnose cardiac conditions commonly encountered in urgent settings.

•             Presents information organized by complaint/initial presentation so that readers can work from this first knowledge of the patient through the steps required to pinpoint a diagnosis.

•             Covers echo basics, from sound wave characteristics/properties to common device settings to basic ultrasound formulas.

•             Includes diagnostic algorithms fitted to address the differential diagnosis in the most commonly-encountered clinical scenarios.

Designed and written by frontline clinicians with extensive experience treating patients, Practical Manual of Echocardiography in the Urgent Setting is the perfect pocket-sized guide for residents in cardiology, emergency medicine, and hospital medicine; trainees in echocardiography; medical students on cardiology or emergency medicine rotations; technicians, nurses, attending physicians -- anyone who practices in the urgent setting and who needs reliable guidance on echocardiographic views, data and normal/abnormal ranges to aid rapid diagnosis and decision-making at the point of care.


Table of Contents

Contributor list


1 Ultrasound Physics
Vladimir Fridman

2 The Transthoracic Examination
Vladimir Fridman and Dennis Finkielstein

3 Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
Baghdadi and B. Vasavada

4 Ventricles
Deepika Misra and Dayana Eslava

5 Left Sided Heart Valves
Muhammad Chaudhry, Ravi Diwan, Vladimir Fridman and Furqan H. Tejani

6 Right Sided Heart Valves
Michael J. Levine and  Vladimir Fridman

7 Prosthetic Heart Valves
Karthik Gujja and Vladimir Fridman

8 The Great Vessels
Vladimir Fridman and Hejmadi Prabhu

9 Evaluation of the Pericardium
Chirag Barbhaiya

10 Specialty Echocardiographic Examinations
Cesare Saponieri

11 Common Artifacts
Padmakshi Singh, Moinakhtar Lala and Sapan Talati

12 Hypotension and Shock
Sheila Gupta

13 Chest Pain Syndrome
Sandeep Dhillon and Jagdeep Singh

14 Cardiac Causes of Syncope and Acute Neurological Events
Erica Gehrie

15 Acute Dyspnea and Heart Failure
Mariusz Wysoczanski

16 Evaluation of a New Heart Murmur
Vinay Manoranjan Pai

17 Edocarditis
Luis Aybar

18 Post procedural complications
Vladimir Fridman

19 Quick echo in the emergency room-what the EM physician needs to know and do.
Dimitry Bosoy and Alexander Tsukerman

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