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Acute cardiac care

Susanna Price, Roxy Senior and Bogdan A. Popescu.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 7476 words.

Echocardiography is fundamental to the assessment and management of patients with acute cardiac disease, and differs from outpatient echocardiography in some key areas. Echocardiography...

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Adult congenital heart disease

Giovanni Di Salvo, Werner Budts and Owen I. Miller.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 15709 words.

Echocardiography has a well-established role in the assessment of adults with congenital heart disease. It provides accurate anatomical and functional information and is a bedside,...

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Cardiac involvement in systemic diseases

Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Michal Ciurzynski, Marcin Fijalkowski, Piotr Gosciniak, Piotr Szymanski, Tomasz Pasierski, Daniel Rodriguez Muñoz and José Luis Zamorano.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 5604 words.

Cardiovascular features in systemic diseases are common. Transthoracic echocardiography represents a first-line diagnostic tool among these patients. Pericarditis is the most frequent...

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Cardiac masses and potential sources of emboli

Nadia Benyounes, Mauro Pepi, Roberta Esposito, Carmen Ginghina and Ariel Cohen.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 6393 words.

Cardiac masses are abnormal structures within or immediately adjacent to the heart. They have to be distinguished from variants of normal cardiac structures, postoperative changes, and...

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Cardiac oncology

Maurizio Galderisi, Juan Carlos Plana, Thor Edvardsen, Vitantonio Di Bello and Patrizio Lancellotti.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 4916 words.

Cancer therapeutics may induce cardiac damage in the left and the right ventricle. Radiotherapy most frequently induces valvular damage, carotid stenosis, and coronary artery disease....

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Cardiac rhythm disorders

Kristina H. Haugaa, Francesco Faletra and João L. Cavalcante.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 5206 words.

Cardiac rhythm disorders require diagnostic, prognostic, and guidance of therapeutic procedures by echocardiography. The most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation (AF)...

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Cardiac transplant patients

Río Aguilar Torres, Luigi P. Badano and Dimitrios Tsiapras.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 5178 words.

Echocardiography has a pivotal role in the care of heart transplant (HT) recipients. This chapter discusses the use of echocardiographic techniques for the assessment of HT patients. In the...

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Cardiac tumours

Maria João Andrade, Jadranka Separovic Hanzevacki and Ricardo Ronderos.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 3998 words.

Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography represent the first-line diagnostic tools for imaging space-occupying lesions of the heart. Cardiac masses can be classified as tumours,...

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Competence and certification

Alexandros S. Stefanidis and Bogdan A. Popescu.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 3161 words.

Echocardiography has become a mainstay in the evaluation process of patients with known or suspected cardiovascular diseases. In recent years this ongoing trend has been accompanied by a...

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Contrast echocardiography

Asrar Ahmed, Leda Galiuto, Mark Monaghan and Roxy Senior.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 4768 words.

Contrast echocardiography is an established and widely used technique employing gas-filled ultrasound contrast agents for diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, and contrast agents have...

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