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Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Patrizio Lancellotti and Bernard Cosyns.

in The EACVI Echo Handbook

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiology; Medical Skills. 5706 words.

Echocardiography has a fundamental role in patients with adult congenital heart disease. This chapter identifies the role of echocardiography in atrial septal defects, ventricular septal...

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Assessment of Diastolic Function

Patrizio Lancellotti and Bernard Cosyns.

in The EACVI Echo Handbook

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiology; Medical Skills. 3649 words.

Diastole is the part of the cardiac cycle starting at aortic valve closure and ending at mitral valve closure. Evaluation of diastolic function by echocardiography is useful to diagnose...

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Assessment of the Left Ventricular Systolic Function

Patrizio Lancellotti and Bernard Cosyns.

in The EACVI Echo Handbook

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiology; Medical Skills. 2946 words.

Evaluation of ventricular systolic function and cavity dimensions is an essential part of the echocardiographic examination. Treatment strategy and decisionmaking for a patient’s condition...

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Basic Surgical Skills for Interventional Pain Procedures

Kristen Radcliff and Nina Singh-Radcliff.

in Interventional Pain Medicine

April 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Interventional Radiology; Surgical Skills. 4832 words.

Chapter 1.5 discusses basic surgical skills for interventional pain procedures, including aseptic techniques (hand washing, site prep, hair removal, antibiotics, field principles and...

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Cardiac Source of Embolism (SOE) and Cardiac Masses

Patrizio Lancellotti and Bernard Cosyns.

in The EACVI Echo Handbook

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiology; Medical Skills. 1000 words.

Embolism of cardiac origin accounts for around 15–30 per cent of ischaemic strokes. The diagnosis of a cardio-embolic source of stroke is frequently uncertain and relies on the...

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Cardiac Transplants

Patrizio Lancellotti and Bernard Cosyns.

in The EACVI Echo Handbook

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiology; Medical Skills. 549 words.

Transthoracic echocardiography is a primary non-invasive modality for investigation of heart transplant recipients. It provides comprehensive information about cardiac structure and...

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Cardiomyopathies

Patrizio Lancellotti and Bernard Cosyns.

in The EACVI Echo Handbook

November 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiology; Medical Skills. 2978 words.

This chapter focuses on the role of echocardiography in dilated cardiomyopathy, showing diagnostic and associated findings along with the prognostic role of echocardiography. Primary...

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Cervical Inter-Laminar Epidural Injections

Gaurav Bhatia and Anita Gupta.

in Interventional Pain Medicine

April 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Interventional Radiology; Surgical Skills. 3411 words.

Chapter 2.1 covers cervical inter-laminar epidural injections, including indications and contraindications, functional anatomy, equipment and preparation, medications, technique, and...

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Cervical Median Branch Blocks and Radiofrequency Ablation

Mark Wallace and Greg Polston.

in Interventional Pain Medicine

April 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Interventional Radiology; Surgical Skills. 5891 words.

Chapter 2.3 covers cervical median branch blocks and radiofrequency ablation, including patient selection, medications, monitoring, sedation, needles for diagnostic blocks, absolute...

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Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections

Alexander F. DeBonet and Christine Peeters-Asdourian.

in Interventional Pain Medicine

April 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Interventional Radiology; Surgical Skills. 5078 words.

Chapter 2.2 covers cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections, including diagnosis, causes and epidemiology, treatment options, anatomy, therapeutic benefit, vascular anatomy, and...

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