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Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography

Edited by Claire Colebourn and Jim Newton.

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Critical Care Surgery. 200 pages.

This is a comprehensive practical guide to the practice of the new subspecialty of critical care echocardiography. The text covers all aspects of clinical practice and describes how to use...

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Field guide to critical care echocardiography

Claire Colebourn and Jim Newton.

in Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care Surgery. 1769 words.

This chapter is intended as a summary or reference for clinician echocardiographers at the bedside. It gives step-by-step algorithms which address both commonly asked questions and clinical...

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Interpretation and implication of diastolic dysfunction in critically ill patients

Claire Colebourn and Jim Newton.

in Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care Surgery. 5314 words.

This chapter looks at the interpretation of parameters of diastolic function in the critically ill patient. It provides a guide to interpretation and how to avoid misinterpretation of these...

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The left ventricle in critical illness

Claire Colebourn and Jim Newton.

in Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care Surgery. 11891 words.

This chapter reviews the structure and physiology of the left ventricle and details assessment methods and their safe usage. It looks in detail at the effects of critical illness on left...

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The pericardium

Claire Colebourn and Jim Newton.

in Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care Surgery. 6566 words.

This chapter looks in detail at the anatomy and physiology of the pericardium and the implications of pericardial fluid on haemodynamics in the critically unwell patient. Specific focus is...

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The right ventricle in critical illness

Claire Colebourn and Jim Newton.

in Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care Surgery. 7788 words.

This chapter describes the unique aspects of right ventricular structure and function and relates this to the effects of an acute or chronic rise in pulmonary vascular resistance on the...

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The subspecialty practice of critical care echocardiography

Claire Colebourn and Jim Newton.

in Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care Surgery. 5695 words.

This chapter describes the development and current status of the subspecialty practice of critical care echocardiography. The available accreditation processes are discussed, including tips...

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Valve disease in critical illness

Claire Colebourn and Jim Newton.

in Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care Surgery. 10933 words.

This chapter describes the pathophysiology and methods of assessment of valve lesions affecting the aortic and mitral valves. It describes the management of these valve lesions in the...

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Volume assessment and fluid responsiveness

Claire Colebourn and Jim Newton.

in Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care Surgery. 6306 words.

This chapter looks in detail at the assessment of fluid responsiveness using transthoracic echocardiography. It includes an explanation of static and dynamic markers of fluid responsiveness...

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