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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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Coronary artery imaging

Andreas Hagendorff, Ivan Stankovic and Masaaki Takeuchi.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 1935 words.

Assessment of coronary artery disease using echocardiography is normally performed by the detection of regional wall motion abnormalities at rest or stress-induced myocardial hypoperfusion...

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Deformation echocardiography

Matteo Cameli, Partho Sengupta and Thor Edvardsen.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 2451 words.

Echocardiographic strain imaging, also known as deformation imaging, has been developed as a means to objectively quantify regional and global myocardial function. First introduced as a...

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Digital echocardiography laboratory

Reidar Bjørnerheim, Genevieve Derumeaux and Andrzej Gackowski.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 3062 words.

Modern digital echo laboratories are based on echo scanners working in a network with file server(s) and work-station computers for offline analysis and reporting. They may be based on...

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Dilated cardiomyopathy

Fausto Rigo, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín and Bruno Pinamonti.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 7053 words.

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by a globally dilated and dysfunctioning left ventricle (LV). Therefore, echocardiographic diagnostic criteria for DCM are a LV end-diastolic...

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Diseases of the aorta

Arturo Evangelista, Eduardo Bossone and Alain Nchimi.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 7955 words.

Echocardiography plays an important role in the diagnosis and follow-up of aortic diseases. Evaluation of the aorta is a routine part of the standard echocardiographic examination....

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Diseases with a main influence on heart valves

Andreas Hagendorff, Elie Chammas and Mohammed Rafique Essop.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 1851 words.

The high spatial and temporal resolution, widespread availability, and non-invasive nature of echocardiography make it the imaging modality of choice for assessment of cardiac valvular...

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Diseases with a main influence on pericardium

Andreas Hagendorff and Laura Ernande.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 1009 words.

The high spatial and temporal resolution, widespread availability, and non-invasive nature of echocardiography make it the imaging modality of choice for assessment of cardiac valvular...

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Diseases with a main influence on right ventricular function

Damien Voilliot, Jaroslaw D. Kasprzak and Eduardo Bossone.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 944 words.

As an important and independent predictive factor of morbidity and mortality, right ventricular (RV) function should be carefully assessed in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease,...

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Doppler echocardiography

Jaroslaw D. Kasprzak, Anita Sadeghpour and Ruxandra Jurcut.

in The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 3961 words.

Doppler examination is an integral part of the echocardiogram. Current systems are equipped with spectral Doppler in continuous wave mode (offering measurements of high velocities with...

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The EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography

Edited by Patrizio Lancellotti, José Luis Zamorano, Gilbert Habib and Luigi Badano.

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Radiography. 672 pages.

Echocardiography uses ultrasound waves to generate images of cardiovascular structures and to display information regarding the blood flow through these structures. Knowledge of basic...

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