Echocardiography in the CCU

  • Eyal Herzog
  • Edgar Argulian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Syndrome-Based Echocardiography in the CCU

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eyal Herzog, Jagat Narula, Edgar Argulian
      Pages 3-26
    3. Edgar Argulian, Jagat Narula, Eyal Herzog
      Pages 27-44
    4. Alan Sugrue, Subir Bhatia, Vaibhav Vaidya, Sam Asirvatham
      Pages 45-66
    5. Karthik Seetharam, Brandon W. Calenda, Farooq A. Chaudhry
      Pages 67-76
    6. Soheila Talebi, Edgar Argulian, Eyal Herzog
      Pages 77-91
    7. Julie Friedman, Muhamed Saric
      Pages 93-112
    8. Gregory Katz, Muhamed Saric
      Pages 113-132
  3. Application of Echocardiography in the CCU

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Yuvrajsinh J. Parmar, Craig Basman, Itzhak Kronzon
      Pages 135-148
    3. Allison Selby, Eyal Herzog, Edgar Argulian
      Pages 149-163
    4. Nick Pakzad, Ismini Kourouni, Joseph P. Mathew, Gopal Narayanswami
      Pages 165-214
    5. Eyal Herzog, Seyed Hamed Hosseini Dehkordi, Edgar Argulian
      Pages 215-226
    6. Edward Chu, Karthik Seetharam, Brandon W. Calenda, Farooq A. Chaudhry
      Pages 227-243
    7. Gnalini Sathananthan, Gila Perk, Amir Ahmadi
      Pages 245-261
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 263-270

About this book


This book comprehensively reviews the use of echocardiography in the rapidly evolving field of critical care cardiology. Increasingly, cardiac care units (CCU) are focusing on the management of patients with multisystem diseases, advanced hemodynamics compromise, complex ventricular arrhythmias, and established or incipient multi-organ failure. This book covers ultrasound applications in such topics as hemodynamic assessment and the assessment of patients with intracardiac devices. Syndrome-based echocardiography in the CCU is also covered with an emphasis on using echocardiography in patients with acute dyspnea, acute chest pain and neurologic syndromes. The use of contrast echocardiography in the CCU is also covered.


Echocardiography in the CCU reveals the essential role of various echocardiographic modalities in modern acute cardiovascular care.  This is therefore a critical resource for all cardiology practitioners and trainees who use echocardiography in CCUs.


Dyspnea Chest Pain Acute Coronary Syndrome Aortic Dissection Pericardial Effusion CICU Cardiac Intensive Care Unit acute cardiac care Ultrasound Hemodynamic assessment Cardiac shock Arrhythmia

Editors and affiliations

  • Eyal Herzog
    • 1
  • Edgar Argulian
    • 2
  1. 1.Mount Sinai St Luke’s HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Mount Sinai St Luke’s HospitalNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90277-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90278-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology