© 1991

Ultrasound in Coronary Artery Disease

Present Role and Future Perspectives

  • Sabino Iliceto
  • Paolo Rizzon
  • Jos R. T. C. Roelandt

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 113)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Evaluation of wall motion abnormalities and stress echocardiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio F. Amico, Sabino Iliceto, Vito Marangelli, Giovanni Piccinni, Francesco Tota, Lucia Sublimi Saponetti et al.
      Pages 3-13
    3. Joseph Kisslo, Khalid H. Sheikh
      Pages 15-20
    4. Joseph Kisslo, Olaf Von Ramm
      Pages 21-29
    5. Harvey Feigenbaum
      Pages 31-36
    6. Sabino Iliceto, Antonio F. Amico, Francesco Tota, Giovanni Piccinni, Gaetano D’ambrosio, Giulia De Martino et al.
      Pages 37-48
    7. John W. Cooper, Navin C. Nanda
      Pages 59-65
    8. Marc E. R. M. Van Daele, George R. Sutherland, Jos R. T. C. Roelandt
      Pages 67-81
    9. Giuseppe Specchia, Colomba Falcone, Cristina Opasich, Maria Teresa La Rovere
      Pages 83-93
    10. Vito Marangelli, Gaetano D’ambrosio, Luigi Carella, Sabino Iliceto, Paolo Rizzon
      Pages 95-105
  3. Evaluation of Myocardial Infarction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Luciano Agati, Maria Penco, Carmine D. Vizza, Marco Renzi, Armando Dagianti
      Pages 109-119
    3. Paolo Marino, Giorgio Golia, Piero Zardini
      Pages 121-131
    4. Natesa G. Pandian, Brenda S. Kusay
      Pages 133-141
    5. Antonio F. Amico, Sabino Iliceto, Cataldo Memmola, Giovanni Piccinni, Carlo Caiati, Cesare Pellegrini et al.
      Pages 143-149
    6. M. A. García-Fernandez, J. López-Sendón, M. Moreno Yangüela
      Pages 151-181
    7. John H. Smyllie, Patricia E. Assmann, George R. Sutherland, Alan G. Fraser, Jos R. T. C. Roelandt
      Pages 183-196
    8. Cees A. Visser, Ben J. Delemarre, Arend J. Dunning
      Pages 197-212

About this book


Today, coronary artery disease is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in the Western World. In the last decade many major diagnostic and therapeutic advances have been made, considerably furthering our potential in the management of coronary artery disease. At the same time, a new generation of cardiac tools has appeared. The field which has, perhaps, undergone the most important technological innovations is echocardiography. Nowadays, in fact, the world of ultrasounds ofters the cardiologist a wide range of technical applicatons: two-dimensional real-time imaging, intra-and extra-cardiac Doppler flow measurements, real-time imaging of cardiac struc­ ture and flow by 2D color Doppler, high resolution cardiac imaging by transesophageal echocardiography, tissue characterization by analysis of ultrasound wave characteristics, information on myocardial perfusion by con­ trast echocardiography, etc. Thanks to these technical improvements and to its consequent increased potentiality, echocardiography now plays an impor­ tant and irreplaceable role in the management of all cardiac diseases. In the field of coronary artery disease, echocardiography can reliably be used not only in the acute phases of the disease to derive useful functional and prog­ nostic information but also as a stress diagnostic procedure (thanks to new stress modalities and the continuing improvement of reviewing digital sys­ tems) for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease and for the evaluation of various therapeutic interventions. Furthermore, other promising applications of ultrasounds in this disease are currently being investigated: tissue charac­ coronary artery anatomy terization, myocardial contrast echocardiography, and flow evaluation by specially-designed ultrasound catheters.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sabino Iliceto
    • 1
  • Paolo Rizzon
    • 1
  • Jos R. T. C. Roelandt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyUniversity of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Thorax CenterErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ultrasound in Coronary Artery Disease
  • Book Subtitle Present Role and Future Perspectives
  • Editors Sabino Illiceto
    Paolo Rizzon
    J.R. Roelandt
  • Series Title Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0784-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6762-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-0611-2
  • Series ISSN 0166-9842
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 416
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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