© 1989

Myocardial Contrast Two-dimensional Echocardiography

  • Samuel Meerbaum
  • Richard S. Meltzer

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 99)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Samuel Meerbaum
    Pages 1-6
  3. Shimon A. Reisner, Janine R. Shapiro, Antonio F. Amico, Richard S. Meltzer
    Pages 45-59
  4. Klaus Berwing, Martin Schlepper, Hassan Bahavar, Arnd Buchwald
    Pages 61-84
  5. Shimon Reisner, Janine R. Shapiro, Richard S. Meltzer
    Pages 85-96
  6. Klaus Berwing, Martin Schlepper, Peter Kremer, Hassan Bahavar
    Pages 163-180
  7. Masayuki Matsumoto, Kiyoshi Yasui, Hiroshi Sekimoto, Takazo Minamino, Hiroshi Abe, Takenobu Kamada
    Pages 181-189
  8. Janine R. Shapiro, Shimon A. Reisner, Richard S. Meltzer
    Pages 191-201
  9. Masayuki Matsumoto, Kiyoshi Yasui, Hiroshi Sekimoto, Masakatsu Fukushima, Hiroshi Abe, Takenobu Kamada
    Pages 203-217
  10. Samuel Meerbaum
    Pages 219-224
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 225-236

About this book


To our knowledge, this is the first book dealing exclusively with myocardial contrast two-dimensional echocardiography (MC-2DE), a new and exciting diagnostic methodology for assessment of myocardial perfusion, which has seen rapid development and has now entered the clinical stage. The experi­ mental research and human applications have been described in technical papers published in a variety of journals, but our objective is to provide the reader with a comprehensive and concentrated overview of the field and of the current state of the art. To facilitate appreciation of the significant ad­ vances made and issues yet to be resolved, we are pleased to have several well known specialists contribute their own assessment of specific aspects of MC- 20E and illustrate the method's principles as well as applications. We were faced with inevitable overlaps and some repetitions in the discussion of quan­ titative potentials or limilations of the methodology. Rather than strictly 'streamlining' the text, we decided to accept some redundancy in the interest of presenting a diversity of points of views, reflecting the current evolutionary state of MC-20E. Following a brief reference to the established clinical contrast echocardiog­ raphy, recent developments and validations of the specialized MC-2DE tech­ nique are reviewed, bearing in mind that the field is in a flux and some of the ongoing activities have not as yet been formally reported. Mechanisms of the echo contrast and several new agents are decribed next, and an additional chapter illustrates current thoughts-on optimizing the echo contrast medium.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Meerbaum
    • 1
  • Richard S. Meltzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Woodland HillsUSA
  2. 2.University of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Myocardial Contrast Two-dimensional Echocardiography
  • Editors Meerbaum
    Richard S. Meltzer
  • Series Title Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0205-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-7556-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-2346-1
  • Series ISSN 0166-9842
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 236
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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`This book is a must for those interested in this subject matter.'
C. Visser, Dutch Magazine on Medicine, 20, 1990
`It was a pleasure reviewing this publication ... of interest to internists and cardiac physiologists ... this is a very important book, related to a rapidly emerging exciting technique. Reading it was both intellectually and scientifically satisfying.'
Cardiology, 77/4, 1990