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Contrast Echocardiography in Clinical Practice

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIII
  2. The Physiological Basis of Coronary Circulation

    • Pedro Marcos-Alberca, Manuel Rey Pérez, Rosa Rábago, José Luis Zamorano, Miguel Angel García Fernández
    Pages 1-18
  3. Microbubbles: Basic Principles

    • Viviana Serra, Miguel Angel García Fernández, José Luis Zamorano
    Pages 19-43
  4. Organization of the Contrast Echocardiography Laboratory: Tips and Tricks

    • Teresa López Fernández, Esther Pérez David, Mar Moreno Yangüela, José Luis Zamorano, Miguel Angel García Fernández
    Pages 45-68
  5. Quantification Methods in Contrast Echocardiography

    • María J. Ledesma-Carbayo, Norberto Malpica, Andrés Santos, Miguel Angel García Fernández, Manuel Desco
    Pages 69-89
  6. Clinical Application of Quantitative Analysis in Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography

    • Luciano Agati, Gianni Tonti, Gianni Pedrizzetti
    Pages 91-103
  7. Contrast Echocardiography for Left Ventricular Opacification

    • Partho Sengupta, Bijoy K. Khandheria
    Pages 105-116
  8. Coronary Flow Reserve and Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography

    • Luis Moura, Miguel Angel García Fernández, José Luis Zamorano
    Pages 117-140
  9. Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography in the Assessment of Patients with Chronic Coronary Artery Disease

    • Leopoldo Pérez de Isla, Miguel Angel García Fernández, José Luis Zamorano
    Pages 141-152
  10. Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography and Inflammatory Response

    • José Azevedo, José Luis Zamorano, Miguel Angel García Fernández
    Pages 167-174
  11. Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography in Acute Myocardial Infarction

    • Esther Pérez David, Teresa López Fernández, José Luis Zamorano, Miguel Angel García Fernández
    Pages 191-218
  12. Clinical Application of Contrast Echocardiography in Critically III Patients

    • William A. A. Foster, Jonathan R. Lindner
    Pages 251-261

About this book

Echocardiography has now reached its maturity and plays a key role in the clinical assessment of cardiac function. However, its ability to assess myocardial perfusion remains a clinical challenge.

Myocardial contrast echocardiography is a technique that uses microbubbles. These microbubbles remain entirely within the intravascular space and their presence in any myocardial region denotes the status of microvascular perfusion within that region. During the last few years, a large number of research studies have been dedicated to this topic. The latest developments in echocardiographic techniques and second-generation contrast agents allow for the potential assessment of myocardial perfusion and provide an accurate endocardial border delineation.

In the present book, these new echocardiographic techniques dedicated to the assessment of myocardial perfusion are described in detail by experts from both sides of the Atlantic. Tips and tricks are included, explaining the basic concepts that are needed to understand and perform contrast echocardiography.

Keywords

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Contrast agent
  • Contrast echocardiography
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Imaging techniques
  • Microbubbles
  • cardiac function
  • ultrasound
  • Ultrasonography

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The use of contrast agents in echocardiography is becoming a routine clinical tool and this book aims to help those starting to use contrast agents as an ‘education tool in this field’. … this book provides an up-to-date introduction to contrast echocardiography as well as exciting glimpses into its future potential." (Professor D O Cosgrove, RAD Magazine, March, 2005)

Authors and Affiliations

  • University Clinic San Carlos, Madrid, Spain

    José Luis Zamorano

  • Department of Cardiology, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain

    Miguel Angel García Fernández

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Contrast Echocardiography in Clinical Practice

  • Authors: José Luis Zamorano, Miguel Angel García Fernández

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2125-9

  • Publisher: Springer Milano

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-88-470-0237-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-88-470-2174-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-88-470-2125-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 286

  • Topics: Cardiology, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasonics

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-88-470-2125-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)