Clinical Echocardiography and Other Imaging Techniques in Cardiomyopathies

Editors: Pinamonti, Bruno, Sinagra, Gianfranco (Eds.)

  • Provides a complete description of cardiomyopathies, including clinical and imaging assessment, differential diagnosis, genetics, prognosis and treatment
  • Includes high-quality images that will help the reader to recognize the main features of different types of cardiomyopathy
  • Presents and explains the latest advances in the imaging of cardiomyopathies
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This book describes the role of basic and advanced imaging techniques in the diagnosis of different types of cardiomyopathy, including dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and infiltrative/storage cardiomyopathies. While the main focus is on echocardiography, the applications of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography are also described. Throughout, a clinically oriented approach is employed: detailed attention is paid to differential diagnosis and numerous high-quality images depict the main features of the various types of cardiomyopathy. Consideration is also given to the genetics of cardiomyopathies, with analysis of genotype-phenotype relationships. Finally, the potential value of imaging in prognostic assessment and in guiding treatment is described.

About the authors

Bruno Pinamonti is Head of the Echocardiography Laboratory, Cardiology Dept., Trieste University Hospital (“Ospedali Riuniti” di Trieste) and professor of Clinical Echocardiography at the postgraduate school of the same hospital. He coordinates the clinical research of the Cardiology Group in Trieste on heart failure and myocardial diseases. His research interests mainly focus on echocardiography, cardiomyopathies and diastolic dysfunction. He is author of more than 100 publications. He is currently member and scientific advisor of the European Society of Echocardiography.

Gianfranco Sinagra, specialized in Cardiology, is Associate Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Structure of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Department, at the University Hospital of Trieste. He attended courses at the St George’s Hospital of London (1989), and the Wallenberg Laboratory for Cardiovascular Research of the Sahlgrenska Hospital, Gothenburg University, Sweden (1991 and 1993). Component of the End Point Clinical Event Committee of the ValHeFT Trial (N:Engl J Med 2001; 345:1667), coordinated by the Veterans Affairs- USA web, ANMCO and Mario Negri Pharmacological Research Institute of Milan. Main researcher since 2003 of the project COMIRB // 99-177 14.05.2003 “Identification of a Gene for Autosomal Dominant Dilated Cardiomyopathy on Chromosome 9”, granted by the National Institute of Health-USA, in cooperation with the Health Science Centre, University of Colorado, Denver. He is the author of more than 250 publications.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Definition, Classification, Epidemiology, and Clinical Relevance of Cardiomyopathies

    Merlo, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Genetics: Genotype/Phenotype Correlations in Cardiomyopathies

    Brun, Francesca (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Role of Basic and Advanced Imaging in Cardiomyopathies

    Abate, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 25-32

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Clinical Assessment and Differential Diagnosis

    Merlo, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 35-44

  • Basic Echocardiography in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    Abate, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 45-56

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical Echocardiography and Other Imaging Techniques in Cardiomyopathies
Editors
  • Bruno Pinamonti
  • Gianfranco Sinagra
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06019-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06019-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06018-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34856-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 280
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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