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Contrast Echocardiography

Compendium for Clinical Practice

Authors: Becher, Harald, Helfen, Andreas

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  • Includes comprehensive instruction on how to perform and interpret all clinically relevant techniques including coronary sonography and TEE with contrast agents
  • Provides a step by step teaching guide using multiple high quality figures, movies and tables
  • Contains checklists for the clinical practice of contrast echocardiography
  • Features 219 videos that provide step by step technical instructions 
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the practical aspects of contrast echocardiography. It also covers all the material in the guidelines published by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) in 2018 and the recommendations set out by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) in 2017. Contrast echocardiography at present is only used in 5-10% of cases, but this is expected to grow rapidly following the recommendations of the ASE and EACVI. The chapters cover the approved indications and provide practical advice on how to administer the contrast agents and how to optimize the recordings as well as how to deal with the pitfalls. The reader will find all the information on how to use contrast agents for assessment of shunts, LV volumes and function as well as myocardial diseases and masses.  Detailed protocols are included for stress echocardiography and myocardial perfusion imaging. Other topics covered include the use of contrast agents for coronary sonography and transesophageal echocardiography.

Contrast Echocardiography: Compendium for Clinical Practice comprehensively covers all aspects of the clinical use of contrast echocardiography and has been written by two cardiologists who share their experience from their high volume echo laboratories. One of the authors has been a member of both the ASE guidelines and EACVI recommendation writing groups.  It is therefore, a critical text for echocardiographers and sonographers who perform echocardiography.


About the authors

Dr Andreas Helfen, MD, is a member of the “working group Cardiovascular Ultrasound” of the German Cardiac Society (GCS) and associate spokesman of the section “echocardiography” of the German Society of Ultrasound Medicine (DEGUM). He has been practising as a cardiologist since 2005 and in 2009 became the director of the echocardiography laboratory of the St.-Marien Hospital Lünen, an academic teaching hospital of the University of Münster. He performs more than 2000 echocardiographic examinations per year, including all advanced echocardiography methods. Since 2008 he organized more than 30 workshops on contrast echocardiography all over Germany and was invited as a speaker to national and international congresses. He is an approved course instructor of the German Society of Ultrasound Medicine (level III) and he has lectured in multiple stress echocardiography courses and stress refresher courses. In 2016 and in 2017 he was invited as a speaker and host to webinars of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. In addition to his expertise in echocardiography Dr Helfen has gained extensive experience in interventional cardiology as well as in intensive care medicine.

Dr Harald Becher, MD, PhD, former associate Professor at the University of Bonn and the chairman of the “working group Cardiovascular Ultrasound” of the German Cardiac Society (GCS) moved to Oxford, UK in 2001 and became Professor of Cardiac Ultrasound at Oxford University, and consultant cardiologist leading the echocardiography laboratory of the Oxford University Hospital. Since 2010 he is Professor of Medicine and the Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair for Cardiovascular Research at the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr Becher and his group belong to leaders in the development of contrast echocardiography and its implementation into clinical practice. Together with the physicist Peter Burns he wrote the first Handbook of Contrast Echocardiography and is one of the editors of the Oxford Handbook of Echocardiography.  Dr Becher is member of the writing committees of the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging for recommendations of contrast agents in clinical practice. He is associate editor of Echocardiography and has written 10 book chapters and is the author of more than 140 scientific papers.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-15962-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15961-0
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contrast Echocardiography
Book Subtitle
Compendium for Clinical Practice
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15962-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15962-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15961-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 333
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 422 illustrations in colour
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