Contrast Echocardiography in Clinical Practice

Authors: Zamorano, Jose L., García Fernández, Miguel A.

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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.

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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)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • The Physiological Basis of Coronary Circulation

    Pages 1-18

    Marcos-Alberca, Pedro (et al.)

  • Microbubbles: Basic Principles

    Pages 19-43

    Serra, Viviana (et al.)

  • Organization of the Contrast Echocardiography Laboratory: Tips and Tricks

    Pages 45-68

    Fernández, Teresa López (et al.)

  • Quantification Methods in Contrast Echocardiography

    Pages 69-89

    Ledesma-Carbayo, María J. (et al.)

  • Clinical Application of Quantitative Analysis in Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography

    Pages 91-103

    Agati, Luciano (et al.)

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eBook $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contrast Echocardiography in Clinical Practice
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2125-9
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2125-9
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-2174-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 286
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