Handbook of Contrast Echocardiography
LV Function and Myocardial Perfusion
|Harald Becher University of Oxford, UK|
|Peter N Burns University of Toronto, Canada
Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
With a foreword by Sanjiv Kaul MD, Professor of Cardiology and Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Centre, University of Virginia, USA
|and additional contributions from Carlo Caiati, and Sabino Iliceto University of Cagliari, Italy, Danny Skyba and Damien Dolimier, Bothell WA, USA|
Ultrasound contrast agents are rapidly becoming an integral part of echocardiography, the most widely used technique to image the heart. Its demonstrated ability to provide the first images of perfusion in the myocardium have elicited widespread interest in the cardiology community. This has been accompanied by rapid development of the agents and specialised imaging methods for their detection. In spite of this, there exist no sources of reference for the practical use of contrast agents in the echocardiography laboratory. This book is the result of the authors' combined experience in both research into the agents and their associated imaging techniques, and of clinical application of contrast echocardiography in patients over a period of ten years. Its aim is to provide for the clinical echocardiographer a complete guide and reference for performing and interpreting a contrast echo study. The copious illustrations accompanying the text are supplemented by the generous contributions of more than twenty five worldwide authorities who have provided cases which convincingly demonstrate the general applicability of this new technology. It is available in both printed and electronic formats from this site.
Clinical cases for the book are provided by:
Contents: Understanding Ultrasound Contrast Agents for Echocardiography: Principles and Instrumentation. Introduction; The Need for Contrast Agents in Echocardiography; Contrast Agents for Ultrasound; Mode of Action; New Developments in Contrast Imaging; Conclusion; Assessment of LV Function by Contrast Echo Physiology and Pathophysiology of LV Function; Available Methods; Indications and Selection of Methods; How to Perfom Contrast Enhanced LV Studies; Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion by Contrast Echo; Coronary Flow and Flow Reserve; Tissue Perfusion.
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