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Myocardial Imaging: Tissue Doppler and Speckle Tracking

Thomas H. Marwick (Editor), Cheuk-Man Yu (Editor), Jing Ping Sun (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-76630-9
336 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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In recent years, echocardiography has evolved from a qualitative diagnostic tool into a complex and sophisticated technique that is able to provide accurate, quantitative information driving the management of most cardiac diseases. Despite the availability, affordability and scientific value of advanced echocardiography techniques such as Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) and Speckle Tracking, there has been a lack of accessible information about their use in real-life medical practice.

This practical book is the first comprehensive resource with truly international authorship covering the theory and clinical applications of advanced myocardial imaging as a diagnostic, monitoring and prognostic tool.

• Edited by internationally recognized experts in cardiac imaging, Myocardial Imaging: Tissue Doppler and Speckle Tracking collates the latest research into a specific, in-depth resource.
• The book focuses on how to use advanced cardiac imaging techniques in everyday clinical practice, presenting relevant material in a logical format.
• Each chapter covers a different clinical application of TDI and Speckle Tracking techniques and is illustrated with full color images and tables, allowing quick and easy reference to clinically appropriate information.
• It is accompanied by an invaluable CD of video clips that illustrate concepts in the text and provide real examples of echocardiography in practice.
• Clear, concise key facts and summaries throughout the book enable fast decisions at point of care.

This book is an invaluable resource for cardiologists, sonographers or other healthcare professionals who want to get the most out of the new technology available on echo machines.

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Contributors.

Foreword.

Part 1 Methodology.

1 Technical principles of tissue velocity and strain.

imaging methods.

Andreas Heimdal (GE Vingmed Ultrasound).

2 Principles and different techniques for.

speckle tracking.

Jan D’hooge (Catholic University Leuven).

3 Physiologic and magnetic resonance imaging.

validation of strain techniques.

Thor Edvardsen (Department of Cardiology) and Otto A. Smiseth (Chief, Heart-Lung Clinic and Department of Cardiology).

4 Designation of tissue Doppler.

normal range.

Jing Ping Sun (The Carlyle Fraser Heart Center), Zoran B. Popovic´,.

Neil L. Greenberg, Xiao-Fang Xu, Craig R. Asher,.

William J. Stewart and James D. Thomas.

Part 2 Application to hemodynamic.

evaluation.

5 Assessment of fi lling pressure at rest.

Jianwen Wang and Sherif F. Nagueh (Cornell University).

6 Assessment of left ventricular fi lling pressure.

with stress.

Jong-Won Ha (Yonsei University College of Medicine).

Part 3 Application in heart failure.

7 Assessment of systolic heart failure.

John E. Sanderson (Keele University School of Medicine).

8 Assessment of diastolic heart failure.

Gabriel W. Yip (Department of Medicine and Therapeutics) and Cheuk-Man Yu (Department of Medicine and Therapeutics).

9 Assessment of dyssynchrony and its.

application.

Cheuk-Man Yu (Department of Medicine and Therapeutics), Qing Zhang (Prince of Wales Hospital) and.

Jeffrey Wing-Hong Fung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Part 4 Ischemic heart disease.

10 Experimental studies on myocardial.

ischemia and viability using tissue.

Doppler and deformation.

Geneviève Derumeaux (Dept of Cardiology).

11 Assessment of viability.

Rainer Hoffmann (University RWTH Aachen).

12 Use of tissue velocity imaging during stress.

echocardiography.

Thomas H. Marwick (University of Queensland).

13 Strain and strain rate imaging in.

ischemia, 162.

Hsin-Yueh Liang (Mayo Clinic), Jeroen J. Bax (Leiden University Medical Center) and.

Theodore P. Abraham (Johns Hopkins University).

Part 5 Noncoronary heart disease.

14 Tissue Doppler echocardiography in.

the assessment of hypertensive.

heart disease.

John D. Merlino (Emory Crawford Long Campus) and Patrick E. BeDell.

15 Using myocardial imaging to identify and.

manage subclinical heart disease in diabetes.

mellitus and obesity.

Niels Holmark Andersen (Medical Department and The Medical Research Laboratories).

16 Constrictive pericarditis versus restrictive.

cardiomyopathy.

Sunil V. Mankad, Seong-Mi Park and.

Jae K. Oh.

17 Use of myocardial imaging to identify and.

manage subclinical heart disease in thyroid.

and other endocrine diseases.

Vitantonio Di Bello (Associate Professor of Cardiology).

18 Myocardial imaging in valvular heart.

disease.

Sudhir Wahi (Princess Alexandra Hospital) and Thomas H. Marwick (University of Queensland).

19 Use of myocardial imaging to identify and.

manage systemic diseases.

Frank Weidemann (Divisions of Cardiology) and Joerg M. Strotmann (University Stuttgart-Hohenheim).

20 Tissue Doppler imaging and strain rate.

imaging to evaluate right ventricular.

function.

Gabe B. Bleeker (Leiden University Medical Center), Eduard R. Holman, Theodore.

P. Abraham (Johns Hopkins University) and Jeroen J. Bax (Leiden University Medical Center).

Part 6 Coming developments.

and applications.

21 Atrial function.

Qing Zhang (Prince of Wales Hospital) and Cheuk-Man Yu (Department of Medicine and Therapeutics).

22 Three-dimensional reconstruction of strain.

measurement and measurement of strain in.

three-dimensions.

Asbjorn Stoylen (Norwegian Technical University).

23 Ventricular torsion.

Jing Ping Sun (The Carlyle Fraser Heart Center).

24 Automated strain and strain rate.

Charlotte Bjork-Ingul (Department of Cardiology) and Svein A. Aase (Master of Science in Computer Science).

25 Use of tissue characterization in relation to.

arterial function.

Brian A. Haluska (UQ Department of Medicine) and James E. Sharman.

26 Future application of speckle tracking.

echocardiography.

Jing Ping Sun (The Carlyle Fraser Heart Center).

Index

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Thomas H. Marwick, MBBS, PhD
Tom Marwick has been involved in cardiac imaging research for over 20 years, over which time he has published over 300 papers and 5 books, and held over 50 research grants. His main current interests are in myocardial tissue characterization and the quantification of myocardial function, ventriculo-arterial interaction and studies of how cardiac imaging techniques can influence patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness of care. His work has been widely recognized nationally and internationally, with awards from the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, and National Heart Foundation of Australia, and invitations to present named lectures at the American Society of Echocardiography (Feigenbaum Lecture 2003) and European Association of Echocardiography (EuroEcho Lecture 2004). Dr Marwick is strongly committed to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and has been an invited speaker at most major Cardiology meetings over the last 15 years.

Cheuk-Man Yu, MBChB
Head, Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong

Jing Ping Sun, MD
Dr. Jing Ping Sun was full professor and Chief of Cardiology for more than 20 years in a top hospital in Beijing China. She has published more than 120 papers and 8 books worldwide. She held many leadership positions while in the Peoples Republic of China. Since her immigration to the United States her academic career has flourished. Her research activities at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation have been exceptional and recognized by multiple publications in the leading cardiology journals. She has presented abstracts of important observations at all the major cardiology scientific sessions in the United States and has been an invited speaker at international meetings. Her expertise is echocardiography is evident not only by her publications but also by her special contract work for important clinical trails where echocardiography has been a key aspect of the investigations.
She was the first Chinese Doctor selected as International Fellow of America College of Cardiology (FACC) and International Fellow, Council on Clinical Cardiology of American Heart Association (FAHA).

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● A practical book addressing the indispensable value of myocardial imaging for real-life clinical practice
● Focuses on the clinical application of TDI and speckle tracking imaging
● Includes the theory and application of myocardial imaging as a diagnostic, monitoring and prognostic tool
● Complementary high quality color images and CD containing video-clips
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