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Cardiovascular Imaging: A Handbook for Clinical Practice

Cardiovascular Imaging: A Handbook for Clinical Practice




This book is focused on the use of non-invasive imaging in clinical cardiology. Its central theme is the use of different imaging modalities in the routine clinical problems that physicians encounter on a regular basis. Many different clinical issues are discussed, including valvular disease, coronary artery disease, and myocardial and pericardial disease. In these various pathologies, the applications of echocardiography, nuclear imaging, CMR and MSCT are highlighted.

The majority of chapters are illustrated with a clinical case study and with moving images, which are contained on the accompanying CD. These case studies offer excellent examples of how to use the imaging modalities in clinical cardiology. Contributors are from Europe, the US and Asia to provide a global perspective.

The ESC Education Series
This book with its supporting CD is part of the ESC Education Series. The series is designed to provide medical professionals with the latest information about the understanding, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases. Where available, management recommendations are based on the established European Guidelines, which encompass the best techniques to use with each cardiac disease. Throughout the series, the leading international opinion leaders have been chosen to edit and contribute to the books. The information is presented in a succinct and accessible format with a clinical focus.

List of contributors.



Section One: Valve Disease.

Chapter 1. Mitral stenosis (Kewal Krishnan Talwar, Manojkumar Rohit).

Chapter 2. Mitral regurgitation (Frank A. Flachskampf, Fausto Pinto).

Chapter 3. Aortic stenosis (Benjamin M. Schaefer, Catherine M. Otto).

Chapter 4. Aortic regurgitation (Helmut Baumagartner, Geralsd Maurer).

Chapter 5. Aortic Dissection (Debabrata Mukherjee, Kim A. Eagle).

Chapter 6. Evaluation of prosthetic heart valves (Darryl J. Burstow).

Chapter 7. Echocardiography in infective endocarditis (Eric Brochet, Agnes Cachier, Alec Vahanian).

Section Two: Coronary Artery Disease.

Chapter 8. Coronary imaging and screening (Koen Nieman, Pim J. de Feyter).

Chapter 9. Diagnosis and prognosis in patients and with chest pain (George A. Beller).

Chapter 10. Peripheral vascular disease (Serge Kownator).

Chapter 11. Risk stratification post-infarction (Frank M. Bengel).

Chapter 12. Risk stratification before non-cardiac surgery (Miklos D. Kertai, Don Poldermans).

Section Three: Heart Failure.

Chapter 13. Acute dyspnea (diastolic, systolic LV dysfunction, and pulmonary embolism) (Michael V. McConnell, Brett E. Fenster).

Chapter 14. Echocardiographic evaluation of patients with chronic dyspnea (Jong-Won Ha, Jae K. Oh).

Chapter 15. Resynchronization therapy (Ole-A. Breithardt).

Chapter 16. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Petros Nihoyannopoulos).

Chapter 17. Viability in ischemic cardiomyopathy (Gabe B. Bleeker, Jeroen J. Bax, Ernst E. van der Wall).

Section Four: Uncommon Entities.

Chapter 18. Cardiac tumors (Joshua Lehrer-Graiwer, Charles B. Higgins).

Chapter 19. Evaluation of the transplanted heart (Oberdan Parodi, Maria Frigerio, Benedetta De Chiara).

Chapter 20. Unusual cardiomyopathies - role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (Sanjay K. Prasad, Ravi G. Assomull, Dudley J. Pennell).

Chapter 21. Myocarditis and pericardia disease (Frank E. Rademakers).

Chapter 22. Congenital heart disease (Heynric B. Grotenhuis, Lucia J.M. Kroft, Eduard R. Holman, Jaap Ottenkamp, Albert de Roos).


"This book is well written by experts in the field and gives an excellent overview of a topic ... Well worth a place on your bookshelf." (Cardiology News, October 2008)

"This book is well written by experts in the field and gives an excellent overview of a topic which can be overwhelming for some, in a concise volume. Well worth a place on your bookshelf!" (Cardiology News)

How and when to implement different imaging modalities

  • Part of the ESC Education Series
  • Edited by leading international opinion leaders
  • Succinct and accessible format with a clinical focus
  • Provides insight into the use of the different imaging modalities
  • Includes clinical cases and an accompanying CD of moving images