DescriptionIn 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.
Part 1 Methodology.
1 Technical principles of tissue velocity and strain.
Andreas Heimdal (GE Vingmed Ultrasound).
2 Principles and different techniques for.
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.
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.
5 Assessment of fi lling pressure at rest.
Jianwen Wang and Sherif F. Nagueh (Cornell University).
6 Assessment of left ventricular fi lling pressure.
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.
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.
Thomas H. Marwick (University of Queensland).
13 Strain and strain rate imaging in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brian A. Haluska (UQ Department of Medicine) and James E. Sharman.
26 Future application of speckle tracking.
Jing Ping Sun (The Carlyle Fraser Heart Center).
● 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