Dynamic Echocardiography 1st Edition PDF – Expert Consult Premium Edition Saunders
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For more than a quarter of a century, echocardiography has made unparalleled contributions to clinical cardiology as a major tool for real-time imaging of cardiac dynamics. Echocardiography is currently widely used every day in hospitals and clinics around the world for assessing cardiac function while simultaneously providing invaluable noninvasive information for the diagnosis of multiple disease states.
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is an organization of professionals committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education, advocacy, research, innovation, and service to our members and public. ASE’s goal is to be its members’ primary resource for education, knowledge exchange, and professional development. This comprehensive textbook on echocardiography constitutes a major step toward the achievement of this goal.
Dynamic Echocardiography is a comprehensive project several years in the making. This text and the companion online library of cases together comprise a state-of-the-art publication on all aspects of clinical echocardiography written by more than 100 medical experts affiliated with ASE. The book consists of 111 chapters divided into 14 sections: Native Valvular Heart Disease: Aortic Stenosis/Aortic Regurgitation; Native Valvular Heart Disease: Mitral Stenosis/Mitral Regurgitation; Prosthetic Heart Valve Disease; Interventional/ Intraoperative Echocardiography; Transesophageal Echocardiography; Coronary Artery Disease; Mechanical Complications of Myocardial Infarction; Pericardial Disease and Intracardiac Masses; Myocardial Diseases; Heart Failure Filling Pressures/Diastology; Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy; New Technology; Cases From Around the World; and Congenital Heart Disease. Most sections include a commentary chapter written by a leading authority summarizing the current knowledge on each topic as well as a chapter written by a sonographer describing the technical aspects required for optimal data acquisition and display.
Each of the 111 chapters has a companion online library of didactic slides that include multiple cases. Once readers have completed review of the written chapter, we encourage them to review the accompanying slides and case presentations. This exercise will allow the reader to visualize dynamic echocardiographic clips of multiple cardiac pathologies. We believe that this combined approach is the most effective way of learning clinical echocardiography. Our hope is that physicians and cardiac sonographers will use this text and the companion online materials as a reference and self-assessment tool.
The editors and the authors wish to thank the sonographers with whom we have had the privilege of working throughout the years. Without their daily pursuit of quality, hard work, and desire to continuously learn, this project would never have been completed.
We also especially want to thank each of the section editors: Randolph Martin, Patricia Pellikka, Fausto Pinto, Mani Vannan, Neil Weissman, Malissa Wood, and William Zoghbi for their time and expertise in bringing this product to fruition. We owe a great debt to our ASE staff, who has collaborated with us closely in every aspect of this project, including Chelsea Flowers, who helped obtain the required permissions; Hilary Lamb, who assisted us with all aspects of the artwork; and Anita Huffman and Debra Fincham, who assembled the list of contributors. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the tireless and invaluable help of Andrea Van Hoever and Robin Wiegerink, who helped us complete this project in a timely and effective manner. We would like to also thank Dr. Harry Rakowski, who has provided us with practical, positive encouragement and advice.
We also wish to thank our families for their continuous support while we worked on this project—our wives Lili, Simoy, Ziva, and Priti; our children Daniella, Gabriel, Lauren, Derek, Iris, Rafi, Shira, Vishal, and Trishala; and our grandchildren Ella, Adam, Lucy, and Eli.
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