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The EACVI Echo Handbook


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Part 1. How to set up the echo-machine to optimize your examination 1: How to set up the echo-machine to optimize your examination Part 2. The standard transthoracic echo-examination 2: 2D echo and M-Mode echo 3: Doppler echocardiography 4: Functional echocardiography 5: 3D echocardiography 6: Left ventricular opacification with contrast echocardiography 7: The storage and report Part 3. The standard transoesophageal echocardiographic examination 8: Clinical indications, procedures and contraindications 9: 2D examination 10: Continuous, colour flow Doppler and pulse wave examination 11: 3D examination 12: The storage and report Part 4. Assessment of left ventricular systolic dysfunction 13: Assessment of left ventricular systolic dysfunction Part 5. Assessment of diastolic function / dysfunction 14: Assessment of diastolic function / dysfunction Part 6. Ischaemic heart disease 15: Ischaemic heart disease 16: Chronic ischaemic cardiomyopathy 17: Coronary arteries Part 7. Heart valve disease 18: Aortic stenosis 19: Pulmonary stenosis 20: Subvalvular and supravalvular stenosis 21: Mitral stenosis 22: Tricuspid stenosis 23: Aortic regurgitation 24: Mitral regurgitation 25: Tricuspid regurgitation 26: Pulmonary regurgitation 27: Multivalvular disease 28: Prosthetic valves 29: Endocarditis Part 8. Cardiomyopathies 30: Dilated cardiomyopathy 31: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 32: Restrictive cardiomyopathy 33: Myocarditis 34: Tako-Tsubo 35: Arrythmogenic RV cardiomyopathy Part 9. Right heart function and pulmonary artery pressure 36: RV function 37: Volume overload 38: Pressure overload Part 10. Pericardial disease 39: Pericardial effusion 40: Constrictive pericarditis 41: Pericardial cysts 42: Congenital absence of pericardium Part 11. Cardiac transplants 43: Cardiac transplants Part 12. Critically ill patients 44: Critically ill patients Part 13. Congenital Heart Disease 45: Pathological intercavity communications 46: Persistent left superior vena cana 47: Ebstein's anomaly 48: Tetralogy of fallot after repair 49: Aortic coarctation Part 14. Cardiac masses and potential sources of embolism 50: Vegetations 51: Thrombi 52: Cardiac tumours 53: Miscellaneous non-neoplastic intracardiac masses 54: Extracardiac masses 55: Structures mistaken for abnormal cardiac masses Part 15. Diseases of the aorta 56: Aortic dissection 57: Thoracic aortic aneurysm 58: Traumatic injury of the aorta 59: Aortic atherosclerosis 60: Sinus of valsalva aneurysm Part 16. Stress echo 61: Procedure guide 62: Dypiridamole 63: Adenosin 64: Diobutamine 65: Stress echo assessment of haemodynamics and valves Part 17. Systemic disease and other conditions 66: Athlete's heart 67: Heart during pregnancy 68: Systemic diseases

About the Author

Patrizio Lancellotti is Professor of Cardiology at Unviersity of Liege, CHU Sart Tilman, Liege, Belgium where he also acts as director of the Cardiogist Intensive Unit and is the head of the Echo Lab and Heart Valve Clinic. He is currently President of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and has been a board memeber of the European Association of Echocardiography since 2004. Bernard Cosyns is Professor of Cardiology at Free University of Brussels. Has been a memeber of the European Association of Echocardiography since 2004. He is currently an executive board member of the European Society of Cardiology.


The elaboration of individual thematic areas is excellent, integrating extensive insights from the expert literature in a logical and easily-intelligible way. * Assistant Professor Mario Ivanua, Cardiologia Croatica *
This handbook is highly practical and meticulous, and would be of interest to a wide range of professionals in and beyond the field of echocardiography. * Joaquin Barba Cosials, Revista Espanola de Cardiologia *

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