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Hot Topics in Echocardiography

Edited by Angelo Squeri

Villa Maria Cecilia Hospital, Italy

Echocardiography is still the most used imaging technique for the evaluation of cardiac anatomy and function and today it plays an essential role in daily decision making. The echocardiographic technology and its applications have widely developed in the last years leading to a better diagnostic accuracy. On the other hand echocardiography specialists have new clinical questions to answer. Echocardiography meets the growing need for non-invasive imaging in the expanding heart failure population and during structural heart interventions. The new percutaneous therapies need, a precise evaluation of cardiac dimensions and a complete understanding of the spatial relationships between cardiac structures. Echocardiography is of paramount importance both during the patient evaluation and guiding the procedure. This book tries to give an in depth evaluation about the specific issues that a modern cardiovascular imaging specialist is asked to answer nowadays.

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Hot Topics in EchocardiographyEdited by Angelo Squeri

Published: November 6th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/57354

ISBN: 978-953-51-1204-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7185-0

Copyright year: 2013

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15766 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

5 Dimensions Citations


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1. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function

By Ryotaro Wake, Shota Fukuda, Hiroki Oe, Yukio Abe, Junichi Yoshikawa and Minoru Yoshiyama


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2. Right Chambers Quantification in Clinical Practice: Echocardiography Compared with Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

By Lucia Agoston-Coldea and Silvia Lupu


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3. Lung Ultrasound Comet Tails — Technique and Clinical Significance

By Douglas T. Summerfield and Bruce D. Johnson


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4. Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: From Echo Assessment to Surgical Strategy and Techniques

By Gheorghe Cerin, Adrian Bogdan Popa, Razvan Ticulescu and Marco Diena


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5. Real-Time 3D Echocardiography in Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty

By Mark A. Navarro, Michael Kim and Ernesto E. Salcedo


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6. A Framework for the Systematic Characterization of the Aortic Valve Complex by Real-Time Three Dimensional Echocardiography: Implications for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

By Daniel Zalkind, Michael Kim and Ernesto E. Salcedo


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