100 Challenges in Echocardiography by Christophe Klimczak100 Challenges in Echocardiography by Christophe Klimczak

100 Challenges in Echocardiography

byChristophe Klimczak, Petros NihoyannopoulosEditorChristophe Klimczak

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This book offers both experienced cardiologists and trainees alike the opportunity to identify and address the most common pitfalls encountered with echocardiology in routine clinical practice. The book covers a series of challenges ranging from technical difficulties to problems with echocardiographic interpretation with each section presenting a series of simulations to test the reader's understanding of the problem. The text is written in a highly practical and didactic style which will help the busy physician by presenting the information in a succinct, 'essentials only' manner. The heavy use of high-quality illustrations serves to ensure that the concepts explained are supported by real-life examples and thus readily applicable to the clinical setting.

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Dr Petros Nihoyannopoulos, FRCP, is a senior Consultant Cardiologist at Hammersmith Hospital and Reader at the Imperial College London and National Heart and Lung Institute. He qualified in Medicine in 1979 from Strasbourg University in France (Universite Luis Pasteur) and completed his formal cardiac training in London, at the Hammers...
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Title:100 Challenges in EchocardiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:January 22, 2008Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0443069271

ISBN - 13:9780443069277

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Table of Contents

SECTION 1 Technical Pitfalls
The physical limitations of echocardiography
Ultrasound artefacts
Patient hypoechogenicity
Problems due to adjustments of the machine settings
Other technical pitfalls

SECTION 2 Diagnostic Pitfalls
Cardiac valves
Cardiac walls
Cardiac chambers
Systolic and diastolic function of the ventricles
Pulmonary arterial pressures
Thoracic aorta