Evaluation of Cardiac Function by Echocardiography by W. BleifeldEvaluation of Cardiac Function by Echocardiography by W. Bleifeld

Evaluation of Cardiac Function by Echocardiography

byW. BleifeldEditorS. Effert, Peter Hanrath

Paperback | October 14, 2011

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Echocardiography has recently become one of' the most important techniques in clinical cardiology. The major advantage of this method is its noninvasive nature enabling us to apply it under a widespread variety of clinical conditions. In the late 1960s, when research and clinical application of echo cardiography were started, and during the first decade investigations were mainly focused on the morphology of the valves and the chambers of the heart. The introduction of two-dimensional echocardiography was a major breakthrough in visualizing different portions of the heart. How­ ever, the poor resolution of the first devices provided only little qualitative information. With the introduction of phased array 2-D-echo-devices yielding better results and the application of computer techniques for the processing of M-mode and two-dimensional echo cardiograms, a great amount of qualitative information has become available to describe not only the morphology, but also the dynamic function of the heart in a noninvasive manner. This volume summarizes the lectures held at the International Symposium on Echocardiography, Hamburg, September 1978, endeavoring to review the current state of knowledge with regard to echo cardiography in the experimental and clinical setting. We herewith thank all lecturers, who have contributed to the publication and the Pharma-Schwarz Company which enabled us to organize this meeting by a generous subsidy.
Title:Evaluation of Cardiac Function by EchocardiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 24.4 × 17 × 0.07 inPublished:October 14, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

History of Echocardiography.- Principles of Ultrasound.- Measurements of Cardiac Dimensions with Ultrasonic Crystals: New Aspects of Left Ventricular Diastolic Compliance.- Experimental Echocardiographic Studies of Myocardial Ischemia: Effect of Preload and Afterload Manipulations on Regional Wall Thickening and Perfusion.- Effects of Coronary Artery Occlusion and Reperfusion on the Time Course of Myocardial Contraction.- Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Contractility.- Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Performance by Standardized Afterload Stress.- Study of Incoordinate Left Ventricular Contraction by Echocardiography.- Left Ventricular Function in Coronary Artery Disease During Atrial Pacing.- Ventricular Wall Stress: Stimulus to Hypertrophy and Determinant of Ejection Performance.- Left Ventricular Relaxation and Filling Pattern in Different Forms of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy.- Left Ventricular Relative Wall Thickness in Patients with Aortic Valve Disease.- Correlation of Heart Sounds and Valve Motions.- Valve Motion and Contraction Pattern in Mitral Valve Prolapse.- Clinical and Echocardiographic Findings After Surgical Treatment of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy.- Noninvasive Pulsed Doppler Diagnosis of Mitral Regurgitation and Quantification of Mitral Stenosis.- Left Ventricular Wall Motion During Pre-excitation and Normal Conduction in WPW Syndrome.- Quantification of Ischemic Dysfunction by Two-dimensional Echocardiography.- The Use of Two-dimensional Sector Echocardiography in the Diagnosis of Coronary Heart Disease.- Left Ventricular Volume by Biplane Two-dimensional Echocardiography.- Real-Time Cross-Sectional Contrast Echocardiography.- Two-dimensional Echocardiography in Atrioventricular Valve Disease.- Two-dimensional Echocardiography in Semilunar Valve Disease.- Two-dimensional Echocardiography in Left Atrial Tumors.- Two-dimensional Echocardiography - an Alternative or Adjunct to Catheterization-Angiography?.