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Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Function : Tools for the Next Decade :  Tools for the Next Decade - Julio E. Perez

Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Function : Tools for the Next Decade

Tools for the Next Decade

By: Julio E. Perez (Editor), Roberto M. Lang (Editor)

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Published: May 1997
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For over a quarter of a century, echocardiography has made an unparalleled contribution to clinical cardiology as a major tool for real-time imaging of cardiac dynamics. Echocardiography is widely used to assess cardiac function, and provides noninvasive information which is invaluable for the diagnosis of various disease states. In spite of its numerous advantages, in the clinical arena echocardiography has remained mostly qualitative and subjective. However, continued progress in our understanding of the interactions between ultrasound and tissue characteristics have brought about several new developments which allow quantitative analysis of ultrasound data. Among these new developments are endocardial boundary detection (frequently referred to as Acoustic Quantification), Color Kinesis and Doppler myocardial imaging. The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with the background necessary to understand and successfully utilize these methodologies. Chapters summarize in detail the studies that have validated these techniques thus far, and discuss their future applications.

Preface
The Fundamentals of Acoustic Quantification and Color Kinesis Technology
How to Perform an Acoustic Quantification Study: Technical Factors Influencing Study Quality and Pitfalls to Avoid
Comparative and Validation Studies of Echocardiographic On-Line Quantification of Ventricular Dimensions and Systolic Function
Automated Assessment of Left Ventricular Function With Acoustic Quantification: Signal Averaging Revisited
Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function Using Acoustic Quantification
Noninvasive Evaluation of Aortic Elastic Properties
Left Atrial Function: Indirect Hemodynamic Assessment Using Acoustic Quantification
On-Line Quantification of Cardiovascular Function in Children
Quantitative Intraoperative Echocardiographic Assessment of Ventricular Function
Color Kinesis: One Step Beyond Acoustic Quantification
Clinical Applications of Color Kinesis: Facts Versus Hopes
Doppler Myocardial Imaging
Index
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ISBN: 9780792398844
ISBN-10: 079239884X
Series: Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: May 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66