Echocardiography for the Neonatologist

By Jonathan Skinner, Dale Alverson and Stewart Hunter
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  • Demonstrates how echocardiography can be used in the intensive care situation using clinical examples
  • Superb illustrations with full explanatory text and practical advice
  • Congenital heart defects, the commonest serious congenital defect seen in the neonatal unit, can be difficult to distinguish clinically from pulmonary abnormalities; echocardiography allows the differential diagnosis to be made
  • A practical resource on using echcardiography by the specialist in infants four weeks old and younger. Lavish illustrations, clinical examples, and practical advice provide an excellent companion to those applying echocardiography for infant care.
    ISBN 9780443054808
    Author Information Edited by Jonathan Skinner, MBChB, DCH, MRCP(UK), FRCPCH, MD, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Green Lane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand; Dale Alverson, MD, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Stewart Hunter, MBChB, FRCP(Ed), FRCP(Glas), DCH, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
    Table of Content Section I: Physics of Ultrasound and Imaging the Structurally Normal Heart.Part 1: Imaging. Physics, Principles and Safety of Ultrasound Scanning. Basic Features and Controls of an Ultrasound Scanner. Essential Cardiac Anatomy. Obtaining the Standard Echocardiographic Views. M-Mode Echocardiography. Part 2: Doppler Ultrasound. The Doppler Effect and Its Applications in Echocardiography. Normal Doppler Measurements in the Newborn. Assessment of Gradient and Regurgitation. Section II: Haemodynamic Assessment.Interatrial Shunting. Ventricular Function. Cardiac Output. Pulmonary Arterial Pressure. Ductal Shunting. Section III: Putting It Into Practice. A Logical Approach to Each Scan: Sequential Chamber Localisation. The Cyanosed Newborn. Excluding Structural Heart Disease. Evaluating the Infant withNon-Structural Heart Disease. Echocardiography and ECMO. The Infant with Heart Failure, Hypotension or Shock. Excluding Structural Heart Disease. Evaluating the Infant with Non-Structural Heart Disease. The Dysmorphic Baby and Other Congenital Heart Diseases. Miscellaneous Applications and Interesting Cases.
    Publication Date 31-05-2000
    Pages 256
    Trim 248x191
    Stock Status In Stock
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