Point-of-Care Echocardiography

By Tasneem Z. Naqvi, MD, FRCP (Lon.UK), MMM, FASE, FACC
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Easy-to-use, handheld echocardiographic equipment has recently become a reliable, faster, lower-cost initial assessment option for cardiologists and other healthcare providers. Point-of-Care Echocardiography: A Case-Based Visual Guide clearly explains and demonstrates how to incorporate and effectively employ this new technology in your practice. Real-life images from actual outpatient consultations and in-patient evaluations provide step-by-step guidance on using handheld echo to arrive at a definitive diagnosis and/or to exclude other possible diagnoses.

Key Features
    • Focuses on the use and application of the latest handheld echocardiography devices for screening and initial diagnosis at point of care.
    • Includes clinical case studies with history, physical exam, a wide range of normal and abnormal laboratory, ECG and imaging findings along with multiple images and video clips obtained with handheld system by an expert cardiologist.
    • Features 169 echocardiographic images and 48 videos depicting use of point-of-care echo and its cardiovascular imaging findings.
    • Provides an overview of cardiac and vascular anatomy and physiology and imaging techniques, tips, nuances, and limitations of handheld systems.
    • Covers normal and abnormal findings and when to refer for further study.
    • Discusses and demonstrates how to perform transthoracic echocardiography for assessment of cardiac and valve function, intravascular volume, ultrasound imaging to detect pericardial and pleural effusion, during pericardiocentesis and imaging assessment of vascular connections to the heart.
    • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures and videos from the book on a variety of devices.
    ISBN 9780323612845
    Product Format Book
    Publication Date 2021
    Author Information By Tasneem Z. Naqvi, MD, FRCP (Lon.UK), MMM, FASE, FACC, Professor of Medicine, Mayo College of Medicine, Consultant, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    Published Reviews

    "The quality of the content of this book is excellent. It will be a valuable resource for any cardiologist, intensivist, emergency medicine physician, internist, physician in training, student, or midlevel provider."

    ©Doody's Review Service, 2022, Fares H Ghanem, M.D. (East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine)

    Doody's Score: 5 Stars!

    Table of Content

    SECTION 1 Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology Review 1

    1 Cardiac Anatomy 2

    2 Cardiac Vascular Connections, Anatomy, and Ultrasound Imaging 5

    3 Cardiac Physiology 17

    SECTION 2 Handheld Echocardiography Devices and Cardiac Imaging

    Techniques 21

    4 Handheld Echocardiographic Devices and Imaging Features 22

    5 How to Perform Ultrasound of the Heart and its Arterial

    and Venous Connections 25

    6 Normal Echocardiogram 33

    SECTION 3 Cardiovascular Case Studies Diagnosed With Handheld

    Echocardiography 43

    7 Case 1-A 70-Year-Old Man With Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation 44

    Case 2-Tight Wedding Ring on a 68-Year-Old Man With Dilated

    Cardiomyopathy and New Onset Atrial Fibrillation 50

    Case 3-Resuscitated Cardiac Arrest After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

    Surgery and Mitral Valve Repair for Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation (MR) 56

    8 Case 1-A 72-Year-Old Man With Dysphagia, Dyspnea, and Ankle Edema 60

    Case 2-A 78-Year-Old Man With Dysphagia and Known Coronary Artery

    Disease 66

    9 Case 1-A 75-Year-Old Woman With Known Advanced Cardiomyopathy

    Presents to the Emergency Department With Recurrent Dyspnea 70

    Case 2-78-Year-Old Man With Lower Extremity Edema, Dyspnea, and Weight

    Gain During a Long Cruise 76

    Case 3-A 53-Year-Old Female With New Onset Heart Failure 83

    Case 4-A 56 year old woman with dyspnea and chest pain 90

    10 Case 1-62-Year-Old Man for General Medical Evaluation 97

    Case 2-An 81-Year-Old Man Undergoing Workup for Transcutaneous Aortic

    Valve Replacement (TAVR) for Severe Aortic Stenosis Presents With Severe

    Dyspnea 104

    Case 3-Incidental Finding on CT Chest Screening for Lung Cancer in a

    56-Year-Old Woman 110

    11 Case 1-An 85-Year-Old Man With Remote Aortic Valve Replacement

    Presents With Dyspnea 117

    Case 2-A 65-Year-Old Man With Dyspnea Status Post TAVR and TMVR 124

    Case 3-An 86-Year-Old Man Post TAVR Presents With Dyspnea 131

    12 Case 1-A 72-Year-Old Man With Fatigue After Mitral Valve Replacement 137

    13 Case 1-Cardiology Consult Before Noncardiac Surgery for Brain Tumor 144

    Index 150

    Publication Date 02-12-2021
    Pages 342
    Trim 235 x 191 (7 1/2 x 9 1/4)
    Stock Status In Stock
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