Echocardiography in Adult Cardiac Surgery

Echocardiography in Adult Cardiac Surgery

by Mohammad Bashar Izzat
     
 

Increasingly, patients are referred for open-heart surgery based on Doppler echocardiographic assessment of chamber size, function and Doppler hemodynamics. For this reason, cardiac surgeons need to be familiar with these non-invasive techniques. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography is now routine in many centers for planning operative procedures and for

Overview

Increasingly, patients are referred for open-heart surgery based on Doppler echocardiographic assessment of chamber size, function and Doppler hemodynamics. For this reason, cardiac surgeons need to be familiar with these non-invasive techniques. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography is now routine in many centers for planning operative procedures and for assessing myocardial function in the perioperative period In this excellent book, the authors provide the requisite background information so that cardiac surgeons and anesthetists will know how to make optimal use of this technology.

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Reviewer: Sanjay Mehta, MD (Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine)
Description: This text is a comprehensive review in echocardiography with an emphasis on issues pertinent to the practice of cardiac surgery. The editors present an excellent balance of text and illustrations, effectively conveying this broad-ranging information.
Purpose: The editors' aim is to provide a resource which familiarizes those involved in the care of cardiac surgery patients with echocardiography. This is an excellent reference for this technology which has found widespread application in cardiac surgery. Further, the contributors have done a wonderful job of fulfilling the editors' goals.
Audience: Cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and intensivists, both in training and practice, will find this textbook very helpful in understanding echocardiography. The information is presented by an international panel of physicians well versed in the application of echocardiography in cardiac surgery.
Features: The basics of echocardiography, including the physics, equipment, techniques, and applications are presented. The concise though complete presentation of this potentially confusing information cannot be overstated for this textbook. The numerous excellent illustrations complement the text and prove quite useful in helping visualize the graphic elements of echocardiography.
Assessment: This textbook provides an excellent resource for the training and practicing physician responsible for the care of cardiac surgery patients. A thoughtful compilation of information regarding the background, equipment, and applications of echocardiography is balanced nicely with clear illustrations, providing a complete understanding of this technology. This textbook proves an excellent reference for echocardiography in its established and growing role in cardiac surgery.
5 Stars! from Doody
Sanjay Mehta
This text is a comprehensive review in echocardiography with an emphasis on issues pertinent to the practice of cardiac surgery. The editors present an excellent balance of text and illustrations, effectively conveying this broad-ranging information. The editors' aim is to provide a resource which familiarizes those involved in the care of cardiac surgery patients with echocardiography. This is an excellent reference for this technology which has found widespread application in cardiac surgery. Further, the contributors have done a wonderful job of fulfilling the editors' goals. Cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and intensivists, both in training and practice, will find this textbook very helpful in understanding echocardiography. The information is presented by an international panel of physicians well versed in the application of echocardiography in cardiac surgery. The basics of echocardiography, including the physics, equipment, techniques, and applications are presented. The concise though complete presentation of this potentially confusing information cannot be overstated for this textbook. The numerous excellent illustrations complement the text and prove quite useful in helping visualize the graphic elements of echocardiography. This textbook provides an excellent resource for the training and practicing physician responsible for the care of cardiac surgery patients. A thoughtful compilation of information regarding the background, equipment, and applications of echocardiography is balanced nicely with clear illustrations, providing a complete understanding of this technology. This textbook proves an excellent reference for echocardiography in its established andgrowing role in cardiac surgery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781899066773
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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