Hemodynamic Rounds: Interpretation of Cardiac Pathophysiology from Pressure Waveform Analysis

Hemodynamic Rounds: Interpretation of Cardiac Pathophysiology from Pressure Waveform Analysis

by Morton J. Kern
     
 
This new edition of Hemodynamic Rounds provides an expanded series of case studies demonstrating the importance of hemodynamic measurements in understanding cardiac pathology.

As with its popular predecessor, Hemodynamic Rounds, Second Edition provides numerous brief case examples incorporating different hemodynamic tracings and considers for each the factors

Overview

This new edition of Hemodynamic Rounds provides an expanded series of case studies demonstrating the importance of hemodynamic measurements in understanding cardiac pathology.

As with its popular predecessor, Hemodynamic Rounds, Second Edition provides numerous brief case examples incorporating different hemodynamic tracings and considers for each the factors responsible for producing those waveforms. The text is organized into chapters on specific areas of the heart, common cardiac anomalies, and hemodynamic situations resulting from different therapeutic procedures, and includes both normal and abnormal pressure waveforms. The new sections include:
* Mitral stenosis and pulsus alterations
* Low-gradient aortic valve stenosis
* Pitfalls of right heart hemodynamics
* Pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty
* Coronary hemodynamics for angioplasty and stenting after myocardial infarction
* Hemodynamic evaluation of stenotic bioprosthetic mitral valves

Hemodynamic Rounds, Second Edition will be an invaluable resource for invasive cardiologists, cardiology residents, cardiac nurses, and catheterization technicians.

Also by the same author . . .

INTERVENTIONAL PHYSIOLOGY ROUNDS

Case Studies in Coronary Pressure and Flow for Clinical Practice

This book is intended to help cardiologists enhance their understanding of interventional coronary physiology, including the basic principles of flow and pressure measurements; coronary hemodynamics in normal and diseased states; and changes in blood flow following interventional procedures ranging from angioplasty and stent placement to atherectomy and coronary thrombolysis.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: John F. Moran, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: In this book the pathophysiology of cardiac pressure wave forms are covered — not only valvular hemodynamics pre- and post-valvuloplasty, but also coronary hemodynamics, constriction physiology, and hemodynamics of cardiac arrhythmias. Almost all of these chapters originally appeared in the Journal of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis.
Purpose: The purpose is to expand the use of the case management format for the interpretation of hemodynamics and offer a study in various patient problems of pressure waves associated with various pathologic states. The editor's objectives are well met.
Audience: The book is really directed towards any student of cardiac hemodynamics, from cardiovascular trainees to physiologists and practicing cardiologists, as well as cardiologists specializing in the techniques of cardiac catheterization. The editor is a nationally recognized authority in this area.
Features: Hemodynamics is covered by the case method in each chapter. There are black-and-white pressure tracings that are well done and well discussed on each patient problem. The editor opens the discussion with two important chapters on the recording pitfalls of right heart hemodynamics and a chapter on artifacts especially when dealing with cardiac arrhythmias. There is an excellent discussion on low gradient aortic stenosis and the importance of simultaneous pressure recordings. There is a particularly well written section on the hemodynamics of constrictive physiology.
Assessment: This second edition expands the text from 29 chapters to 42 chapters, all previously published in the Journal from 1990-1998. References in the text go back to classic papers on hemodynamics and proceed to more current material. This might include the use and limitations of coronary vasodilatory reserve and the fractional flow reserve of the myocardium, and the section on coronary hemodynamics. This is a very worthwhile collection of articles that are conveniently grouped in one place. They provide must reading for all students of hemodynamics.
4 Stars! from Doody
John F. Moran
In this book the pathophysiology of cardiac pressure wave forms are covered—not only valvular hemodynamics pre- and post-valvuloplasty, but also coronary hemodynamics, constriction physiology, and hemodynamics of cardiac arrhythmias. Almost all of these chapters originally appeared in the Journal of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis. The purpose is to expand the use of the case management format for the interpretation of hemodynamics and offer a study in various patient problems of pressure waves associated with various pathologic states. The editor's objectives are well met. The book is really directed towards any student of cardiac hemodynamics, from cardiovascular trainees to physiologists and practicing cardiologists, as well as cardiologists specializing in the techniques of cardiac catheterization. The editor is a nationally recognized authority in this area. Hemodynamics is covered by the case method in each chapter. There are black-and-white pressure tracings that are well done and well discussed on each patient problem. The editor opens the discussion with two important chapters on the recording pitfalls of right heart hemodynamics and a chapter on artifacts especially when dealing with cardiac arrhythmias. There is an excellent discussion on low gradient aortic stenosis and the importance of simultaneous pressure recordings. There is a particularly well written section on the hemodynamics of constrictive physiology. This second edition expands the text from 29 chapters to 42 chapters, all previously published in the Journal from 1990-1998. References in the text go back to classic papers on hemodynamics and proceed to more currentmaterial. This might include the use and limitations of coronary vasodilatory reserve and the fractional flow reserve of the myocardium, and the section on coronary hemodynamics. This is a very worthwhile collection of articles that are conveniently grouped in one place. They provide must reading for all students of hemodynamics.
Eric D. Grassman
This book discusses interpretation of cardiac pathophysiology from pressure waveform analysis in a case example format. The purpose is to provide illustrations and discussions of characteristic hemodynamic findings to assist in hemodynamic waveform interpretation. This excellent objective is accomplished. The audience is physicians-in-training, cardiologists, nurses, and technical personnel. This was specified by the author, who is a very credible authority on this subject. The illustrations are well reproduced, clear, and informative. The references are short, concise, and pertinent. One of the relatively unique features of the book is its case example format. The index is very thorough; it is quite easy to locate a topic. I appreciate the overall simplicity of the appearance of the book. This is an excellent addition to the library of most cardiologists and cardiology fellows. It reemphasizes an important, but somewhat neglected, aspect of cardiac catheterization. Its case example format makes it easy to read and informative. I particularly like the inclusion of new technology such as the Doppler flow wire.
Booknews
In a case-study format, explains to cardiovascular trainees and practicing cardiologists how to use the interpretation of hemodynamics for clinical decision making. Arranged by specific areas of the heart, common cardiac anomalies, and hemodynamic situations resulting from different therapeutic procedures. Includes both normal and abnormal pressure waveforms. No date is mentioned for the first edition; the second includes new case studies and new sections on mitral stenosis and pulsus alterations, low-gradient aortic valve stenosis, pitfalls of right heart hemodynamics, and other topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471347590
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce R. Hopkins is a senior partner with the firm Polsinelli Shughart PC. He is also the author or coauthor of more than twenty-five books, all published by Wiley, including The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Ninth Edition; The New Form 990; and Nonprofit Law Made Easy. Hopkins earned his juris doctorate and master of laws degrees at The George Washington University. He has practiced law for forty years and is a member of the District of Columbia and Missouri bars.

Virginia C. Gross is a shareholder of Polsinelli Shughart PC. Ms. Gross concentrates her practice in the field of nonprofit law and is a frequent writer and speaker on nonprofit issues. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for nonprofit organizations/charity law for 2008 and 2009. She is a coauthor of The New Form 990, published by Wiley. Ms. Gross earned her juris doctorate at the University of Texas. She is a member of the District of Columbia, Texas, Missouri, and Kansas bars.

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