Practical Cardiovascular Hemodynamics: With Self-Assessment Problems

Practical Cardiovascular Hemodynamics: With Self-Assessment Problems

by Elias B. Hanna, D. Luke Glancy


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Practical Cardiovascular Hemodynamics: With Self-Assessment Problems by Elias B. Hanna, D. Luke Glancy

Practical Cardiovascular Hemodynamics provides an in-depth understanding of waveforms and tracings seen in various disease states as well as pathophysiology behind those findings. Practical issues that are rarely discussed or focused upon in textbooks are highlighted in this book with detailed waveform analysis. Pitfalls in the hemodynamic assessment of valvular diseases, constriction, tamponade, pulmonary hypertension, shunt pathology, congenital heart disease, coronary disease, and right and left ventricular failure are provided.

Practical Cardiovascular Hemodynamics also includes case-based and tracingbased self-assessment problems. e reader will learn to identify disease states and waveform subtleties from single tracings or from case studies and will increase skills in interpreting tracings, understanding notches and artifacts, and formulating a diagnosis.

Practical Cardiovascular Hemodynamics Features:

  • Complete presentation of basic and advanced hemodynamics
  • Numerous case studies allow the reader to learn real-life application of hemodynamic data in clinical decision making
  • Questions and explanations provides the reader with self-assessment and problem-solving skills
  • 325 illustrations and 25 tables with detailed legends allowing for illustrated learning

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936287840
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/22/2012
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 944,116
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Elias B. Hanna, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA .

D. Luke Glancy, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cardiology Section, Louisiania State University, New Orleans, LA

Table of Contents


Section A. Basic and Advanced Hemodynamics; 1. Pressure Tracings; 2. Measurement of Cardiac Output and Vascular Resistances; 3. Evaluation of Right-to-Left and Left-to-Right Shunts and Calculation of Shunt Ratio; 4. Overview of the Steps Performed During a Standard Right and Left Heart Catheterization; 5. Left Ventricular Failure; 6. Valvular Disorders: Calculation of Valvular Area; 7. Valvular Disorders: Aortic Stenosis; 8. Valvular Disorders: Mitral Stenosis; 9. Mitral Regurgitation, Aortic Insufficiency, Tricuspid Regurgitation, Pulmonic Stenosis, and Prosthetic Valves; 10. Assessment of Mixed Valvular Disorders; 11. Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy, 12. Constrictive Pericarditis and Differentiation of Constrictive Pericarditis from Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, Ventricular Failure, and COPD; 13. Tamponade; 14. Pulmonary Hypertension; 15. Hemodynamics in Shock; 16. Hemodynamics of LV Support Devices and LV Pressure-Volume Loop in Variosu Cardiac Conditions; References; Section B. Cases and Tracings Quizzes; 1. Case Quizzes; 2. Tracings Quizzes


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