Concise, fact-based and packed with images and illustrations The EACVI Echo Handbook is the perfect companion for making both every day and complex clinical decisions. Designed and written by leading experts in the field of echocardiography for use in the clinical arena, this practical handbook provides the necessary information for reviewing, or consulting while performing or reporting on an echo or making clinical decisions based on echo findings.
Disease-focussed and succinct, it covers the information needed to accurately perform and interpret echocardiograms, including how to set up the echo-machine to optimize an examination and how to perform echocardiographic disease assessment; the clinical indicators, procedures and contraindications.
Linked to EACVI recommendations and the EACVI Core Curriculum The EACVI Echo Handbook is an essential and easily accessible manual on using echocardiography for sonographers and trainee cardiologists that should never be left behind when performing an echocardiogram.
Patrizio Lancellotti is Professor of Cardiology at Unviersity of Liege, CHU Sart Tilman, Liege, Belgium where he also acts as director of the Cardiogist Intensive Unit and is the head of the Echo Lab and Heart Valve Clinic. He is currently President of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and has been a board memeber of the European Association of Echocardiography since 2004. Bernard Cosyns is Professor of Cardiology at Free University of Brussels. Has been a memeber of the European Association of Echocardiography since 2004. He is currently an executive board member of the European Society of Cardiology.
PART 1. HOW TO SET UP THE ECHO-MACHINE TO OPTIMIZE YOUR EXAMINATION; PART 2. THE STANDARD TRANSTHORACIC ECHO-EXAMINATION; PART 3. THE STANDARD TRANSOESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC EXAMINATION; PART 4. ASSESSMENT OF LEFT VENTRICULAR SYSTOLIC DYSFUNCTION; PART 5. ASSESSMENT OF DIASTOLIC FUNCTION / DYSFUNCTION; PART 6. ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE; PART 7. HEART VALVE DISEASE; PART 8. CARDIOMYOPATHIES; PART 9. RIGHT HEART FUNCTION AND PULMONARY ARTERY PRESSURE; PART 10. PERICARDIAL DISEASE; PART 11. CARDIAC TRANSPLANTS; PART 12. CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS; PART 13. CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE; PART 14. CARDIAC MASSES AND POTENTIAL SOURCES OF EMBOLISM; PART 15. DISEASES OF THE AORTA; PART 16. STRESS ECHO; PART 17. SYSTEMIC DISEASE AND OTHER CONDITIONS