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Stress Echocardiography Its Role in the Diagnosis and Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease

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ISBN-10: 1402073690

ISBN-13: 9781402073694

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas H. Marwick

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This is a concise, practical guide for anyone new to the field of stress echocardiography and a summary of the existing evidence base for the experienced user. This new edition features a CD-ROm with images, film loop and a slide presentation.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 4/30/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 255
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Performance of stress echocardiography: Practical aspects of image acquisition and stress testing
Equipment for stress echocardiography
Acquisition of stress echocardiograms
Stress echocardiography protocols--an overview
Exercise echocardiography
Exercise simulating agents
Vasodilator stressors
Ergonovine stress testing
Pacing stress
Choice of exercise vs non-exercise stress
Interpretation of stress echocardiography: Qualitative and emerging quantitative approaches
Qualitative interpretation
Semi-quantitative interpretation
Quantitative analysis
Accuracy of Stress Echocardiography: Comparison with coronary stenoses
Methodologic influences on the measurement of accuracy
Clinical influences on the accuracy of stress echocardiography
Accuracy of exercise echocardiography
Accuracy of dobutamine stress echocardiography
Accuracy of vasodilator stress echocardiography
Accuracy of pacing stress echocardiography
Causes of discordance between stress echocardiography and angiography
Evaluation of the site and extent of coronary artery disease
Selection of the appropriate stress protocol
Comparison of stress echo with standard stress testing: Is the exercise ECG obsolete?
Test selection in active patients with an interpretable electrocardiogram
Use of stress echo in subgroups where the stress ECG is unreliable
Pharmacologic stress echo vs stress ECG in patients unable to exercise
Implications - Should a stress echo be used as the diagnostic test of choice in all patients with suspected coronary disease?
Comparison of stress echocardiography and other stress-imaging techniques for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease: Is there a "test of choice"?
Current status of other stress imaging approaches for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease
Accuracy of stress echo versus stress nuclear ventriculography
Accuracy of stress echo versus perfusion scintigraphy
Accuracy of stress echocardiography compared with magnetic resonance imaging
Conclusion - Selection of stress imaging techniques for the diagnosis of coronary disease
Use of stress echocardiography for planning and evaluation of interventions and medical treatment: Application of physiologic data to patient management
Use for evaluation and follow-up of coronary artery disease
Use for evaluation and follow-up of myocardial disease
Use for evaluation and follow-up of valvular heart disease
Application of stress echocardiography to the prediction of outcomes: A powerful tool for prognostic evaluation
Assessment of prognosis in patients with stable coronary disease
Use of stress echocardiography to assess prognosis after myocardial infarction
Prediction of cardiac events in patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery
Echocardiographic determination of myocardial viability: Predicting regional and global recovery
Definition of "viable myocardium"
Approaches to the detection of myocardial viability
Prediction of functional recovery with echocardiographic techniques
Prediction of global functional endpoints
Comparison with other techniques for prediction of viable myocardium