Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound provides an overview of transesophageal ultrasound of the heart, lung, and upper abdomen as well as basic ultrasound of the brain, lung, heart, abdomen, and vascular system. Ultrasound-guided procedures commonly used in critically ill patients are also covered.
With more than 400 clinical images, this well-illustrated text and its accompanying videos demonstrate new developments and challenges for those interested in mastering basic transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and bedside surface ultrasound.
Each chapter is presented in an easy-to-read format that includes color diagrams and ultrasound images which optimize interactive learning for both novice and experienced clinicians. The book is divided into two parts. The first is dedicated to basic TEE while the second provides focused coverage of bedside ultrasound.
The book also includes chapters on extra-cardiac TEE and ultrasound of the brain—unconventional areas that will become more important in the future as clinicians evaluate not only the etiology of hemodynamic instability but also the impact on multiple organs and systems such as the kidney, liver, splanchnic perfusion, and brain.
This text is an invaluable resource to those preparing for the National Board of Echocardiography’s Examination of Special Competence in Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (PTEeXAM) and its equivalents outside the USA and Canada.
In addition, it prepares physicians for the American College of Chest Physician’s critical care ultrasound certification. The contents follow the syllabus of the TEE basic echo exam to ensure complete coverage of a trainee's requirements. It also includes sample questions and two helpful mock exams. Written by a multidisciplinary team of experts in TEE, the book is a must-have for those in training and in practice.
Table of Contents
Ultrasound Imaging: Acquisition and Optimization
Patient Safety and Imaging Artifacts
Normal Cardiac Anatomy and TEE Imaging Planes
Extra-Cardiac Transesophageal Ultrasonography
Assessment of Global Ventricular Function, Pericardium and Cardiomyopathy
Basic Regional Ventricular Systolic Function
Basic Valve Diseases
Basic Hemodynamic Assessment
Related Diagnostic Imaging Modalities
Simple Congenital Heart Disease in Adults
Echocardiography in Non-Cardiac Procedures and Trauma
Critical Care Ultrasound Examination of the Nervous System
Critical Care Examination of the Respiratory System
Critical Care Examination of the Cardiovascular System
Critical Care Examination of the Abdomen
Ultrasound for Critical Care Procedure
Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access and Examination
Training Guidelines and Simulation
André Y. Denault, MD, PhD, received his medical degree from the Université de Montréal, Canada. He completed his training in Internal Medicine at McGill University, Montreal; Critical Care at the Presbyterian-University Hospital, Pittsburgh, USA; Anesthesiology at the Université de Montréal and PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the Université de Montréal. Dr. Denault works at the Montreal Heart Institute as a cardiac anesthesiologist and critical care physician and at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal in critical care. He is a professor of Anesthesiology at the Université de Montréal Canada. Dr. Denault holds the Richard I. Kaufman Endowment Fund in Anesthesia and Critical Care.
Pierre Couture, MD, received his medical degree from the Université de Montréal, Canada. He is an anesthesiologist at the Montreal Heart Institute and associate professor of Anesthesiology at the Université de Montréal.
Yoan Lamarche, MD, conducted his residency in cardiac surgery at Université de Montréal. He then obtained a subspecialty in intensive care and undertook further training at the University of British Columbia. He is one of the founding members of the Canadian Cardiovascular Critical Care Society (CANCARE) and has been part of the surgical team at the Montreal Heart Institute since 2010.
Jean-Claude Tardif, MD, received his medical degree from the Université de Montréal, Canada. He is a cardiologist and the director of the Research Center at the Montreal Heart Institute. He is also professor of medicine and holds the endowed Pfizer Research Chair in Atherosclerosis at the Université de Montréal. Dr. Tardif is the scientific director of the Montreal Health Innovations Coordinating Center and of the Canadian Atherosclerosis Imaging Network.
Annette Vegas, MD, received her medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Vegas is a staff anesthesiologist at the Toronto General Hospital, Canada and is an associate professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include cardiac anesthesia and TEE education.
Overall, Basic Transesophageal and Critical Care Ultrasound is a detailed, comprehensive look at how ultrasonography can be used as a bedside tool in modern critical care and perioperative medicine. The imaging examples are exceedingly well done, and any reader of this book is encouraged to use the available multimedia as much as possible. The use of image references from other chapters, frequent use of abbreviations, and density of
information mean that the reader must approach the book with careful attention but will be rewarded for doing so.
This book is an ideal reference for any physician providing acute or critical care.
Adam M. Dryden, MD, FRCPC, Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, Springer
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