274 Pages 135 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Echocardiography is the most cost-effective and versatile imaging technique for assessing patients suffering from unstable cardiovascular diseases. Since 2005, emergency echocardiography has been recognized as a specific field, with particular implications to education, training, and reporting.

    Emergency Echocardiography covers the topic and completely updates existing chapters. This second edition utilizes a user friendly new pedagogy and contains new topics of interest to the widening readership from professionals from various specialties, e.g. cardiologists, emergency physicians, anesthesiologists, intensivists and fellows. New chapters address emerging topics, including training and educational requirements and provides online learning materials that comprise more than 450 video loops and illustrative case scenarios.

    Emergency Echocardiography: General Considerations
    Ivan Stankovic, Andreas Hagendorff and Aleksandar N. Neskovic

    Echocardiography in Acute Myocardial Infarction
    Aleksandar N. Neskovic, Leonardo Bolognese and Michael H. Picard

    Echocardiography in Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction
    Aleksandar N. Neskovic, Predrag M. Milicevic and Michael H. Picard

    Echocardiography in Acute Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock
    Mohammed T. Ali and Michael H. Picard

    Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest
    Gregory M. Scalia and Julie A. Humphries

    Echocardiography in Acute Aortic Dissection
    Tomasz Baron and Frank A. Flachskampf

    Echocardiography in Acute Pulmonary Embolism
    Piotr Pruszczyk and Adam Torbicki

    Echocardiography in Cardiac Tamponade
    Mauro Pepi, Gloria Tamborini and Manuela Muratori

    Echocardiography in Acute Aortic Insufficiency
    Asaad A. Khan and Michael H. Picard

    Echocardiography in Acute Mitral Regurgitation
    Tomasz Baron and Frank A. Flachskampf

    Echocardiography in Obstruction of Native Valves
    Dmitriy Kireyev and Michael H. Picard

    Emergency Echocardiography in Patients with Prosthetic Valves
    Mauro Pepi and Frank A. Flachskampf

    Echocardiography in Detecting Cardiac Sources of Embolism
    Satoshi Nakatani, Maria Joao Andrade and Justiaan Swanevelder

    Emergency Intraoperative Echocardiography
    Patrick Collier, Zoran B. Popovic, and Brian P. Griffin

    Echocardiography in Mechanical Circulatory Assistance
    David G. Platts and Gregory M. Scalia

    Echocardiography in Chest Trauma
    Gregory M. Scalia and Agatha Kwon

    Stress Echocardiography in the Emergency Room
    Quirino Ciampi and Eugenio Picano

    Pocket-Size Imaging Devices in the Emergency Setting
    Ivan Stankovic and Satoshi Nakatani

    Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS)
    Gabriele Via, Guido Tavazzi and Silvia Mongodi


    Aleksandar N. Neskovic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Clinical Hospital Center Zemun, Belgrade, Serbia

    Frank A. Flachskampf, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University and Department of Cardiology and Clinical Physiology, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

    Michael H. Picard, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    “Written mostly by cardiologists, with some contributions from anesthesiologists, it appears very well designed…this book would probably best cater to advanced ultrasonography practitioners looking to expand the clinical application of their skills.”
    —Vincent Lecluyse, MD, 2017