3rd Edition

Emergency Echocardiography

Edited By Aleksandar N. Neskovic, Frank A. Flachskampf Copyright 2024
    326 Pages 153 Color & 20 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    326 Pages 153 Color & 20 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    326 Pages 153 Color & 20 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Echocardiography is the most powerful and cost-effective imaging technique for assessing patients suffering from unstable cardiovascular diseases. This didactically structured third edition of Emergency Echocardiography contains fully rewritten chapters by well-known, internationally recognized contributors. It includes new chapters on echo-guided patient management in the ICU, lung ultrasound, and complications of percutaneous interventions. Special attention is given to Focus Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) in emergency settings. The book uses over 600 video loops of illustrative cases to interest a wide readership of all medical professionals involved in diagnostics and treatment of emergency cardiovascular patients.

    Key Features

    • Covers the role of cardiac ultrasound in most cardiovascular emergencies and emergency settings
    • Offers clinically useful information to a wide range of medical professionals dealing with cardiovascular emergencies, including cardiologists, emergency physicians, anesthesiologists, intensivists, and related fellows
    • Features over 600 carefully chosen videos of illustrative cases with detailed explanations and highlights key decision management points

    Preface to the third edition
    Preface to the second edition
    Preface to the first edition
    Image and video contributors

    1. Emergency echocardiography: general considerations
    Ivan Stankovic, Andreas Hagendorff and Aleksandar N. Neskovic

    2. Echocardiography in acute myocardial infarction
    Aleksandar N. Neskovic, Leonardo Bolognese and Michael H. Picard

    3. Echocardiography in complications of acute myocardial infarction
    Aleksandar N. Neskovic, Predrag M. Milicevic and Michael H. Picard

    4. Echocardiography in acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock
    Sean P. Murphy and Michael H. Picard

    5. Echocardiography and Focus Cardiac Ultrasound in cardiac arrest
    Hatem Soliman-Aboumarie, Christopher Shirley, Gregory M. Scalia and Henry Skinner

    6. Echocardiography in acute aortic dissection
    Tomasz Baron and Frank A. Flachskampf

    7. Echocardiography in acute pulmonary embolism
    Piotr Pruszczyk, Katarzyna Kurnicka and Adam Torbicki

    8. Echocardiography in cardiac tamponade
    Mauro Pepi, Gloria Tamborini, and Manuela Muratori

    9. Echocardiography in acute aortic insufficiency
    Emily K. Zern and Michael H. Picard

    10. Echocardiography in acute mitral regurgitation
    Tomasz Baron and Frank A. Flachskampf

    11. Echocardiography in obstruction of native valves
    Emily K. Zern and Michael H. Picard

    12. Emergency echocardiography in patients with prosthetic valves
    Mauro Pepi and Frank A. Flachskampf

    13. Echocardiography in detecting cardiac sources of embolism
    Maria Joao Andrade and Justiaan Swanevelder

    14. Emergency intraoperative and  postoperative echocardiography
    Patrick Collier, Zoran B. Popovic and Brian P. Griffin

    15. Echocardiography in mechanical circulatory support
    David G. Platts and Gregory M. Scalia

    16. Echocardiography in chest trauma
    Gregory M. Scalia and Agatha Y. Kwon

    17. Stress echocardiography in the emergency department
    Quirino Ciampi, Georges Athanassopoulos and Eugenio Picano

    18. Handheld ultrasound devices in the emergency setting
    Ivan Stankovic and Nuno Cardim

    19. Focus cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS)
    Guido Tavazzi, Costanza Natalia Julia Colombo and Gabriele Via

    20. Lung ultrasound in emergency cardiac care
    Luna Gargani

    21. Echocardiography-guided  patient management in the intensive care unit
    Valentino Dammassa, Guido Tavazzi and Susanna Price

    22. Echocardiography in complications of percutaneous interventions
    Fabian Knebel, Nicolas Merke, Elena Romero Dorta and Sebastian Spethmann



    Dr Aleksandar N. Neskovic, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC is Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade.

    Dr Frank A. Flachskampf, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC is Professor of Cardiology at Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University and at Department of Cardiology and Clinical Physiology, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.