1st Edition

Intracardiac Echocardiography

    132 Pages 95 Color & 118 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Intracardiac Echocardiography is the first echocardiographic textbook of its kind to specifically cover ICE. Discussing all aspects of intracardiac ultrasound, it allows readers to perfect ICE image acquisition and helps to guide interpretation of this information during interventional and electrophysiologic procedures.

    Unique and informative, the text explores:

    • introductory echo physics

    • currently available intracardiac ultrasound systems

    • basic image acquisition

    • the role of ICE in both the interventional and electrophysiology laboratory, as well as in the diagnostic setting.

    Featuring expert commentary by leaders in the field, the book also includes high quality echocardiographic images illustrating how ICE is used in a wide variety of procedures such as transseptal catheterization, PFO and ASD closure, atrial fibrillation ablation procedures, and many others.

    1. Introduction and Basic Echocardiographic Imaging Discussion  2. Available ICE  3. Overview of ICE Applications - Includes Procedural Details, Placement of ICE Catheter, and Discussion of Risks of Procedure  4. Intracardiac Echocardiography Anatomy and Basic Image Acquisition Techniques  5. ICE in Percutaneous ASD Closure  6. ICE in the Percutaneous PFO Closure  7. ICE in Other Interventional Procedures - VSD Closure, MV Repair, Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty, Endomyocardial Biopsy  8. ICE in the Electrophysiology Lab - Emphasizing its Role in Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation  9. ICE in Other EPS Procedures  10. Future Roles of ICE and 3D Imaging


    Frank E. Silvestry (Penn Cardiac Care at Radnor, Philadelphia, PA, USA) (Author) ,  Susan E. Wiegers (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA) (Author)