During last two decades, stress echocardiography has progressed from a promising idea to a crucial diagnostic and prognostic tool in various cardiac conditions, particularly in ischemic heart diseases. Written by world recognized experts in the field, Stress Echocardiography: Essential Guide and DVD is an all-inclusive source of key information related to the principles and practice of stress echocardiography. Both the stress echocardiography trainee and those in practice seek to benefit from this text and DVD set.
Important features include:
Basic Principles of Stress Echocardiography: why, when and how? Stress and Stressors: applied pathophysiology. Facilities, Environment, Staff, Accreditation. Stress Echocardiography exam: imaging, reading, quantification. Stress Echocardiography Protocols. Detection of Myocardial Ischemia. Detection of Myocardial Viability. Contrast in stress echocardiography. Stress Echocardiography in Valvular Heart Disease. Stress Echocardiography in Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Risk Stratification in Non-cardiac Surgery. Stress Echocardiography vs Radionuclide Imaging. Training Process and Requirements. Landmark Articles with Short Comments.