Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Function: Tools for the Next Decade

  • Julio E. Pérez
  • Roberto M. Lang
  • Victor Mor-Avi

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 191)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Victor Mor-Avi, James E. Bednarz, Kirk T. Spencer, Philippe Vignon, Amy C. Bales, Roberto M. Lang
    Pages 65-79
  3. Sanjeev G. Shroff, Roberto M. Lang
    Pages 99-122
  4. Victor Mor-Avi, Roberto M. Lang
    Pages 189-220
  5. Victor Mor-Avi, Philippe Vignon, Roberto M. Lang
    Pages 221-240
  6. George R. Sutherland, Aleksandra Lange, Przamyslaw Palka, Norma McDicken
    Pages 241-268
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-276

About this book


For over a quarter of a century, echocardiography has made an unparalleled contribution to clinical cardiology as a major tool for real-time imaging of cardiac dynamics. Echocardiography is widely used to assess cardiac function, and provides noninvasive information which is invaluable for the diagnosis of various disease states. In spite of its numerous advantages, in the clinical arena echocardiography has remained mostly qualitative and subjective. However, continued progress in our understanding of the interactions between ultrasound and tissue characteristics have brought about several new developments which allow quantitative analysis of ultrasound data. Among these new developments are endocardial boundary detection (frequently referred to as Acoustic Quantification), Color Kinesis and Doppler myocardial imaging.
The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with the background necessary to understand and successfully utilize these methodologies. Chapters summarize in detail the studies that have validated these techniques thus far, and discuss their future applications.


cardiac function cardiovascular cardiovascular function echocardiography ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Julio E. Pérez
    • 1
  • Roberto M. Lang
    • 2
  • Victor Mor-Avi
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineWashington UniversityUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of ChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7816-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6145-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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