Echocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

  • Eyal Herzog
  • Farooq Chaudhry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Gurusher Singh Panjrath, Eyal Herzog, Farooq A. Chaudhry
    Pages 1-4
  3. Eyal Herzog, Emad Aziz, Mun K. Hong
    Pages 5-15
  4. Andrew P. Miller, Navin C. Nanda
    Pages 75-87
  5. Ajay S. Shah, Melana Yuzefpolsky, Farooq A. Chaudhry
    Pages 89-101
  6. Kohei Fujimoto, Shunichi Homma
    Pages 103-115
  7. Brian Nolan, Kevin Wei
    Pages 117-131
  8. Melana Yuzefpolsky, Olivier Frankenberger, Eyal Herzog
    Pages 133-147
  9. Asimul Ansari, Jyothy Puthumana
    Pages 149-160
  10. Bette Kim, Farooq A Chaudhry
    Pages 161-166
  11. Kameswari Maganti, Vera H. Rigolin
    Pages 167-191
  12. Sripal Bangalore, Farooq A. Chaudhry
    Pages 193-200
  13. Merle Myerson, Ajay Shah
    Pages 201-217
  14. Gurusher Singh Panjrath, Eyal Herzog
    Pages 219-227

About this book

Introduction

Coronary artery disease is the most commonly encountered problem in adult cardiology in the developed world. In the US, more than 70 million people are at risk for developing coronary artery disease (CAD) and it is responsible for almost 40% of all deaths each year. The reliable evaluation of patients with suspected ischemic heart disease is therefore critical to identifying those at risk for CAD.

Initially used to detect pericardial effusions and cardiac tumors, the development of echocardiography as a dignostic tool has paralleled the progress made in acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and ACS is now the most common indication for echocardiography.

Echocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention details the role of echocardiography in diagnosing and managing ACS. It provides a practical approach using evidence-based pathways for prevention, rapid diagnosis and treatment of patients with acute coronary disease using echocardiography. Also included are a number of case scenarios encountered in everyday practice for which echocardiography had significant clinical impact making this a convenient reference for all involved in the management of these patients, from echocardiographers and cardiology clinicians to emergency room personnel, and internal medicine and cardiology trainees.

Keywords

anatomy aneurysm angina pectoris cardiology complications coronary artery disease diagnosis echocardiography heart hemodynamics management prevention stress therapy treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Eyal Herzog
    • 1
  • Farooq Chaudhry
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of CardiologySt. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital CenterNew YorkU.S.A.
  2. 2.Division of CardiologySt. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital CenterNew YorkU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-027-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-026-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-027-2
  • About this book