Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Technical Aspects of Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Miguel Angel García-Fernández, Pio Caso
      Pages 1-38
    3. Mark Monaghan, Amit Bhan
      Pages 39-72
    4. Frank M. Bengel, Paolo Camici, Frederic Lamare
      Pages 73-87
    5. Juhani Knuuti, Philipp A. Kaufmann
      Pages 89-99
    6. Filippo Cademartiri, Erica Maffei, Alessandro Palumbo, Chiara Martini, Nico R. Mollet
      Pages 101-110
    7. Jeremy Wright, Jan Bogaert
      Pages 111-120
  3. Valvular Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 122-122
    2. Raphael Rosenhek, Julia Mascherbauer, David C. Maintz, Helmut Baumgartner
      Pages 123-147
    3. Luc A. Pierard, Marie Moonen, Patrizio Lancellotti
      Pages 149-176
    4. Luigi P. Badano, Rosa Sicari
      Pages 177-203
    5. Gilbert Habib, Franck Thuny
      Pages 205-222
  4. Coronary Artery Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 224-224
    2. Don Poldermans, Willem-Jan Flu, Thomas H. Marwick
      Pages 225-248
    3. James Elliott Stirrup, Stephen Richard Underwood
      Pages 249-265
    4. Stephan Achenbach, Pim J. de Feyter
      Pages 267-286
    5. Eike Nagel, Juerg Schwitter
      Pages 287-304
  5. Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 306-306
    2. Paolo Colonna, Rainer Hoffmann
      Pages 307-322
    3. Roxy Senior, Nuno Cortez Dias, Fausto Jose Pinto
      Pages 323-340
    4. Pasquale Perrone-Filardi, Bernhard Lothar Gerber
      Pages 341-356
    5. John-Paul Carpenter, Sanjay Prasad, Dudley Pennell
      Pages 357-374
    6. Albert Flotats, Ignasi Carrió
      Pages 375-385
    7. Nico R. L. Van de Veire, Ernst E. van der Wall, Jeroen J. Bax
      Pages 387-407
    8. Marta Sitges, Genevieve Anne Derumeaux
      Pages 409-421
  6. Cardiomyopathies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 424-424
    2. Frank A. Flachskampf, Ruxandra T. Beyer, Petros Nihoyannopoulos
      Pages 425-436
    3. Joseph B. Selvanayagam, Majo Joseph, Stefan Neubauer
      Pages 437-448
    4. Massimo Lombardi, Danilo Neglia, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Albert C. van Rossum
      Pages 449-471
    5. Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Juhani Knuuti
      Pages 473-483
  7. Peri-myocardial Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 486-486
    2. Paul Leeson, Harald Becher
      Pages 487-500
    3. Heiko Mahrholdt, Ali Yilmaz, Udo Sechtem
      Pages 521-535
    4. Peter Buser, Thomas Buck, Björn Plicht
      Pages 537-554
  8. Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 556-556
    2. Edgar Tay, Mark Friedberg, Michael A. Gatzcollis, Luc Mertens
      Pages 557-581
    3. Philip Kilner, Ed Nicol, Michael Rubens
      Pages 583-596
  9. Aortic Disease: Aneurysm and Dissection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 598-598
    2. José Luis Zamorano, Perez de Isla
      Pages 597-608
    3. Arturo Evangelista, Jérôme Garot
      Pages 609-627
    4. Pedro Marcos-Alberca, José Luis Zamorano, Raimund Erbel
      Pages 629-642
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 643-659

About this book


The appropriate application of imaging procedures and accurate image interpretation are essential skills for the cardiologist. The ESC Council on Cardiovascular Imaging identified the need for a practical and yet comprehensive book covering all major imaging modalities. To achieve this goal, the distinguished Editors have assembled a team of imaging specialists who have provided a series of expertly written chapters. Each contains a series of carefully chosen images showing the full potential of modern cardiovascular imaging techniques.

The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging has been designed as a clinically orientated reference, the main aim of which has been to define the role and clinical utility of different cardiovascular imaging modalities in the diagnostic workup of patients following a disease-based approach. Each section presents a structured review of the theory and practice of cardiac imaging, while detailing the application of different modalities in diagnosing cardiovascular disease. The associated website provides readers with access to the electronic version, enriching the user experience through inclusion of a large number of dynamic videos that demonstrate key aspects of cardiovascular imaging. Both videos and still images can be downloaded for use in the readers’ own presentations, while the website also includes dynamic links to other important resources. This book and its associated website are therefore the ideal companion for all cardiologists, trainees and cardiovascular imagers wishing to advance their knowledge in this area.


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Editors and affiliations

  • José Luis Zamorano
    • 1
  • Jeroen J. Bax
    • 2
  • Frank E. Rademakers
    • 3
  • Juhani Knuuti
    • 4
  1. 1.Hospital Clinico San CarlosInstituto CardiovascularMadridSpain
  2. 2.Medical Center Dept. CardiologyLeiden UniversityLeidenNetherlands
  3. 3.Dept. CardiologyUniversity Hospitals LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Turku PET CentreTurku University HospitalTurkuFinland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-420-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-421-8
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