Atlas of Real Time 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography

  • Francesco F. Faletra
  • Stefano Castro
  • Natesa G. Pandian
  • Itzhak Kronzon
  • Hans-Joachim Nesser
  • Siew Yen Ho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano de Castro, Natesa G. Pandian, Itzhak Kronzon, Hans-Joachim Nesser, Siew Yen Ho
    Pages 1-4
  3. Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano de Castro, Natesa G. Pandian, Itzhak Kronzon, Hans-Joachim Nesser, Siew Yen Ho
    Pages 5-12
  4. Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano de Castro, Natesa G. Pandian, Itzhak Kronzon, Hans-Joachim Nesser, Siew Yen Ho
    Pages 13-46
  5. Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano de Castro, Natesa G. Pandian, Itzhak Kronzon, Hans-Joachim Nesser, Siew Yen Ho
    Pages 47-62
  6. Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano de Castro, Natesa G. Pandian, Itzhak Kronzon, Hans-Joachim Nesser, Siew Yen Ho
    Pages 63-69
  7. Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano de Castro, Natesa G. Pandian, Itzhak Kronzon, Hans-Joachim Nesser, Siew Yen Ho
    Pages 71-92
  8. Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano de Castro, Natesa G. Pandian, Itzhak Kronzon, Hans-Joachim Nesser, Siew Yen Ho
    Pages 93-125
  9. Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano de Castro, Natesa G. Pandian, Itzhak Kronzon, Hans-Joachim Nesser, Siew Yen Ho
    Pages 127-134
  10. Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano de Castro, Natesa G. Pandian, Itzhak Kronzon, Hans-Joachim Nesser, Siew Yen Ho
    Pages 135-139
  11. Francesco F. Faletra, Stefano de Castro, Natesa G. Pandian, Itzhak Kronzon, Hans-Joachim Nesser, Siew Yen Ho
    Pages 141-169
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 171-184

About this book

Introduction

After almost three decades of research and clinical development, three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography has become a valuable tool in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease. Current approaches achieve 3D imaging with the use of matrix array transducers that allow physicians to realistically visualize cardiac anatomy and pathology in real time. These advances have led to major improvements in the accuracy of chamber volumes and cardiac structure quantification, as well as in their functional analysis, while miniaturization of hardware has enabled a real-time 3D transesophageal transducer. This breakthrough technology delivers images of internal cardiac structures that are of vastly superior quality.

The Atlas of 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the normal anatomy of the heart’s interior structures as seen by this new revolutionary ultrasound technique. Normal cardiac structures obtained using 3D transesophageal echocardiography are presented and compared side-by-side with their corresponding anatomical specimens, focusing on both basic and detailed portrayals of the heart’s anatomic structures and providing examples of the most common diseases. This atlas is therefore written not only for cardiologists specifically involved in the imaging of patients but also for general cardiologists, since it offers a wider view of normal and pathological cardiac anatomy.

Keywords

anatomy diagnosis echocardiography heart imaging pathology ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Francesco F. Faletra
    • 1
  • Stefano Castro
    • 2
  • Natesa G. Pandian
    • 3
  • Itzhak Kronzon
    • 4
  • Hans-Joachim Nesser
    • 5
  • Siew Yen Ho
    • 6
  1. 1.Ospedale Niguarda Ca GrandaMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareUniversità di Roma - La SapienzaRomaItaly
  3. 3.School of Medicine, New England Medical CenterTufts UniversityBostonUSA
  4. 4.School of Medicine, Leon H. Charney Div. CardiologyNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Elisabethinen LinzKrankenhaus derLinzAustria
  6. 6.Royal Brompton HospitalNational Heart & Lung InstituteLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84996-083-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-082-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-083-0
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