Textbook of Real-Time Three Dimensional Echocardiography

  • Luigi Badano
  • Roberto M. Lang
  • Jose Luis Zamorano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Luigi P. Badano, Denisa Muraru
    Pages 33-44
  3. James N. Kirkpatrick, Victor Mor-Avi, Roberto M. Lang
    Pages 45-53
  4. José Luis Zamorano, Jose Alberto de Agustín
    Pages 55-62
  5. Vasileios Sachpekidis, Amit Bhan, Mark J. Monaghan
    Pages 63-80
  6. Jarosław D. Kasprzak
    Pages 81-95
  7. Girish S. Shirali, Anthony M. Hlavacek, G. Hamilton Baker
    Pages 103-110
  8. Miguel Angel Garcia Fernandez, Gila Perk, Muhamed Saric, Itzhak Kronzon
    Pages 121-133
  9. Luigi P. Badano, Roberto M. Lang, Leopoldo Peres de Isla, José Luis Zamorano
    Pages 135-138
  10. Pedro Marcos-Alberca, José Luis Zamorano
    Pages 139-146
  11. Benjamin H. Freed, Lissa Sugeng, David H. Adams, Roberto Lang
    Pages 147-159
  12. Denisa Muraru, Luigi P. Badano
    Pages 173-182
  13. Fausto Rigo, Maurizio Galderisi, Denisa Muraru, Luigi P. Badano
    Pages 183-192
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 193-198

About this book


Tremendous improvements in ultrasound technology have led to development of one of the most impressive advancements in the use of ultrasound to assess cardiac morphology and function: three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE). During the last decade, 3DE has made a dramatic transition from a predominantly research tool used in few large academic medical centers to a technology available in most echocardiography laboratories, cardiac surgery operating rooms and catheterization and/or electrophysiology labs to address everyday clinical practice and guide interventional procedures. 3DE is now an established technique able to provide intuitive recognition of cardiac structures from any spatial point of view and complete information about absolute heart chamber volumes and function. In particular, 3DE has demonstrated its superiority over current echocardiographic modalities in a number of clinical applications. The Textbook of Real-Time Three Dimensional Echocardiography is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the normal anatomy of the heart as seen by this new revolutionary ultrasound technique, and focusing on the clinical value of transthoracic 3DE and on the expanding role of transesophageal 3DE in guiding and monitoring surgical and interventional procedures. For echocardiographers who already use 3DE, the more advanced applications of 3DE are presented in detail. For those looking to learn 3DE, the Editors and their contributors have provided hundreds of images and videos in an that show the added clinical value of 3D imaging of cardiac structures. This textbook is therefore written not only for cardiologists specifically involved in the imaging of patients but also for general cardiologists, since it offers a wider clinical view of normal and pathological cardiac anatomy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi Badano
    • 1
  • Roberto M. Lang
    • 2
  • Jose Luis Zamorano
    • 3
  1. 1.Santa Maria della Misericordia, Istituto di CardiologiaAzienda OspedalieraUdineItaly
  2. 2.Dept. Medicine, Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging LaboratoryUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Instituto CardiovascularHospital Clinico San CarlosMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-494-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-495-1
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