Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxxxvii
  2. Basic Principles, Methodology and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia A. Pellikka, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 3-18
    3. Branko Beleslin, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 19-36
    4. Vicente Bodì Peris, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 37-51
    5. Masaaki Takeuchi, Tonino Bombardini, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 53-68
    6. Miodrag C. Ostojic, Eugenio Picano, Aleksandra Arandjelovic
      Pages 69-86
    7. Nicola Gaibazzi, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 87-103
    8. Luigi P. Badano, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 105-119
    9. Ekkehard Grunig, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 121-140
    10. Fausto Rigo, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 141-161
    11. Eugenio Picano, Bogdan Alexandru Popescu
      Pages 163-176
  3. Stresses: How, When and Why

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Luc A. Piérard, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 179-195
    3. Wilson Mathias Jr., Eugenio Picano
      Pages 197-214
    4. Jorge Lowenstein, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 215-235
    5. Sharon L. Mulvagh, Sahar S. Abdelmoneim, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 237-257
    6. Edyta Plonska, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 259-267

About this book

Introduction

The sixth edition is enriched  by over 300 figures, 150 tables and a video-companion collecting more than 100 cases also presented in the format of short movies and teaching cartoons.This extensively revised and enlarged edition of this long-seller (first edition 1991) documents the very significant advances made since the fifth (2009) edition and is entirely written by Eugenio Picano, a pioneer in the field sharing his lifetime experience with the help of an international panel of 50 contributors from 22 countries representing some of the best available knowledge and expertise in their respective field. For a long time, the scope and application of stress echo remained focused on coronary artery disease. In the last years, it has exploded in its breadth and variety of applications. From a black-and-white, one-fits-all approach (wall motion by 2D-echo in the patient with known or suspected coronary artery disease) now we have moved on to a omnivorous, next-generation laboratory employing a variety of technologies (from M-Mode to 2D and pulsed, continuous, color and tissue Doppler, to lung ultrasound and real time 3D echo, 2D speckle tracking and myocardial contrast echo) on patients covering the entire spectrum of severity (from elite athletes to patients with end-stage heart failure) and ages (from children with congenital heart disease to the elderly with low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis).

Keywords

coronary artery disease diagnosis echocardiography heart failure imaging prognosis stress ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Eugenio Picano
    • 1
  1. 1.CNR Pisa Ist. Fisiologia ClinicaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20958-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20957-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20958-6
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