Stress Echocardiography

Fifth, Completely Revised and Updated Edition

  • Eugenio Picano

Table of contents

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

    1. Eugenio Picano
      Pages 31-42
    2. Fabio Recchia, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 43-55
    3. Eugenio Picano
      Pages 57-73
    4. Eugenio Picano
      Pages 75-89
    5. Eugenio Picano
      Pages 91-104
    6. Fausto Rigo, Jorge Lowenstein, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 125-144
    7. Eugenio Picano
      Pages 145-155
  3. Stresses: How, When and Why

    1. Luc A. Piérard, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 159-174
    2. Eugenio Picano
      Pages 175-188
    3. Eugenio Picano
      Pages 189-206
    4. Eugenio Picano, Miodrag Ostojic, Rodolfo Citro
      Pages 207-219
    5. Eugenio Picano
      Pages 221-228
    6. Eugenio Picano
      Pages 241-246
    7. Eugenio Picano
      Pages 247-258
    8. Eugenio Picano
      Pages 259-272

About this book


Over the past twenty years, stress echocardiography has developed into a well-established technique that is versatile, patient friendly, and relatively inexpensive. This new, extensively revised and enlarged edition of Stress Echocardiography documents all of the very significant advances made since the fourth edition. The early chapters place the technique within a historical context and describe its pathophysiological basis. Thereafter, all aspects of stress echocardiography are discussed, clearly and in detail, by the distinguished pioneer, Eugenio Picano, and other contributors carefully selected for their expertise. Both mainstream and emerging applications are explained, and systematic comparisons with competing and complementary cardiac imaging techniques are provided. The text is supported by a large number of high-quality illustrations. This book is invaluable not only to cardiologists but also to non-experts, such as technicians and students.


computed tomography (CT) coronary artery disease diagnosis echocardiography hypertension imaging stress ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Eugenio Picano
    • 1
  1. 1.Director General Institute of Clinical Physiology of PisaNational Research CouncilVia G. Moruzzi, 1Italy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76465-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76466-3
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