Hemodynamic Monitoring Using Echocardiography in the Critically Ill

  • Daniel de Backer
  • Bernard P. Cholley
  • Michel Slama
  • Antoine Vieillard-Baron
  • Philippe Vignon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Philippe Vignon, Paul Mayo
    Pages 1-9
  3. Principles of Ultrasounds and Principal Views

  4. Hemodynamic Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Antoine Vieillard-Baron
      Pages 43-49
    3. Michel Slama, Julien Maizel
      Pages 61-69
    4. Julien Maizel, Michel Slama
      Pages 89-95
  5. Diagnosis and Management of Circulatory Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Philippe Vignon, Michel Slama
      Pages 99-107
    3. Daniel De Backer, Antoine Vieillard-Baron
      Pages 109-116
    4. Jina Sohn, Steven M. Hollenberg
      Pages 117-131
    5. Adolfo Kaplan, Antony Mc Lean, Antoine Vieillard-Baron
      Pages 133-149
    6. Paul H. Mayo
      Pages 151-161
    7. Joaquim Calderon, Gérard Janvier
      Pages 163-174
  6. Diagnosis and Management of Acute Respiratory Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Philippe Vignon, Frances Colreavy, Michel Slama
      Pages 177-194
    3. Antoine Vieillard-Baron, François Jardin
      Pages 195-202
  7. Specific Situations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Fabio Chirillo
      Pages 205-233
    3. Bernard P. Cholley, Mireille Cherqui, Alain Berrebi, Jan Poelaert
      Pages 235-245
    4. Isidre Vilacosta, Victoria Cañadas, J. Alberto San Román, Philippe Vignon
      Pages 247-271
  8. Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Philippe Vignon, Bernard P. Cholley, Daniel De Backer, Michel Slama, Antoine Vieillard-Baron
      Pages 275-281
    3. Gorazd Voga, Daniel De Backer, Antoine Vieillard-Baron
      Pages 283-287
    4. James N. Kirkpatrick, Roberto M. Lang
      Pages 289-306
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 307-311

About this book


The hemodynamic evaluation of patients with acute circulatory failure and respiratory failure has in the past usually been performed using invasive procedures but in recent years less invasive monitoring devices have been introduced. Hemodynamic evaluation by echocardiography is based on the integration of simple indices that can be easily acquired within a few minutes at the bedside. Echocardiography can be used for both the diagnosis and the management of circulatory and respiratory failure. This book provides all the essential information required by readers in order to perform optimal hemodynamic management of the critically ill based on echocardiographic guidance. After an introductory section on basic principles, hemodynamic assessment using echocardiography is discussed in detail. The diagnosis and management of all types of circulatory and acute respiratory failure by means of echocardiography are then rigorously considered, and specific situations such as thoracic trauma and acute aortic syndrome are examined. The final section is devoted to future issues and applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel de Backer
    • 1
  • Bernard P. Cholley
    • 2
  • Michel Slama
    • 3
  • Antoine Vieillard-Baron
    • 4
  • Philippe Vignon
    • 5
  1. 1., Department of Intenisve CareErasme University HospitalBruxellesBelgium
  2. 2.Service d'Anesthésie-RéanimationHôpital Européen Georges PompidouParis CX 10France
  3. 3., Unité de Réanimation MédicaleCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireAmiens Cedex 1France
  4. 4.Ambroise Paré, Intensive Care & Reanimation UnitCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireBoulogne CedexFrance
  5. 5.Hôpital Dupuytren, Dépt. Soin IntensiveUniversité de LimogesLimogesFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-87954-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-87956-5
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