Evaluation of Cardiac Function by Echocardiography

  • Walter Bleifeld
  • Sven Effert
  • Peter Hanrath
  • Detlef G. Mathey
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. S. Effert
    Pages 1-12
  3. N. Bom
    Pages 13-21
  4. J. Roelandt, F. J. ten Cate, P. D. Verdouw, A. H. Bom, J. A. Vogel
    Pages 36-43
  5. G. Autenrieth, C. Angermann, F. Goss, H.-D. Bolte
    Pages 52-56
  6. G. J. Leech, A. Leatham
    Pages 89-96
  7. E. Köhler, C. Neuhaus, J. Thurow, V. Bluschke, H. Kuhn, R. Körfer et al.
    Pages 101-109

About these proceedings

Introduction

Echocardiography has recently become one of' the most important techniques in clinical cardiology. The major advantage of this method is its noninvasive nature enabling us to apply it under a widespread variety of clinical conditions. In the late 1960s, when research and clinical application of echo cardiography were started, and during the first decade investigations were mainly focused on the morphology of the valves and the chambers of the heart. The introduction of two-dimensional echocardiography was a major breakthrough in visualizing different portions of the heart. How­ ever, the poor resolution of the first devices provided only little qualitative information. With the introduction of phased array 2-D-echo-devices yielding better results and the application of computer techniques for the processing of M-mode and two-dimensional echo cardiograms, a great amount of qualitative information has become available to describe not only the morphology, but also the dynamic function of the heart in a noninvasive manner. This volume summarizes the lectures held at the International Symposium on Echocardiography, Hamburg, September 1978, endeavoring to review the current state of knowledge with regard to echo cardiography in the experimental and clinical setting. We herewith thank all lecturers, who have contributed to the publication and the Pharma-Schwarz Company which enabled us to organize this meeting by a generous subsidy.

Keywords

Function cardiac function cardiology computer echocardiography heart

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Bleifeld
    • 1
  • Sven Effert
    • 2
  • Peter Hanrath
    • 3
  • Detlef G. Mathey
    • 3
  1. 1.Universitätskrankenhaus EppendorfHamburg 20West-Germany
  2. 2.Abteilung Innere Medizin I der Medizinischen FakultätRWTH AachenAachenWest-Germany
  3. 3.II. Medizinische KlinikUniversitätskrankenhaus EppendorfHamburg 20West-Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-67626-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67628-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67626-0
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