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Contrast Echocardiography in Clinical Practice

  • José Luis Zamorano
  • Miguel Angel García Fernández

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Pedro Marcos-Alberca, Manuel Rey Pérez, Rosa Rábago, José Luis Zamorano, Miguel Angel García Fernández
    Pages 1-18
  3. Viviana Serra, Miguel Angel García Fernández, José Luis Zamorano
    Pages 19-43
  4. Teresa López Fernández, Esther Pérez David, Mar Moreno Yangüela, José Luis Zamorano, Miguel Angel García Fernández
    Pages 45-68
  5. María J. Ledesma-Carbayo, Norberto Malpica, Andrés Santos, Miguel Angel García Fernández, Manuel Desco
    Pages 69-89
  6. Luciano Agati, Gianni Tonti, Gianni Pedrizzetti
    Pages 91-103
  7. Partho Sengupta, Bijoy K. Khandheria
    Pages 105-116
  8. Luis Moura, Miguel Angel García Fernández, José Luis Zamorano
    Pages 117-140
  9. Leopoldo Pérez de Isla, Miguel Angel García Fernández, José Luis Zamorano
    Pages 141-152
  10. José Azevedo, José Luis Zamorano, Miguel Angel García Fernández
    Pages 167-174
  11. Esther Pérez David, Teresa López Fernández, José Luis Zamorano, Miguel Angel García Fernández
    Pages 191-218
  12. William A. A. Foster, Jonathan R. Lindner
    Pages 251-261

About this book

Introduction

Echocardiography has now reached its maturity and plays a key role in the clinical assessment of cardiac function. However, its ability to assess myocardial perfusion remains a clinical challenge.

Myocardial contrast echocardiography is a technique that uses microbubbles. These microbubbles remain entirely within the intravascular space and their presence in any myocardial region denotes the status of microvascular perfusion within that region. During the last few years, a large number of research studies have been dedicated to this topic. The latest developments in echocardiographic techniques and second-generation contrast agents allow for the potential assessment of myocardial perfusion and provide an accurate endocardial border delineation.

In the present book, these new echocardiographic techniques dedicated to the assessment of myocardial perfusion are described in detail by experts from both sides of the Atlantic. Tips and tricks are included, explaining the basic concepts that are needed to understand and perform contrast echocardiography.

Keywords

Acute myocardial infarction Contrast agent Contrast echocardiography Coronary artery disease Imaging techniques Microbubbles cardiac function ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • José Luis Zamorano
    • 1
  • Miguel Angel García Fernández
    • 2
  1. 1.University Clinic San CarlosMadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyHospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónMadridSpain

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