Echocardiography for Intensivists

  • Armando Sarti
  • F. Luca Lorini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Ultrasound and Use of the Echo Machine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dionisio F. Colella, Paolo Prati, Armando Sarti
      Pages 3-18
  3. Standard Echocardiographic Examination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Armando Sarti, Simone Cipani, Costanza Innocenti
      Pages 21-39
    3. F. Luca Lorini, Carlo Sorbara, Sergio Cattaneo
      Pages 51-59
    4. Mauro Pepi, Gloria Tamborini
      Pages 61-72
  4. Essential Functional Echo-Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Armando Sarti, Claudio Poli, Silvia Marchiani
      Pages 75-90
    3. Luigi Tritapepe, Vincenzo De Santis, Massimo Pacilli
      Pages 91-97
    4. Luigi Tritapepe, Francesca Pompei, Claudio Di Giovanni
      Pages 99-104
    5. F. Luca Lorini, Stefania Cerutti, Giovanni Didedda
      Pages 105-112
    6. Luigi Tritapepe, Domenico Vitale, Roberto Arzilla
      Pages 113-120
    7. Massimo Milli
      Pages 121-124
    8. F. Luca Lorini, Marialuigia Dello Russo, Elena Pagani
      Pages 125-131
    9. F Luca Lorini, Alessandra Rizza, Francesco Ferri
      Pages 133-141
    10. Lorenzo Grazioli, F. Luca Lorini, Angelo Vavassori
      Pages 143-149
    11. Ilaria Nicoletti, Carla Avallato, Alessandro Locatelli
      Pages 151-164
    12. Irene Betti
      Pages 165-170
    13. Claudio Poli, Armando Sarti, Vanni Orzalesi
      Pages 171-176
    14. Roger L. Click
      Pages 177-182
    15. Roger L. Click
      Pages 183-187
    16. Roger L. Click
      Pages 189-195
    17. F. Luca Lorini, Cristian O. Mirabile, Moreno Favarato
      Pages 197-205
    18. F. Luca Lorini, Simona Marcora, Mariavittoria Lagrotta
      Pages 207-217
  5. Echocardiography in the ICU and OR: Basic and Advanced Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Carlo Sorbara, Alessandro Forti, F. Luca Lorini
      Pages 229-233
    3. Carla Avallato, Ilaria Nicoletti, Alessandro Locatelli
      Pages 235-243
    4. Paolo Voci, Luigi Tritapepe, Demetrio Tallarico, Luciano Agati
      Pages 245-248
    5. Michele Oppizzi, Marco Ancona, Rachele Contri
      Pages 249-255
    6. Armando Sarti, Simone Cipani, Massimo Barattini
      Pages 257-265
    7. Federica Marini, Carla Farnesi, Armando Sarti
      Pages 267-274
    8. Luigi Tritapepe, Cecilia Nencini, Demetrio Tallarico
      Pages 275-282
    9. Alessandro Locatelli, Carla Avallato, Ilaria Nicoletti
      Pages 283-287
    10. Luigi Tritapepe, Francesca Pacini, Maurizio Caruso
      Pages 289-295
    11. Michele Oppizzi, Rachele Contri
      Pages 297-312
    12. Gino Soldati
      Pages 313-320
    13. F. Luca Lorini, Bruno Rossetto, Francesco Ferri
      Pages 321-325
    14. Armando Sarti, Simone Cipani, Germana Tuccinardi
      Pages 327-332
    15. Fabio Sangalli, Lucia Galbiati, Roberto Fumagalli
      Pages 333-344
    16. Vanni Orzalesi, Silvia Marchiani, Armando Sarti
      Pages 345-347
    17. F. Luca Lorini, Lorenzo F. Mantovani
      Pages 349-354
    18. Michele Oppizzi, Marco Ancona
      Pages 355-366
  6. Ultrasound in the ICU: Other Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Simone Cipani, Silvia Marchiani, Armando Sarti
      Pages 377-378
    3. Antonio Franco, Cecilia Pelagatti, Laura Pera
      Pages 379-383
    4. Federica Marini, Paola Pieraccioni, Armando Sarti
      Pages 385-387

About this book


Echocardiography has become an invaluable tool in intensive care medicine because of its ease of use and instantaneous provision of precise information on cardiovascular functional anatomy at the bedside. This book contains all the information that readers will require in order to perform echocardiography and lung ultrasound, and to interpret the findings correctly, permitting optimal guidance of the hemodynamic management of unstable patients. Furthermore, lung ultrasound is dealt with for both diagnosis and treatment of respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation.


After an introductory chapter on the essential physics of ultrasonography, standard echocardiographic examination via both the transthoracic and the transesophageal approach is described. In the third section, the functional anatomy of all normal and pathologic thoracic structures as observed on echocardiography is presented in detail. A wide range of basic and advanced applications of echocardiography in the emergency and intensive care setting are then described. A final supplementary section considers further applications of ultrasound in the intensive care unit, such as ultrasound-guided vein cannulation, Doppler renal evaluation, transcranial Doppler, and lung and pleural ultrasound.


This superbly illustrated book has been specifically designed to meet the needs of all intensivists, emergency physicians, and anesthesiologists who intend to use ultrasound extensively to guide optimal management of the critically ill.


Critical Care Echocardiography Intensive Care Ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Armando Sarti
    • 1
  • F. Luca Lorini
    • 2
  1. 1.Ospedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reparto di Terapia IntensivaAzienda Sanitaria di FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  2. 2., Dipartimento di Anestesia e RianimazioneAz. Osp. Ospedali Riuniti di BergamoBergamoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2582-0
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2583-7
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