Contrast Echocardiography

  • Richard S. Meltzer
  • Jos Roelandt

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. An Introduction to Contrast Echocardiography

    1. Harvey Feigenbaum
      Pages 1-4
  3. Physical Properties and Theoretic Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Richard S. Meltzer, E. Glenn Tickner, Richard L. Popp, Jos Roelandt
      Pages 7-16
    3. Raymond Gramiak
      Pages 17-24
    4. E. Glenn Tickner, Richard S. Meltzer
      Pages 25-29
    5. George J. Rubissow, R. Stuart Mackay
      Pages 30-43
  4. Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Nelson B. Schiller, James A. Goldstein
      Pages 47-50
    3. Richard L. Popp, Charles R. Tucker
      Pages 51-58
    4. J. Roelandt, R. S. Meltzer, P. W. Serruys
      Pages 72-85
    5. Attilio Reale, Francesco Pizzuto
      Pages 86-96
    6. Patrick W. Serruys, Richard S. Meltzer, Jackie McGhie, Jos Roelandt
      Pages 97-114
    7. Lilliam M. Valdes-Cruz, Daniel R. Pieroni, Michael Jones, J.-Michel A. Roland, Jon P. Shematek
      Pages 153-162
    8. G. J. van Mill, A. J. Moulaert, E. Harinck
      Pages 163-178
    9. R. S. Meltzer, P. W. Serruys, J. Roelandt
      Pages 192-202
    10. E. J. Meijboom, M. H. Gewitz, D. C. Wood, W. W. Fox
      Pages 203-213
    11. David J. Sahn, Stanley J. Goldberg, Hugh D. Allen, Lilliam M. Valdes-Cruz
      Pages 214-234
    12. Stewart Hunter, George R. Sutherland
      Pages 278-286
  5. Future Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Anthony N. DeMaria, William Bommer, Julia Rasor, E. Glenn Tickner, Dean T. Mason
      Pages 289-297
    3. Donald J. Hagler, Abdul J. Tajik, James B. Seward, Erik L. Ritman
      Pages 298-303
    4. Richard S. Meltzer, Charles T. Lancée, Jos Roelandt
      Pages 304-312
    5. Stanley J. Goldberg, Lilliam M. Valdes-Cruz, Hugh D. Allen
      Pages 325-329
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-335

About this book


Why a book on contrast echocardiography? Over the past dozen years enough experience has accumulated to warrant a more extensive treatment of this method. Furthermore, there are new developments that suggest increased clinical utility for contrast echocardiography in the future. This book aims to summarize the "state of the art" for those interested in echocardiography - presumably mainly cardiologists, but here and there those of a more technical bent will find useful information as well. We feel that a more basic understanding of microbubble dynamics is necessary to advance research for such applications as transmission through the lungs, videodensitometric quantitation of cardiac output, intracardiac shunts, etc. All of these topics are extensively dealt with. The reader will note that many of the clinical chapters are written by pediatric cardiologists. This is only natural, since shunt detection and analysis of flow relationships are relatively more important in congenital heart diseases, and cur­ rently represent the most important uses for contrast echo cardiography in day-to­ day practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard S. Meltzer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jos Roelandt
    • 1
  1. 1.ThoraxcenterErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Mt. Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7472-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7470-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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