This seventh edition of a widely-praised, successful book discusses all aspects of stress echocardiography
Written by the pioneer Eugenio Picano and other contributors from 20 different countries
Explains mainstream and emerging applications and provides comparisons with other cardiac imaging techniques
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Table of contents (43 chapters)
The Stresses: How, When, and Why
About this book
This is the seventh edition of a long-selling book (first edition 1991) that was translated into Italian, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, English. In the last ten years, stress echocardiography has exploded in its breadth and variety of applications. From a one-fits-all approach (wall motion by 2D-echo in the patient with known or suspected coronary artery disease), the field has progressed to an omnivorous, next-generation laboratory employing a variety of technologies (from M-Mode to 2D, from pulsed, continuous, color and tissue Doppler to lung ultrasound) on patients covering the entire spectrum of severity (from elite athletes to patients with end-stage heart failure) and ages (from children with congenital heart disease to the elderly with aortic stenosis). This new edition is enriched with over 300 figures, 150 tables and video-clips. In a societal and economic climate of increasing pressure for appropriate, justified and optimized imaging, stress echocardiography offers the great advantages of being radiation-free, relatively low cost, with minimal environmental impact, and with a staggering versatility: we can get more (information) with less (cost and risk).
The volume will be a tremendous aid to current best practices for all health operators who intend to use stress echocardiography and ultrasound for diagnosis and guidance of optimal management in their patients.
- coronary artery disease
- heart failure
Editors and Affiliations
Institute of Clinical Physiology of the National Research Council, Pisa, Italy
About the editor
Eugenio Picano, MD, PhD, obtained his Degree in medicine in 1981, to which a Cardiology fellowship, and a PhD in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology in Pisa University followed. Research Director in the Biomedicine Department of the National Research Council until June 2023. A clinical cardiologist with a strong background in cardiovascular imaging and multidisciplinary research, he has published 520 papers in peer-reviewed journals (h-index= 98 by Google Scholar as per January 30, 2023). He is recognized for contributions in stress echocardiography, medical radiation effects on doctors and patients, extravascular lung water detection by lung ultrasound and non-invasive biopsy of atherosclerotic plaque by tissue characterization techniques.
Book Title: Stress Echocardiography
Editors: Eugenio Picano
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-31061-4Published: 20 October 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-31064-5Due: 03 November 2024
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-31062-1Published: 19 October 2023
Edition Number: 7
Number of Pages: XXX, 672
Number of Illustrations: 56 b/w illustrations, 242 illustrations in colour