Stress Echocardiography

  • Eugenio Picano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxxxvii
  2. Basic Principles, Methodology and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia A. Pellikka, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 3-18
    3. Branko Beleslin, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 19-36
    4. Vicente Bodì Peris, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 37-51
    5. Masaaki Takeuchi, Tonino Bombardini, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 53-68
    6. Miodrag C. Ostojic, Eugenio Picano, Aleksandra Arandjelovic
      Pages 69-86
    7. Nicola Gaibazzi, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 87-103
    8. Luigi P. Badano, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 105-119
    9. Ekkehard Grunig, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 121-140
    10. Fausto Rigo, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 141-161
    11. Eugenio Picano, Bogdan Alexandru Popescu
      Pages 163-176
  3. Stresses: How, When and Why

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Luc A. Piérard, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 179-195
    3. Wilson Mathias Jr., Eugenio Picano
      Pages 197-214
    4. Jorge Lowenstein, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 215-235
    5. Sharon L. Mulvagh, Sahar S. Abdelmoneim, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 237-257
    6. Edyta Plonska, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 259-267
    7. Quirino Ciampi, Ayana Arystan, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 291-302
    8. Miguel Angel Garcia-Fernandez, Pedro Marcos-Alberca, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 303-325
    9. Luc A. Piérard, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 327-350
    10. Rocio Toro, Eugenio Picano, Jose L. Zamorano
      Pages 351-359
    11. Aleksandar N. Neskovic, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 361-374
  4. New Technologies and New Diagnostic Targets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Jeane Mike Tsutsui, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 401-419
    3. Maurizio Galderisi, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 421-429
    4. Rosa Maria Bruno, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 431-448
  5. In Front of the Patient. Clinical Applications in Different Patient Subsets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449
    2. Leda Galiuto, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 485-507
    3. Jesus Peteiro, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 509-519
    4. Lauro Cortigiani, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 521-529
    5. Marco Guazzi, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 531-550
    6. Iacopo Olivotto, Stefano Nistri, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 551-568
    7. Leyla Elif Sade, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 569-584
    8. Patrizio Lancellotti, Philippe Pibarot, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 585-609
    9. Michael Henein, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 611-626
  6. Comparison with Other Imaging Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 627-627
    2. Thomas H. Marwick, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 629-642
    3. Paolo Marraccini, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 643-654
    4. Juerg Schwitter, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 655-671
    5. Roxy Senior, Eugenio Picano
      Pages 673-688
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 689-696

About this book


The sixth edition is enriched  by over 300 figures, 150 tables and a video-companion collecting more than 100 cases also presented in the format of short movies and teaching cartoons.This extensively revised and enlarged edition of this long-seller (first edition 1991) documents the very significant advances made since the fifth (2009) edition and is entirely written by Eugenio Picano, a pioneer in the field sharing his lifetime experience with the help of an international panel of 50 contributors from 22 countries representing some of the best available knowledge and expertise in their respective field. For a long time, the scope and application of stress echo remained focused on coronary artery disease. In the last years, it has exploded in its breadth and variety of applications. From a black-and-white, one-fits-all approach (wall motion by 2D-echo in the patient with known or suspected coronary artery disease) now we have moved on to a omnivorous, next-generation laboratory employing a variety of technologies (from M-Mode to 2D and pulsed, continuous, color and tissue Doppler, to lung ultrasound and real time 3D echo, 2D speckle tracking and myocardial contrast echo) 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 low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis).


coronary artery disease diagnosis echocardiography heart failure imaging prognosis stress ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Eugenio Picano
    • 1
  1. 1.CNR Pisa Ist. Fisiologia ClinicaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20957-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20958-6
  • Buy this book on publisher's site