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Echocardiography

  • Paola Kuschnir
  • Gustavo Avegliano
  • Marcelo Trivi
  • Ricardo Ronderos
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Part of the Learning Imaging book series (LEARN)

Abstract

From its first steps in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, echocardiography imaging, such as M-mode, 2-D echocardiography and cardiovascular Doppler, has made tremendous advances until today. From primitive equipment that encouraged creativity and imagination, to 3-D echo, which shows structures the way surgeons see them during cardiac surgery, it has been an unthinkable journey for the pioneers in echocardiography.

Nowadays, echocardiography is the most widely used imaging technique for the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. This expansion was the result of a number of advantages such as its non-invasive low-risk nature, easy transportation of equipment, simplicity, and low cost. Moreover, there has been considerable improvement in image quality as a result of the development of transesophageal echocardiography and the technological advance of transthoracic transducers.

Keywords

Mitral Valve Left Atrium Mitral Regurgitation Aortic Dissection Tricuspid Valve 
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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paola Kuschnir
    • 1
  • Gustavo Avegliano
    • 2
  • Marcelo Trivi
    • 3
  • Ricardo Ronderos
    • 4
  1. 1.Centro de Diagnóstico Enrique RossiBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Cardiac Imaging DepartmentInstituto Cardiovascular de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Research Group for Computational Imaging & Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine (CISTIB), Department of Information and Communication TechnologiesUniversitat Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Cardiac Imaging DepartmentInstituto Cardiovascular de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina

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