Practical Perioperative Transoesophageal Echocardiography, 3rd edition, is a concise guide to the use of transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) for patients undergoing cardiac surgical and ...
Practical Perioperative Transoesophageal Echocardiography, 3rd
edition, is a concise guide to the use of transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) for patients undergoing cardiac surgical and interventional cardiological procedures. The text is aimed at anaesthetists and cardiologists, particularly those in training and those preparing for examinations. Three-dimensional imaging is integrated throughout the text. New to the third edition are chapters on mitral valve repair, aortic valve repair, TOE in the interventional catheter laboratory, and TOE assessment of pericardial disease. The first three chapters address the fundamentals of ultrasound imaging: physical principles, artefacts, image optimization, and quantitative echocardiography. Chapters 4 and 5 cover standard views, anatomical variants, and cardiac masses. Chapters 6 and 7 address left ventricular systolic and diastolic function, respectively. The subsequent eight chapters form the core of the book and deal with the cardiac valves and the thoracic aorta. Emphasis is placed on those aspects relevant to cardiac surgery; therefore, the mitral and aortic valves are afforded particular prominence. The role of three-dimensional imaging for the mitral valve is highlighted. Chapter 17 covers the emerging role of TOE for patients undergoing procedures in the catheter laboratory and covers topics such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement and edge-to-edge mitral valve repair. Chapter 18 provides an overview of the common congenital abnormalities encountered in adults. Two chapters address the important subjects of thoracic transplantation and mechanical cardiorespiratory support. Finally, Chapter 21 brings many threads from previous chapters together to describe the role of TOE in assessing haemodynamic instability.Less