Echocardiography in Coronary Artery Disease

  • Cees A. Visser
  • Gerard Kan
  • Richard S. Meltzer

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gerard Kan, Cees A. Visser
    Pages 13-32
  3. Harvey Feigenbaum
    Pages 51-64
  4. Eugenio Picano
    Pages 65-75
  5. Folkert J. Ten Cate, Jan H. Cornel
    Pages 87-94
  6. Ioannis P. Panidis, Joel Morganroth
    Pages 95-106
  7. Gerard Kan, Gees A. Visser
    Pages 107-121
  8. Raimund Erbel, Claus Steuernagel, Karl J. Henrichs, Michael Drexler, Gerhard Schreiner, Bernd Henkel et al.
    Pages 123-148
  9. Patricia E. Assmann, Jos R. T. C. Roelandt
    Pages 149-159
  10. Cees A. Visser, Jacques J. Koolen, Gerard Kan
    Pages 161-174
  11. Ben J. M. Delemarre, Cees A. Visser
    Pages 191-209
  12. Jacques J. Koolen, Cees A. Visser, Joseph A. Odoom, Jan G. Kromhout, Harry B. Van Wezel, Arend J. Dunning
    Pages 227-234
  13. Tahor Tak, Joie P. Jones, Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola, Preminda P. A. N. Chandraratna
    Pages 235-254
  14. Gerard Kan, Cees A. Visser
    Pages 255-258
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 259-262

About this book


Some 25 years ago, the coronary care unit concentrated high technology and the acutely ill patients who might benefit from it in a single, recognizable space. Since then, that space and its technical equipment have changed, as has part of its population. Acute ischemia, silent and manifest, occurs within and outside of the coronary care unit as pain, arrhythmia, or pump failure. Its detection and treatment require the utilization of many diagnostic techniques and skills, not the least of which is two-dimensional Doppler echocardio­ graphy, which is gaining importance. Future developments, in tandem with computer technology, may add to this importance by enabling tissue identification, spatial representation, and Doppler flow mapping. This book describes the state of the art for the practicing clinician using Doppler echocardi?graphy at the bedside of patients with acute ischemic manifestations of coronary heart disease. The first requirement is to move from the echo laboratory to the coronary care unit, emergency department, operating room, or catheterization laboratory, using equipment suited for that purpose. The second, more trying imperative is to secure good cooper­ Ition between those treating the acutely ill patient and the investigator who interferes with his probes. If successful ceeding in both, rewarding results can be obtained, since echocardiography is a very sensitive and specific tool for recognizing and quantifying early ischemia.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Cees A. Visser
    • 1
  • Gerard Kan
    • 1
  • Richard S. Meltzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Medicine and Radiology and the Center for Biomedical UltrasoundRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8991-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1767-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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