Applied Echocardiography in Coronary Artery Disease

by Ravi R Kasliwal, Manish Bansal

This chapter deals with the “Applied Echocardiography in Coronary Artery Disease”. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and its prevalence continues to increase in many parts of the world. The patients of CAD thus constitute a major chunk of the patients seen by cardiologists today. As coronary artery disease constitutes the largest number of patients in any cardiac department, echocardiography has emerged as a key investigation, something that is truly indispensable. However, echocardiography needs to be viewed in clinical context and therein lies the true significance of this book—from scientific thinking to practical demonstration for clinical decision making for the patients. The “Applied Echocardiography in Coronary Artery Disease” mainly textbooks of echocardiography describing the techniques and the role of echocardiography in all forms of cardiovascular diseases. This book is divided into two sections which comprise total 23 cases. The first section covers the echocardiographic techniques used in the evaluation of patients with coronary artery disease including assessment of left ventricular systolic function, assessment of left ventricular diastolic function in coronary artery disease, nonpharmacologic stress echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, pharmacologic stress echocardiography, etc. The second section discusses the clinical applications of acute coronary syndrome, stable coronary artery disease, chronic ischemic left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction, advanced heart failure, coronary artery diseases in pediatric age groups, coronary artery diseases in systemic illnesses and preclinical detection of atherosclerosis.

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Editor
1. Kasliwal Ravi R
2. Bansal Manish
Editor's Affiliation
1. Medanta Heart Institute, Medanta—The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2. Medanta—The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
ISBN
9789351529729
Speciality
Cardiology
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/12908
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2017
Pages
340
Book Type
Professional

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