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Comprehensive Textbook of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
by Robert M. Savage

Written by more than 100 internationally recognized experts, Comprehensive Textbook of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography is a definitive and comprehensive text/reference on intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.

It features 1,000 full-color echocardiograms and covers every aspect of intraoperative TEE, from physics and "knobology," to specific studies of cardiac valves and arteries, to the use of TEE in cardiac and noncardiac surgeries.

Major sections cover:

  • principles of echocardiography
  • intraoperative examination
  • critical care
  • coronary artery disease
  • valvular heart disease
  • thoracic aortic disease
  • congestive heart failure
  • interventional cardiovascular medicine
  • noncardiac surgery

Comprehensive Textbook of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography focuses on uses of TEE in surgical decision-making—preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative—and includes specific clinical recommendations.


Principles of Echocardiography

  1. Physics of echocardiography
  2. Digital echocardiography
  3. Imaging artifacts and pitfalls
  4. Optimising two-dimensional echocardiographic imaging

Intraoperative Examination

  1. Surgical anatomy of the heart: correlation with echocardiographic-imaging planes
  2. Comprehensive and abbreviated intraoperative TEE examination
  3. Updated indications for intraoperative TEE
  4. Organization of an intraoperative echocardiographic service: personnel, equipment, maintenance, safety, infection, and continuous quality improvement
  5. Outcomes in echocardiography: statistical considerations
  6. Assessment of global ventricular function
  7. Assessment of right ventricular function
  8. Assessment of regional ventricular function
  9. Diastolic dysfunction in the perioperative setting
  10. Assessment of the mitral valve
  11. Assessment of the aortic valve
  12. Assessment of the tricuspid and pulmonic valves
  13. Assessment of the thoracic aorta
  14. Assessment of the prosthetic valves
  15. Assessment of cardiac masses
  16. Assessment of congenital heart disease in the adult patient

Decision Making in Critical Care

  1. TEE in the critical care setting
  2. Assessment of perioperative hemodynamics

Surgical Decision Making in Coronary Artery Disease

  1. Assessment of myocardial viability
  2. Assessment in higher risk myocardial revascularization
  3. Assessment of the mitral valve in ischemic heart disease
  4. Assessment in off pump myocardial revascularization

Surgical Decision Making in Valvular Heart Disease

  1. Surgical consideration in Mitral and Tricuspid valve surgery
  2. Assessment in mitral valve surgery
  3. Surgical considerations in aortic valve surgery
  4. Assessment in aortic valve surgery

Surgical Decision Making in Major Vascular Disease

  1. Assessment of surgery of the aorta

Surgical Decision Making in Congestive Heart Failure

  1. Pathophysiology of patients with congestive heart failure
  2. Assessment of cardiomyopathies
  3. Surgical considerations in nontransplant surgery for congestive heart failure
  4. Assessment in surgical procedures for congestive heart failure
  5. Assessment of cardiac transplantation

Decision Making in Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine and Noncardiac Surgery

  1. Assessment in cardiac intervention
  2. Assessment for noncardiac surgery

Appendix: Charts and Graphs

Also available: Interactive TEE Review: Self-Assessment Examination CD

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Comprehensive Textbook of Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
by Robert M. Savage
2005 • 716 pages • $228.95 + shipping
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