Atlas of Cardiac CT, by Allen J. Taylor, MD, is a practical cardiac imaging reference that provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of this modality. Inside you'll find user-friendly case-based structured sections that offer a brief clinical introduction, multiple CT images, highlights of strengths and pitfalls, brief commentary, and further suggested readings-equipping you with everything you need to know to obtain the best imaging results. Expert Consult functionality further enhances your reference power with convenient online access to the complete contents of the book-fully searchable-along with additional images and videos. Features a clinically oriented, case-based and evidence-based approach for coverage that you can readily apply in your daily practice. Offers the guidance of today's experts in cardiac CT, along with input of the editorial team behind Braunwald's Heart Disease, to ensure that you have only the best knowledge at your fingertips. Includes a final chapter, Which Modality for Which Disease, to help you determine the best imaging modality to use for a specific problem. Presents abundant high-quality images that clearly depict the use of cardiac CT and visually reinforce the text. Provides complete guidance on obtaining the best image quality possible and the avoidance of artifacts. Uses a consistent chapter format that makes it easy to find the information you need. Offers access to the complete contents online, fully searchable, along with additional images and videos, at expertconsult.com. Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.
This atlas is a comprehensive visual reference for the use of cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) containing photomicrographs, anatomic illustrations, tables, and charts paired with extensive legends and explanations that are supplemented by extensive research, peer-reviewed articles, and textbooks. In addition to providing historical perspective and current direction for CT, this new edition of Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 2e focuses on research involving coronary artery diseases and anomalies, congestive heart failure, atherosclerotic plaques and asymptomatic disease, as well as imaging techniques, including preparation, acquisition, and processing, involving the great vessels and carotids, the peripheral vasculature, and coronary and pulmonary veins. The increasing role of CT in the emergency room and in private cardiology practice is also reviewed thoroughly, making this an essential read for all involved in cardiac imaging, cardiology and emergency medicine.
The Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography includes photomicrographs, anatomic illustrations, tables, and charts paired with extensive legends and explanations, supplemented by extensive research, peer-reviewed articles, and textbooks. In addition to providing historical perspective and current directions for computed tomography, the atlas focuses on research involving coronary artery diseases and anomalies, congestive heart failure, atherosclerotic plaques and asymptomatic disease, as well as imaging techniques, including preparation, acquisition, and processing, involving the great vessels and carotids, the peripheral vasculature, and coronary and pulmonary veins. Also included is discussion of the role of computed tomography in the emergency room and in private cardiology practice.
This atlas comprehensively describes the application of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in real-world scenarios using 192 illustrative clinical cases. These imaging techniques are revolutionizing the diagnostic and therapeutic approach for cardiovascular patients and are progressively becoming viable sub-specialties among radiologists and cardiologists. Clinical Atlas of Cardiac and Aortic CT and MRI features clinically relevant case-based examples of how CT and MR imaging techniques can be applied to identify the pathological features of a range of acquired and congenital heart diseases. Using more than 1000 high-quality figures of distinctive CT and MR imaging features of most cardiovascular diseases, both acquired and congenital, it therefore provides a valuable resource for both specialist and non-specialist radiology/cardiology practitioners seeking to develop a deep understanding of how to recognize the features of a variety of heart diseases using CT and MR imaging techniques.
Interpret, Diagnose, and Treat with this Case-Based Atlas of Cardiac Images INCLUDES DVD WITH VIDEO SEGMENTS OF ABNORMAL READINGS Color Atlas and Synopsis of Cardiovascular MR & CT does more than help you interpret cardiac and vascular CT and MR images – it also provides valuable guidance on the diagnosis and management of patients undergoing those tests. Presented in a concise, easy-to-read design that is perfect for busy clinicians, the book features a comprehensive collection of more than 360 cardiac images and includes coverage of normal anatomy, radiographic anatomy, indications, contraindications, interpretations, and patient management. To add real-world clinical relevance, each topic includes case scenarios keyed to state-of-the-art illustrations. Many chapters open with a concise yet informative introduction, and each chapter concludes with references for further study. Color Atlas and Synopsis of Cardiovascular MR & CT opens with informative chapters on the fundamentals of cardiovascular magnetic resonance and the basics of coronary and cardiovascular computed tomography. Topics include: Ischemic Myocardial Disease Coronary Artery Disease Acquired Nonischemic Myocardial Disease Genetic Myocardial Disease Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Valvular Heart Disease The Aorta Congenital Heart Disease Cardiac Masses Pericardial Disease Pulmonary Hypertension
This atlas presents over 160 illustrations, with 116 in color, and illustrates the capacity of multidetector CT for the analysis of the anatomy of the coronary arteries. The multidetector CT scanner speeds diagnosis and treatment of patients. One of its many uses is to perform CT coronary angiography. Multidetector CT provides clear pictures and takes less time than other non-invasive techniques. The book is written by cardiologists and radiologists.
This new atlas represents a fresh fresh approach to cardiac anatomy, providing images of unparalleled quality, along with explanatory text, to show in vivo heart anatomy and explain the clinically relevant underlying anatomic concepts. In spite of amazing proliferation of information on the Internet and multiple websites filled with up-to-date information, there is no similarly detailed and systematic compilation of morphological imaging with CT. Organized for both systematic learning and to serve as a quick, yet detailed reference for specific clinical questions, this book is an invaluable resource for medical students and residents, cardiologists, and especially surgeons, interventionalists and electrophysiologists, who depend on ever more detailed imaging support in order to successfully perform increasingly complex coronary and noncoronary structural interventions and other procedures.
Based on advances in scanner and software technology, cardiovascular imaging with Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) is developing into an important clinical diagnostic tool. Combining the in-depth coverage of a text with the diagnostic utility of a manual, this book provides an introduction to the principles of MDCT for cardiovascular applications and provides detailed description of clinical findings. The book is accompanied by a CD that provides an additional series of movie clips illustrating selected findings.
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has become an important technique for the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. Technical advances have rendered both CT and particularly CMR highly effective for most applications, and unique in the evaluation of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. The number of investigations and publications on CMR on basic and clinical problems in cardiovascular diseases has exploded over the last years, and substantial gain of information on both new technical and clinical advances has been achieved. This combination of textbook and atlas contains the latest results and applications of CMR, including one chapter on the role of cardiovascular CT in clinical routine. - Comprehensive and clear description of MRI techniques and protocols for all types of cardiovascular examinations - Detailed description and discussion of every routine and new application of CMR for both clinical diagnosis and patient management as well as experimental investigations - Chapters written in a balanced and structured format regarding both disease description and experimental applications as well as results of CMR imaging - Thorough discussion of relevant recent and actual publications on the latest results of clinical and experimental investigations regarding CMR techniques and clinical application - Inclusion of important experimental topics like CMR studies in animals or cardiac magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and clinical issues like CMR-based follow-up of cardiovascular interventions, CMR assessment of pulmonary vascular diseases, incidental findings on CMR imaging, or the role of cardiac computed tomography as an alternative to CMR - Excellent and instructive figures and schematics to demonstrate the strength and high quality of CMR to detect abnormalities of structure and function of the heart and great vessels in a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders - Detailed and clear presentation of the knowledge by the authors, who are internationally renowned experts in the field of CMR imaging
The Essential Atlas of Cardiovascular Disease takes a comprehensive look at all pertinent areas of cardiovascular disease. This four-color atlas includes detailed legends and extensive reference listings for hundreds of illustrations, algorithms, schematics, and images. Topics covered include atherosclerosis, vascular disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, hypertension, valvular disease, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance), and many others. Supported by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, this atlas is an invaluable resource for primary care physicians, cardiologists, and all professionals involved in the study and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
This new case-based book fills a gap in the literature by guiding the reader through the challenging clinical problems encountered in daily practice. Each case presents the clinician with a complete patient work-up that includes clinical history, radiological and clinical findings, treatment summary and suggested readings. Ideal for radiology and cardiology residents, as well as experienced physicians, this text helps the reader arrive at a diagnosis for each clinical problem presented.
Computed tomography (CT) is seen increasingly to play a pivotal role in cardiovascular imaging, although a relatively new imaging technique compared to traditional methods of angiography. The flexibility, availability and clinical robustness of CT allows a comprehensive assessment of the patient's vasculature that can be matched only by more risky invasive procedures. The concept applies to all vascular regions of the human body, but, in particular, cardiac CT angiography is viewed as the potential modality of choice for primary cardiovascular risk stratification. This book presents the reader with a thorough grounding in the basics of cardiac CT, with particular reference to coronary artery disease. It is primarily a practical guide, reviewing basic techniques, optimization, data handling and reporting. The atlas is grounded firmly in a clinical context, comprehensively illustrated throughout and using detailed case studies to demonstrate the role of cardiac CT in a wide variety of clinical settings. This atlas is an essential reference for the hospital radiology department and for the trainee.
The aims and scope of this atlas include a complete review of the embryology of the normal heart, the normal cardiac anatomy along with a complete discussion of the terms and definitions used to identify and clarify both normal and abnormal anatomy. In addition, techniques of cardiac CT angiography as it pertains to imaging congenital abnormalities are discussed including radiation concepts and radiation saving techniques. The bulk of this book then goes on to completely review the field of adult congenital heart disease using text and more importantly a multitude of pictorial examples (in color and grey scale) to demonstrate the abnormalities. Drawings accompany each picture to better explain the example. Furthermore, difficult and complex anatomical examples are supplemented with digital images and movies to aid in illustrating and understanding the anatomy. Each general set of anomalies as well as each specific abnormality or set of abnormalities includes a concise and simple review of the embryology and epidemiology of the abnormality as well as a concise explanation of the anatomy of the abnormality. In addition, the methods to identify and recognize the abnormality by computed tomography is discussed. Finally, the prognosis and common treatment options for the anomaly are addressed within this comprehensive book.
Manage cardiovascular problems more effectively with the most comprehensive resource available! A trusted companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Therapeutics, 4th Edition addresses pharmacological, interventional, and surgical management approaches for each type of cardiovascular disease. This practical and clinically focused cardiology reference offers a balanced, complete approach to all of the usual and unusual areas of cardiovascular disease and specific therapies in one concise volume, equipping you to make the best choices for every patient. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Understand current approaches to treating and managing cardiovascular patients for long-term health, for complex problems, and for unusual cardiac events. Benefit from the substantial experience of Elliott M. Antman, MD, Marc S. Sabatine, MD, and a host of other respected authorities, who provide practical, evidence-based rationales for all of today's clinical therapies. Expand your knowledge beyond pharmacologic interventions with complete coverage of the most effective interventional and device therapies being used today. Easily reference Braunwald's Heart Disease, 9th Edition for further information on topics of interest. Make the best use of the latest genetic and molecular therapies as well as advanced therapies for heart failure. Cut right to the answers you need with an enhanced focus on clinically relevant information and a decreased emphasis on pathophysiology. Stay current with ACC/AHA/ESC guidelines and the best ways to implement them in clinical practice. Get an enhanced visual perspective with an all-new, full-color design throughout.
Internationally renowned cardiologists Drs. Catherine M. Otto and Robert O. Bonow help you to apply all of the latest scientific knowledge and clinical strategies with Valvular Heart Disease, a companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease. This indispensable resource for your everyday practice provides all of the knowledge you need to give your patients the most accurate diagnoses, the best possible heart disease treatment options, and the expert care they deserve. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Apply today's best medical and surgical approaches with comprehensive, expert guidance on today's full range of clinical heart disease treatments. Provide appropriate care to pediatric and pregnant patients with focused chapters on the unique needs of these special populations. Update your knowledge of these increasingly common heart diseases with brand-new chapters covering 3-dimensional anatomy of the aortic and mitral valves; clinical and genetic risk factors for calcific valve disease; risk assessment for aortic and mitral valve surgery; image-guided transcatheter valve procedures; optimal timing of valve interventions; state-of-the-art valve surgery; and much more. Apply the most current standards of practice with summaries of the ACC/AHA and new ESC valvular heart disease guidelines in each chapter. Vividly visualize heart valve anatomy and dysfunction, as well as important techniques and procedures, thanks to a multitude of detailed illustrations, full-color images, and online video content. Search the full text and access all the images online at Expert Consult.
A singular focus on the clinical aspect of cardiac arrhythmias, this biik makes it easy to apply today's most up-to-date guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. An expert author team provides clear, clinically focused guidance on all types of cardiac arrhythmias, including practical techniques for managing complex patients. Stay up to date with new chapters on molecular mechanisms of cardiac electrical activity, cardiac ion channels, ventricular tachycardia in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, epicardial ventricular tachycardia, ventricular arrhythmias in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ventricular arrhythmias in inherited channelopathies, ventricular arrhythmias in congenital heart disease, atrial arrhythmias in congenital heart disease, and complications of catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias. Including optical mapping of reentrant ventricular arrhythmias, 3-dimensional mapping of arrhythmias using different mapping and navigation modalities, and fluoroscopy images illustrating techniques for electrophysiologic catheter positioning, atrial septal puncture, and pericardial access. Gain a new understanding of hot topics such as mechanisms of arrhythmias, electrophysiologic testing, mapping and navigation modalities, ablation energy sources, sinus node dysfunction, conduction disturbances, atrial tachyarrhythmias, preexcitation syndromes and all types of ventricular and supraventricular tachycardias.
With its unique, singular focus on the clinical aspect of cardiac arrhythmias, Clinical Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease makes it easy to apply today's most up-to-date guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. An expert author team provides clear, clinically focused guidance on all types of cardiac arrhythmias, including practical techniques for managing complex patients. Find the information you need quickly with a consistent organization in all chapters, written to a template that shows every arrhythmia type in a similar manner. Access the fully searchable contents online at www.expertconsult.com, in addition to downloadable images and dynamic video clips. Fully understand the rationale for treatment of specific arrhythmias with practical techniques that are grounded in the most recent basic science. Stay up to date with new chapters on molecular mechanisms of cardiac electrical activity, cardiac ion channels, ventricular tachycardia in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, epicardial ventricular tachycardia, ventricular arrhythmias in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ventricular arrhythmias in inherited channelopathies, ventricular arrhythmias in congenital heart disease, atrial arrhythmias in congenital heart disease, and complications of catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias. View videos of 27 key techniques online, including optical mapping of reentrant ventricular arrhythmias, 3-dimensional mapping of arrhythmias using different mapping and navigation modalities, and fluoroscopy images illustrating techniques for electrophysiologic catheter positioning, atrial septal puncture, and pericardial access. Gain a new understanding of hot topics such as mechanisms of arrhythmias, electrophysiologic testing, mapping and navigation modalities, ablation energy sources, sinus node dysfunction, conduction disturbances, atrial tachyarrhythmias, preexcitation syndromes and all types of ventricular and supraventricular tachycardias.
Braunwald’s Heart Disease remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology. Edited by Drs. Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, and Peter Libby, this dynamic, multimedia reference helps you apply the most recent knowledge in molecular biology and genetics, imaging, pharmacology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and much more. Weekly updates online, personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, continuously keep you current on the most important new developments affecting your practice. Enhanced premium online content includes new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts. With sweeping updates throughout, and contributions from a "who’s who" of global cardiology, Braunwald’s is the cornerstone of effective practice. Continuously access the most important new developments affecting your practice with weekly updates personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, including focused reviews, "hot off the press" commentaries, and late-breaking clinical trials. Practice with confidence and overcome your toughest challenges with advice from the top minds in cardiology today, who synthesize the entire state of current knowledge and summarize all of the most recent ACC/AHA practice guidelines. Locate the answers you need fast thanks to a user-friendly, full-color design with more than 1,200 color illustrations. Search the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com. Stay on top of the latest advances in molecular imaging, intravascular ultrasound, cardiovascular regeneration and tissue engineering, device therapy for advanced heart failure, atrial fibrillation management, structural heart disease, Chagasic heart disease, ethics in cardiovascular medicine, the design and conduct of clinical trials, and many other timely topics. Hone your clinical skills with new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts at www.expertconsult.com.
Endorsed by the American Society for Preventive Cardiology! Preventive Cardiology - a new Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease - addresses the prevention and risk stratification of cardiovascular disease so that you can delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications. Drs. Roger Blumenthal, JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong discuss the full range of relevant considerations, including the epidemiology of heart disease, risk assessment, risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and developments in genetics and personalized medicine. This authoritative reference gives you the clinically relevant information you need for the effective prevention of cardiovascular disease. Recognize the factors for prevention and risk stratification around cardiovascular disease and effectively delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications, even for individual who are genetically predisposed. Effectively navigate full range of considerations in prevention from epidemiology of heart disease, biology of atherosclerosis and myocardial infraction, risk assessment—established risk factors and emerging risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and future directions—through genetics, personalized medicine, and much more. Tap into the expertise of prominent leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention with guidance from Drs. Roger Blumenthal—longtime director of the Framingham Heart Study—JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong. Gain a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of disease and the rationale for management through discussions of basic science. Apply current clinical practice guidelines to ensure optimal outcomes in both primary and secondary prevention.
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