Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography

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Claire Colebourn, Jim Newton
Oxford University Press, Oct 26, 2017 - Medical - 200 pages
A brand new series from Oxford University Press, the Oxford Clinical Imaging Guides are specifically designed to help doctors master imaging techniques. Each guide explains the principles and practice of using imaging in an easy-to-read, highly-illustrated, and authoritative manner.

Acute and Critical Care Echocardiography is the first practical guide dedicated to helping doctors use transthoracic echocardiography to manage acutely and critically ill patients. The book provides readers with a grounding in theoretical evidence-based aspects of critical care echocardiography. Expert authors help the reader apply this knowledge on a daily basis via clear step-by-step techniques and a focus on problem-solving and safe practice.

The book is mapped to the new accreditation syllabus in Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography set by the British Society of Echocardiography, ensuring that it is relevant to professional standards and teaches doctors exactly what they need to know. Self-assessment questions help readers retain what they have learned and revise for exams.

An essential day-to-day reference and interactive guide, this unique book should never be far from the critical care medic's side.

 

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Contents

1 The subspecialty practice of critical care echocardiography
1
2 The left ventricle in critical illness
17
3 Interpretation and implication of diastolic dysfunction in critically ill patients
53
4 The right ventricle in critical illness
71
5 Valve disease in critical illness
93
6 The pericardium
123
7 Volume assessment and fluid responsiveness
143
8 Field guide to critical care echocardiography
159
Answers to multiple choice questions
171
Index
173
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Claire Colebourn, Consultant Medical Intensivist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK, Jim Newton, Consultant Cardiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Dr Claire Colebourn is a consultant physician working full time in critical care in a busy teaching hospital. She has a strong interest in education and set up the UK's first dedicated intensive care echocardiography training programme now in its seventh successful year. Dr Colebourn's involvement with creating a new accreditation process for the British Society of Echocardiography, to address the specific training needs of critical care clinician-echocardiographers, inspired her to write this book with alumni of the Oxford Critical Care Echo Fellowship and Dr Jim Newton who runs the program with her.

Dr Jim Newton is involved in all aspects of echocardiography and has a specialist interest in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of patients with valvular heart disease.

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