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Core Topics in Transesophageal Echocardiography


  • 341 b/w illus. 160 colour illus. 50 tables
  • Page extent: 428 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 1.32 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 616.1/207543
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RC683.5.T83 C67 2010
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Transesophageal echocardiography
    • Echocardiography, Transesophageal--methods
    • Heart Diseases--ultrasonography

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521731614)

Core Topics in Transesophageal Echocardiography is a highly illustrated, full color, comprehensive clinical text reviewing all aspects of TEE. The text has been written particularly for those who are seeking accreditation in TEE. Section 1 includes chapters on first principles including cardiovascular anatomy, safety issues, indications and contraindications for use, US technology and physics and the details of image acquisition and interpretation in a variety of routine pathologies. Section 2 chapters discuss the use of TEE in a variety of more demanding clinical conditions including valve disease, complex ischaemic heart disease, the use of TEE in critical care and emergency settings, new echocardiography technologies, and TEE reporting. An outstanding free companion website ( contains numerous TEE video clips showing both normal and pathological states. Written by leading TEE experts from EACTA and EAE, this is an invaluable practical resource for all clinicians involved in the care of cardiac patients.

• Amazing free companion website containing numerous video clips of TEE sequences in normal and disease states - an invaluable aid to diagnosis! • Written by leading TEE experts from EACTA and EAE, the key societies involved in training clinicians in TEE • Practical and highly illustrated in full colour throughout


Preface; Part I. Fundamentals of Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography: 1. Introduction, indications, training and accreditation in transesophageal echocardiography Rob Feneck and Marco Ranucci; 2. Basic principles of echocardiographic imaging and Doppler techniques Joachim Erb; 3. Safety and complications: probe maintenance Rob Feneck; 4. The transesophageal echo examination Rob Feneck and Luca Lorini; 5. Transesophageal echo assessment of normal valves Dominique Bettex and Pierre-Guy Chassot; 6. Aortic valve disease Justiaan Swanevelder; 7. Mitral valve disease John Kneeshaw; 8. The tricuspid and pulmonary valves, and pulmonary artery Alfredo Pazzaglia and Patrick Wouters; 9. Left ventricular systolic and diastolic function Fabio Guarracino; 10. The right ventricle Patrick Wouters; Part II. Practical Issues in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography: 11. Cardiac masses and pericardial disease Rob Feneck; 12. Diseases of the thoracic aorta Rob Feneck and A. Wielogorski; 13. Haemodynamic assessment Marco Ranucci and Alfredo Pazzaglia; 14. TEE and ischemic heart disease; 14a. Myocardial Patrick Wouters; 14b. Off-pump surgery Sean Bennet; 14c. Left ventricular reconstruction Marco Ranucci, Serenella Castelvecchio and Marisa Di Donato; 15. Cardiomyopathies Justiaan Swanevelder; 16. TEE in mitral valve repair Fabio Guarracino; 17. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography in aortic valve surgery Justiaan Swanevelder; 18. Infective endocarditis John Kneeshaw and Rob Feneck; 19. Prosthetic valves John B. Chambers; 20. Adult congenital heart disease Mario Carminati, Diana Negura, Luciane Piazza and Massimo Chessa; 21. TEE in critical and emergency care Luca Lorini and Eric Sloth; 22. New technologies in echocardiography Heinz Tschernich; 23. TEE reporting Kamen Valchanov and John Kneeshaw; Index.


'… a reasonably comprehensive, well-written and well-illustrated review of TOE practice. This textbook will be of interest to both novice and experienced practitioners, and to those preparing for accreditation examinations …' Ultrasound

'For the past month I have taken Core Topics to the clinic rather than my usual reference text. The book has answered all questions that have arisen during the course of the list … I have no hesitation in recommending this book. It should be of interest to both cardiac anaesthetists and cardiologists, particularly but by no means exclusively, those working towards an accreditation exam.' British Journal of Anaesthesia


Rob Feneck, Marco Ranucci, Joachim Erb, Luca Lorini, Dominique Bettex, Pierre-Guy Chassot, Justiaan Swanevelder, John Kneeshaw, Alfredo Pazzaglia, Patrick Wouters, Fabio Guarracino, A. Wielogorski, Marco Ranucci, Sean Bennet, Serenella Castelvecchio, Marisa Di Donato, John B. Chambers, Mario Carminati, Diana Negura, Luciane Piazza, Massimo Chessa, Eric Sloth, Heinz Tschernich, Kamen Valchanov

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