Synopses & Reviews
The appropriate application of imaging procedures and accurate image interpretation are essential skills for the cardiologist. The ESC Council on Cardiovascular Imaging identified the need for a practical and yet comprehensive book covering all major imaging modalities. To achieve this goal, the distinguished Editors have assembled a team of imaging specialists who have provided a series of expertly written chapters. Each contains a series of carefully chosen images showing the full potential of modern cardiovascular imaging techniques. The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging has been designed as a clinically orientated reference, the main aim of which has been to define the role and clinical utility of different cardiovascular imaging modalities in the diagnostic workup of patients following a disease-based approach. Each section presents a structured review of the theory and practice of cardiac imaging, while detailing the application of different modalities in diagnosing cardiovascular disease. The associated website provides readers with access to the electronic version, enriching the user experience through inclusion of a large number of dynamic videos that demonstrate key aspects of cardiovascular imaging. Both videos and still images can be downloaded for use in the readers' own presentations, while the website also includes dynamic links to other important resources. This book and its associated website are therefore the ideal companion for all cardiologists, trainees and cardiovascular imagers wishing to advance their knowledge in this area.
From the reviews: "The book is organized into 8 sections addressing the major cardiovascular disease categories affected by cardiovascular imaging. ... One strength is the clinical images widely included throughout. ... Overall, The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging is a top-notch, authoritative, easily readable, clinically oriented textbook on state-of-the-art cardiovascular imaging. ... Educational institutions, trainees, clinical cardiologists, and practicing cardiovascular imagers would all benefit from having this textbook in their reference library." (Thomas F. Heston, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 304 (19), November, 2010) "'The book is clearly set-out, and the clinical nature of the chapter headings is very useful to those approaching the subject with precisely framed clinical questions. The images are plentiful, clear and with sufficient resolution to illustrate the points being made. ... A clear and comprehensive summary of the field of cardiac imaging. ... ESC endorsement makes this an essential text for trainee cardiologists."' (BMA Medical Book Awards, September, 2011)
"The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging" is a comprehensive guide to all forms of cardiovascular imaging. A disease based approach is followed and the book is comprised of 8 sections. Section 1 describes the imaging techniques available and Sections 2-8 describe the imaging modalities used to visualise cardiovascular diseases in seven main areas. Each section is subdivided into 2-7 chapters. The book is edited by four European opinion leaders in the fields of echocardiography, nuclear, CMR and CT imaging and has over 50 contributors, mainly from Europe. The printed version is complemented by a basic online version, accessible by means of a password, distributed with the book. The online version allows users to: download chapters for ease of use; provide links from all references to PubMed; allow searching of the text; and download figures and images for non-commercial use in PowerPoint presentations.
This comprehensive review of cardiovascular imaging is takes a diseased-based approach. A supplemental electronic version enhances reader experience by enabling keyword searching through the text, hyperlinked references, and image downloads.
Table of Contents
Echocardiography - basic principles.- New developments in Echocardiography.- Nuclear cardiology (PET and SPECT) - basic principles.- Hybrid Imaging: PET-CT and SPECT-CT.- Cardiac CT-basic principles.- CMR - basic principles.- Valvular Stenosis.- Valvular Regurgitation.- Valvular Prostheses.- Endocarditis.- Echocardiography and detection of coronary artery disease.- Nuclear Cardiology and detection of coronary artery disease.- MCST and detection of coronary artery disease.- CMR and detection of coronary artery disease.- Evaluation of systolic and diastolic LV function.- Echocardiography to assess viability.- Nuclear and MSCT to assess viability.- CMR to assess viability.- Imaging cardiac innervations.- Cardiac resynchronization therapy: selection of candidates.- Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Optimization and follow-up.- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.- Infiltrative cardiomyopathy.- Dilated cardiomyopathy.- Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/ dysplasia (ARVC/D).- Pericardial effusion and tamponade.- Constrictive pericarditis vs restrictive.- Peri-myocardial disease; Myocarditis.- Cardiac masses and tumors.- Role of Echocardiography.- Role of CMR and MSCT.- Role of Echocardiography.- Role of CMR.- Role of MSCT.