Echocardiography for the Neonatologist

Edited by

  • Jonathan Skinner, MBChB, DCH, MRCP(UK), FRCPCH, MD, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Green Lane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dale Alverson, MD, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • Susan Hunter, BA Hons, PGDips Social Policy, Social Work. CQSW, Former Senior Lecturer, Honorary Fellow in Social Work, Department of Social Work, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

A practical resource on using echcardiography by the specialist in infants four weeks old and younger. Lavish illustrations, clinical examples, and practical advice provide an excellent companion to those applying echocardiography for infant care.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2000
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-05480-8


Table of Contents

Section I: Physics of Ultrasound and Imaging the Structurally Normal Heart.Part 1: Imaging. Physics, Principles and Safety of Ultrasound Scanning. Basic Features and Controls of an Ultrasound Scanner. Essential Cardiac Anatomy. Obtaining the Standard Echocardiographic Views. M-Mode Echocardiography. Part 2: Doppler Ultrasound. The Doppler Effect and Its Applications in Echocardiography. Normal Doppler Measurements in the Newborn. Assessment of Gradient and Regurgitation. Section II: Haemodynamic Assessment.Interatrial Shunting. Ventricular Function. Cardiac Output. Pulmonary Arterial Pressure. Ductal Shunting. Section III: Putting It Into Practice. A Logical Approach to Each Scan: Sequential Chamber Localisation. The Cyanosed Newborn. Excluding Structural Heart Disease. Evaluating the Infant withNon-Structural Heart Disease. Echocardiography and ECMO. The Infant with Heart Failure, Hypotension or Shock. Excluding Structural Heart Disease. Evaluating the Infant with Non-Structural Heart Disease. The Dysmorphic Baby and Other Congenital Heart Diseases. Miscellaneous Applications and Interesting Cases.