Key Features

  • Offers detailed advice on when and how to screen for the most prevalent but often difficult-to-diagnose aortic disease to help you improve care and increase survival rates.
  • Discusses the hottest topics in aortic disease, including imaging of the aorta acute aortic dissection and late complications intramural hematomas thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms TEVAR/EVAR procedures coarctation of the aorta traumatic disruption of the aorta and more that prepare you to quickly diagnose and manage even the most difficult cases.
  • Presents 101 fully illustrated case presentations with teaching points that make information easy to understand and digest.
  • Addresses the advantages and limitations of chest radiology, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac CT, MR, angiography, and nuclear cardiology techniques so you can quickly determine the best imaging approach.
  • Includes supporting evidence and current AHA/ACC guidelines for more accurate interpretations of your imaging findings.
  • Uses a consistent, easy-to-follow chapter format that includes topic overview, an outline of imaging/diagnostic options, and case-based examples to make reference easy.
  • Provides more than 400 full-color illustrations for expert visual guidance.
  • Includes a bonus DVD containing hundreds of videos of techniques and animations that show you what to look for and how to proceed as well as downloadable image libraries for use in electronic presentations.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Aortic Physiology and Function: Anatomic and Histologic Considerations

Chapter 2. Anatomic Variants of the Aorta

Chapter 3. Examination and Imaging of the Aorta

Chapter 4. Acute Aortic Dissection

Chapter 5. Aortic Intramural Hematoma

Chapter 6. Late Complications of Aortic Dissection

Chapter 7. Aortic Complications of Catheterization, Surgery and Instrumentation

Chapter 8. Aortic Atheromatous Disease: Plaques, Debris and Obstruction

Chapter 9. Aortic Atheromatous Disease: Thrombosis, Thromboembolism and Atheroembolism

Chapter 10. Aortic Atheromatous Disease: Ulcers and Penetrating Aortic Ulcers

Chapter 11. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

Chapter 12. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Chapter 13. Endovascular Aortic Repair

Chapter 14. Diseases of the Aortic Root

Chapter 15. Congenital Bicuspid Aortic Valve-Associated Aortopathy

Chapter 16. Coarctation and Atresia of the Aorta

Chapter 17. Marfan Syndrome

Chapter 18. Traumatic Disruption of the Aorta

Chapter 19. Tumors of the Aorta

Chapter 20. Infectious and Mycotic Aneurysms

Chapter 21. Noninfectious Aortitis: Takayasu’s Disease

Chapter 22. Noninfectious Aortitis: Giant Cell Aortitis, SLE, and Other Aortitides


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About the author

Stuart Hutchison

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Departments of Cardiac Sciences, Medicine and Radiology, University of Calgary; Director of Echocardiography, Foothills Medical Centre and Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada