Echocardiography for the Neonatologist

1st Edition


  • Jonathan Skinner
  • Dale Alverson
  • Susan Hunter
    • Print ISBN 9780443054808

    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.


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    About the authors

    Jonathan Skinner

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Green Lane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

    Dale Alverson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    School of Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

    Susan Hunter

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Former Senior Lecturer, Honorary Fellow in Social Work, Department of Social Work, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK