Echocardiography for the Neonatologist - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443054808

Echocardiography for the Neonatologist

1st Edition

Editors: Jonathan Skinner Dale Alverson Susan Hunter
Paperback ISBN: 9780443054808
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 26th April 2000
Page Count: 256

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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.

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 Editors

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