Pericardial Diseases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416052746, 9781437721539

Pericardial Diseases

1st Edition

Clinical Diagnostic Imaging Atlas with DVD

Authors: Stuart Hutchison
eBook ISBN: 9781437721539
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 10th December 2008
Page Count: 288

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Often times the symptoms of pericardial disease such as fever, chest pain, and shortness of breath are non-specific, making an accurate diagnosis a challenging task. Now, you can detect and treat pericardial disease in time to save many more patients. This title in the brand-new Clinical Diagnostic Imaging Atlas Series offers you authoritative guidance from a well-known cardiologist and imaging expert about when and how to perform the latest diagnostic imaging tests, interpret the results, and effectively treat the emergency. Detailed discussions of hot topics, full-color illustrations, and a DVD of procedural video clips, animations, and downloadable image libraries help you provide fast, appropriate treatment for each challenging case you face.

Key Features

  • Offers detailed advice on when and how to screen for the most prevalent but often difficult-to-diagnose pericardial diseases to help you improve care and increase survival rates.
  • Discusses the hottest topics in pericardial disease, including imaging of the pericardium • pericarditis• pericardial effusions • pericardial tamponade • pericardial constriction • masses and encasement of the pericardium • pneumopericardium • and more that help you quickly diagnose the non-specific symptoms associated with pericardial disease.
  • Presents 49 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 100 hundred 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. Anatomy and Physiology of the Pericardium

Chapter 2. Physical Diagnosis of Pericardial Diseases

Chapter 3. Imaging of the Pericardium

Chapter 4. Acute Pericarditis

Chapter 5. Pericardial Effusions

Chapter 6. Pericardial Tamponade

Chapter 7. Pericardial Fluid Drainage

Chapter 8. Intrapericardial Thrombus

Chapter 9. Pericardial Constriction

Chapter 10. Pericardial Constriction Variants

Chapter 11. Congenital Absence of the Pericardium

Chapter 12. Pericardial Cysts

Chapter 13. Pericardial Masses, Tumors and Pericardial Encasement

Chapter 14. Pneumopericardium


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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