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Table of Contents

1. First Things First

2. The Frontal Chest Radiograph

3. The Lateral Chest Radiograph

4. Assessment of Heart Size

5. Pulmonary Vasculature and Pulmonary Embolism

6. Heart Failure

7. The Thoracic Aorta

8. Localizing Prosthetic Valves

9. Mechanical Prosthetic Valves

10. Bioprosthetic Valves

11. Annuloplasty Rings

12. Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction

13. Percutaneous Heart Valves, Aortic and Other Stents, and Other Interventional Hardware

14. Radiographic Findings by Diagnosis: Cardiomyopathies

15. Radiographic Findings by Diagnosis: Valvular Heart Disease

16. Radiographic Findings by Diagnosis: Pericardial and Pleural Diseases

17. Radiographic Findings by Diagnosis: Coronary Artery Disease— Complications of Infarction

18. Radiographic Findings by Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Disease— Shunts and Closure Devices

19. Radiographic Findings by Diagnosis: Congenital Abnormalities and Obstructions— Pulmonary Stenosis and Coarctation of the Aorta

20. Radiographic Findings by Diagnosis: Situs and Complex Congenital Abnormalities

21. Radiographic Findings by Diagnosis: Other Congenital Abnormalities

22. Central Venous and Pulmonary Artery Catheters

23. Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

24. Percutaneously and Surgically Inserted Ventricular Assist Devices

25. Tubes and Drains

26. Postoperative Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

27. Cardiac and Vascular Calcification

28. Cardiac and Vascular Trauma

29. Clinical Uses of the Chest Radiograph



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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