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Easy-to-use, handheld echocardiographic equipment has recently become a reliable, faster, lower-cost initial assessment option for cardiologists and other healthcare providers. Point-of-Care Echocardiography: A Case-Based Visual Guide clearly explains and demonstrates how to incorporate and effectively employ this new technology in your practice. Real-life images from actual outpatient consultations and in-patient evaluations provide step-by-step guidance on using handheld echo to arrive at a definitive diagnosis and/or to exclude other possible diagnoses.
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SECTION 1 Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology Review 1

1 Cardiac Anatomy 2

2 Cardiac Vascular Connections, Anatomy, and Ultrasound Imaging 5

3 Cardiac Physiology 17

SECTION 2 Handheld Echocardiography Devices and Cardiac Imaging

Techniques 21

4 Handheld Echocardiographic Devices and Imaging Features 22

5 How to Perform Ultrasound of the Heart and its Arterial

and Venous Connections 25

6 Normal Echocardiogram 33

SECTION 3 Cardiovascular Case Studies Diagnosed With Handheld

Echocardiography 43

7 Case 1-A 70-Year-Old Man With Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation 44

Case 2-Tight Wedding Ring on a 68-Year-Old Man With Dilated

Cardiomyopathy and New Onset Atrial Fibrillation 50

Case 3-Resuscitated Cardiac Arrest After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

Surgery and Mitral Valve Repair for Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation (MR) 56

8 Case 1-A 72-Year-Old Man With Dysphagia, Dyspnea, and Ankle Edema 60

Case 2-A 78-Year-Old Man With Dysphagia and Known Coronary Artery

Disease 66

9 Case 1-A 75-Year-Old Woman With Known Advanced Cardiomyopathy

Presents to the Emergency Department With Recurrent Dyspnea 70

Case 2-78-Year-Old Man With Lower Extremity Edema, Dyspnea, and Weight

Gain During a Long Cruise 76

Case 3-A 53-Year-Old Female With New Onset Heart Failure 83

Case 4-A 56 year old woman with dyspnea and chest pain 90

10 Case 1-62-Year-Old Man for General Medical Evaluation 97

Case 2-An 81-Year-Old Man Undergoing Workup for Transcutaneous Aortic

Valve Replacement (TAVR) for Severe Aortic Stenosis Presents With Severe

Dyspnea 104

Case 3-Incidental Finding on CT Chest Screening for Lung Cancer in a

56-Year-Old Woman 110

11 Case 1-An 85-Year-Old Man With Remote Aortic Valve Replacement

Presents With Dyspnea 117

Case 2-A 65-Year-Old Man With Dyspnea Status Post TAVR and TMVR 124

Case 3-An 86-Year-Old Man Post TAVR Presents With Dyspnea 131

12 Case 1-A 72-Year-Old Man With Fatigue After Mitral Valve Replacement 137

13 Case 1-Cardiology Consult Before Noncardiac Surgery for Brain Tumor 144

Index 150

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