Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography

ISBN : 9780198749288

Anthony McLean; Stephen Huang; Andrew Hilton
392 ページ
219 x 276 mm

Advanced critical care echocardiography brings many benefits to critical care medicine. For those wishing to practice echo at a more advance level, it is necessary to master the theoretical aspects. The Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography provides a physiological and evidence-based reference guide to the principles and techniques of advanced echocardiography. Both transoesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography are addressed and over 300 videos, 470 figures and, 140 mcqs are included making this an ideal adjunct for courses for intensivists.

The foundations of advanced echocardiography are outlined before specific assessment methods of critical care echo are provided. In reality, most critically ill patients do not suffer only one clinical problem so a section on integrated techniques explains how to answer both common and unexpected critical care questions. Finally the re use of echocardiography in critical care is explored. Important reference values for clinical use can be accessed easily in the appendices.

The Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography includes access to online-only content, consisting of videos, figures and multiple choice questions that can be used to reinforce understanding. This online material can be accessed by activating your unique access code.

Authored by an international team of expert practitioners this textbook reflects the International Consensus Statement on Training Standards for Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography. Designed for trainees and consultants, this resource provides comprehensive and integrated coverage of all aspects of advanced critical care echo.


PART I: General principles

1 Basic doppler principles

2 Common doppler artefacts and pitfalls

3 Haemodynamics for echocardiography

4 Cardiac mechanics

5 Heart-lung interactions

PART II: Echo assessments

6 Left ventricular systolic function

7 Left ventricular diastolic function

8 Right Ventricular Function

9 Pulmonary hypertension

10 Preload and fluid responsiveness

11 Cardiac output measurement

12 Pericardial Effusion & Cardiac Tamponade

13 Dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction

14 Valvular stenosis

15 Valvular Regurgitation

16 16 Adult Congenital Heart Disease

17 Miscellaneous

Part III: Integrative Approach

18 Hypotension

19 Acute Pulmonary Embolism

20 Septic shock

21 Acute respiratory failure

22 Chest pain

23 Post-cardiac surgery

24 Trauma

25 Mechanically ventilated patients

Part IV: Future Developments

26 Strain, twist and torsion in left ventricular assessment

27 Strain imaging in right ventricle assessment

28 Contrast echocardiography

29 3D Echocardiography in the Intensive Care

30 Accreditation in Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography


Anthony McLean. BSc(Hons),MBChB (Otago), MD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FCICM, MRACMA. Head of Nepean Intensive Care Medicine and Professor with the University of Sydney, his research background ranges from critical care echocardiography and heart failure to genomics of sepsis in critically ill patients. An ardent educator in critical care echocardiography he is involved in regular basic and advanced workshops, in addition to haemodynamic workshops, both nationally and internationally. A lead clinician of both a busy Intensive Care Unit and medium sized echocardiography laboratory performing over 4500 studies annually, this mix has led to a range of research studies relevant to the haemodynamic unstable patient population. He leads a team of enthusiastic and dedicated clinicians pushing the boundaries of the use of echocardiography in the critical care setting.; Stephen Huang received his PhD in Physiology and is a Professor at the University of Sydney Medical School. He works at the Nepean Hospital Intensive Care Unit and is an accredited echocardiographer. He has 20 years of experience in teaching critical care echocardiography and is a renowned teacher and trainer worldwide. He is the co-author of Critical Care Ultrasound Manual, a popular basic critical care ultrasound textbook. Stephen's research interest is in critical care echocardiography and haemodynamics, and has published numerous papers in the field.; Andrew Hilton is Intensive Care Specialist and Deputy Director Austin ICU, Melbourne, Australia. He has over 25 years experience in perioperative and critical care echocardiography, including extensive experience in teaching echocardiography in the critical care environment. Over this time, he has been involved in many echocardiography workshops, courses and forums, and related research. He is particularly interested in echo-physiology and translating the rigor and methods of traditional cardiology based echocardiography to the fluid and dynamic critical care context. Other interests include echocardiographic assessment and guided treatment of acute heart failure, and optimisation of extracorporeal circulatory support. He is also an examiner for the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (Critical Care) for the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine.