Pediatric EchocardiographyCertification in congenital heart disease echocardiography presents unique challenges compared with certification of adult transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography. We report our experience in collaboratively developing an exam process that covers the size and age range of congenital heart patients, the varying professional backgrounds of echocardiography practitioners across the field and our approach to the challenge of introducing a pan-European certification endorsed by the major stakeholder groups; the European Association of Echocardiography EAE , the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology AEPC and the Grown Up Congenital Heart Working Group of the European Society of Cardiology ESC. In addition to the certification process, a comprehensive curriculum, teaching programme, and teaching courses have been developed. The instititution of a European certification process for echocardiography of congenital heart disease has proved feasible. Echocardiography is a key diagnostic technique for the diagnosis of congenital heart disease CHD.
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This comprehensive textbook on the echocardiographic assessment of pediatric and congenital heart disease has been updated for a second edition with an emphasis on new technologies. This highly-illustrated full-color reference contains over figures, and offers over video clips on a companion website. Fully updated, with new chapters on the assessment of the post-Fontan procedure patient and on pregnancy and heart disease Each lesion chapter includes new section highlighting the key elements of the echocardiogram s Written by experts from the leading centers around the world, with numerous new authors Revision emphasizes new technologies and quality of images Comprehensive content contains overview of ultrasound physics, discussion of laboratory set-up, protocol for a standard pediatric echocardiogram and quantitative methods of echocardiographic evaluation, including assessment of diastolic function Also includes special techniques and topics including 3D echocardiography, intraoperative echocardiography, and fetal echocardiography. Read more Read less. Amazon Outlet Store.
Interventional pediatric cardiology is a specialty of pediatric cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter-based treatment of congenital heart diseases. Cardiac catheterization involves the evaluation and manipulation of the heart and surrounding vessels through catheters place in peripheral vessels. In this chapter we begin by discussing the significant difference between adult and pediatric interventional cardiology. We will discuss basic hemodynamic measurements performed in cardiac catheterization and its application to congenital heart disease. Stent and balloon catheters are briefly discussed.
It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Editors: Wong , Pierre C. Transesophageal Echocardiography for Congenital Heart Disease represents a unique contribution as the only contemporary reference to focus exclusively on the clinical applications of transesophageal echocardiography TEE in congenital heart disease CHD. Written by numerous prominent specialists and renowned leaders in the field, it presents a comprehensive, modern, and integrated review of the subject in light of the cumulative experience and most recent advances in the technology. Topics related to CHD include: 1 physics and instrumentation of TEE, particularly as they apply to the structural evaluation; 2 specialized aspects of the examination, with emphases on technical considerations pertinent to both pediatric and adult patients with congenital cardiovascular pathology; 3 segmental approach to diagnosis and functional assessment; 4 extensive discussion of the TEE evaluation of the many anomalies encompassing the CHD spectrum; 5 use of the imaging modality in the perioperative and interventional settings; and 6 important aspects of 3D TEE evaluation.
Three-dimensional echocardiography 3DE has become a complementary echocardiographic modality in the management of patients with congenital heart disease. The technique has been applied to assessment of cardiac anatomy and quantification of cardiac function as well as peri-operative and interventional guidance.,