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AuthorSpindola-Franco, Hugo. author
TitleRadiology of the Heart [electronic resource] : Cardiac Imaging in Infants, Children, and Adults / by Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1985
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Descript 700 p. online resource


In this unprecedented era of revolutionary developments in clinical imaging, in no area of the body are dramatic breakthroughs better exemplified than in imaging of the heart. It is difficult for this writer to be objective about this work because he has watched its development in the exceptionally capable hands of a cardiovascular radiologist and a cardiovascular internist, functioning as an ideal amalgam in its preparation. In the process, the author of this Foreword has developed an unbounded enthusiasm for the content of the work. At the outset it must be stressed that the dramatic gains in the developยญ ment of new imaging modalities and the improvements in the old [e. g. , ulยญ trasonography, echocardiography, radionuclides, computerized tomography (CT), cineradiography, magnetic resonance (MR)] have changed our concepts about the anatomy of a number of organ systems. Anatomy and even physiology virtually are being rewritten. These changes apply particularly to the chest (mediastinum), biliary tract, central nervous system (brain), heart and great vessels and the hemodynamics of the cardiovascular system. The authors have demonstrated in this exhaustive treatise how far our understandยญ ing of the many cardiac abnormalities has progressed, made possible by the application of the new modalities and further advances in those already estabยญ lished, particularly echocardiography and radioisotope scanning. These deยญ velopments have altered and added significantly to our body of information, particularly in the many complex congenital anomalies and in coronary artery disease


1 Normal Heart and Great Vessels -- Normal Heart -- Cardiomegaly -- Pulmonary Vasculature -- 2 Introduction to Echocardiography -- Physical Principle -- Composite M-Mode Views (Arc Scans) -- Real-Time Two-Dimensional Imaging of the Heart -- Left Ventricular Performance -- Echocardiography Using Contrast Material -- Increased Pulmonary Artery Pressure -- Doppler Echocardiography -- 3 Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine -- Principles of Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine -- Ischemic Heart Disease -- Valvular Heart Disease -- Pediatric Applications -- Acknowledgment -- References -- 4 Ischemic Heart Disease -- Radiological Examination -- Coronary Arteriography -- Left Ventriculography -- Ischemic Heart Disease (Cont.) -- Interventional Radiology for Treatment of Ischemic Heart Disease -- Surgical Treatment of Ischemic Heart Disease -- Ischemic Heart Disease in the Young -- Appendix: Angulated Views of Coronary Artery Angiograms -- 5 Valvular Heart Disease -- Aortic Stenosis -- Bicuspid Aortic Valve -- Aortic Insufficiency -- Marfan Syndrome -- Mitral Stenosis -- Dysfunction of the Mitral Valve Secondary to Calcification of the Mitral Anulus -- Lutembacher Syndrome -- Mitral Insufficiency -- Mitral Valve Prolapse -- Infective Endocarditis -- Aortic Arteritis Syndromes: Takayasu Arteritis and Giant Cell Arteritis -- Ankylosing Spondylitis -- Rheumatoid Arthritis, the Reiter Syndrome, and Relapsing Polychondritis -- Syphilitic Aortitis -- Aortic Insufficiency Secondary to Systemic Hypertension -- 6 Cardiomyopathies -- Congestive Cardiomyopathy -- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy -- Restrictive Cardiomyopathy -- Endomyocardial Fibrosis -- Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies -- Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia -- Uhl Anomaly -- 7 Congenital Heart Disease -- Etiology of Congenital Heart Defects -- Incidence of Congenital Heart Defects -- Classification of Congenital Heart Defects -- Terminology Used Frequently to Describe Congenital Heart Defects -- Quantitation of Blood Flow, Size of the Shunt, and Vascular Resistance -- 7 Section 1 Systemic-to-Pulmonary Communications -- Atrial Level Communications -- Ventricular Level Communications -- Great-Vessel Level Communications -- 7 Section 2 Admixture Lesions -- Transposition of the Great Arteries -- Dextrotransposition of the Great Arteries -- Levotransposition of the Great Arteries -- Truncus Arteriosus Communis -- Single Ventricle -- 7 Section 3 Right Heart Obstruction -- Primary (Idiopathic) Pulmonary Hypertension -- Pulmonic Stenosis -- Idiopathic Dilatation of the Pulmonary Artery -- Supravalvar Pulmonic Stenosis -- Subvalvar Pulmonic Stenosis -- Stenosis of the Tricuspid Valve -- Ebstein Anomaly of the Tricuspid Valve -- Tetralogy of Fallot -- Double-Outlet Right Ventricle -- Double-Outlet Left Ventricle -- Pulmonary Atresia -- Tricuspid Atresia -- Cor Triatriatum Dexter -- 7 Section 4 Left Heart Obstruction -- Coarctation of the Aorta -- Pseudocoarctation of the Aorta -- Aortico-Left Ventricular Tunnel -- Congenital Aortic Insufficiency due to Absence of a Cusp of the Aortic Valve -- Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis (Williams Syndrome) -- Critical Valvar Aortic Stenosis in Infancy -- Subaortic Stenosis -- Shone Syndrome -- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome -- Congenital Mitral Stenosis -- Cor Triatriatum -- 7 Section 5 Abnormalities of the Great Vessels -- Double Aortic Arch -- Right Aortic Arch -- Left Aortic Arch -- Cervical Aortic Arch -- Interruption of the Aortic Arch (Steidele Complex) -- Pulmonary Artery Sling -- Ductus Arteriosus Sling -- Anomalous Origin of One Pulmonary Artery from the Ascending Aorta (Hemitruncus) -- 7 Section 6 Abnormalities of the Visceroatrial Situs -- Asplenia -- Polysplenia -- Anisosplenia -- 8 Neoplasms of the Heart -- 9 Diseases of the Pericardium -- Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade -- Constrictive Pericarditis versus Restrictive Cardiomyopathy -- Pneumopericardium -- Pericardial Cysts and Diverticula -- Congenital Absence of the Pericardium -- Ectopia Cordis -- 10 Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Heart -- Normal Cardiac Morphology -- Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease -- Acute Myocardial Infarction -- Cardiomyopathies -- Congenital Heart Disease -- Pericardial Diseases -- Potential of MRI in Cardiac Diagnosis -- References

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