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Fetal Echocardiography

A Practical Guide

ISBN: 9780521695206
ISBN: 9780521695206

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A Practical Guide

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Fetal Echocardiography is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guide to fetal heart scanning for anyone involved in obstetric ultrasound. Authored by a leading pediatric cardiologist with over 30 years of experience, it brings together all the information needed by cardiologists, obstetricians, sonographers or maternal-fetal medicine clinicians in order to obtain clear, high-quality echocardiograms and interpret them. Initial chapters provide the basic principles of echocardiography and how to obtain the standard views, giving numerous illustrations of each standard view and the possible deviations from normal. Subsequent chapters present a complete pictorial representation of almost all malformations recognised in fetal life. An overview of the likely outcome of each malformation is given, backed up by personal data involving nearly 4000 abnormal fetal hearts. Additional chapters cover Fetal Arrhythmias and Early Fetal Heart Scanning. Highly illustrated and full of practical guidance, Fetal Echocardiography is an invaluable resource for all practitioners involved in obstetric scanning.

  • Shows all the standard heart views and the possible variations from normal: provides a quick reference to the possible diagnoses when a specific difference from normal is seen on a scan
  • Gives images of almost all abnormal findings a practitioner will ever see: can be used to compare with a patient scan to reach a diagnosis
  • Utilizes authors extensive experience to show normal images and all known abnormalities: this is the most valuable aid to diagnosis
  • Outlines the prognosis for each defect: gives the clinician an indication of the seriousness of the abnormality and its impact on the fetus


Section 1: Physiology of Cardiovascular response to exercise and cardiac remodelling
1.1 – Cardiovascular induced by exercise
1.1.1: Physiology of exercise, Sanjay Sharma and Andrew DSilva
1.2 – Long term adaptation to exercise: athletes heart and vascular adaptations
1.2.1: Structural and functional adaptations in the athletes heart, Stefano Caselli and Antonio Pelliccia
1.2.2: Impact of sporting discipline, gender, ethnicity and genetics on the athletes heart, Nabeel Sheikh
1.2.3: The athletes heart in children and adolescents, Graham Stuart and Guido E Pieles
1.2.4: The vascular remodelling, Stephan Gielen, M. Harold Laughlin, and Dirk J. Duncker
Section 2: Clinical evaluation of the athletes heart
2.1 – History and physical examination
2.1.1: History and physical examination, Maurizio Schiavon, Domenico Corrado, and Alessandro Zorzi
2.2 – The electrocardiogram in the athlete
2.2.1: The electrocardiogram in the athlete, Alessandro Zorzi and Domenico Corrado
2.2.2: Common ECG patterns of the athletes heart, Ricardo Stein and Victor Froelicher
2.2.3: Overlap ECG patterns in athletes heart and cardiomyopathies, Michael Papadakis and Harshil Dhutia
Section 3: Additional testing in the evaluation of the athletes heart
3.1 – Exercise testing
3.1.1: Protocols of exercise testing in athletes and cardiopulmonary testing: assessment of the fitness, Paolo Emilio Adami and Marco Guazzi
3.1.2: Evaluation of ischemia, blood pressure, QT interval and arrhythmias, Francois Carre and Frederic Schnell
3.2 – Arrythmias registration
3.2.1: Ambulatory (24-h Holter monitoring, event recorders) and
signal-averaged ECG for arrhythmia registration in the athletes heart, Mahdi Sareban and Josef Niebauer
3.2.2: Class-1 anti arrythmic drug provocation test, Matthias Antz
3.2.3: Electrophysiological study, Matthias Antz
3.3 – Imaging of the athletes heart: anatomical and functional
3.3.1: Echocardiogram: morphologic and functional evaluation including new echocardiographic techniques, Stefano Caselli and Flavio DAscenzi
3.3.2: Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Guido Claessen and Andre La Gerche
3.3.3: Coronary computed tomography, Stephan Möhlenkamp
3.3.4: Nuclear imaging, Stephan Möhlenkamp
3.3.5: Coronary angiography, Stephan Möhlenkamp
3.4 – Genotyping
3.4.1: Indications for genetic testing in athletes and its application in daily practice, Silvia Priori
Section 4: Cardiac diseases of interest in sports cardiology
4.1 – Myocardial and coronary diseases
4.1.1: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Athletes, Sanjay Sharma and Aneil Malhotra
4.1.2: Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy and Sudden Death in Young Athletes: Causes, Pathophysiology and Clinical features, Gaetano Thiene, Kalliopi Pilichou, and Cristina Basso
4.1.3: Myocarditis in athletes, Martin Halle
4.1.4: Differentiating Athletes Heart from Left Ventricular Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy, Andrew DSilva and Sanjay Sharma
4.1.5: Congenital coronary artery anomalies, Cristina Basso, Carla Frescura, and Gaetano Thiene
4.2 – Valvular and aortic disease
4.2.1: Mitral Valve Prolapse in Relation to Sport, Christian Schmied and Sanjay Sharma
4.2.2: Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease and Competitive Sports: Key Considerations and Challenges, Natesa Pandian and Benjamin S. Wessler
4.2.3: The Athlete with Congenital Heart Disease, Guido E Pieles and A Graham Stuart
Section 5: Rhythm disorders of interest in sports cardiology
5.1: Channelopathy in Athletes, Arthur Wilde and Nicole M Panhuyzen-Goedkoop
5.2: Ventricular Tachyarrythmias, Lluis Mont and Eduard Guasch
5.3: Supraventricular tachyarrythmias, Mattias Wilhelm
5.4: Preexcitation and Conduction Abnormalities, Pietro Delise
Section 6: Sudden Cardiac Death in athletes
6.1: Incidence of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes, Jonathan Drezner and Kimberly Harmon
6.2: Cardiovascular causes of sudden death in athletes, Cristina Basso and Gaetano Thiene
6.3: The Risk, Etiology, Clinical Features, Management & Prevention
of Exercise-related Sudden Cardiac Death and Acute Cardiac Events in
Adult Athletes, Paul Thompson
6.4 – Less frequent causes of sudden cardiac death
6.4.1: Less frequent causes of SCD (commotio cordis, aortic rupture).
Non-cardiac causes (drug abuse, hyperpyrexia, rhabdomyolysis, sickle
cell anemia, asthma, extreme environmental conditions (heat, cold,
altitude) PART ONE, Erik Solberg and Paolo Adami
Less frequent causes of SCD (commotio cordis, aortic rupture).
Non-cardiac causes (drug abuse, hyperpyrexia, rhabdomyolysis, sickle
cell anemia, asthma, extreme environmental conditions (heat, cold,
altitude) PART TWO, Erik Solberg and Paolo Adami
6.5: Preparticipation screening of young competitive athletes, Domenico Corrado and Alessandro Zorzi
6.6: Cardiovascular screening in adult/senior competitive athletes, Luc Vanhees and Mats Borjesson
6.7: Cardiovascular screening of children and adolescent athletes, Werner Budts, Massimo Chessa, and Javier Fernandex Sarabia
Section 7: Sports eligibility in athletes with cardiac abnormalities
7.1: Criteria and considerations relative to safe sport participation in athletes with cardiac abnormalities, Antonio Pelliccia, Hein Heidbuchel, Domenico Corrado, Sanjay Sharma, and Mats Borjesson
Section 8: Excercise Prescription for cardiovascular health
8.1: Criteria and considerations relative to safe sport participation in athletes with cardiac abnormalities, Massimo Piepoli, Mats Börjesson, and Mikael Dellborg
8.2: Monitoring exercise programs and improving CV performance, Stephan Müller, Flavia Baldassarri, Julia Schönfeld, and Martin Halle
Section 9: Cardiac safety at sports facilities
9.1: Resuscitation on the field: basic and advanced life support and automatic external defibrillators (AED), Mark Link and Mark Estes III
9.2: Cardiac safety at sports events: the medical action plan, Mats Börjesson, Luis Serratosa, and Efraim Kramer
9.3: Cardiac safety at fitness centres, Erik Solberg, Jakob Johansson, and Alessandro Biffi
Section 10: Cardiovascular effects of substance of abuse/doping
10.1: World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and International Olympic
Committee (IOC) list of prohibited substances and methods and their
cardiovascular effects, Josef Niebauer and Carl-Johan Sundberg
10.2: Nutrition and ergogenic aids prescription for competitive athletes, Ronald Maughan and SM Shirreffs
Section 11: Hypertension in athletes
11.1: Diagnosis and management of hypertension in athletes, Stefano Caselli and Josef Niebauer