Real-Time 3D Echocardiography for Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adults
Shuping X. Ge, MD, FACC, FASE
Professor of Pediatrics
Drexel University College of Medicine
Chief of Cardiology, St. Christopher's
Hospital for Children
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Deborah Heart and Lung Center
Browns Mills, New Jersey
Past President, CnAHA (Chinese American Heart Association)
No longer a bizarre, static image, blurry at best, 3D echocardiography (3DE) has become a dynamic visual tool, producing either gray-scale or Doppler color images, instantly available. It has rapidly become the technology of choice for the imaging of cardiovascular disease.
Real-Time 3D Echocardiography for Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult is the first book to cover the applications of this technology throughout the human lifespan. Dr. Ge has assembled a stellar team of authors who have contributed not only clear and concise descriptive text, but also illustrations of the highest quality.
The ability to measure a heart’s size, volume, flow, and function in such a direct, qualitative, and quantitative manner has never before been possible. It is the expectation of the authors that this new technology and its widespread application will elevate the quality of care for these patients. This text is intended to enable more widespread use of real-time 3DE and hasten the hoped-for improvements in care and outcome for patients of all ages with congenital heart disease.
This book will fill a gap in the literature for a diverse audience including pediatric cardiologists, congenial heart surgeons, anesthesiologists, high-risk Ob/Gyn specialists, neonatologists, adult congenital disease specialists, pediatric residents, fellows, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care professionals.
· The first monograph focusing on the full human lifespan from fetus to adult with congenital heart disease.
· Presents a brief description of the history, concepts, techniques, and clinical applications of this technology.
· Invited contributors are internationally renowned experts in this field
· eBook scheduled after print publication featuring 3D echo videos.
Cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, congenial heart surgeons, anesthesiologists, high-risk Ob/Gyn specialists, neonatologists, adult congenital disease specialists
Publication date: March 2014
Trim siza: 7 x 10” trim