1. Echocardiographic Assessment of Acute Chest Pain in the CCU
2. Echocardiographic Assessment of Acute Dyspnea in the CCU
3. The Arrhythmia Patient in the CCU – Impact of Echocardiography
4. Echocardiography in Patients with Syncope
5. Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation
6. Echocardiography in a Patient with a New Murmur
7. Echocardiography in Acute Neurologic Syndrome
8. Hemodynamic Assessment in the CCU by Echocardiography
9. Cardiac Point of Care Ultrasound in the CCU
10. Non-cardiac Point of Care Ultrasound in the CCU
11. Contrast Echocardiography in the Cardiac Care Unit
12. Use of Echocardiography in Patients with Intracardiac Devices
13. Echocardiography in Structural Cardiac Interventions
This book comprehensively reviews the use of echocardiography in the rapidly evolving field of critical care cardiology. Increasingly, cardiac care units (CCU) are focusing on the management of patients with multisystem diseases, advanced hemodynamics compromise, complex ventricular arrhythmias, and established or incipient multi-organ failure. This book covers ultrasound applications in such topics as hemodynamic assessment and the assessment of patients with intracardiac devices. Syndrome-based echocardiography in the CCU is also covered with an emphasis on using echocardiography in patients with acute dyspnea, acute chest pain and neurologic syndromes. The use of contrast echocardiography in the CCU is also covered.
Echocardiography in the CCU reveals the essential role of various echocardiographic modalities in modern acute cardiovascular care. This is therefore a critical resource for all cardiology practitioners and trainees who use echocardiography in CCUs.
• Discusses the essential role of various echocardiographic modalities in modern acute cardiovascular careHighlights the applications of echocardiography in most common clinical scenarios
• Provides step-by-step approach to the effective management of patients on the CCU
• Eyal Herzog, MD, FACC is Director of the Cardiac Care Unit and Director of the echocardiography laboratories at Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital in New York, NY. Dr Herzog received his medical degree from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
• Board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and echocardiography. Dr. Herzog is the author of five textbooks, “Herzog’s CCU Book”, “The Cardiac Care Unit Survival Guide,” “Echocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome,” “Acute Coronary Syndrome-Multidisciplinary and Pathway Based Approached” and “Pericardial Diseases”. He has also authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles.
• Dr Herzog is the recipient of numerous awards including the “teacher of the year award of the Department of Medicine at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital for 8 years and the “Distinguished Physician of the Year” at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in 2010-2011.
• Edgar Argulian, MD, MPH is Co-Director of the echocardiography laboratories at Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital in New York, NY. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. He has authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles in the field of echocardiography.