Echocardiography for the Neonatologist,
Edition 1
Edited by Jonathan Skinner, MBChB, DCH, MRCP(UK), FRCPCH, MD, Dale Alverson, MD and Susan M Hunter, BA Hons, PGDips Social Policy, Social Work. CQSW

Publication Date: 26 Apr 2000
This book provides a highly practical atlas on the use of echocardiography by the neonatologist in the management of the neonate. Whilst recognising the limitations of the non-specialist in echocardiography, the lavish use of illustrations and practical advice will provide an excellent companion to those being trained in and applying this technique in the special care baby unit.

Key Features

  • Demonstrates how echocardiography can be used in the intensive care situation using clinical examples
  • Superb illustrations with full explanatory text and practical advice
  • Congenital heart defects, the commonest serious congenital defect seen in the neonatal unit, can be difficult to distinguish clinically from pulmonary abnormalities; echocardiography allows the differential diagnosis to be made
  • About the author
    Edited by Jonathan Skinner, MBChB, DCH, MRCP(UK), FRCPCH, MD, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Green Lane Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand; Dale Alverson, MD, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM and Susan M Hunter, BA Hons, PGDips Social Policy, Social Work. CQSW, Former Senior Lecturer, Honorary Fellow in Social Work, Department of Social Work, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Table of Contents
    Section I: Physics of Ultrasound and Imaging the Structurally Normal Heart.Part 1: Imaging. Physics, Principles and Safety of Ultrasound Scanning. Basic Features and Controls of an Ultrasound Scanner. Essential Cardiac Anatomy. Obtaining the Standard Echocardiographic Views. M-Mode Echocardiography. Part 2: Doppler Ultrasound. The Doppler Effect and Its Applications in Echocardiography. Normal Doppler Measurements in the Newborn. Assessment of Gradient and Regurgitation. Section II: Haemodynamic Assessment.Interatrial Shunting. Ventricular Function. Cardiac Output. Pulmonary Arterial Pressure. Ductal Shunting. Section III: Putting It Into Practice. A Logical Approach to Each Scan: Sequential Chamber Localisation. The Cyanosed Newborn. Excluding Structural Heart Disease. Evaluating the Infant withNon-Structural Heart Disease. Echocardiography and ECMO. The Infant with Heart Failure, Hypotension or Shock. Excluding Structural Heart Disease. Evaluating the Infant with Non-Structural Heart Disease. The Dysmorphic Baby and Other Congenital Heart Diseases. Miscellaneous Applications and Interesting Cases.
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780443054808
    Page Count: 256
    Illustrations : 325 ills.
    Retail Price : £83.99
    Kirpalani et al.: Imaging of the Newborn Baby, June 99, CL, UK -
    Covers all aspects of imaging in a more general way.
    Meerstadt & Gyll: Manual of Neonatal Emergency X-Ray Interpretation. (Mar 95). WBS, UK - Concentrates on x-rays sold over 4000 copies since publication.
    Pediatricians and neonatologists in training and in practice. Radiologists; cardiologists; ultrasonographers