Practical Cardiovascular Hemodynamics

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Practical Cardiovascular Hemodynamics

SKU# 9781936287840

With Self-Assessment Problems

Author: Elias B. Hanna MD, D. Luke Glancy MD


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Practical Cardiovascular Hemodynamics provides an in-depth understanding of waveforms and tracings seen in various disease states as well as pathophysiology behind those findings. Practical issues that are rarely discussed or focused upon in textbooks are highlighted in this book with detailed waveform analysis. Pitfalls in the hemodynamic assessment of valvular diseases, constriction, tamponade, pulmonary hypertension, shunt pathology, congenital heart disease, coronary disease, and right and left ventricular failure are provided.

Practical Cardiovascular Hemodynamics also includes case-based and tracingbased self-assessment problems. e reader will learn to identify disease states and waveform subtleties from single tracings or from case studies and will increase skills in interpreting tracings, understanding notches and artifacts, and formulating a diagnosis.

Practical Cardiovascular Hemodynamics Features:

  • Complete presentation of basic and advanced hemodynamics
  • Numerous case studies allow the reader to learn real-life application of hemodynamic data in clinical decision making
  • Questions and explanations provides the reader with self-assessment and problem-solving skills
  • 325 illustrations and 25 tables with detailed legends allowing for illustrated learning

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 27, 2012
  • Page Count 416
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936287840
  • EISBN 9781617051395

Table of Contents 


Section A. Basic and Advanced Hemodynamics; 1. Pressure Tracings; 2. Measurement of Cardiac Output and Vascular Resistances; 3. Evaluation of Right-to-Left and Left-to-Right Shunts and Calculation of Shunt Ratio; 4. Overview of the Steps Performed During a Standard Right and Left Heart Catheterization; 5. Left Ventricular Failure; 6. Valvular Disorders: Calculation of Valvular Area; 7. Valvular Disorders: Aortic Stenosis; 8. Valvular Disorders: Mitral Stenosis; 9. Mitral Regurgitation, Aortic Insufficiency, Tricuspid Regurgitation, Pulmonic Stenosis, and Prosthetic Valves; 10. Assessment of Mixed Valvular Disorders; 11. Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy, 12. Constrictive Pericarditis and Differentiation of Constrictive Pericarditis from Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, Ventricular Failure, and COPD; 13. Tamponade; 14. Pulmonary Hypertension; 15. Hemodynamics in Shock; 16. Hemodynamics of LV Support Devices and LV Pressure-Volume Loop in Variosu Cardiac Conditions; References; Section B. Cases and Tracings Quizzes; 1. Case Quizzes; 2. Tracings Quizzes


Editorial Review(s) 

4 Stars
“This is a very helpful book for those wishing to understand hemodynamics and it provides a pragmatic discussion of invasive cardiovascular hemodynamics as they apply to disease states."- Doody’s Reviews

"The Hanna-Glancy book provides in-depth understanding of hemodynamic wave forms and tracings in various cardiovascular conditions. The unique features are the individual case tracings in the latter half of the book and the detailed explanations provided for each tracing. This portion of the book is particularly instructive." - William Clifford Roberts, MD, Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute