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Chapter 15 Diseases of

Chapter 15 Diseases of the Aorta Introduction 494 15.1 Acute aortic syndromes (AAS) 495 Classification (entities) 495 Diagnostic findings 497 Role of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) 498 Role of transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) 499 Follow-up of AAS echo findings 504 15.2 Thoracic aortic aneurysm (AA) 505 Aetiology and most frequent AA morphology 505 Location and morphology 505 Echo assessment 506 15.3 Traumatic injury of the aorta 509 Aetiology 509 Location 509 Diagnosis (echo findings) 509 Role of TOE 510 15.4 Aortic atherosclerosis 511 15.5 Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm 512 Aetiology 512 Echo findings 512 Complication 512 Suggested reading 513 493

Chapter 16 Stress Echocardiography 16.1 Stress echocardiography 516 Indications 516 The main specific indications for stress echocardiography 516 Contraindications 517 Echo views for LV wall motion assessment 518 Left ventricular segmentation 519 Coronary artery territories and myocardial segmentation 520 Stress types (general test protocol: 1) 521 Stress types (general test protocol: 2) 521 Exercise vs pharmacological stress echo 522 Reasons for test termination 523 Types of stress echocardiography responses 524 Complications 526 Exercise stress echo 526 Dipyridamole stress echo 528 Adenosine stress echo 529 Dobutamine stress echo 530 Stressor choice and appropriateness criteria 532 Suggested reading 534 515

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