This book provides a comprehensive overview of tricuspid valve disease and an overview of different therapeutic options such as surgical and percutaneous approaches, current clinical trials and registries in the field of tricuspid valve disease. The book has an educational goal with key messages highlighted at the end of each chapter to assist comprehension of the often complex concepts.
Practical Manual of Tricuspid Valve Diseases assists the clinician in dealing with different manifestations of tricuspid valve disease and providing help for choosing the best option for the management of these patients. It therefore serves as the standard reference regarding all aspects of tricuspid valve disease in adults and will be of importance to all medical professionals involved in the management of these patients.
About the Author:
Dr Osama I. Soliman, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC works as assistant professor of cardiology at the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is the director of structural heart imaging at Cardialysis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Soliman is a consultant cardiologist specialised in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging and he is a principal investigator of several clinical trials.
Dr Soliman has been graduated in 1996 Summa Cum Laude from the Medical School of Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. He completed eight years of training in internal medicine and cardiology at Al-Azhar University Hospitals in Cairo, Egypt. In 2000, he was awarded the degree of Master of Science Cum Laude based on a dissertation entitled "Intravascular ultrasound versus quantitative coronary angiography for the assessment of immediate results of coronary artery stenting". In 2005, he joined the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands where he was granted the doctoral degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2007 based on dissertation entitled "Advanced quantitative echocardiography guiding therapy for heart failure".
His major areas of teaching and research include echocardiography and non-invasive imaging and heart failure. He is leading a research team in structural heart interventions and outcome studies. His bibliography to date includes more than 200 articles and book chapters.
Dr. Soliman is an active member of several professional societies and organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the International Society of Contrast Ultrasound. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several prestigious cardiology journals including the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography and Eurointervention.
Dr Folkert J. ten Cate MD, PhD, FESC, FACC is an Associate Professor of the Department of Cardiology at the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has been the late director of the Thoraxcenter fellow training program. Dr ten Cate is a consultant cardiologist specialised in general cardiology and non-invasive cardiovascular imaging.
Dr ten Cate has been graduated in 1972 from the Medical School of Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He completed six years of training in internal medicine and cardiology at Erasmus University Hospitals in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 1973, he joined the Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he was granted the doctoral degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1978 based on a dissertation entitled "Asymmetric septal hypertrophy (ASH): echocardiographic manifestations dissertation".
He has given numerous international and national lectures. He is a world renown expert in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Contrast Echocardiography. Also he has trained numerous foreign and national fellows in cardiology.
His major areas of teaching and research include echocardiography and non-invasive imaging, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease, and diastolic heart failure. His bibliography to date includes more than 350 articles and book chapters.
Dr. ten Cate is an active member of several professional societies and organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology and the International Society of Contrast Ultrasound.
PART 1 Anatomical and pathological perspective.- Anatomy and Pathology of the Tricuspid Valve.- PART 2 Clinical perspective.- Clinical recognition of tricuspid valve disease.- Tricuspid regurgitation in patients with heart transplant.- Tricuspid Regurgitation in Patients with Pacemakers and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators.- PART 3 Non-invasive imaging perspective.- Tricuspid valve disease - imaging using transthoracic echocardiography.- Imaging of the tricuspid valve - transoesophageal echocardiography.- A surgeon's view on echocardiographic imaging of the tricuspid valve.- Imaging of the Tricuspid Valve - Magnetic Resonance Imaging.- Tricuspid valve disease - a computed tomographic assessment.- Tricuspid annulus measurements - dynamic changes in health and disease.- Imaging of the right ventricle: overview of imaging modalities for assessing RV volume and function.- PART 4 Hemodynamic perspective.- Echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary artery pressure, tips and tricks.- Right heart catheterization for hemodynamic evaluation of right sided heart disease.- PART 5 Therapeutic perspective.- Pharmacotherapy of tricuspid valve disease.- Tricuspid valve interventions - heart team discussion, when, who and what?.- Tricuspid valve disease - Surgical outcome.- Tricuspid valve disease - surgical techniques.- Transcatheter interventions for tricuspid regurgitation: Rationale, overview of current technologies, and future perspectives.- Catheter-based therapy for tricuspid valve disease - practical considerations for interventionalists.- Questions and answers.