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Acoustic Cardiography and Heart Failure: Advancing Diagnosis and Treatment
Faculty: W. Frank Peacock, MD; Alex Harrison, MD; Alan S. Maisel, MD; Sanjiv J. Shah, MD; Andrew D. Michaels, MD, MAS; Michel Zuber, MD; Peter Kipfer, MD; Christine Attenhofer Jost, MD; Markus Roos, MD; Stefan Toggweiler, MD; Peiman Jamshidi, MD; Paul Erne, MD; Ayesha Hasan, MD; William T. Abraham, MD; Lori Quinn-Tate, RN, MN; Lei Brown, RDCS, RVT; Ali Amkieh, MD; Donald Moffa, MD
This course is a companion to Congest Heart Fail. 2006;12(4 suppl 1):2–43. It requires that you read the Supplement.
Acoustic cardiography is an exciting, new, easy-to-use, modernized technology that incorporates already proven techniques of phonocardiography. Application of acoustic cardiography to clinical practice can improve diagnosis and management of heart failure patients. Its clinical use should help address some of the need for robust, inexpensive, and widely accessible technology for proactive heart failure diagnosis and management. Acoustic cardiographically recorded measurements have been correlated with both cardiac catheterization and echocardiographically determined hemodynamic parameters. Heart sounds captured by acoustic cardiograms have proven to assist clinicians in assessing dyspneic patients in the emergency department by utilizing the strong specificity of an S3 for detecting acute decompensated heart failure. Acoustic cardiography offers a cost-efficient, easy-to-use method to optimize the devices used in cardiac resyncronization therapy. The rapidly and easily obtainable information gathered by acoustic cardiography should foster its more widespread use in diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including cardiac resyncronization therapy device optimization.
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REVIEW PAPER - W. Frank Peacock, MD; Alex Harrison, MD; Alan S. Maisel, MD
The Utility of Heart Sounds and Systolic Intervals Across the Care Continuum
ORIGINAL PAPER 1 - Sanjiv J. Shah, MD; Andrew D. Michaels, MD, MAS
Hemodynamic Correlates of the Third Heart Sound and Systolic Time Intervals
ORIGINAL PAPER 2 - Michel Zuber, MD; Peter Kipfer, MD; Christine Attenhofer Jost, MD
Systolic Dysfunction: Correlation of Acoustic Cardiography With Doppler Echocardiography
ORIGINAL PAPER 3 - Markus Roos, MD; Stefan Toggweiler, MD; Michel Zuber, MD; Peiman Jamshidi, MD; Paul Erne, MD
Acoustic Cardiographic Parameters and Their Relationship to Invasive Hemodynamic Measurements in Patients With Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction
ORIGINAL PAPER 4 - Ayesha Hasan, MD; William T. Abraham, MD; Lori Quinn-Tate, RN, MN; Lei Brown, RDCS, RVT; Ali Amkieh, MD
Optimization of Cardiac Resynchronization Devices Using Acoustic Cardiography: A Comparison to Echocardiography
ORIGINAL PAPER 5 - W. Frank Peacock, MD; Alex Harrison, MD; Donald Moffa, MD
Clinical and Economic Benefits of Using AUDICOR S3 Detection for Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
CASE REPORT 1 - Stefan Toggweiler, MD; Michel Zuber, MD; Paul Erne, MD
Optimization of Atrioventricular and Interventricular Delay With Acoustic Cardiography in Biventricular Pacing
CASE REPORT 2 - W. Frank Peacock, MD
Acoustic Cardiography in the Differential Diagnosis of Dyspnea