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dc.contributor.authorGregory, Ann T
dc.contributor.authorStanton, Tony
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Liza
dc.contributor.authorSelvanayagam, Joseph B
dc.contributor.authorDenniss, A Robert
dc.description.abstractEchocardiography has been around for more than half a century [1]. Recent decades have seen significant technological advances, with increasing clinical applications of this non-invasive imaging tool, beyond the basic assessment of left ventricular function, with further evolution evident on the horizon. There has also been a burgeoning increase in use: According to the 2017 Australian Medicare Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) Taskforce, about 900,000 echocardiographic procedures (excluding stress echo) are reimbursed annually, at a cost of over $180 million each year [2]. In addition, the use of echo is growing at a rate of about 8.8% each year [3]. Stress echocardiography accounts for over $56 million in billing annually in Australia and has grown each year at a rate of 12% for the past 5 years [4]. In recognition of this expanding use, this fully commissioned Special Issue of Heart, Lung and Circulation presents an overview of contemporary practice in echocardiography.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHeart, Lung and Circulation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsCardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
dc.subject.keywordsCardiovascular System & Cardiology
dc.titleEchocardiography: Navigating Complexities to Provide Many Useful Applications in Contemporary Clinical Cardiology
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC2 - Articles (Other)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGregory, AT; Stanton, T; Thomas, L; Selvanayagam, JB; Denniss, AR, Echocardiography: Navigating Complexities to Provide Many Useful Applications in Contemporary Clinical Cardiology, Heart, Lung and Circulation, 2019, 28 (9), pp. 1303-1306
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gro.griffith.authorStanton, Tony

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