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100 Challenges in Echocardiography

This book offers both experienced cardiologists and trainees alike the opportunity to identify and address the most common pitfalls encountered with echocardiology in routine clinical practice. The book covers a series of challenges ranging from technical difficulties to problems with echocardiographic interpretation with each section presenting a series of simulations to test the reader's understanding of the problem. The text is written in a highly practical and didactic style which will help the busy physician by presenting the information in a succinct, 'essentials only' manner. The heavy use of high-quality illustrations serves to ensure that the concepts explained are supported by real-life examples and thus readily applicable to the clinical setting.

Cardiologists in training and qualified
Cardiac technicians

Paperback, 256 Pages

Published: January 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06927-7


  • SECTION 1 – Technical Pitfalls
    The physical limitations of echocardiography
    Ultrasound artefacts
    Patient hypoechogenicity
    Problems due to adjustments of the machine settings
    Other technical pitfalls

    SECTION 2 – Diagnostic Pitfalls
    Cardiac valves
    Cardiac walls
    Cardiac chambers
    Systolic and diastolic function of the ventricles
    Pulmonary arterial pressures
    Thoracic aorta


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