Essential Echocardiography

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  • Alisdair Ryding, BSc, MBChB, MRCP, PhD, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist,Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, Norwich, UK; Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, James Paget University Hospital, UK

This book is a step-by-step manual for the complete echo-novice. It should be the only book needed to become a proficient echocardiographer. The text focuses on the practicalities of performing an examination, and the interpretation of images. Avoiding unnecessary technicalities, it places particular emphasis on the diagnostic features of sample cases and covers the entire breadth of adult cardiology. The majority of the echo images are also available in a dynamic form on the Expert Consult platform. Also included is access to 100 case scenarios and images for self-assessment interpretation. The combination of the book and the website materials provides an unparalleled learning experience for people who do not routinely practise echocardiography.


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Trainees in cardiology, echocardiography/cardiac physiology, anaesthetics, intensive care, general medicine, acute medicine, accident and emergency and cardiothoracic surgery.


Book information

  • Published: May 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4552-3

Table of Contents

  • Getting started
  • The cardiac chambers
  • The valves
  • Inside and outside the heart
  • Approach to examining and reporting
  • Appendices of normal values and useful formulae.