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.
- Edited by an international expert.
- Abundant use of full-colour allows accurate representation of images to afford detailed discussion of the techniques involved.
- Didactic approach ensures delivery of key information in manageable portions thus saving time for the busy cardiologist.
- Includes the most frequent pitfalls associated with a range of techniques thus ensuring applicability to a variety of clinical settings and equipment availability.
SECTION 1 – Technical Pitfalls
The physical limitations of echocardiography
Problems due to adjustments of the machine settings
Other technical pitfalls
SECTION 2 – Diagnostic Pitfalls
Systolic and diastolic function of the ventricles
Pulmonary arterial pressures
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- © Churchill Livingstone 2008
- 22nd January 2008
- Churchill Livingstone
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