Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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

Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443069277
Electronic ISBN:
9780702043260