Advanced Approaches in Echocardiography

Advanced Approaches in Echocardiography

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1st Edition - November 16, 2011

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  • Authors: Linda Gillam, Catherine Otto
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781437726978
  • eBook ISBN: 9781455728411

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Advanced Approaches in Echocardiography- a volume in the exciting new Practical Echocardiography Series edited by Dr. Catherine M. Otto - provides practical, how-to guidance on advanced and challenging echocardiographic techniques such as 3D echo, contrast echo, strain echo, and intracardiac echo. Definitive, expert instruction from Drs. Linda D. Gillam and Catherine M. Otto is presented in a highly visual, case-based approach that facilitates understanding and equips you to master these difficult and cutting-edge modalities. Access the full text online at along with cases, procedural videos and abundant, detailed figures and tables that show you how to proceed, step by step, and get the best results.

Key Features

  • Master new and advanced echocardiography techniques such as 3D echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, strain echocardiography, and intracardiac echocardiography through a practical, step-by-step format that provides a practical approach to image acquisition and analysis, technical details, pitfalls, and case examples.
  • Tap into the knowledge and experience of two noted authorities in the field: Dr. Linda D. Gillam, former president of the American Society of Echocardiography, and world-renowned echocardiography expert and author Dr. Catherine M. Otto.
  • Reference the information you need quickly thanks to easy-to-follow, templated chapters, with an abundance of figures and tables that facilitate visual learning.
  • Access the complete text and illustrations online at plus video clips, additional cases, and much more!

Table of Contents

  • 1. Transthoracic Three-Dimensional Echocardiography
    2. Advanced Echocardiography Approaches: 3D Transesophageal Assessment of the Mitral Valve
    3. Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Evaluation of the Right Ventricle
    4. Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Catheterization Laboratory
    5. Intracardiac Echocardiography for Common Interventions on Structural Heart Disease 73
    6. Strain and Strain Rate Imaging
    7. Assessing Twist and Torsion
    8. Echocardiographic Tools for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
    9. Contrast Perfusion Echocardiography
    10. Evaluation of Coronary Blood Flow by Echo Doppler
    11. Stress Testing for Structural Heart Disease
    12. Multimodality Cardiac Imaging—When Is Echo Not Enough? 

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2011
  • Published: November 16, 2011
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781437726978
  • eBook ISBN: 9781455728411

About the Authors

Linda Gillam

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, New Jersey

Catherine Otto

Dr. Catherine Otto is currently the J. Ward Kennedy-Hamilton Endowed Chair in Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Heart, published by the BMJ and the British Cardiovascular Society. Formerly head of the fellowship program at the University of Washington she is a highly prolific author with solid experience in teaching echocardiography skills and applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

J. Ward Kennedy-Hamilton Endowed Chair in Cardiology,Professor of Medicine,Division of Cardiology,University of Washington,Seattle, Washington

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