Echo Made Easy - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780443103636, 9780702050602

Echo Made Easy

2nd Edition

Authors: Sam Kaddoura Sam Kaddoura
eBook ISBN: 9780702050602
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 29th January 2009
Page Count: 248
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Table of Contents

  1. What is echo?
    2. Valves
    3. Doppler – velocities and pressures
    4. Heart failure, myocardium and pericardium
    5. Transoesophageal and stress echo and other echo techniques
    6. Cardiac masses, infection and congenital abnormalities
    7. Special situations and conditions

Description

This best-selling and highly-praised book provides a practical and clinically useful introduction to echo. The author explains the echo techniques available, what an echo can and cannot give, and, importantly, puts echo into a clinical perspective. The sections are ordered with the techniques most often used to diagnose a particular clinical problem explained first. The final chapter deals with special clinical situations.

Key Features

  • This highly-praised book is a simple guide to a difficult subject, written in a conversational and accessible style. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to learn about echo - doctors, technicians, medical students etc.
  • It provides full practical coverage of the clinical aspects of heart disease.
  • It will be of great use to those experienced in echo as a refresher and reference source in pocket-size.

Details

No. of pages:
248
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2009
Published:
29th January 2009
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702050602

About the Authors

Sam Kaddoura Author

Sam Kaddoura, BSc(Hons), BMBCh(Oxon), PhD, DIC, FRCP, FESC, FACC, is currently a Consultant Cardiologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He is also an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London as well as an Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK. Dr Kaddoura trained at the University of Oxford, the University of London and in the USA. He has extensive clinical training in Cardiology and holds a PhD in cardiovascular research. Dr Kaddoura specializes in all aspects of general adult cardiology, but his passion lies in the field of echocardiography for which he is known internationally. He was an associate editor for the European Heart Journal, a university examiner and an educational supervisor for medical students and doctors. So he has plenty of experience with working with our primary audience. He has also published in the Lancet, Circulation, New England Journal of Medicine as well as being a part of the cardiovascular disease pathways working group at the Royal College of Physicians and on working groups for the European Society of Cardiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Cardiologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He is also an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London as well as an Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK

Sam Kaddoura Author

Sam Kaddoura, BSc(Hons), BMBCh(Oxon), PhD, DIC, FRCP, FESC, FACC, is currently a Consultant Cardiologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He is also an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London as well as an Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK. Dr Kaddoura trained at the University of Oxford, the University of London and in the USA. He has extensive clinical training in Cardiology and holds a PhD in cardiovascular research. Dr Kaddoura specializes in all aspects of general adult cardiology, but his passion lies in the field of echocardiography for which he is known internationally. He was an associate editor for the European Heart Journal, a university examiner and an educational supervisor for medical students and doctors. So he has plenty of experience with working with our primary audience. He has also published in the Lancet, Circulation, New England Journal of Medicine as well as being a part of the cardiovascular disease pathways working group at the Royal College of Physicians and on working groups for the European Society of Cardiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Cardiologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He is also an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London as well as an Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK