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High-Quality Transoesophageal Echocardiography - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128229323

High-Quality Transoesophageal Echocardiography

1st Edition

Author: David Linker
Paperback ISBN: 9780128229323
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 2021
Page Count: 260
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High-Quality Transesophageal Echocardiography presents a step-by-step approach aimed to help readers understand how to perform a high-quality transoesophageal echocardiogram. The book explains the steps, tips, tricks, and troubleshooting tactics for performing a transoesophageal echocardiogram effectively and with highest diagnostic utility, while ensuring patient safety and comfort.

High-Quality Transesophageal Echocardiography is suitable for a wide audience from early learners of the technique who want to accelerate their progress and boost their confidence to those already qualified in the procedure who want to pick up tips to increase the quality and effectiveness of their practice.

Key Features

  • Divides the procedures into easy-to-read sub-sections, allowing readers to quickly refer to a specific section on the go
  • Features colored illustrations to help with understanding, as well as animations and videos in the e-book version
  • Provides examples of setup, instrumentation, and procedures


Cardiology fellows, Cardiology researchers, clinical researchers, cardiologists, clinicians

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and how to use this book
    2. Design and physical features of the probe
    3. Patient safety and comfort
    4. Introduction of the probe
    5. Positioning the probe
    6. Optimizing image quality
    7. Moving from one structure to another
    8. Strategies for particular structures
    9. An effective examination sequence
    10. End of the examination, and post-procedure
    11. Ultrasound
    12. Instrumentation
    13. Anatomy
    14. Setup


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About the Author

David Linker

David Linker is the Director of the Inpatient Cardiology Consultation Service at University of Washington Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine and bioengineering at the University of Washington, WA, USA. In addition to his 30 years of experience in general cardiology, he is an expert in congenital heart disease and echocardiography. His research focuses on new methods for cost-effective diagnosis of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation to prevent stroke. In addition, Dr. Linker participated in the creation of the Seattle Heart Failure Model, a practical tool to help physicians and patients understand the potential benefits of therapies. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and pediatrics and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the European Society of Cardiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Inpatient Cardiology Consultation Service, University of Washington Medical Center and University of Washington, WA, USA

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