Essential Echocardiography - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780702045523, 9780702056772

Essential Echocardiography

2nd Edition

Expert Consult - Online & Print

Authors: Alisdair Ryding
Paperback ISBN: 9780702045523
eBook ISBN: 9780702056772
eBook ISBN: 9780702045547
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 17th May 2013
Page Count: 272

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This book is a step-by-step manual for the complete echo-novice. It should be the only book needed to become a proficient echocardiographer. The text focuses on the practicalities of performing an examination, and the interpretation of images. Avoiding unnecessary technicalities, it places particular emphasis on the diagnostic features of sample cases and covers the entire breadth of adult cardiology. The majority of the echo images are also available in a dynamic form on the Expert Consult platform. Also included is access to 100 case scenarios and images for self-assessment interpretation. The combination of the book and the website materials provides an unparalleled learning experience for people who do not routinely practise echocardiography.


Key Features

  • The text covers the basic concepts of how ultrasound works and looks at practical aspects of how to perform an echo.
  • It examines both normal function as well as the whole range of pathologies encountered in day-to-day clinical practice.
  • There is particular emphasis on how to report your interpretation of the echo findings.
  • The book is highly illustrated throughout with real examples many of which are available to view in dynamic form on the Expert Consult platform, thus offering a comprehensive library of echo movies.
  • The text is fully up to date with the latest recommendations of the American Society of Echocardiography as well as equivalents from the British Society of Echocardiography
  • 100 self-assessment cases on the Expert Consult platform test knowledge and interpretation skills and are aimed at BSE accreditation exam level

Table of Contents

  • Getting started
  • The cardiac chambers
  • The valves
  • Inside and outside the heart
  • Approach to examining and reporting
  • Appendices of normal values and useful formulae.


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About the Author

Alisdair Ryding

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist,Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, Norwich, UK; Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, James Paget University Hospital, UK