Practice of Clinical Echocardiography - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780323401258, 9780323482455

Practice of Clinical Echocardiography

5th Edition

Editors: Catherine Otto
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323401258
eBook ISBN: 9780323482455
eBook ISBN: 9780323482424
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 9th December 2016
Page Count: 1024

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The new edition of Practice of Clinical Echocardiography provides expert guidance on interpreting echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data. Designed for those already equipped with a mastery of basic principles, this definitive reference shows you how to apply these findings to your daily clinical decision making. Each chapter focuses on a specific disease process with technical details of qualitative and quantitative interpretation of echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data.

Key Features

  • Disease-oriented chapters emphasize the role of echocardiography in clinical decision making and prediction of clinical outcomes.
  • New chapters cover emerging technologies, including transcatheter procedures for structural heart disease.
  • Numerous images illustrate findings, while diagrams explain pathophysiology and flow charts guide clinical practice.
  • Each chapter includes a summary box with a practical approach to echo data acquisition, measurement, and interpretation.
  • Expert Consult digital book for your phone and tablet is included at no cost with the print book.
  • Echo images play in real time when clicked on your smart device or online.

Table of Contents


Section 1: Advanced Principles for the Echocardiographer

1. The Diagnostic Echocardiography Laboratory: Structure, Standards and Quality Improvement

2. 3D Echocardiography: Principles of Image Acquisition, Display and Analysis

3. The Comprehensive Diagnostic Transesophageal Echocardiogram: Integrating 2D and 3D Imaging, Doppler Quantitation and Advanced Approaches

4. Intraoperative and Procedural Echocardiography: Basic Principles

5. Intracardiac Echocardiography

6. Point of Care Echocardiography: Scope of Practice, Quality Assurance and Impact on Patient Outcomes

Section 2: The Left Ventricle

7. Left Ventricular Structure and Systolic Function: Quantitative Echocardiography

8. Myocardial Mechanics: Velocity, Strain, Strain Rate, Cardiac Synchrony and Twist

9. Left Ventricular Diastolic Function

10. Digital Image Processing and Automated Image Analysis in Echocardiography

Section 3: Ischemic Heart Disease

11. Echocardiography in the Emergency Department: Role in Patients with Acute Chest Pain

12. Echocardiography in the Coronary Care Unit: Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction, Detection of Complications and Prognostic Implications

13. Exercise Echocardiography for Diagnosis of Coronary Disease

14. Non-Exercise Stress Echocardiography for Diagnosis of Coronary Disease

Section 4: Valvular Heart Disease

15. Aortic Stenosis: Disease Severity, Progression, and Timing of Intervention

16. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Role of Echocardiography in Patient Selection, Procedural Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation of Outcomes

17. Aortic Valve Regurgitation: Quantitation of Disease Severity and Timing of Surgical Intervention

18. Mitral Regurgitation: Valve Anatomy, Regurgitant Severity and Timing Of Intervention. (Including Secondary MR)

19. Surgical Mitral Valve Repair: Patient Selection, Operative Planning and Intra-Operative Monitoring

20. Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair: Role of Echocardiography in Patient Selection, Procedural Guidance and Evaluation of Outcomes

21. Mitral Stenosis: Patient Selection, Hemodynamic Results, Complications and Long-Term Outcome with Balloon Mitral Commissurotomy

22. Endocarditis: the Role of Echocardiography in Diagnosis and Decision-Making

23. Fluid Dynamics of Prosthetic Valves

24. Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction: Echocardiographic Recognition and Quantitation (Including Paravalvular Regurgitation and Closure)

Section 5: Cardiomyopathies and Pericardial Disease

25. Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Role of Echocardiography in Diagnosis and Patient Management

26. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Echocardiography in Diagnosis and Management of Patients (Including Stress Testing)

27. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: Diagnosis and Prognostic Implications

28. Pericardial Disease

29. Cardiac Transplantation: Pre and Post Transplant Evaluation

Section 6: The Right Heart

31. Right Ventricular Anatomy, Function and Echocardiographic Evaluation

32. Pulmonary Hypertension: Role of Echocardiography in Diagnosis and Patient Management

33. Right Sided Valve Disease in Adults

Section 7: Vascular And Systemic Diseases

34. Aortic Dissection and Trauma: Value and Limitations of Echocardiography

35. Systemic Diseases Characterized by Immune-Mediated Injury: Echocardiographic Findings

36. Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders (Include Alcohol, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Obesity): Echocardiographic Findings

37. Echocardiography in Athletes

38. Inherited Connective Tissue Disorders: the Role of Echocardiography in Diagnosis and Decision-Making

39. Aging Changes Seen on Echocardiography

40. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Patients with a Systemic Embolic Event

41. The Role of Echocardiography in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter

42. Cardiac Tumors

Section 8: Adult Congenital Heart Disease and the Pregnant Patient

43. Heart Disease in Pregnancy

44. Congenital Shunts

45. Left Heart Anomalies

46. Right Heart Anomalies

47. Conotruncal Lesions Including Tetralogy of Fallot

48. Transposition of the Great Arteries

49. Single Ventricles


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About the Editor

Catherine Otto

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Clinical Laboratory and Medical Imaging Sciences, School of Health Professions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Newark, New Jersey