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  • Focuses on clinically-oriented and practical information so that you get only the coverage that you need.
  • Presents material in a consistent format that makes it easy for you find information.
  • Explains how to obtain the best image quality and avoid artifacts through instructions on how to and how not to perform echocardiography.
  • Provides excellent visual guidance through high-quality images—many in color—that reinforce the quality of information in the text.
  • Includes numerous tables with useful values and settings to help you master probe settings and measurements.

Table of Contents

1 The Aortic Valve

2 Aortic Stenosis

3 Aortic Insufficiency

4 The Mitral Valve

5 Mitral Stenosis

6 Mitral Insufficiency

7 Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve Disease

8 Prosthetic Valves

9 Infective Endocarditis

10 Echocardiographic Assessment of the Left Ventricle

11 Coronary Artery Disease: Ischemia, Infarction and Complications

12 Coronary Artery Disease: Stress Echo

13 Cardiomyopathies

14 Diastolic Dysfunction and Echocardiographic Hemodynamics

15 Contrast Echocardiography

16 Proximal Isovelocity Surface Area and Flow Convergence Methods

17 Echocardiography and Its Role in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

18 Stress, Strain, Speckle and Tissue Doppler Imaging: Practical Applications

19 Principles of Transesophageal Echocardiography

20 Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Mitral Valve Repair

21 Intracardiac Echocardiography

22 Pericardial Diseases 

23 Right Heart Diseases

24 Cardiac Masses

25 Cardiac Trauma

26 Echocardiographic Guidance of Procedures


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About the author

Stuart Hutchison

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Departments of Cardiac Sciences, Medicine and Radiology, University of Calgary; Director of Echocardiography, Foothills Medical Centre and Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada