Principles of Echocardiography and Intracardiac Echocardiography - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437704037, 9781437703535

Principles of Echocardiography and Intracardiac Echocardiography

1st Edition

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Authors: Stuart Hutchison
eBook ISBN: 9781437703535
eBook ISBN: 9780323314428
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437704037
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 14th June 2012
Page Count: 544

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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


Principles of Echocardiography and Intracardiac Echocardiography has everything you need to successfully obtain and interpret cardiac echo images. Stuart J. Hutchison—a premier cardiac diagnostic specialist—explains the dos and don’ts of echocardiography so that you get the best images and avoid artifacts. Get only the coverage you need with clinically-oriented, practical information presented in a consistent format that makes finding everything quick and easy. High-quality images, tables of useful values and settings, and access to the full text and more online at make this the one echo handbook that has it all.

Key Features

  • Features access to the full text, an image library, and moving images online at where you can browse, download, and learn from additional content.
  • 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.


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About the Authors

Stuart Hutchison Author

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