Key Features

  • Get straightforward explanations of ultrasound physics, image acquisition, and major techniques and disease categories - all with a practical, problem-based approach.
  • Make the most of this versatile, low-cost, low-risk procedure with expert guidance from one of the foremost teachers and writers in the field of echocardiography.
  • Know what alternative diagnostic approaches to initiate when echocardiography does not provide a definitive answer.
  • Access the entire text online at www.expertconsult.com, as well as echo video recordings that correspond to the still images throughout the book.

Table of Contents

Glossary

Key Equations

1 Principles of Echocardiographic Image Acquisition and Doppler Analysis

2 Normal Anatomy and Flow Patterns on Transthoracic Echocardiography

3 Transesophageal Echocardiography

4 Advanced Echocardiographic Modalities

5 Clinical Indications and Quality Assurance

6 Left and Right Ventricular Systolic Function

7 Ventricular Diastolic Filling and Function

8 Coronary Artery Disease

9 Cardiomyopathies, Hypertensive and Pulmonary Heart Disease

10 Pericardial Disease

11 Valvular Stenosis

12 Valvular Regurgitation

13 Prosthetic Valves

14 Endocarditis

15 Cardiac Masses and Potential Cardiac Source of Embolus

16 Diseases of the Great Arteries

17 The Adult with Congenital Heart Disease

18 Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

The Echo Exam: Quick Reference Guide

Details

No. of pages:
576
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781455728572
Electronic ISBN:
9780323474306

About the author

Catherine Otto

Affiliations and Expertise

J. Ward Kennedy-Hamilton Endowed Chair in Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Director, Heart Valve Clinic, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington