Clinical Echocardiography Review: A Self-Assessment Tool

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Keep up with the latest technical advances and clinical applications in echocardiography with this self-paced review! Written by national and international echocardiography experts from the Cleveland Clinic and other leading institutions, Clinical Echocardiography Review: A Self-Assessment Tool uses a reader-friendly question-and-answer format to help trainees and clinicians assess and expand their knowledge and improve comprehension and retention of vital information.

Inside, readers will discover 28 state-of-the-art chapters ranging from basics such as the echocardiography examination, physics, and artifacts, to clinically oriented topics such as atrial fibrillation, prosthetic valves, cardiomyopathies, and pericardial diseases, to new technologies such as dyssynchrony assessment, strain, and strain rate.  

Learning and review features include…

• 1,000 self-assessment questions with answers, many based on interpretation of sample images, make this the largest question-and-answer review in echocardiography.
Assorted multiple choice questions help readers gauge progress and identify areas in need of further study.
• Focus on congenital heart disease helps improve clinical diagnosis of these abnormalities.
• Questions addressing all echocardiographic modalities—including M-mode, transesophageal, 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, Doppler, contrast-enhanced, and stress echo—build            understanding of all currently used technologies.
• Special section on valvular heart disease highlights echocardiographic appearance of valve problems to speed diagnosis.
• Online portions with case studies and moving images .

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vishal A. Vyas, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: Noted experts in the field have prepared this question-and-answer book on clinical echocardiography.
Purpose: It is intended to serve either as a self-assessment tool or as a learning resource for those interested in clinical echocardiography
Audience: The target audience consists of trainees and clinicians who have an interest in clinical echocardiography and/or are preparing for subspecialty board examinations.
Features: Readers are challenged on a wide variety of topics ranging from basic physics to 3-D echocardiography and strain imaging. The questions are relevant, appropriately illustrated, and answered in a fashion that reinforces knowledge or facilitates new learning. A companion website gives readers access to all of the questions in either a testing or a tutorial format.
Assessment: This is a well-written book containing over 1,000 questions relevant to the field of cardiovascular ultrasound. The authors have provided a valuable resource for those interested in clinical echocardiography, especially those preparing for board examinations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608310548
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 376,781
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1: Physics of Ultrasound, Technique and Instrumentation
Victor Mor-Avi

2: Cardiac Ultrasound Artifacts
Juan-Carlos Brenes and Craig R. Asher

3: Transthoracic Echocardiography: M-Mode and Two-Dimensional
Gerard P. Aurigemma

4: Three-Dimensional Echocardiography
Lissa Sugeng, Sonal Chandra, and Lynn Weinert

5: Transesophageal Echocardiography
Leonardo Rodriguez

6: Sonographer Goal Oriented Technique
Annitta J. Morehead

7: Doppler and Hemodynamics
Muhamed Saric and Itzhak Kronzon

8: Tissue Doppler and Strain
Steve L. Liao and Mario J. Garcia

9: Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging (CEUS)
Roxy Senior and Steven B. Feinstein

10: Systolic Function Assessment
Thomas H. Marwick

11: Diastology
Andrew O. Zurick, III, David Verhaert and Allan L. Klein

12: Stress Echocardiography
Omar W. Wever-Pinzon and Farooq A. Chaudhry

13: Intraoperative Echocardiography
William J. Stewart

14: Dyssynchrony Evaluation/AV Optimization
Victoria Delgado and Jeroen J. Bax

15: Echocardiography and Coronary Artery Disease
Ronald Mastouri and Stephen G. Sawada

16: Right Sided Valves
Brian P. Griffin

17: Aortic and Mitral Valvular Disease
Sorin V. Pislaru and Maurice Enriquez-Sarano

18: Prosthetic Valves
Linda D. Gillam and Smriti Deshmukh

19: Endocarditis
Ying Sia and Kwan-Leung Chang

20: Cardiomyopathies
Marianela Areces and Craig R. Asher

21: Systemic Disease
Imran S. Syed, Charles J. Bruce and Heidi M. Connolly

22: Pericardial Diseases
Partho P. Sengupta and James B. Seward

23: Aortic Diseases
Gian M. Novaro and Craig R. Asher

24: Atrial Fibrillation
Susie N. Hong, David I. Silverman and Warren J. Manning

25: Right Ventricular Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension
Sherif F. Nagueh

26: Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease
Nishant Shah and Richard A. Humes

27: Non-Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease
Benjamin W. Eidem

28: Tumors/Masses
Shephard D. Weiner and Shunichi Homma

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