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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Surya M Artham, MD, MPH (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is the seventh edition of a comprehensive review of echocardiography last updated in 2006.
Purpose: It is intended as an authoritative summary and review of clinical echocardiography.
Audience: This book is a teaching and reference tool for technologists, physicians in training, and practicing cardiologists with an interest in echocardiography.
Features: It covers the entire spectrum of cardiac echocardiography. The chapters on the assessment of valvular structures and the use of echocardiogram in the ICU and perioperative settings are particularly excellent. A DVD with lectures and a video atlas accompanies the book. Colorful, high-quality images make teaching points easy to understand. New developments such as tissue Doppler imaging and speckle tracking are covered in this edition.
Assessment: The authors have achieved their goal of compiling a complete summary of the field of echocardiography. This book deserves a place in the library of any healthcare providers for whom echocardiography is a significant portion of their practice.