Making Sense of Echocardiography
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Making Sense of Echocardiography

by Andrew R Houghton, David Gray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340950048

ISBN-13: 9780340950043

Pub. Date: 09/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Echocardiography is a powerful diagnostic tool that allows assessment of cardiac function, detection of cardiovascular abnormalities, and measurement of physiological parameters such as valvular function and left ventricular ejection fraction. Taking a step-by-step approach to transthoracic echocardiography, Making Sense of Echocardiography is the ideal handbook

Overview

Echocardiography is a powerful diagnostic tool that allows assessment of cardiac function, detection of cardiovascular abnormalities, and measurement of physiological parameters such as valvular function and left ventricular ejection fraction. Taking a step-by-step approach to transthoracic echocardiography, Making Sense of Echocardiography is the ideal handbook for anyone preparing for the Transthoracic Echocardiography accreditation examination of the British Society of Echocardiography. The handbook's 'how to' approach makes it the ideal reference text for the practicing sonographer.

Making Sense of Echocardiography provides a clinical context for each acho study and includes the latest published guidelines on what to do with the results. Transthoracic echocardiology is covered throughout with clear step-by-step guidance on how to perform each study, evaluate your findings, and write your report. Separate chapters describe the use of transoesophgeal and stress echocardiography. Newer modalities such as 3D and tissue Doppler imaging are covered alongside traditional ultrasound methods, providing a complete snapshot of echocardiography and its applications in cardiac medicine today.

As an up-to-date, accessible, and clearly-written overview of echocardiography, this book is unrivalled. It is an essential guide for cardiologists, cardiac technicians, primary care physicians, specialist nurses, and anyone with an interest in cardiac imaging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340950043
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES
History of echocardiography
Cardiac anatomy and physiology
Physics and instrumentation
Doppler physics
Service provision

CARDIAC IMAGING TECHNIQUES

The transthoracic echo study
The transoesophageal echo study
The stress echo study
Advanced echo techniques
Alternative cardiac imaging techniques

CLINICAL CASES

The left heart and its function
Coronary artery disease and regional left ventricular function
The aortic valve
The mitral valve
The right heart
Heart valve repair and replacement
Endocarditis
The cardiomyopathies
The pericardium
The aorta
Cardiac masses
Congenital heart disease
Common echo requests

Echo resources

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