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In Practice of Clinical Echocardiography, world-renowned authority Dr. Catherine M. Otto offers expert guidance on interpreting echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data and applying your findings to your daily clinical decision making. This medical reference book keeps you current on the latest advances and techniques, so you can implement the best possible approaches with your patients!

  • Master the challenging practice of echocardiography through clear explanations of advanced concepts..
  • Reinforce your learning with a visually rich reference that includes abundant figures and tables to supplement the text.
  • Utilize the most promising approaches for your patients with coverage of all echocardiography modalities, including contrast and 3-D echocardiography.
  • Zero in on the critically important information and get a quick summary for review thanks to key points at the end of each chapter and a disease-oriented assessment of echocardiographic data.
  • Access the complete contents online from your laptop or mobile device - anytime, anywhere - plus clinical cases, multiple-choice questions, videos, and eFigures at!
  • Stay current on the latest advances with a new chapter on echo-guided interventions for structural heart disease, extensive coverage of technical aspects of image and data acquisition, and many other essential updates.

Master the practice of clinical echocardiography with Dr. Catherine M. Otto’s best-selling text.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Dharmendrakumar A Patel, MD MPH(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is an update of an advanced book that explains the qualitative and quantitative interpretation of echocardiography and outlines the application of this information to clinical decision making. The previous edition was published in 2007.
Purpose: It is designed as the definitive reference on the diagnostic utility of echocardiography in clinical practice.
Audience: The clinical information in this book will be of value to all cardiovascular specialists, cardiology fellows, cardiovascular anesthesiologists, and clinical researchers.
Features: Each chapter features an advanced discussion, by an expert in the field, which builds upon the basics of echocardiography. The primary focus is on the role of echocardiography in clinical decision making and the impact on clinical outcomes. There is also an emphasis on the principles of optimal data acquisition, quantitative approaches to data analysis, potential technical limitations, and areas of active research. In addition, the book reviews the strengths and limitations of alternate diagnostic approaches to put the role of echocardiography into the context of clinical practice. Detailed tables, color illustrations, echocardiographic images, Doppler tracings, and figures with key data from published outcome studies provide clarity and depth. Some of the highlights of this edition include new chapters on echocardiographic guidance of structural heart disease interventions and echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac assist devices.
Assessment: The reference offers expert guidance on interpretation of echocardiographic studies as well as the use of advanced techniques and their application to daily clinical decision making.
From the Publisher
"The reference offers expert guidance on interpretation of echocardiographic studies as well as the use of advanced techniques and their application to daily clinical decision making."- Dharmendrakumar Patel, MD MPH (Ochsner Clinic Foundation) 5 star Doody Rating!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437727654
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 960
  • Sales rank: 1,520,697
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents


  1. Transesophageal echocardiography
  2. Monitoring Ventricular Function in the Operating Room: Impact on Clinical Outcome
  3. Contrast Ultrasound Imaging: Technical Aspects and Clinical Applications
  4. Three-DimensionalEchocardiography
  5. Echocardiographic guidance of structural heart disease interventions
  6. Intracardiac Echocardiography
  7. Intravascular ultrasound: Principles, histologic correlation and clinical applications
  8. Hand held echocardiography

  10. Quantitative evaluation of left ventricular structure, wall stress, and systolic function.
  11. Myocardial mechanics: Velocity, strain, strain-rate, cardiac synchrony, and twist
  12. Assessment of diastolic function by echocardiography
  13. Digital image processing and automated image analysis in echocardiography

  15. The role of echocardiographic evaluation in patients presenting with acute chest pain to the emergency department.
  16. Echocardiography in the coronary care unit: Management of acute myocardial infarction, detection of complications and prognostic implications.
  17. Exercise echocardiography
  18. Stress echocardiography with nonexercise techniques: Principles, protocols, interpretation, and clinical applications
  19. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Coronary Blood Flow: Approaches and Clinical Applications

  21. Mitral valve anatomy, quantification of mitral regurgitation,and timing of surgicalintervention for mitral regurgitation
  22. Intraoperative echocardiography in surgical and transcathetermitral valve repair
  23. Aortic valve regurgitation: quantitation of disease severity and timing of surgical intervention.
  24. Echocardiography in the patient undergoing catheter balloon mitral valvotomy: patient selection, hemodynamic results, complications and long-term outcome.
  25. Clinical decision-making in patients with infective endocarditis: the role of echocardiography
  26. Aortic stenosis: Disease severity, progression, timing of intervention, and role in monitoring transcatheter valve implantation.
  27. Fluid dynamics of prosthetic valves.
  28. Echocardiographic recognition and quantitation of prosthetic valve dysfunction.

  30. Doppler echocardiography in heart failure and cardiacresynchronization
  31. Echocardiography in the evaluation and management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  32. Restrictive cardiomyopathy: diagnosis and prognostic implications.
  33. Pericardial Disease
  34. Cardiac transplantation: pre and post transplant evaluation.
  35. Cardiac assist devices: normal findings, device failure and weaning parameters.
  36. Part 6. THE RIGHT HEART

  37. Right ventricular anatomy, function and echocardiographic evaluation
  38. Echocardiographic evaluation of the patient with pulmonary hypertension
  39. Right sided valve disease

  41. The role of echocardiography in the diagnosis and management of heart disease in pregnancy

  43. Aortic dissection and trauma: Value and limitations of echocardiography.
  44. Echocardiographic findings in systemic diseases characterized by immune-mediated injury.
  45. Echocardiography in the evaluation of cardiac diseaseresulting fromendocrinopathies, renal, disease, obesity and nutritional deficiencies.
  46. Echocardiography in patients with inherited connective tissue disorders
  47. Aging changes seen on echocardiography.
  48. Echocardiographic evaluation of the patient with a systemic embolic event
  49. The role of chocardiography in atrial fibrillation and flutter

  51. General echocardiographic approach to the adult with suspected congenital heart disease.
  52. Echocardiographic evaluation of the adult with unoperated congenital heart disease
  53. Echocardiographic evaluation of the adult with post-operative congenital heart disease.
  54. Cardiac tumors
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