Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography: Expert Consult - Online and Print / Edition 5

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Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography, 5th Edition enables you to use echocardiography to its fullest potential in your initial diagnosis, decision making, and clinical management of patients with a wide range of heart diseases. World-renowned cardiologist Dr. Catherine M. Otto helps you master what you need to know to obtain the detailed anatomic and physiologic information that can be gained from the full range of echo techniques, from basic to advanced.

  • 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.
  • Acquire a solid foundation in the essentials of advanced echocardiography techniques such as contrast echo, 3D echo, myocardial mechanics, and intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.
  • Fully understand the use of echocardiography and its outcomes with key points that identify the must-know elements in every chapter, and state-of-the-art echo images complemented by full-color comparative drawings of heart structures.
  • Familiarize yourself with new ASE recommendations for echocardiographic assessment of the right heart and 3D echocardiography, including updated tables of normal measurements.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Eric K. Louie
This book provides a concise, well organized introduction to the fields of echocardiographic imaging and Doppler blood flow analysis that offers much of the basic information needed by the beginning student of echocardiography. It makes no pretense at being exhaustive in its coverage, but nonetheless, it is remarkably thorough in the major areas of clinical interest. The integration of technical aspects of ultrasound imaging, physiologic principles, and clinical application is achieved in a seamless and intuitive transition that makes it a delight to read for the clinical echocardiographer. The text serves its purpose well by providing a manageable presentation of basic echocardiography for the trainee in cardiology and the nonphysician sonographer. Much of the technical presentation and pathophysiologic explanations will still be of great interest to more experienced clinicians and other physicians who interpret echocardiographic techniques (e.g., anesthesiologists, cardiac surgeons, radiologists). The text is well illustrated with clear color plates and excellent reproductions of gray scale. Particularly valuable from a didactic standpoint are the clear line drawings and schematics. The usefulness of the reference lists is especially enhanced by informative annotations. This is a well-conceived text that effectively integrates physical principles, pathophysiology, and a clinical approach to echocardiography that would be of great practical use to both new students of echocardiography and more experienced echocardiographers looking for a refreshing review.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Sahil Bakshi, D.O.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description:This is a comprehensive text covering all aspects of clinical echocardiography.
Purpose:This book is intended to educate the reader about the essential concepts of echocardiography. It is designed to impart the basic principles of echocardiography while at the same time being clinically useful.
Audience:Intended primarily for fellows in training, the book is also an excellent reference for practicing physicians. It not only reinforces the core principles of a 2-D and transesophageal echo, but also discusses newer technologies such as contrast, 3-D echo, tissue Doppler, etc.
Features:Dr. Otto does an excellent job discussing and defining the echocardiographic modalities needed to make a diagnosis, as well as the pathophysiology necessary to treat and risk-stratify patients. The book is divided into 17 chapters that cover topics ranging from basic principles and image acquisition to various cardiac and valvular diseases and their evaluation. The chapters discuss the basic principles, echocardiographic approach to make the diagnosis, technical limitations, and differential diagnoses. Tables and charts are used throughout to summarize studies and allow data to be easily retained. Improvements over previous editions are the colored graphics used as examples throughout. These allow the reader to assess the difference between typical and atypical findings. Towards the end of each chapter, there is yet another unique feature called the Echo Exam, which is a practical outline that summarizes the key features discussed in the chapter and provides the quantitativecalculations used in everyday practice.
Assessment:Echocardiography has become a vital part of today's cardiology practice, assisting the physician in making the initial diagnosis as well as managing patients in a variety of diseases. This is an excellent book to introduce a physician to the field of echocardiography, and is advanced enough to be used as a frame of reference for the practicing physician.
Intended for cardiology fellows on their echocardiography rotation, the textbook is organized by disease category, emphasizing a clinical approach to echocardiographic diagnosis. The updated edition expands the chapter on the normal anatomy and flow patterns into two separate chapters on the normal transthoracic and the normal transesophageal examination. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455728572
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/9/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 241,794
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


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

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